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Longest serving Inter-county Manager

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Can anyone better Brian Cody's 13 years as manager of Kilkenny? I know Mick O' could with different counties but trying to figure out is there anyone who has had the longevity of the giant from the Village. And who has the longest ever record in GAA history? There must be some lads from the old days who had a stretch longer than Brian.

His record is unreal. In championship matches, played 48, drew 1, lost 5, won the rest. In the league, played 87, drew 4, lost 18, won the rest.

A genius. The greatest ever hurling manager.

Puddersthecat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1692 - 27/01/2011 14:15:21    854914

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Sean Boylan 23 years from 1982 to 2005, there's longevity for you along with 4 All Irelands, 8 Leinster titles, 3 National Leagues, Centenary Cup and a place in some of the most memorable matches in GAA history. I love Cody by the way and his record is immense and will grow further before he decides to stand down in my opinion, there a few more trophies left in that man.

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3627 - 27/01/2011 14:31:34    854929

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Thinking about it...in history...would anyone beat Sean Boylan. He did about 25 years.

And the longest serving football must be either Mickey Harte or the Monaghan manager McEneaney?

Puddersthecat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1692 - 27/01/2011 14:32:34    854932

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Monaghan manager McEneaney Puddersthecat its a different McEneaney the one you refer to is now with the Royals

fortyfive (Tyrone) - Posts: 5929 - 27/01/2011 14:43:36    854938

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Although he wasnt manager of the senior team until 2003 mickey harte has been in charge of tyrone teams since the minors in 91 until 98, the the u21s from 98 until 02( i stand corrected) and now the seniors since 2003 until present, long may he continue.

Aussie_Duke (Tyrone) - Posts: 97 - 27/01/2011 15:00:22    854963

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Wish we could hang on to our managers :(

roundball (Tipperary) - Posts: 2514 - 27/01/2011 18:46:05    855199

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As with Mickey Harte, Art McRory started with Tyrone Minors in the early seventies before moving onto the senior team for eight years 1979-87. Then he came back again for a further four years 1992-96 and finally took up the reigns for the third time for a further three years 1999-2002. Tyrone owe much to this great man.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1700 - 27/01/2011 19:36:00    855251

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sean boylans twenty five years will never be beaten in this day and age how many co.boards are willing to stick with a manager for more than 3 years if there not winning anything or making progress now sean boylans reign was successful theres no doubt but in this day and age he mitent have lasted as long also how many of us can refer to longest junior team manager in my club we have had the same man over the team since 1987 true highs and lows hes there for us making sure we fiekd teams and get games im sure we can all relate to someone like that

ITSCHOLAR (Carlow) - Posts: 263 - 27/01/2011 20:05:33    855307

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I think the craziest thing about that is that Kilkenny have only played 54 chamionship matches in 13 years. That's mad considering the successs they've had.

doublehop (Kildare) - Posts: 4172 - 27/01/2011 20:34:39    855350

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Jim Barry from Cork, about 78 years as manager, or so it seemed.

patrique (Antrim) - Posts: 13709 - 27/01/2011 21:10:26    855408

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Sean boylan was there along time alright .

Dellboypolecat (Tyrone) - Posts: 15069 - 27/01/2011 21:25:05    855428

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doublehop, no back door most years for us.

Puddersthecat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1692 - 27/01/2011 21:54:10    855470

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Murphy from cork is in control of everything for years

culmore (None) - Posts: 1398 - 28/01/2011 17:11:30    855943

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Brian Cody must have broken the record now surely

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 575 - 01/12/2020 19:55:43    2317444

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Replying To preddan:  "Brian Cody must have broken the record now surely"
Cody has a couple more years to go to catch Boylan

Leftpeg1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 71 - 01/12/2020 20:03:58    2317446

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Replying To Puddersthecat:  "Can anyone better Brian Cody's 13 years as manager of Kilkenny? I know Mick O' could with different counties but trying to figure out is there anyone who has had the longevity of the giant from the Village. And who has the longest ever record in GAA history? There must be some lads from the old days who had a stretch longer than Brian.

His record is unreal. In championship matches, played 48, drew 1, lost 5, won the rest. In the league, played 87, drew 4, lost 18, won the rest.

A genius. The greatest ever hurling manager."
Surely Cody has been there for more than 13 years. I think he took over in 1999. I won't pretend to have all the stats but I'm sure he must have had more than 48 championship matches. I do know he had more than one drawn championship game. Offhand I can think of three - against Galway (2012), Dublin (2013) and Tipperary (2014) - and there may be more. I'm also sure that he lost more than five championship games. Tipp had three wins (2010, 2016 and 2019 finals), Galway had at least two wins (maybe more) while he has also tasted championship defeats against Dublin, Wexford, Waterford (twice), Limerick and Cork. That makes at least eleven defeats. Nevertheless, his record since 1999 has been amazing.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 337 - 01/12/2020 20:31:43    2317450

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Replying To midlands:  "Surely Cody has been there for more than 13 years. I think he took over in 1999. I won't pretend to have all the stats but I'm sure he must have had more than 48 championship matches. I do know he had more than one drawn championship game. Offhand I can think of three - against Galway (2012), Dublin (2013) and Tipperary (2014) - and there may be more. I'm also sure that he lost more than five championship games. Tipp had three wins (2010, 2016 and 2019 finals), Galway had at least two wins (maybe more) while he has also tasted championship defeats against Dublin, Wexford, Waterford (twice), Limerick and Cork. That makes at least eleven defeats. Nevertheless, his record since 1999 has been amazing."
Midlands the original post is from 2011 :D

Leftpeg1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 71 - 01/12/2020 20:53:11    2317455

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Replying To Puddersthecat:  "Can anyone better Brian Cody's 13 years as manager of Kilkenny? I know Mick O' could with different counties but trying to figure out is there anyone who has had the longevity of the giant from the Village. And who has the longest ever record in GAA history? There must be some lads from the old days who had a stretch longer than Brian.

His record is unreal. In championship matches, played 48, drew 1, lost 5, won the rest. In the league, played 87, drew 4, lost 18, won the rest.

A genius. The greatest ever hurling manager."
21 years? Took over in 98 i think?

Getting closer to Boylans now and a much better record on terms of trophies. Two great managers.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 3963 - 01/12/2020 21:04:46    2317465

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Cody is there 22 years.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 3963 - 01/12/2020 21:07:31    2317468

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Replying To midlands:  "Surely Cody has been there for more than 13 years. I think he took over in 1999. I won't pretend to have all the stats but I'm sure he must have had more than 48 championship matches. I do know he had more than one drawn championship game. Offhand I can think of three - against Galway (2012), Dublin (2013) and Tipperary (2014) - and there may be more. I'm also sure that he lost more than five championship games. Tipp had three wins (2010, 2016 and 2019 finals), Galway had at least two wins (maybe more) while he has also tasted championship defeats against Dublin, Wexford, Waterford (twice), Limerick and Cork. That makes at least eleven defeats. Nevertheless, his record since 1999 has been amazing."
I think you were caught out there on the dates of the post.

Cody has been Kilkenny manager for 22years and 15 days

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 312 - 01/12/2020 21:20:47    2317475

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