By Jim O’Sullivan
KILKENNY scoring ace Henry Shefflin has no intention of joining Cork club Blackrock.
In America with the Vodafone GAA Allstars, he dismissed rumours of a move to Blackrock, which has a strong connection with Kilkenny over the years. "I have got a good few phone calls on it. There’s no truth whatsoever in it. I’m from a proud club, Ballyhale Shamrocks. I grew up there and I’ll always be there," he stated emphatically yesterday.
He suspects that the speculation arose from the possibility of him working in the Cork area and coming to live there. "Lads said something among themselves and one thing led to another," he added. "Rumours started and they just spiralled out of control.
"I heard it myself a good few times. In fact one Cork player rang me before Christmas."
Shefflin is employed by New Holland Finance, a subsidiary of Bank of Ireland Finance. His main area of responsibility is in the agri-business side of matters, handling the finance for all the New Holland tractor sales in the locality.
His area of responsibility takes in the South-East region, including counties such as Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford, Carlow and Kildare.