All-Ireland joy close to 'heaven on earth' for Cody
BRIAN Cody has described winning an All-Ireland final as being close to heaven on earth and revealed that he doesn't believe in hell.
He has also said that the country has reached a sad state and that a new sense of honesty was urgently required for the tough road ahead.
"We've reached the lowest of the low in regard to everything that could happen in our country," Cody said.
"We have to start being completely honest. We talked about being straightforward and genuine and honest in what we're trying to do (in hurling), but that hasn't happened in our country. It's going to be a tough slog to get out of where we are."
Speaking to Gay Byrne on the 'The Meaning of Life' programme to be broadcast on RTE tomorrow night, he said that while he had a deep sense of religion, he doesn't believe in hell.
"I don't see God up there with a pen or pencil, ticking us in our out. I believe in heaven, whatever it's meant to be, something that's an extension of life. We often speak of heaven on earth. Sometimes, it comes on the first Sunday in September."
Cody also gave an insight into what he would say at the gates of heaven: "Thanks be to God, we're here, what's next?"
'The Meaning of Life' is on RTE 1 tomorrow night at 10.30