The Hurling Thread

dunmore

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I would in my hoop.


Yeah he was the daddy in winning All Irelands but I'd never celebrate his achievements.

All this 'man's game', 'intensity' and 'hunting in packs' guff, his sides implemented systematic fouling from 2006 , the GAA let it happen.

Theres been less emphasis on skills and more seeing what you can get away with. Delighted to see him gone. A dour, miserable old bollocks.

An apt description of yourself I'd say,
 
Cody was KK manager from 1998 to 2022 without a break. I thought that in 2004 Kilkenny (under Cody) seemed to give up halfway through that match, the only time I've ever seen it happen. In 2006 he returned KK to the All-Ireland final to win against Cork and evolved the system we all learned to know and hate.
2004 all Ireland, I thought Seán Óg had his best game in a Cork jersey. He totally nullified the threat of Shefflin.We had a very good defense and goalkeeper at that time… even Wayne Sherlock struggled to get a place. 2004 as it turned out, was the pinnacle of that team. Doubt if many foresaw that at that time. Going to 2022, some green shoots in that Alan Connolly and Ciarán Joyce have the potential to be long term stars. Undoubtedly more talent to come from recent underage.Add that to the existing talent Coleman, Fitzgibbon,Flynn and with a good manager we need to start delivering all Ireland’s
 
2004 all Ireland, I thought Seán Óg had his best game in a Cork jersey. He totally nullified the threat of Shefflin.We had a very good defense and goalkeeper at that time… even Wayne Sherlock struggled to get a place. 2004 as it turned out, was the pinnacle of that team. Doubt if many foresaw that at that time. Going to 2022, some green shoots in that Alan Connolly and Ciarán Joyce have the potential to be long term stars. Undoubtedly more talent to come from recent underage.Add that to the existing talent Coleman, Fitzgibbon,Flynn and with a good manager we need to start delivering all Ireland’s

Sean Og was always a joy to watch, so safe with the ball!
 
A manager doesn’t have to be a nice guy to be successful. Cody was a disciplinarian and demanded utmost and complete loyalty from his players. His personality is irrelevant. Alf Ramsey had no personality, but had complete control with his 1966 team. Kingston was a genuinely nice guy, but someone like Canon O’ Brien got more out of the players. Jim Tough Barry, Cork’s longest serving successful manager was once described by Jack Lynch, as a guy who didn’t know much about hurling… but Jack praised him as the best ever manager! Bottom line, discipline, fitness levels, determination and loyalty will always triumph!
 

Personal Jaysus

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Come on! If Cork had a manager with an iota of the success Cody brought to Kilkenny in the last 25 years, we’d be celebrating! One thing Cody’s teams always brought to the table were 100% commitment and never say die attitude. We haven’t had that in years. We need some more Johnny Crowley’s
Earra pay no attention to that edgelord. He umpired at an under 8's blitz about 6 months ago and thinks he's davy Fitz now.

The bum

🤣
 

casúr

Full Member
Cody humbled Cork hurling pure and simple. It took him just 16 years (1999 to 2015) to shatter all of our hurling records.

The history books will read about a man who became the greatest hurling manager of all time. In 24 years got to 17 All Ireland finals winning 11 of them, completing 4 in a row whilst having the greatest team to ever play the game.

Facts!
 
From afar: Cody cared for nothing but winning, regardless of the cost and by any means fair or foul. Ruthless, he ran his teams like a drill sergeant and psyched them into every game as if they were going into actual battle.
At their height, around 2008, I saw them as the most brilliant team playing any sport in the world. Their destruction of Waterford in that 2008 final was the most merciless display I have ever witnessed.
That Cody was man of the match says it all.
For me the root of his brilliance was his abilty to recognise and find the exact type of character that he wanted in his team. KK players with skill being relatively plentiful in his era, he pinpointed those with the mindset and resilience to treat every game as real war. No surprise there were army lads in the iterations of his successful teams.
And Jackie Tyrell....I mean the lad was an actual dog of war.
 

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