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All-Ireland winning manager Shefflin steps down from role with Ballyhale

Shefflin guided Ballyhale to All-Ireland club glory last Sunday in Croke Park.

Henry and Evan Shefflin celebrating Ballyhale Shamrocks victory last Sunday.
Henry and Evan Shefflin celebrating Ballyhale Shamrocks victory last Sunday.
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Updated Jan 23rd 2020, 11:05 PM

FOUR DAYS AFTER guiding Ballyhale Shamrocks to All-Ireland glory once more, Henry Shefflin has stepped down from his post as manager tonight.

The club have confirmed in a statement the departure of Shefflin due ‘to family and work commitments’. 

The Kilkenny hurling great leaves the role after enjoying huge success with the club, completing back-to-back All-Ireland senior club victories on Sunday with success by 0-18 to 0-15 against Tipperary’s Borris-Ileigh in Croke Park.

The news was first reported earlier  this evening by the Irish Examiner and the Irish Mirror. 

Shefflin has enjoyed remarkable success with the Kilkenny hurling heavyweights, cementing their position as the leading club side in the country.

Since retiring from playing in 2017, he guided the club in 2018 to Kilkenny and Leinster glory, in 2019 to All-Ireland, Kilkenny and Leinster triumphs, and then last Sunday’s All-Ireland success at the outset of the 2020 campaign.

It marked the first time that Ballyhale had completed back-to-back All-Ireland senior titles and brought the tally to eight the number of times they have lifted the Tommy Moore Cup.

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