The King tried his hand at the big ball this weekend
After stepping out of the hectic world of inter-county hurling two years ago, Henry Shefflin embarked on a new challenge this weekend when he togged out for a football game with his local club.
But King Henry didn't have the freedom that he is normally afforded on a hurling pitch and was given strict orders from the Ballyhale Shamrocks intermediate coach, to avoid soloing the ball at all costs.
1st football game in 14 yrs @BallyhaleGAA and the team talk advice from manager "no one is allowed solo the ball" 😀😀😀⚽️⚽️⚽️#hewasright— Henry Shefflin (@ShefflinHenry) January 30, 2016
It will take some time to adjust to the other National sport, but with a bit of time spent lobbing the ball against the garage door, the former hurling legend could become a potent weapon for his local club. In any case, the fans are glad to see Henry Shefflin cantering up and down a GAA pitch again.
Surely, Brian Cody should be happy that his former player has found a new passion, no?
Here's a sight you never thought you'd see: Henry Shefflin switches codes, lining out for Ballyhale intermediates pic.twitter.com/sfUweKqnGa— Kevin O'Brien (@Kevobrien7) January 31, 2016