Not the biggest, not the strongest, but certainly one of the most skilful Gaelic footballers ever to have played the game – the individual in question is Kerry’s Colm Cooper.
The Kingdom legend was in Doneraile last week to provide a coaching clinic.
Understandably, this high profile visitor caused quite a stir as he took a group of minor players through a skills/drills session that highlighted the all important skills of catching, kicking and passing.
The Dr. Crokes clubman said he enjoys getting out and about.
“I enjoy this kind of thing, especially when the weather is as good as it is today, the lads are very enthusiastic and while you can give some pointers, it’s ultimately up to players themselves to put in the time fine tuning their skill set” he said.
Colm’s visit came about through his involvement in the AIB’s coaching initiative. Club members, Eamon Horgan, John Roche and Colman McCarthy were on hand to welcome the 8 times All-Star. The trio said they were delighted that Colm had taken time from a busy schedule to be in Doneraile.
As an extra bonus for players, they were presented with a set of training tops by the aforementioned club mentor and manager of Roche’s Londis, Doneraile, John Roche.