The identity of the next Galway hurling manager has been a source of great speculation in recent weeks. Despite rumours from the Banner County that Davy Fitzgerald would be filling the vacant role, reports this evening say Henry Shefflin will take over as the next Galway manager.
The news was broken this evening by John Fogarty in the Irish Examiner.
Henry Shefflin to become the new Galway senior hurling manager. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) October 20, 2021
Damian Lawlor reported similar on RTE.ie.
It's a spectacular development for the world of hurling.
The Galway county board is set to meet tonight to ratify the name of the county's next intercounty manager. Shane O'Neill stepped down in the summer after Galway went out of the Championship to Waterford. Galway have a massively talented panel but have underwhelmed throughout the last decade.
Shefflin had a massively successful reign as Ballyhale Shamrocks manager and was seen by most as the eventual successor to Brian Cody. However Cody signed up for another year leading the men in black and amber.
Shefflin won ten All-Irelands, including two against Galway. He repeatedly tormented the Tribesmen throughout his vaunted career. Now he will lead them.
Clare-based media outlets seemed convinced that Davy Fitz would follow in the footsteps of Ger Loughnane as a Clareman managing north of the border. Extensive reports featuring the identities of his backroom team have proven false.
Many on social media wondered if Joe Canning would consider coming out of retirement to play for the King.
Developing...more as we get it...