Ballyhale Shamrocks 'shocked and saddened' by sudden death of Paul Shefflin 3 months ago

Ballyhale Shamrocks 'shocked and saddened' by sudden death of Paul Shefflin

'May Paul rest in peace.'

Tributes are pouring in to Paul Shefflin after the Ballyhale Shamrocks clubman died suddenly on Friday, at the age of only 41.


Shefflin, the younger brother of Kilkenny legend and former Galway manager Henry Shefflin, was a key figure in a Shamrocks side that had more than its' fair share of All-Ireland club hurling success. He started in the club's 2007 and 2010 final victories.

Paul Shefflin, Ballyhale Shamrocks, celebrates with the Leinster Hurling Senior Club Championship trophy at O'Moore Park, in 2014. (Credit: David Maher/SPORTSFILE)

Shamrocks released a statement, on social media, in reaction to the tragic news. It reads:


'Shamrocks GAA Club are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of club member and former player Paul Shefflin.

'Paul was an unbelievable player and won many county championships and club All-Irelands wearing the jersey he loved.

'Paul was also a former senior club treasurer and was currently involved in coaching underage teams and was actively involved in the juvenile section of the club.

'Our condolences to his loving wife Aoife, his four children, his parents Henry & Mai, his brothers and sisters and the extended Shefflin and McCarthy families. May Paul R.I..P.'

Paul Shefflin died suddenly on Friday afternoon. He was father to four children.


As a mark of respect, the Ballyhale Shamrocks AGM, which was due to take place tonight, has been adjourned.

The Kilkenny club has experienced a lot of heartache over the past decade, losing Eoin Doyle, Eugene Aylward, Seán Malone and Martin Duggan to road accidents.