July 18, 2024
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King Henry: ‘There is nothing as beautiful as walking up John Street and seeing Kilkenny Castle’

HURLING legend Henry Shefflin has spoken of his deep pride representing Kilkenny and his beloved club Ballyhale, and how the city’s beauty still has the power to take his breath away.

“When it comes to the city there is nothing as beautiful as walking up John Street towards High Street and seeing Kilkenny Castle come into view.

“I love walking up the Parade that leads to the castle and going in with my wife and children, whether it’s to have a picnic, visit the playground or go for a walk. It is so picturesque,” Shefflin (pictured above with his wife Deirdre and their five children for a recent photoshoot with RSVP magazine) said in an interview with a new property guide published by the Sunday Times.

The most decorated hurler in history with 10 All-Ireland medals, ‘King Henry’ has always lived in his home village of Ballyhale, and this year he guided the club to Kilkenny and Leinster club championship glory in his first year as coach.

“Kilkenny and Ballyhale mean everything to me. I am proud to be from Kilkenny. I had the honour of representing the county on the sports field. We are a small county but we are very proud,” he added.

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