"I've no doubt we'll see him in a couple of years at inter-county level"

December 02, 2018

Ballyhale Shamrocks manager Henry Shefflin. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Michael Fennelly has tipped Henry Shefflin to make the step up to inter-county management in the future.

‘King Henry’ guided Ballyhale Shamrocks to a 9th Leinster Club SFC success in Netwatch Cullen Park in his first year at the helm and team captain Fennelly believes his former team-mate has what it takes to coach at the elite level.

“I've no doubt we'll see him in a couple of years at inter-county level,” Fennelly told Sky Sports following their comprehensive win over Ballyboden St Enda’s.

“Without a doubt. I'd say he has his eyes on that, even in the back of his mind maybe. It's his first year and he has a Leinster final medal which is huge.

“Club is a big task, especially when he only retired last year. I don't know would I do it myself because players maybe know each other very, very well, but he took it on to be fair to him, he took a risk and here we are now, we're Leinster champions.”



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