Versatility the name of the game now

Modern day hurling is all about versatility, Kilkenny boss, Brian Cody has suggested.

Modern day hurling is all about versatility, Kilkenny boss, Brian Cody has suggested.

Players have to be able to play in a variety of positions, in defence and attack, if they want to survive because the game has become so fast and free flowing.

“You have to be able to do that now,” insisted the James Stephens clubman, after he guided the county into what will be his 14th MacCarthy Cup showdown.

Describing the match as “a great contest; a great game” Cody said both teams performed at a very, very serious level. The pace was serious throughout, he told the Kilkenny People this week.