Brian Cody has announced his resignation as manager of the Kilkenny senior hurling team, ending a 24-year tenure of unprecedented success.
The 68-yr-old has announced his decision to leave the hot seat following Sunday’s Cats All-Ireland final loss to Limerick.
The news was confirmed in a statement from the Kilkenny GAA this afternoon, in which they called Cody ‘the best manager in hurling history’ and said he had created ‘an unbreakable spirit’ within Kilkenny Hurling.
“Appointed in November 1998, Brian has led the Kilkenny team to unprecedented provincial and national success and is regarded as the greatest manager in the history of hurling,” the statement reads, RTE reports.
“As manager, his teams have won eleven All Ireland Hurling Championships (including a record-equalling four in a row between 2006 and 2009), eighteen Leinster Championships, ten National Hurling League titles, seven Walsh Cup titles and an Oireachtas Tournament title.
“In achieving all of this success Brian has created an unbreakable spirit among his players and teams which has come to define Kilkenny hurling.
“On behalf of Kilkenny people everywhere, Kilkenny County Board extends sincere gratitude to Brian for his life time of contribution to the county and the commitment and passion he brought as a player and as manager, working tirelessly with a single aim, to do what was best for Kilkenny hurling.
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