Cody set to be approved for 19th season as Cats manager
Brian Cody looks set to be ratified for a 19th season as Kilkenny hurling manager when the county board convenes on Monday night next.
Cody is traditionally reappointed at this meeting and there have been no indications that he is ready to bring the curtain down on a remarkable career.
The most decorated inter-county manager never ties himself to long-term agreements with his county board but instead reviews his position between the end of one championship campaign and the November meeting.
His willingness to continue was apparent on the morning after this year's All-Ireland final defeat to Tipperary when he was adamant that the county would have new top-quality players stepping up "quickly" in the months ahead.