Cody reappointment delights Murphy

September 16, 2021

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy says he’s delighted to see Brian Cody remaining on as senior team manager for a 24th season.

It was confirmed on Monday that the James Stephens clubman had received the backing of the county board for another year in the hotseat.

It means Cody will become the longest-serving manager in the inter-county game - surpassing the record set by Sean Boylan when he was in charge of the Meath footballers between 1982 and 2005.

Speaking to, Murphy said he was happy with the reappointment of the only inter-county manager he has worked under at senior level.

“I know no different than Brian and he has been a great servant to Kilkenny hurling and I think, yeah, we certainly wouldn’t begrudge him another couple of years,” he said.

“I don’t see any issue with Brian. I’m quite happy with it, obviously I’m being picked, it would be a different story if I’m on the bench next year. Look, we are just there to play games.

“At the end of the day we are being coached, we are being well looked after, we can have no complaints with the county board or anything like that.

“So, I think when you are afforded that level of enjoyment, you just literally go out and play the games, you don’t mind who is over it, to be honest with you.”

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