The Profile: How Brian Cody has remained top dog among the Cats
Can Kilkenny’s stern, stoic and intensely private godfather of hurling bring the Liam MacCarthy Cup home for the first time since 2015?
Name and role: Brian Cody, Kilkenny hurling manager
Appearance: tall, ruddy-cheeked, gimlet-eyed, with an intimidating aura
Newsworthiness: after a few years in the relative wilderness, Cody is back in the All-Ireland final
After two years of a near-global ban on handshakes, Brian Cody made sure he engineered a memorable one for his first encounter with Henry Shefflin, his former star player, last May.
The pair were meeting as the ...