Surprise, surprise! Brian Cody to stay on as Kilkenny manager for another year

The 61-year-old was ratified at a county board meeting on Monday evening.

Kilkenny beat Galway in this year's decider at HQ.
Kilkenny beat Galway in this year's decider at HQ.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

BRIAN CODY’S INSATIABLE appetite for success shows no sign of subsiding after confirming he will take charge of the Kilkenny hurlers for an 18th season in 2016.

The 61-year-old will remain at the helm as the Cats look to win their third successive All-Ireland title.

Cody, the most successful and decorated manager in inter-county hurling history, has already led Kilkenny to 11 All-Ireland wins, 14 Leinster Championships as well as eight National League crowns.

Kilkenny beat Galway in this year’s final at Croke Park on a scoreline of 1-22 to 1-18 and dominated the 2015 Hurling Allstars team with seven players named in the side.

The Liam McCarthy Cup holders will face the winner of Dublin versus Wexford in next year’s Leinster championship semi-final.

– First published 22.54, 9 November

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