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Shefflin set to make announcement
24 Mar 2015 16:04
Henry Shefflin is set to bring the curtain down on one of the greatest hurling careers of all time at a press conference in Kilkenny tomorrow.
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The Kilkenny legend won his third All-Ireland club title with Ballyhale Shamrocks last week and said afterwards that he would soon be making a decision on inter-county retirement.
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“I can’t put it off any longer," he told RTÉ Sport. "I have been in the privileged position to be able to keep pushing it off because we did so well with the club.
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“I am very happy with where I am at so it’s just make my mind up time.”
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“It’s the perfect platform; to win an All-Ireland, a third with your club, but then you’re saying to yourself that it’s the end of March so the season is nearly over - it’s really rocking on,” explained Shefflin.
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“I suppose the decision I have to make is whether or not I am going to go back with Kilkenny and it’s a decision I am going to make very quickly.”
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The press conference will take place tomorrow at noon at Langton's Hotel in Kilkenny.
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Shefflin stands as one of the greatest hurlers of all time, with 10 All-Ireland medals, 13 Leinster titles, five national league titles and 11 All Stars. He has been named Hurler of the Year three times.
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Injury hampered his involvement in Kilkenny’s 2014 league campaign, and though he returned in time for the Championship, he was limited to appearances off the bench, including an appearance in the final.
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The Ballyhale Shamrocks player made his inter-county debut with the Cats in 1999 and has been a key part of Kilkenny’s glittering success since then.
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After a string of serious injuries, Shefflin came back to help Brian Cody’s side clinch the Liam MacCarthy Cup again last September. He was introduced in the final quarter of last year’s win, providing a lift to Kilkenny as they tried to see off the determined challenge of Tipperary.
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