June 2, 2023
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‘It’s not a job’ – 11 times All-Ireland winner Brian Cody dismisses retirement talk

BRIAN CODY has no intention of retiring anytime soon from a “job” he doesn’t even consider to be a job!

Cody has already delivered a record 11 All-Ireland titles for his county.

He turns 65 in July and retired from teaching back in 2015.

But it appears he has no intention to handing over the reins of this Kilkenny team for the foreseeable future.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Division 1A clash with All-Ireland champions Limerick, Cody said: “It’s not a job.

“It’s not like you’re playing hurling and get to the stage where you can’t play anymore.

“You’d love to keep going forever but you can’t. I’m still underage for the other thing as far as I’m concerned.

“It’s something I happen to be involved with and am doing for a while now. I don’t start thinking about how long I’m doing it or what’s coming up next or whatever it is.

“My mindset hasn’t changed with regard to it since I started.

“The only thing that has happened is the whole thing has gone by very, very quickly.”

Cody is hoping to bounce back against Limerick after a defeat to Clare followed the Cats’ opening-day win over Cork.

As the tough encounters keep coming, Cody reckons his approach has never changed from day one in the hotseat.

He added: “You can start counting years or whatever it is.

“But I don’t see it like that. It’s more about the players as far as I’m concerned and more about all the other people who are involved.”


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