Saturday 20 January 2018

Henry Shefflin: I'm thrilled to still be involved

Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin with the Liam MacCarthy cup.
Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin with the Liam MacCarthy cup.
Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has words with Henry Shefflin before he was introduced as a substitute.
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Kilkenny forward Henry Shefflin admits it was a "rollercoaster" of a season but is "thrilled" to become the first player to win 10 All-Ireland medals.

The Ballyhale Shamrocks star was introduced to replace Richie Hogan and while he didn't start a single championship game for the Cats this summer, he is delighted with his contribution to such successful side.

"It's unbelievable," he admitted afterwards.

"It’s been a rollercoaster season for me. I'm thrilled to still be involved at this stage of my career. It's a joy to be involved."

Shefflin conceded he finds it difficult not to be on the starting team, but says it is worth it for days like this.

"It's difficult (not to start). Everyone wants to play, it's tough going."

"It was a very hard fought All-Ireland but I'm thrilled we came out on the right side of it."

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