# Michael Fennelly

Last year
# exit door
Fennelly departs as Offaly begin hunt for new senior hurling manager
The Kilkenny legend has been in charge for the last three years.
All time
# Awareness
Eight-time All-Ireland winner opens up about arthritis diagnosis at just 20 years of age
Michael Fennelly talks to The42 about the challenges of living with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
# Ballyhale Brilliance
What other club could lose All-Ireland winning boss, centre-back and forward star but stay successful?
Even the departure of big names could not derail the Ballyhale Shamrocks winning hurling machine.
# the way back
'It's great news' - 8-time All-Ireland winner on GAA's roadmap to return
Michael Kavanagh is part of Michael Fennelly’s backroom team in Offaly.
# Review
Disappointment after injury-time goals end league hopes and not ruling out Ballyhale return
Offaly manager Michael Fennelly says he will make a decision on his club hurling in the summer.
# Fitz The Bill
'A powerhouse' and 'a massive influence' - the veteran pair chasing more All-Ireland club glory
Michael Fennelly and Kieran Fitzgerald remain central to the hopes of Ballyhale and Corofin.
# Juggling Act
Offaly management set to be rivals as All-Ireland club hurling series takes shape
Michael Fennelly and Johnny Kelly involved with different clubs in the last four.
# backroom team
Fennelly to work with Kilkenny, Offaly and Galway natives for 2020 season
The senior hurling management in Offaly has been finalised for next year.
# New Job
'That night I couldn't sleep thinking about it. It lit a fire in me and I couldn't quench it'
Michael Fennelly explains what attracted him to the Offaly hurling job.
# new boss
Eight-time Kilkenny All-Ireland winner set to become new Offaly manager
Michael Fennelly has been recommended for the position for a two-year term by the county’s management committee.
# Family Fortunes
'Surreal' for Kilkenny to be back in All-Ireland final, says 2009 winning-captain Fennelly
Sunday’s showdown against Tipperary is a family affair for ex-Cats star Michael Fennelly.
# concerns
Ballyhale sweating on fitness of former Hurler of the Year ahead of All-Ireland club final
Michael Fennelly picked up a knee injury in the semi-final victory against Ballygunner.
# Lilywhites
Daniel Flynn opts out of Kildare squad, while Fennelly joins as performance coach
11 players from the All-Ireland winning U20 squad have been included in Cian O’Neill’s O’Byrne Cup panel.
Fennelly: Shefflin 'without a doubt' has a future as Kilkenny boss
Henry Shefflin enjoyed a remarkable career as a player and now he’s making waves on the sideline.
# Tribute
Fennelly and Shefflin remember deceased Ballyhale player after winning Kilkenny crown
Eoin Doyle died following a motorbike accident earlier this year.
'Eager to get into it, but in due course' - Fennelly interested in inter-county management
The ex-Kilkenny star admits he’s trying to hold himself back at the moment because of time commitments.
# Dedication
'More games, more pressure, more stress, so I would suspect those figures are not accurate'
A 2016 ERSI study found that players are dedicating up to 31 hours per week to the inter-county game, but Michael Fennelly says it’s “definitely higher.”
# succession plan
'He seems to have the appetite for it': Fennelly tips Cunningham for Dublin hurling job
Anthony Cunningham is a contender to take over from the outgoing Pat Gilroy.
# Treatment Table
'Missing one or two is a lot, but seven or eight, mother of God I couldn't believe it'
Kilkenny All-Ireland winner Michael Fennelly assesses the form of last September’s finalists.
# Shake It Up
'To me, the provinces are gone, they’re dead' - a call for an open hurling championship draw
Michael Fennelly on the changes he would like to see made to the hurling landscape.
# Walking Away
Retiring from Kilkenny - 'It was hard to get the words out, it was hard to tell him to be honest'
Michael Fennelly brought his Cats career to an end in late December.
# Best wishes
'One of the greatest players to set foot on the playing field': Tributes pour in as Michael Fennelly retires
The eight-time All-Ireland winner announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on Friday.
# Farewell
Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly announces his retirement from inter-county hurling
“I feel my body has surpassed its limits at this time,” the 32-year-old wrote in a statement.
# Fitness fight
'It's probably a race against time' - Kilkenny talisman battling to return to action for crunch qualifier tie
Michael Fennelly missed out for the Cats against Wexford.
# Cats Challenge
Kilkenny need to 'throw caution to the wind' with youngsters as questions remain over injuries
Richie Power believes their panel needs to be shaken up.
# On The Mend
Kilkenny midfield 'warrior' Fennelly backed to return this summer after rupturing Achilles
Henry Shefflin reckons his clubmate will face a race against time before Leinster opener on 10 June.
# injury victim
'There was a sensation of feeling lost and not being part of it': Fennelly on watching from the stands
Michael Fennelly talks about the pain of missing out on the All-Ireland final and his comeback hopes.
# Watching On
'It’s a huge blow for any guy involved in sport. The biggest game of the year and he can’t play in it.'
Brian Cody won’t have his talisman available for the All-Ireland final.
# Bouncing Back
'I’ve no doubt it’ll come back right again' - Kilkenny's Fennelly not thinking of retirement
Kilkenny’s midfield general ruptured his Achilles tendon last Saturday night.
# big loss
Michael Fennelly ruled out of All-Ireland final with ruptured Achilles tendon
It’s a cruel blow for the 31-year-old midfielder who was in excellent form for the Cats on Saturday.
# in the wars
Setback for Kilkenny as Fennelly suffers Achilles tendon injury in Semple showdown
Bad news for the 2011 Hurler of the Year.
# Ready to go
5 changes to Kilkenny team ahead of Allianz League semi-final
TJ Reid and Richie Hogan will feature in the forward line on Sunday.
# all change
A whopping 9 changes for Kilkenny hurlers as Fennelly set for first start of the season
Michael Fennelly is back in a much-changed Kilkenny team for Sunday’s clash with the Faithful County.
# nutrition
'We are going to pay dearly in the years ahead' - Kilkenny ace issues stark warning
Michael Fennelly is keen to impress the importance of nutrition at a forthcoming international conference.
# time out
'Mentally and physically, the team could do with a break for a while' - Fennelly
Michael Fennelly has been reflecting on the Ballyhale Shamrocks exit from the Kilkenny championship.
# Cats Drive On
Minding a bad back, Kilkenny's appetite and chasing that midfield jersey
Michael Fennelly has had obstacles en route to yesterday’s glory.
# injury bulletin
Tyrrell and Power out of Kilkenny's All-Ireland hurling semi-final, Fennelly a doubt
The Cats will be without two key stars for Waterford clash – and possibly a third.
# Classy Cats
The 5 leaders who will take Kilkenny hurlers forward this summer
Brian Cody has lost a number of players to retirement but there’s still plenty of class in the Kilkenny ranks.
# Pain barrier
Kilkenny 2011 Hurler of the Year can't shake off a back problem linked to an arthritic condition
Injuries have been problematic for Michael Fennelly.
# No white smoke
Michael Fennelly: 'He's winning and he loves it so why wouldn't Brian Cody stay on?'
The Kilkenny midfielder says his boss is proof managers should be given time to succeed.