Kilkenny legend Henry Shefflin will attend his first Munster Final tomorrow
Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Henry Shefflin confessed that he ‘could count on one hand the number of games at this level I would have gone to watch that didn’t involve Kilkenny’.
Ever the professional Shefflin revealed, ‘I existed in that bubble for the best part of 16 years, it suited me that way, focusing on my own game… If I was going there I felt it had to be as a player. I wasn’t interested in being a supporter’.
Although this year’s Munster Championship has failed to live up to the expectations of previous years, tomorrow’s final has certainly stirred interest.
It could almost be billed as Tipperary’s unstoppable force against Waterford’s immovable object, as both sides employ such contrasting styles.
King Henry could therefore be in for a classic.
To get us all in the mood, we encourage you to watch Final Words: Munster Hurling Final 2004. A documentary that recounts possibly the greatest Munster Final of all time.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena