Tuesday 16 January 2018

Tale of the Threes

In 75 championship matches as Kilkenny manager between 1999 and 2014, Brian Cody has only ever started five full-backs:

Canice Brennan (1999)

Cody's first full-back played all four games in 1999.

Sean Meally (2000)

Started at full-back for the first game in 2000 when Noel Hickey was listed at left corner-back.

Noel Hickey (2000-12)

One of the most trusted lieutenants of the Cody era, playing 39 championship games at full-back. His absence was sorely felt in 2005.

John Tennyson (2005)

Stand in full-back for two games in 2005. Better suited to centre-back.

JJ Delaney (2006-14)

The consummate defender first played full-back in 2006 and played 29 games there over the next nine seasons.

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