Winning return to the sidelines for Cody with James Stephens

September 18, 2022

Brian Cody

Brian Cody made a winning return to the sidelines earlier today when his native James Stephens defeated Lisdowney in the first round of the Kilkenny senior hurling championship.

Cody’s remarkable 24-year reign with Kilkenny came to an end two months ago and the 11-time All-Ireland winning manager has since become a selector with his home club.

Currently managed by Seamus Dwyer, with ex-Laois boss John Sugrue also part of the backroom team, James Stephens finished 1-25 to 2-14 winners over Lisdowney.

Five-in-a-row chasing Ballyhale Shamrocks made a rip-roaring start against Glenmore, scoring 2-18 in the opening half, as they went on to record a 3-26 to 0-20 victory.

Elsewhere, Erin’s Own moved into the quarter-finals with a 1-20 to 0-11 win over Graigue-Ballycallan.

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