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Shane Dowling hits out at Brian Cody’s ‘disappointing’ body language after Henry Shefflin showdown

Henry SHefflin Brian COdy

Brian Cody did not look impressed.

Sunday Game analyst, and former All-Ireland winner with Limerick, Shane Dowling, hit out at Brian Cody‘s body language following a controversial handshake in Kilkenny’s late defeat away to Galway on Sunday afternoon.

The Tribesmen claimed a late win, after Conor Cooney pointed from a late free, that was also awarded in a dubious incident.

After the Cats’ defeat, however, Cody was seen, by the TV cameras at least, to be looking away from Shefflin when the pair shook hands after the game, souring an end to an absorbing contest.

Shane Dowling on Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin.

“If you read the body language, it looks disappointing,” Dowling explained when speaking on the Sunday Game last night.

“They are two legends of the game, and if I wasn’t here tonight, I was going straight to Salthill to watch these two legends of the game, for that reason alone.

“You can see the stare from Brian Cody, and Henry is almost looking back at him as if he is disappointed. Maybe we’re overthinking it, but Henry has had a tough time of it over the last couple of weeks.

“Considering what those two have been through together, it looked disappointing.. But maybe we’re overthinking it.”

Galway v Kilkenny.

While the incident may have been overstated to a degree, the game certainly lived up to its billing in Salthill.

Galway started the game of the better of the two, but Kilkenny kept in touch with two goals scored early on in the first-half.

It was those goals that gave them the platform to level matters with their Leinster foes, with John Donnelly blasting home a late goal, although Cooney broke their hearts with the latest of late points.

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