Henry Shefflin announces retirement aged 36

Henry Shefflin announces retirement aged 36

KILKENNY hurling legend Henry Shefflin has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

The 36 year old will continue to play with his club, Ballyhale Shamrocks.

Shefflin has long been regarded as one of the sport’s finest players, and he retires with 10 All-Ireland titles, 13 Leinster SHC titles, five national league titles and 11 All Star awards.

He was also named Hurler of the Year on three occasions.

Shefflin made his inter-county debut with the Cats in 1999 and has played an important role for Kilkenny ever since.

After a succession of serious injuries threatened his career, Shefflin returned to action to help Brian Cody’s side claim the Liam MacCarthy Cup again last September.