The Irish Mail on Sunday

Gooch retirement an easy error

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COLM COOPER has retired – well, at least as far as New York GAA is concerned. With Mayo’s trip to the Big Apple drawing a bucket load of bad publicity over whether the team should/shouldn’t have honoured the locals with a guest appearance on the eve of the game with New York, now it seems legendary attacker ‘The Gooch’ has been given early retirement, listed among ‘former’ players to attend a fundraisin­g dinner for Kerry GAA in New York.

Fundraiser

As for the details of the fundraisin­g trip at the end of this month, the

Compiled by Mark Gallagher and Philip Lanigan Kerry County Board travel to New York at the end of May as part of their fundraisin­g programme for the developmen­t of a Centre of Excellence at the Institute of Technology Tralee and the Kerry GAA Grounds Developmen­t at Currans.

Three major events are included on the itinerary of which two are designed to raise substantia­l funds for the developmen­t projects – a golf classic on the Tuesday and a gala dinner on the Thursday.

Pundit stars

With the Championsh­ip up and running, Square

ball selects a star-studded hurling and football selection from those former players-turned pundits

and analysts recently.

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