Galway wary of Henry Shefflin influence in All-Ireland final replay

Updated: Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 15:47 | Comments

'King' Henry Shefflin
'King' Henry Shefflin

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham has no injury worries but is concerned with how the Tribesmen cope with Henry Shefflin in Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final replay against Kilkenny.

Kilkenny trailed Galway by five points at half time in the drawn encounter, but the Cats recovered to fight another day, and indeed almost won it, thanks largely to the influence of Shefflin, who finished the match with 12 points.

Cunningham told the Irish Independant: "Henry Shefflin orchestrated all the moves from centre-forward.

“If he reproduces that performance he’ll cause us problems” - Anthony Cunningham

"He was pulling the strings there and that’s definitely an area we’re going to concentrate on because his influence on the game was tremendous the last day.

“If he reproduces that performance he’ll cause us problems.”

Cunningham also revealed Kevin Hynes and Iarla Tannian have recovered from their respective injuries.

Full back Hynes took a heavy knock to the jaw last time out and had to leave the field temporarily but has since returned to full training, while midfielder Tannian has recovered from his ankle problem.

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