The “Gooch” calls in a day in the Kerry Jersey

Colm Cooper has confirmed his retirement in a statement this morning.

The 4 time all Ireland winner and 8 time All star says it’s is very rare for people to achieve their ultimate dreams in life – but he just has.

Cooper added It’s been an amazing journey and one that he never wanted to end, however, he feels that this is the right time for him step away from inter county football.

The “Gooch” as he’s known collected All Ireland honours with Dr Crokes last month and he says he will continue to play with the club.

Former Kerry midfielder Darragh O’Se says the forward impressed from his very first appearance.