Kilkenny face their biggest challenge in the Championship to date when they face Galway in round 3 of the Leinster competition this Sunday.
Emptying the Bench
Cody has made full use of his bench throughout the Allianz League and Leinster Championship and is happy with how his panel is developing.
“There are a lot of options there. Our panel is very very strong”.
The longest-serving intercounty manager says that they will continue to experiment with players to find the best possible combination for their starting 15.
Attitude and Spirit
“I never have been concerned about a settled team. I’m more concerned about a settled attitude, a settled spirit, and a settled work-rate”.
The James Stephens man has always maintained that the player’s mentality is the most important thing.
“If we get that right regardless of the personnel that start different days, I think we’ll be competitive”.
The quick succession of games in the Round Robin series has kept the cats sharp but the demanding schedule of fixtures has left little time for recovery.
“The toughest thing is players who hit an injury”.
“Even an innocuous injury can knock you out of the next game so trying to keep lads healthy is the big thing”.
They face their biggest challenge yet when Cody meets his former student,Henry Shefflin on Sunday.
“It’s all systems go now and we knew that was going to be the case”.
“We know that going up to face Galway next weekend is a serious jump in the challenge we’re going to face”.
KCLR will have full coverage of Kilkenny versus Galway from 2pm,Sunday, April 30th.