After 24 seasons pacing the sidelines with Kilkenny’s senior hurlers, a statement from Kilkenny GAA just before 2pm on Saturday confirmed what had been well-rumoured during the week – Brian Cody was stepping down as manager.
If it hasn’t already been explored behind the scenes, the search is very much on now for a new senior hurling boss for the Cats, the first managerial appointment this century.
8,650 days on from his appointment in November 1998, Cody gets to hang up his fabled Glanbia hat and presumably spend more time soaking up hurling as a fan without needing to have an eye on the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
The on air reaction has been huge across Saturday and into Sunday, Scoreline alone fielding hundreds of comments in the minutes following the announcement. But what of those reacting online, former players, fellow managers past and present and hurling fans alike?
Here’s a taste…
Reaction to Brian Cody’s retirement
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