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Cooper in line for captaincy

Published 31/10/2011 | 05:00

Dr Crokes' Colm Cooper, and referee
Paul Hayes, watch his point attempt
go over the bar during yesterday's
Kerry SFC final
Dr Crokes' Colm Cooper, and referee Paul Hayes, watch his point attempt go over the bar during yesterday's Kerry SFC final

COLM Cooper could be named Kerry football captain for 2012 after his club Dr Crokes retained their Kerry crown yesterday.

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In Kerry the county champions pick the senior inter-county captain and Cooper, Eoin Brosnan and Kieran O'Leary are the front-runners. Crokes chairman Vince Casey said: "We have made no decision yet. It will be a club decision. We must talk to the lads who will be involved because we could have five on the senior county panel (Johnny Buckley and Daithi Casey being the others).

"We need to speak to Colm and see what his feelings are, while Eoin is probably going to play on as well. We don't have to make a decision until December."

Cooper, captain of Kerry in this year's All-Ireland final, revealed he is in the dark over the issue.

"I haven't really thought about it. There are five guys involved with Kerry at the moment. The club has not discussed it or had any conversation with us yet so I don't know what the story is with it right now," said Cooper.

"I enjoyed my year as captain and it was a wonderful achievement to take Kerry to an All-Ireland final though it would have been better if we had won. There is plenty of time anyway for that decision to be made."

Irish Independent

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