Shefflin steps down as Ballyhale manager

January 23, 2020

Ballyhale Shamrocks manager Henry Shefflin. ©INPHO/Tom O'Hanlon.

Henry Shefflin has resigned his post as Ballyhale Shamrocks senior hurling manager.

The Irish Examiner reports that the former Kilkenny star informed the players of his plans to step down just four days after the club’s eighth All-Ireland triumph.

Shefflin, who cited family and work commitments as the reason behind his decision, was appointed Shamrocks boss in late 2017 and steered his native club to 17 consecutive championship victories.

Shamrocks chairman Michael Hoyne told the Examiner: “There’ll only ever be one Henry Shefflin. We have the luxury at the moment of listening to this media debate about whether himself or TJ (Reid) is the better hurler. It’s hard to say. But no one, I think, will ever match Henry’s record of All-Irelands and All-Stars. He’s out on his own, and will probably stay there.”

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