Gooch delivers blow to Fine Gael

September 11, 2018

Kerry's Colm Cooper

Fine Gael have failed in their attempts to encourage Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper to contest the next General Election.

The Kerry GAA legend, who works as a business development manager with AIB, boasts strong ties with the party as his late father, Michael, was a former chairman of the local party branch in Killarney.

Fine Gael have long been courting the five-times All-Ireland winner as a potential running mate for sports minister Brendan Griffin in Kerry’s five-seater constituency but, according to The Sunday Business Post, the 35-year-old has informed them that he is not interested with Griffin later confirming to Radio Kerry that he would have liked to have had the former Kerry star as a running mate.

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