Shefflin: playing inter-county is still enjoyable

November 24, 2017

Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin celebrates with his son Henry and The Liam McCarthy Cup.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Henry Shefflin doesn't subscribe to the view that the fun has gone out of playing inter-county GAA.

Shefflin, who retired in 2015 after winning a record 10 All-Ireland medals with Kilkenny, admitted in RTÉ producer Paul Byrnes' new book At the END of the day: "I miss the craic and the dressing room banter. You hear people these days saying there's no fun anymore, it's all got so serious. I don't agree. There's plenty of fun, you make your own fun.

"That's what I really miss. I miss the big days too. I miss the competitiveness of going into training and pushing myself and having someone pushing me along.

"As time goes on, I think more about my career and the great days I've had, be it with club or county. I often think did we actually do that? We felt we were just lads heading in and playing a game we loved.

"So as time goes on I just think of the great experiences we had, the places we visited, the stories we told and the fun we had along the way."



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