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Galway's Joe Canning and Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin after the 2012 All-Ireland SHC final replay. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Galway's Joe Canning and Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin after the 2012 All-Ireland SHC final replay. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Bypassed: Davy Fitzgerald

Bypassed: Davy Fitzgerald

King of Salthill: Henry Shefflin was the shock announcement to take Galway into the 2022 season, bypassing previous front-runner Davy Fitzgeralkd.

King of Salthill: Henry Shefflin was the shock announcement to take Galway into the 2022 season, bypassing previous front-runner Davy Fitzgeralkd.

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Galway's Joe Canning and Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin after the 2012 All-Ireland SHC final replay. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

He often left us in shock and awe with his skills as a player, but Henry Shefflin continues to do likewise off the pitch, with his sensational appointment as Galway senior hurling boss coming like a bolt from the blue.

While Davy Fitzgerald hopping across the border from Clare to take the reins may have been seen as divisive in certain quarters, the arrival of 10-time All-Ireland SHC winner Shefflin to the west has been welcomed with widespread approval.


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