Waterford legend John Mullane expects Henry Shefflin to end his inter-county career in the coming weeks.
After picking up a 13th All-Ireland medal following Ballyhale Shamrock's 1-18 to 1-6 victory over Kilmallock today at Croke Park, King Henry said that he would make up his mind in the coming weeks.
He told RTE Radio One: "In the next week or two I need to decide that.
"I've said it from the outset, I'm absolutely thrilled to be on the go this long.
"I was alway dreaming of making it to Croke Park and winning this All-Ireland, I have a few day to enjoy this and soak up the celebrations. I'll make my mind up very shortly then.
"Brian to be fair said it that last time with all the lads, it's about the player and if the player wants to stay he is happy enough and if they don't want to stay that's that."
Mullane suggested that the Henry would decide to hang up his hurl after hearing the interview from the Kilkenny star.
"You can see in the interview, you get the impression that in the next week or two the announcement will be made," Mullane said.
"Kilkenny people might not like me saying that but I don't think there is a better time for Henry to go.
"Within six months he has won an All-Ireland with Kilkenny and a club All-Ireland with Ballyhale."
There surely isn't a better example to encapsulate the drive in Henry Shefflin than his decision to forego a team holiday with Kilkenny in Florida last December, possibly his last with a group of players that he won so much with, so that he could put his foot to the floor with Ballyhale Shamrocks.