Sunday 25 June 2017

Brian O'Driscoll and Tomás Ó Sé lead the touching tributes to Colm Cooper after retirement announcement

Tomás Ó Sé (left) and Colm Cooper (right).
Tomás Ó Sé (left) and Colm Cooper (right). Sportsdesk

Irish sportspeople are queuing up to congratulate Colm Cooper on a fantastic Kerry career after the legendary forward announced his retirement from inter-county football today.

As first reported in this morning's Irish Independent, Cooper confirmed the news in a statement a short time ago, with social media immediately flooded with tributes to the four-time All-Ireland champion.

Most of the well-wishes came from GAA stars, but Brian O'Driscoll was one notable person from a different sport who wanted to praise Cooper after the news broke.

Here is a collection of some of the best tributes to the now former Kerry star.

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