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Henry Shefflin ponders cruelty of sport on a day of ‘what ifs’

I hope they know now that they’re not too far away,’ says Galway boss after underdogs push holders to the brink

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Galway manager Henry Shefflin remonstrates with referee Thomas Walsh. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Galway manager Henry Shefflin remonstrates with referee Thomas Walsh. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Galway manager Henry Shefflin remonstrates with referee Thomas Walsh. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

At times during the second half, as Galway thundered into Limerick as if their lives depended on winning the next puckout, the next 50-50, the next squabble for possession on the Hogan Stand touchline, Henry Shefflin was like Galway’s 16th man.

Push the clock back a decade and it was here that Henry the King produced his crowning half-hour – in the second half of the drawn 2012 All-Ireland final. Against Galway.


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