Well, it’s all official.
One of the biggest moves in hurling circles in recent years has seen Henry Shefflin – Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin – appointed manager of the Galway senior hurlers.
The vacant post had been expected to be filled by Davy Fitzgerald following his departure from Wexford earlier this summer.
Scoreline understands that Shefflin’s deal is a three year term and may include a break clause or review after two years.
Just before 8pm on Wednesday evening, the Galway county board issued the below statement.
Galway statement on Henry Shefflin appointment
Galway GAA is delighted to announce Henry Shefflin as the new Galway Senior Hurling Manager. Henry’s achievements as a player are unrivalled. As a manager he has guided Ballyhale Shamrocks to All Ireland Club titles in 2019 and 2020. Henry will be joined by fellow Kilkenny man Richie O’Neill as a coach and his management team will be finalised in the coming weeks. All in Galway GAA wish them the very best in their new roles.
Henry stated, ‘Managing the Galway Senior Hurlers presents a unique opportunity, and we relish the exciting challenge ahead as we begin this journey. We look forward to working with the players, the county board, and the wider Galway GAA community over the coming years.’
Galway GAA also wish to thank everyone that participated in, and facilitated the selection process, including the candidates that put themselves forward as well as the interview panel for their diligence, commitment and professionalism over the past few weeks.
The appointment of Henry Shefflin to lead our flagship team underpins both our immediate ambition for Galway hurling as well as a commitment to building a sustainable development pathway for our young hurlers. This will be followed bye the appointment of our u20 and Minor Management teams, as well as the Head of our newly constituted Adult Development Squad for 2022.