The Profile: Henry Shefflin
The Kilkenny legend, often considered the living, breathing embodiment of hurling, has just been appointed manager of Galway. The role pits him against his old mentor Brian Cody, in a student-versus-master drama for the ages
Name: Henry Shefflin
Appearance: ageing but still lean and athletic; reserved to the point of being inscrutable
Newsworthiness: the Kilkenny hurler with the biggest ever haul of All-Ireland medals is now tasked with bringing similar success to Galway
Hurling isn’t accustomed to October surprises, but it got one with the appointment of Henry Shefflin as Galway’s senior inter-county manager.
After all, there were far more experienced candidates in the ...