The Autobiography (Paperback)

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The long-awaited autobiography of the legendary hurler Henry Shefflin. 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.

About the Author

Henry Shefflin started playing senior inter-county hurling for Kilkenny in 1999. He won a record eleven All-Irelands, and been selected as an All-Star 11 times and as Hurler of the Year a record three times. He is the all-time leading scorer in championship hurling.

Praise For…

"There is a compelling story in a young man's rise from the rural middle class of south Kilkenny to being one of our finest sportsmen. He became much more than a hurler . . . This memoir is cast in its author's likeness, honest but tactful, direct without being brusque." —Irish Examiner

"Shefflin . . . gives interesting insights into the mentality and culture which have powered the most dominant team in Irish men's sports over the last 15 years. He is also very honest about himself." —Christy O'Connor, Evening Echo

"The greatest player of this, or perhaps any, generation." —Irish Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9780241961711
ISBN-10: 0241961718
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication Date: September 1st, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English