Brian Cody ‘Living Legend’ is Kilkenny’s six-time All-Ireland winning hurling manager and the longest serving team manager in Ireland.
A former player, Cody was involved with the famous Kilkenny team of the 1970s, a team often described as the greatest of all-time. In a senior inter-county career that lasted from 1973 until 1986, he won four All-Ireland senior hurling titles and Captained Kilkenny Minor and Senior Teams to victory ('72 &'82).
As a manager Cody has had remarkable success. Appointed Kilkenny Hurling Manager 1999, contesting 8 All Ireland Finals since '99 and winning 6 All Ireland's '00, '02, '03, and 3 in a row '06, '07, '08 – which is the first time in GAA history since 1976-1978. Kilkenny’s dominance of the Leinster Championship is unparalleled in the modern era, to such an extent that under Cody Kilkenny have only lost one provincial game since 1999.
Cody has received the prestigious title Philips Manager of the Month 6 times and received The Philips Manger of the Year in 2003.