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Cody feeling the heat as last-chance saloon looms

Michael Verney


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What’s another year: Brian Cody walks down the sideline during the closing stages of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final loss to Waterford. Photo: Sportsfile

What’s another year: Brian Cody walks down the sideline during the closing stages of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final loss to Waterford. Photo: Sportsfile

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What’s another year: Brian Cody walks down the sideline during the closing stages of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final loss to Waterford. Photo: Sportsfile

It was one of the first winters where there has been any hint of discontent in Kilkenny hurling circles and had it been a different year with more time to stew in the off-season, perhaps there would be a different face at the helm with the Cats.

With 16 Leinster crowns, 11 All-Ireland titles and nine league triumphs, there is little need for a reminder about the unrivalled managerial CV which Brian Cody possesses, but that hasn't stopped some dissenting voices surrounding his position.

They haven't exactly been shouting from the rooftops since a second-half collapse against Waterford cost them an All-Ireland final place, but privately there are many reservations about the direction which Kilkenny are taking under Cody.


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