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#Michael Fennelly

# michael-fennelly - Monday 9 March, 2020

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.

# michael-fennelly - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 2 December, 2019

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.

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Fennelly to work with Kilkenny, Offaly and Galway natives for 2020 season

The senior hurling management in Offaly has been finalised for next year.

# michael-fennelly - Saturday 7 September, 2019

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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.

# michael-fennelly - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 3 December, 2018

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.

# michael-fennelly - Sunday 2 December, 2018

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.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 29 October, 2018

Fennelly and Shefflin remember deceased Ballyhale player after winning Kilkenny crown Tribute This post contains videos

Fennelly and Shefflin remember deceased Ballyhale player after winning Kilkenny crown

Eoin Doyle died following a motorbike accident earlier this year.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 1 October, 2018

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'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.”

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'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.

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.

# michael-fennelly - Friday 29 December, 2017

'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.

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.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 19 June, 2017

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

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.

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

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.

# michael-fennelly - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Saturday 20 August, 2016

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 15 August, 2016

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.

# michael-fennelly - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Setback for Kilkenny as Fennelly suffers Achilles tendon injury in Semple showdown

Bad news for the 2011 Hurler of the Year.

# michael-fennelly - Friday 15 April, 2016

5 changes to Kilkenny team ahead of Allianz League semi-final

TJ Reid and Richie Hogan will feature in the forward line on Sunday.

# michael-fennelly - Friday 1 April, 2016

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.

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 12 October, 2015

'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.

# michael-fennelly - Monday 7 September, 2015

Minding a bad back, Kilkenny's appetite and chasing that midfield jersey

Michael Fennelly has had obstacles en route to yesterday’s glory.

# michael-fennelly - Thursday 30 July, 2015

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.

# michael-fennelly - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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.

# michael-fennelly - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

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.

# michael-fennelly - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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.

'Hurling is one thing but there’s more serious things than that' - Michael Fennelly

The Kilkenny midfielder’s back injury impacted all areas of his life this year, including work.

# michael-fennelly - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Michael Fennelly has extra incentive to beat Tipperary today

The Ballyhale Shamrocks star is starting a new job in the Premier County later this month.

# michael-fennelly - Friday 20 June, 2014

Power starts as Shefflin named on bench for Kilkenny's clash with Galway

Kieran Joyce comes in at number 5, with Padraig Walsh switching to midfield.

# michael-fennelly - Friday 18 April, 2014

Kilkenny hurling, the Sydney Swans and the Fennelly link between them

Michael Fennelly has returned from a stint with the Australian Rules club.

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