We’ve known it was coming for a while. We had seen the cover of his book many months ago. But now happily retired from inter-county hurling, still doing the business with Ballyhale Shamrocks and having traded the black and amber for a shirt and jacket on The Sunday Game, Henry Shefflin will launch his autobiography this Thursday night.
Aptly named Henry Shefflin – The Autobiography, the book will be launched by current Kilkenny senior hurling manager Brian Cody at The Hub, Cillin Hill, at 7.30pm and with an open invitation to press and fans alike for the night, it’s surely to be a packed house. The man himself will also be signing copies of the book on the night.
Here’s the synopsis of the book, taken from publishers Penguin.
In an era when Kilkenny established itself as the dominant force in hurling, one man stood out from a remarkable group of players: Henry Shefflin. Now widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Shefflin has more All-Stars, Hurler of the Year awards and All-Ireland medals than any other hurler. But beneath the surface image of calm efficiency and effortless genius, his hurling life has included its share of bitter disappointments, agonizing injuries and intense rivalries. Now, in what will be an essential read, Shefflin tells his own story.
Locally you can keep an eye out for the book in Eason (Carlow and Kilkenny), The Book Centre (Kilkenny) and Stone House Books (Kilkenny) from next week. Here’s the cover for Henry’s book…
We’re wondering if any of these topics will come up for discussion whent he book lands on Thursday.