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Brian Cody is set for return to management in Kilkenny

Brian Cody is set for return to management in Kilkenny

Brian Cody is set to take charge of his local Kilkenny hurling club James Stephens in 2023.

That's according to a report in the Irish Independent, which states that the legendary figure is set for a sensational return to management.

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The 11-time All-Ireland-winning manager stepped down after 24 years last July, following an enthralling defeat to Limerick in Croke Park.

Despite moving away from the inter-county scene, Cody would be drafted in as a selector for James Stephens under manager SΓ©amus Dwyer.

They'd enjoy a place in the Kilkenny SHC final, losing out to County kingpins Ballyhale Shamrocks.

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Cody was in charge of James Stephens in the 1990s before taking the Kilkenny inter-county job.

As a player, he enjoyed great success with 'Village', winning two All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championships in 1976 and 1982.

If appointed, he'll face a campaign without son Diarmuid and Conor Browne, with both travelling for the year.

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