A sad day.
Kilkenny boss Brian Cody has paid tribute to the late Paul Shefflin, following his sad passing.
Shefflin, the brother of Kilkenny great Henry, played with distinction for Ballyhale Shamrocks, passed away suddenly at the age of 41 after going out for a run.
And today, prior to Kilkenny’s win away to Dublin at Parnell Park, Cody paid tribute to Shefflin who was a popular figure within Kilkenny hurling.
“A really, really sad time..”
“A really, really sad time for Ballyhale, the whole of Kilkenny and all hurling people everywhere,” Cody said on RTE. “The Shefflin family are synonymous with the game..
“Paul was a terrific hurler himself.. He was a very popular figure around the place.”
“A really, really sad time for Ballyhale, the whole of Kilkenny and all hurling people everywhere.”
Kilkenny manager Brian Cody on the passing of Paul Shefflin.#RTEgaa pic.twitter.com/Lcvv9QDJ8p
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) March 5, 2022
Also speaking on the passing of the 41-year-old was ex-Kilkenny star Jackie Tyrell, who mourned the passing of a gentleman.
“When the news trickled through yesterday, you’re asking the question: why?,” he said.
“All the things you alluded to – a great club man, a great family man, and possibly because of Henry’s success he was possibly overshadowed.
“A great club man, coaching and treasurer of the club. I played against Paul a few times, he was a real tough cookie, but a gentleman off the hurling field.
Shamrocks GAA Club are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of club member and former player Paul Shefflin. Paul was an unbelievable player and won many County championships and Club All Irelands wearing the Jersey he loved. pic.twitter.com/CI2dTwQ99Y
— Shamrocks (@BallyhaleGAA) March 5, 2022
“It’s a sad, sad day for a community like Ballyhale that have had a lot of tragedy down throughout the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shefflin family and all the communities associated with Ballyhale GAA tonight.”
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