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Former Irish Hurler Paul Shefflin Dies Suddenly at Age 40


Paul Shefflin, brother of 10-time All-Ireland Championship winning hurler Henry, died suddenly at 40-years-old.

A central figure for the Ballyhale Shamrocks, Paul helped lead the club’s 2007 and 2010 All-Ireland final wins.

The former athlete died suddenly while out for a run Friday afternoon.

The Irish Post reported:

One of seven children, Mr Shefflin represented his club for almost two decades, claiming three All-Ireland Senior club titles and four Leinster titles.

The club paid tribute to him this afternoon, saying they are “shocked and saddened” by his sudden death.

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.”

The Irish Examiner stated:

Paul will lie in repose at his residence on Monday from 2pm with vigil prayers at 8pm.

A requiem mass will be held on Tuesday at 12pm at St Martin of Tours Church, followed by burial in the new cemetery in Ballyhale.

A notice on reads: “Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Aoife (nee McCarthy), his cherished children Béibhinn, Odhran, Keelan and Ronan.

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