The Kilkenny great Henry Shefflin could only think of his brother after Galway’s impressive victory over the cats on Sunday. Shefflin’s brother Paul sadly passed away in March at only 41 years of age.
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“I was probably thinking about my brother,” Galway manager Shefflin told RTÉ Radio One’s Sunday Sport about what was going through his mind after the goal.
“It’s been a very trying time for my family. That’s what I was thinking about. I was just thinking about him.
“It was just such an emotional moment in the whole game. That’s what came to mind, my own parents, and [Paul’s wife] Aoife and the children back home.
“At the end of the day, this is a game, it’s a sport. We absolutely love it. We enjoy it. We play it for moments like this when you get a big win.”
Sadden to hear of the Death of Paul Shefflin. A young man of 41 who came from a Great hurling Family. Sending my deepest sympathies to everybody in @BallyhaleGAA at this desperately sad time. My Thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏 pic.twitter.com/v6FpOTGS54
— Buff Egan 🇺🇦 (@buff_egan) March 5, 2022