Brian Cody has enjoyed extraordinary and well deserved success as Manager of the Kilkenny Hurling Team. In this recording Brian explains the influences which prompted his involvement in hurling during his childhood days. His father` passion and enthusiasm for the game, and his involvement with St. Stephen`s Club inspired his young son to begin playing the game. Brian recalls captaining the winning Kilkenny Minor and Senior teams, and he pays tribute to Fr. Tom Maher whom he feels privileged to have known, and who brought the skills of the game of hurling to a higher level. Brian provides an in depth account of his work as Manager of the Kilkenny Senior Team, and discusses fitness levels and the intensity required of top class players, his backroom team, his views on today`s game, the great support of his family, and his plans for the future. His views on the GAA and what it has achieved for the county and the country are articulated and he eloquently explains his feelings on the key to his success in his Managerial role.