Watch: Kilkenny Kitman Rackard Cody on his 43-years with the Cats

Brian Keyes


Brian Keyes

As part of their #WeAreHurling campaign, Centra paid a visit to Nowlan Park, to meet infamous Kilkenny kitman, Rackard Cody. Now entering into his 43rd year with the Kilkenny senior panel, Rackard discusses his role within the team, his love of hurling and why he never wants to cease his involvement with the Kilkenny backroom staff.


Rackard first became involved with the Kilkenny hurlers in 1977 and has since witnessed an incredible 16 All-Ireland title victories with the Cats. He is regarded as a local legend in Kilkenny and adored by players and fans alike. As part of the visit, we also hear from former Kilkenny hurlers Michael Rice and Michael Kavanagh, who pay tribute to Rackard’s unwavering commitment to Kilkenny hurling and the incredible influence he had on the most successful hurling team this country has ever seen.


Centra, proud sponsor of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship since 2010, introduced their #WeAreHurling campaign to celebrate the hurling passion displayed by people right across the country, every year. The campaign shines a light on those who devote their lives to the game, helping to make our national sport a pillar of Irish pride. From players and partners to volunteers and sponsors, Centra’s #WeAreHurling campaign brings to life the stories of those who make up Ireland’s collective hurling community.