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Gooch fulfils destiny as he takes Kerry armband

Some things are just destined to happen, which is why Dr Crokes were always going

to beat Austin Stacks in the Kerry football final. It means that Colm Cooper will

captain Kerry next year.

Kerry still appoint captains on the basis of club success, so 'Gooch' would never have got the honour unless Dr Crokes won the county title. They duly did the business last Sunday in a 1-15 to 0-11 victory -- with the Gooch clocking up 1-5 -- which opens up a new horizon for a man who certainly deserves to lead his county.

Irish Independent

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