Cooper helps Crokes to fourth successive Kerry title 8 years ago

Cooper helps Crokes to fourth successive Kerry title

Colm Cooper was in sparkling form today in as Dr. Crokes beat Tralee rivals Austin Stacks in Fitzgerald Stadium.

In the end it was a comfortable scoreline for Crokes as they eased to a 4-14 to 0-12 scoreline after a blistering opening half from the defending champions with the Gooch at the heart of everything from a Crokes perspective.

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The Killarney side were eight points clear at the interval with Cooper putting on yet another exhibition in front of the sizeable crowd. He finished the first half with 1-4, 1-2 from play, as well as creating chances and space for those around him.

Austin Stacks, without a county title since 1994 had no answer to the onslaught, which continued into the second half with further goals for Chris Brady, Kieran O’Leary and Daithi Casey and they will now proceed to an eagerly anticipated clash with Cork champions Castlehaven in the Munster championship.

Colm Cooper celebrates scoring the first goal of in front of Kieran Donaghy 20/10/2013

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Kerry team-mates, club rivals - Colm Copper celebrates his goal next to Kieran Donaghy

The Gooch didn't raise a flag in the second half, but by that stage the damage was already done.

A class act.