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Brian Cody has been reappointed as manager of the Kilkenny hurling team, following a meeting of Kilkenny County Board on Monday evening this week.
This week, Kilkenny Education Centre played host to a visit from An Tánaiste, and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD.
They may not have won the five-in-a-row but as illustrated on Monday night the senior hurlers are still the heroes of Kilkenny.
Kilkenny were always going to be hugely revved up for revenge after last year’s All-Ireland final defeat to Galway and so it came to pass last Sunday when Galway got a heavy trouncing by the ruthless young Cats.
As All-Ireland hurling semi-finals go they don't come any bigger than a Kilkenny/Cork clash.
Kilkenny manager Richie Mulrooney felt that his side had come through one of their toughest games under his reign as the ‘kittens’ qualified for their second ESB All-Ireland MHC Final in succession, following this two-point win at Croke Park last Sunday.
On Wednesday night the Galway football board ratified Joe Kernan as the county football manager for three years. He is a very high profile appointment, another it is questionable whether the playing talent is in the county to reach an All-Ireland final.
The greatest Kilkenny hurling team of all time were swept away by a sea of black and amber on Monday evening. Thousands of supporters lined the streets of Kilkenny to greet their four-in-a-row heroes.
Kilkenny beat Galway by two points in last year's final, while Galway's sole win against the black-and-amber in a final was in 2004 when they won a replay. Kilkenny’s Minor hurling manager Richie Mulrooney spoke to the Kilkenny Advertiser about his side’s chances this weekend. “ We are quietly confident of our chances this weekend, we have performed well all year and won’t give up.” With injuries a major worry for most managers Mulrooney is no different. “We are down our star fullback Willie Phelan who has a broken collarbone” he said. “We have replaced him with Danny Kenny and he will do the job very well”, added Mulrooney. Picking the team wont be difficult for the minor manager and his backroom team. “It’s not hard choosing the team. The top 15 for the day will be chosen because at that time they are the best in their positions but the guys not chosen will be disappointed and they should be,” said Mulrooney. Before the minors enter the fray on Sunday Mulrooney will have many words of wisdom for them. “ I will tell them to take the game to their opponents rather than the other way around. To never give up even if they are in control. I will remind them to remain focused at all times.”
Well done to Mattie Murphy for the invaluable commitment and service he has given to Galway hurling for the past few decades. To manage your county to five All-Ireland minor titles is a magnificent achievement and hopefully there will be more to come. He was very astute and cool on the sideline again last weekend and he made some terrific tactical adjustments in the last quarter when things needed to be freshened up. It is hard to beat experience, especially in the cauldron of Croke Park on All-Ireland final day and Murphy has it in spades now.