Published: 14:39 | 2/2/18

Cody has plenty of fight left – Tyrrell

Brian Cody is in no rush to retire, nor has he lost his hunger, says one of his former soldiers.

Jackie Tyrrell was speaking on the Irish Times Sports Podcast in relation to some suggestions that retirement was high for the great manager.

With Kilkenny deemed to have slumped to a position where they are barely All-Ireland contenders, it may seem like the right time for the veteran boss to leave, but Tyrrell believes otherwise.

He said: "Kilkenny are down an awful lot, whether it be retirements or injuries, so that's the hand Brian has been dealt at the minute and he's trying different things.

"The fight is in Brian. You see him in the Walsh Cup final - the desire is there, the hunger is there so to question those things is crazy. It's not like he's got his full strength at his disposal and it's not like he's not up for the fight.

"I think it's a nonsense article really."

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