Colm Cooper – Kerry GAA Legend, Lucozade Sport Ambassador and Media Personality
Widely regarded as one of the greatest Gaelic Footballers of his generation, Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper is a talented and unassuming Kerry man who has taken the sport by storm since his arrival in senior football at the tender age of 16.
Born in Killarney, Co. Kerry, he was destined for stardom from an early age as he shone through the underage ranks with his local club Dr. Croke’s.
This much talked about early promise has more than been fulfilled as ‘The Gooch’ has become a footballing legend in the eyes of every GAA fan in Kerry. Indeed, his continued performances for club and county have earned him the respect of sportspeople up and down Ireland.
Colm has become a huge media personality within the GAA, with his image being instantly recognized across the country. His relationship with Lucozade Sport, including advertisements and image rights, was negotiated and continues to be managed by JGA Sports Agency.
This includes Colm’s key role as Lucozade Sport ambassador in the company’s Club Crusade competition and Last 15 Minutes advertisements.
Lucozade Club Crusade Ad - Behind the Scenes
Colm’s career to date has been littered with success both at club and inter-county level. In 2007, he was on the losing side as Dr. Croke’s were beaten in the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship by Crossmaglen of Armagh. However, he has been instrumental in leading Dr. Croke’s to four Kerry Senior Football Championships (2000, ’10, ’11, ’12) and three Munster Senior Club Football Championships (2006, ’11, ’12).
Since his debut for Kerry in 2002, Colm has been a mainstay at corner forward and has contributed hugely to a period of sustained success. He boasts a collection of six Munster Senior Football Championships (2003, ’04, ’05, ’07, ’10, ’11), four All-Ireland Senior Football Championships (2004, ’06, ‘07, ’09) and three National Football League Division 1 (2004, ’06, ’09) wins.
A naturally gifted footballer, he continues to impress and is much sought after for media opportunities such as photo calls and launches as his career goes from strength to strength.