GAA's elite players can't have their testimonial cake and eat it 

Paul Brennan - Backchat On Thursday evening Colm Cooper will officially launch his autobiography 'Gooch'. Forty-eight hours later he will help lead the Dr Crokes attack in a county championship semi-final. And on October 27, two days before a potential Munster Club Championship quarter-final, he will host the first ever testimonial dinner for a GAA footballer or hurler, which is threatening to do more reputational damage than the €500-a-seat black-tie event could hope to pull in.