Kilkenny manager Brian Cody won’t be any rash decisions on his future, following the Cat’s shock championship exit against Cork.
The Leinster side were expected to progress to an All Ireland quarter final, despite being less than impressive this season. However, Cork proved too strong on Sunday and now go on to the last four.
Henry Sheflin was sent off just before half-time and Richie Power was taken off with suspected concussion as everything fell apart for the All Ireland champions. In the end the Cats had no more to give and went down 0-19 to 0-14 to Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side.
“I have no idea obviously. I have no idea at all,” Cody said afterwards.
“I feel the same as every other year about it, I have no idea, there is no decision made about anything. I won’t even consider it for a long, long time.”
Regarding the possibility of a number of retirements from the side, Cody was equally evasive.
“There have been a few ends of eras predicted over the last number of years,” he told RTE Sport.
“I don’t think any era ends to be honest with you. If end of an era means that it is the end of a Kilkenny senior hurling team being competitive at inter-county level I’d say that is something that shouldn’t be allowed happen. So let’s wait and see.
“There is mileage on some of them and there is not much mileage on others. But the team evolves, every team changes, individuals come and go and the team goes on and the game goes on and that’s the way it has been happening for a long, long time. That’s the way it will continue to happen I’m sure.”