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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Jimmy Cooper

Rating: 5.0
One of the finest Gaelic Footballers in Cork and Duhallow and the pride of Millstreet Town
In his young years Jimmy Cooper knew of sporting renown
By old timers around the turf fire on Winter nights stories of him were told
When with distinction he wore Millstreet's famed green and gold

As a young boy i remember Jimmy Cooper he was then an old man
And quite close to the end of his long life span
A tall and noble fellow humble in his way
The passing of time had left him frail and gray

In his passing Jimmy Cooper was farwelled in tears
By those who had known him in his better years
And that few would have heard of him in the Millstreet of today
To say the least does seem a sad thing to say

Old timers of my young years in their reminiscing often did recall
When Jimmy Cooper was famous in Gaelic Football
A legend of Millstreet of the long ago
Till time it eventually became his foe

To the best of my knowledge he never had children or never had a wife
And in the Millstreet he loved he lived out his life
By all accounts a brilliant Gaelic Footballer and quick on his feet
With distinction he wore the green and gold of Millstreet.
Francis Duggan
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