Henry Shefflin learns a painful lesson about life as a footballer
You're not the king in this world.
Henry Shefflin was decent at the ol' hurling.
The Kilkenny man did alright with his career, managing to win 10 All-Irelands for the county and make his name known to one or two houses around the island too.
Yes, with a stick, Shefflin was pretty damn okay.
As a footballer though? Well, we were never to know.
This fella making his first start for the team in 14 years @kclr96fm pic.twitter.com/Dp9mXhLfvu
— Shamrocks (@BallyhaleGAA) January 30, 2016
The Cats legend switched allegiances at the weekend to try his hand with the size five ball and it's safe to say that they didn't have as much confidence in him in that way of life.
1st football game in 14 yrs @BallyhaleGAA and the team talk advice from manager "no one is allowed solo the ball" 😀😀😀⚽️⚽️⚽️#hewasright
— Henry Shefflin (@ShefflinHenry) January 30, 2016
He's gone from the king, the rain-maker, the magician, to that lad who better not do anything stupid with it.
"Pop it off, Henry!"
We'd have paid good money to see a man of such prestige humbled like that. Probably a little different to Brian Cody's team talks.
At least that infamous caption is now correct. Nearly.
@downdepairc @ShefflinHenry @BallyhaleGAA @tomas5ky so this should read “Current Kilkenny Footballer” instead? 😉 pic.twitter.com/Cj6alYzZ1I
— Conor Donnelly (@conorjdonnelly) January 30, 2016