'Is Ger trying to make himself a bit relevant?': Kilkenny legend blasts Loughnane over Cody retirement comments
Ger Loughnane needled Kilkenny before the 2016 championship by saying that there was 'no way' that the 'functional' Cats should be going for three in-a-row - and he doubled down on his criticism going into next season with his remarks on Brian Cody.
In a recent column in The Star, the ex-Clare boss said that Cody should have walked away from the Kilkenny job after the heavy All-Ireland final defeat to Tipperary last September, but former Black and Amber great Jackie Tyrrell strongly disagrees.
The four-time All Star corner back, who called time on his inter-county career last month, has called Loughnane's comments 'absolutely crazy'.
"Is Ger trying to make himself a bit relevant?," Tyrrell asked.
"I don't know, it is absolutely crazy. I don't know what his motivation is behind it. In a logical world it doesn't make any sense at all."
Cody was recently ratified for a 19th season in charge, and has decided the retain the same backroom staff that helped bring Kilkenny to the decider last season.