10 Aug 2022

Brian Cody: He said he did nothing wrong after he was sent from playing area

Brian Cody: He said he did nothing wrong after he was sent from playing area

Kilkenny manager, Brian Cody

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has insisted he did nothing to earn the censure of being sent from the playing area during yesterday's hotly contested Walsh Cup hurling final against Wexford at Nowlan Park.
He was protesting the dismissal of a player (Richie Reid) who was sent off after he had been mauled and dragged, Cody explained.
"One of our players got sent off and I merely said to the linesman that he was being mauled and dragged, which he was, and then he said: ‘I’ll put you out of the field'. I said: ‘You won’t put me out of the field’.
"Then he put up his flag and somebody else may have roared something. That’s as much as I said. That’s the way it went," he said of the incident during the third quarter which led to him being put outside the pitch and into a seated area that surrounds the field.
The Kilkenny boss was annoyed by the sending off, which was, apparently, for interfering with the helmet of an opponent.
"Very disappointing when a player starts roaring and bawling to the referee about his helmet and showing his helmet to everybody and a player is sent off completely in the wrong," Cody added.
The Kilkenny manager confirmed a frees count of 18-9 against Kilkenny at full time and 23-14 at the end of the game.
He was asked was that an unfair reflection of things?
"It was," he insisted.

The teams ended level at 1-24 each at the end of extra time. Wexford took the title when winning a 65s' frees (five) shoot-out 3-2.

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