Brian Cody

Kilkenny Hurling Manager & 9 time All Ireland Winning Manager

why book brian?

  • Brian enjoyed a stellar playing career for Kilkenny, earning recognition with 3 All Ireland Senior Hurling titles and 2 National Hurling League titles
  • Transitioning to coaching, Brian became the iconic manager of Kilkenny, leading the team to an astonishing 11 All-Ireland hurling championship titles in 19 seasons
  • His expertise extends beyond the field; he understands the intricacies of building successful teams, demonstrating true leadership, and consistently motivating and inspiring his players


Every sport has a great sporting hero. Someone who stands head and shoulders above other champions of their sport. Ireland has few, if any, sports stars or managers that have seen the success and been as dominant in their trade as Kilkenny’s Brian Cody.

Mention hurling and you think Kilkenny. Mention hurling managers and it is Cody that is first in peoples’ minds. Following a stellar playing career for Kilkenny in the 70’s and 80’s which saw him win, among other things, three All Ireland Senior Hurling titles and two National Hurling League titles, Cody eventually moved into management. Taking the helm as Kilkenny manager in 1998, there began what can only be described as a dynasty of success. In the nineteen seasons that have followed, so too have the accolades and silverware.

Cody tasted success as a player and as a manager he has rewritten the record books, with an astonishing eleven All-Ireland hurling championship titles.

Brian Cody knows all about building and managing successful teams, what it takes to be a true leader and how to successfully motivate and inspire a team to win again and again and again. Leading Kilkenny into a seventeenth season was not a hardship for Brian Cody, it was a choice. He has shown the ability to adapt and change as required and is as switched on as ever.

Brian spent a lifetime in the education sphere as a teacher and then Principal of St Patrick’s Boys NS in Kilkenny.





Morgan McKinley used Brian to speak with a number of key clients during a very relaxed Executive Dining evening held in Cork. Brian was fascinating in his approach to the theme Morgan McKinley chose, that of Leadership, Team and Change. Brian was open, engaging and very entertaining and the feedback from our clients was extremely positive. This is the second time we have used Brian over the past twelve months and I would recommend him strongly.”

Louise O Leary, Brand Manager, Premier Group Ireland

“… Brian Cody was a fantastic hit with the team, Brian was so humble and wise. We really enjoyed our time with him.”