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The Henry Shefflin era has already set Galway pulses racing

Vincent Hogan


Full-house’ signs up as hurling’s greatest player prepares to take his first steps as Galway manager against a familiar foe in Ballinasloe

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Henry Shefflin watching over Ballyhale’s All-Ireland club SHC semi-final win over Slaughtneil in 2020. Photo: Sportsfile

Henry Shefflin watching over Ballyhale’s All-Ireland club SHC semi-final win over Slaughtneil in 2020. Photo: Sportsfile

Galway senior hurling manager Henry Shefflin in attendance at the Galway County Senior Club Hurling Championship Final match between Clarinbridge and St Thomas'

Galway senior hurling manager Henry Shefflin in attendance at the Galway County Senior Club Hurling Championship Final match between Clarinbridge and St Thomas'

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin celebrate after the 2014 All-Ireland final win over Tipperary

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin celebrate after the 2014 All-Ireland final win over Tipperary

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Henry Shefflin watching over Ballyhale’s All-Ireland club SHC semi-final win over Slaughtneil in 2020. Photo: Sportsfile

Strange music in Galway heads for January then, the lure of an afternoon leaning against the weather already commanding ‘full house’ signs at the Ballinasloe turnstiles.

It would be easy to collate the attractions of home for Henry Shefflin on a Walsh Cup Sunday, but few men need lighter counsel on the educational value of monitoring inter-county aspirants hurl in a raw landscape. A Covid-limited 3,000 will pour into Duggan Park tomorrow for his debut as Galway hurling manager, Michael Fennelly’s Offaly providing the opposition.


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