The last time Kilkenny won the hurling All-Ireland was in 2015, five years ago, that’s a famine in Kilkenny. The county with the most hurling All-Ireland’s in the history of the GAA. Brian Cody has been in charge of the Leinster hurling Champions since 1998, 23 years a stalwart of Kilkenny hurling and a legend of the sport.
Brian Cody has delivered unbelievable success, and the recent speculation shows that even after achieving great things, the thing can turn back on you almost overnight.
Sad to say, but successful managers almost need to be evaluating the right time to exit at all times
— Henry Martin (@henrymartin1) January 12, 2021
Five years without an All-Ireland title means tongues have started to wag in Kilkenny over Brian Cody’s future as manager.https://t.co/f82UHxRFgM
— The42.ie (@The42_ie) January 13, 2021
But there are rumours floating that the manager of the ‘cats’ could be in his final year in charge. Brian Cody is a retired school teacher by day and hurling has been a large part of his life as a player and now as a manager.
With 16 Leinster crowns, 11 All-Ireland titles and 9 league triumphs, there is little need for a reminder about the unrivalled managerial CV Brian Cody possesses, but privately there are many with reservations about the direction which Kilkenny are taking. https://t.co/5J0kc6Cszn
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) January 13, 2021
The Alex Ferguson of Hurling you might call him, even when Cody does go, I can’t see him stepping away from Hurling, he strikes you of the type of guy that just loves being on the sidelines, be it the Kilkenny senior Hurling team or even underage, one thing is for sure, when he does go, it will take a lot to replace the James Stephens man.
Is it a mistake for Brian Cody to stay on as Kilkenny boss?@JohnDugganSport can see the county retreating into the chasing pack under the 11-time All-Ireland winning manager but @EoinSheahan still believes he can bring The Cats back to the summit |
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) January 12, 2021
Should Kilkenny give someone else a chance Besides Brian Cody 🤔
— Buff Egan (@buff_egan) January 12, 2021