Kilkenny hurling manager launches Resilience in Sport, Lessons for Leaders Networking Event

Mary Cody


Mary Cody


Kilkenny hurling manager launches Resilience in Sport, Lessons for Leaders Networking Event

Brian Cody, Pat Kenny with students of St Kierans College, Kilkenny, Tommy Phelan and Paddy Langton.

Many of Ireland’s finest leaders in sports and business will assemble in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road on Thursday, January 18th. Brian Cody and Pat Kenny officially launched ‘Resilience in Sport, Lessons for Leaders’.

The exceptional networking event will be hosted by Pat Kenny with Dublin Manager Jim Gavin, Kilkenny Manager Brian Cody, Taxback’s Terry Clune and Racehorse Trainer Jim Bolger lined up to speak about their experiences in the rise to the top of their respective fields. 

It is an ideal afternoon for corporates and sporting groups seeking to understand the secrets to success and build high performance teams.

Dublin Camoige Manager David Herity, Kilkenny hurler Tommy Walsh and Kilkenny Senior Camoige Managers Ann Downey and Angela Downey also form a panel to discuss “What Drives Success”.

In conversation with Pat Kenny, they will talk about how teams and managers create an intimate bond in the pursuit of their objectives. The esteemed group will share their own insights from inside the dressing room.

“Everything learned in sport, can be applied to both business and life. That is the essence of this event. The calibre of speakers we have lined up is second to none and reflects the talent and successes of Irish people in sports and business, two sectors for which we are known the world over.” Says Rev. Dr Dermot Ryan, President at St. Kieran’s College.

As Ireland’s most successful hurling manager in the modern sporting era Brian Cody will deliver a talk on ‘Principled Leadership’. Having been just confirmed for an unprecedented 20th season as Kilkenny Manager, he will explore the leadership skills that have made Kilkenny the competitive and resilient force they are known for.

He will also touch on what it takes to have a team work with relentless drive, pure passion, ceaseless commitment and the uncompromising selflessness needed to succeed. 

The lunch time event will see insights shared on the focus, passions, attention to detail and drive, which are necessary for success. This is following on from the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural event, which is once again being supported by Newstalk, Morgan McKinley and Taxback.

All funds raised will go towards creating a National Centre of Excellence for Hurling at St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny, one of the country’s oldest second level colleges which has a firm reputation for its sporting successes and academic achievements. Funds will also go towards assisting with the development the game throughout the county.

The event includes lunch for attendees and the opportunity to meet with the speakers and network with their