Eddie Brennan steps up for Cats as Brian Cody is ratified for 18th year in charge of Kilkenny
On the night that Brian Cody was ratified for a 18th consecutive season as Kilkenny senior hurling manager, former player Eddie Brennan took his first step into county management by taking over the Kilkenny U-21s. He replaces Brian Ryan.
Kilkenny have not won a Leinster U-21 title since 2011 as Wexford have dominated.
Brennan retired from inter-county hurling after the 2011 All-Ireland final. Pat Hoban has been confirmed as Kilkenny's 2016 minor manager.
Meanwhile, Leinster GAA issued a statement last night ahead of their fixtures meeting tomorrow night which will decide if Dublin will play a championship football match outside Croke Park, describing as "premature" any speculation regarding these decisions and where matches will take place.
"Leinster GAA wishes to emphasise that it will be the delegates at the meeting on Wednesday who will meet and decide on where the championship fixtures will take place."