Brian Cody returned to the sidelines at last week's Hurling For Cancer game in St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge.
Cody managed 'Davy Russell's Best' team as they were defeated 9-13 to 8-13 by the Liam Griffin managed 'Jim Bolger's Stars'.
Cork's Ashling Thompson and Patrick Horgan, Wexford's Lee Chin and Matthew O'Hanlon and Clare's Peter Duggan and Ryan Taylor all featured on Cody's team.
The former Kilkenny manager forged a reputation for himself down the years as being ruthless and he clearly hasn't mellowed since stepping down as manager of his county last month.
Johnny Smacks, one half of the 2 Johnnies Podcast, lined out as corner forward on Griffin's team and explained his encounter with Cody at last week's charity match on the latest episode of the hit podcast.
"We went to Hurling For Cancer which is a great night; celebrities, jockeys, GAA stars all playing hurling to raise money for cancer research. A good night as always, enjoyable," Johnny Smacks said.
"I went into the dressing room beforehand and Brian Cody was there and I was like 'what do you say to someone that's retired?'
"So I said 'congratulations or commiserations Brian, I don't know what way you want to take it'.
Brian Cody fires dig at Johnny Smacks
"He was talking to one of the lads and I said to one of the lads who I'm friends with, I was like 'is there any shorts lad'?
"And Cody just said, 'not in your size'.
"He was laughing and he was like 'only small ones there'.
"I was like wow everyone seems to be burning me lately.
"Then I went out and I made him smile, I Johnny Smacks, made Brian Cody smile.
"People said it couldn't be done and I did it.
"One of the flukiest scores of all time but one of the greatest.
"Great money raised for it."
Cody may have retired from management, but he hasn't retired his savage sense of humour.