King Henry

Paul O'Flynn

A new book for reluctant readers about the all-time leading scorer in championship hurling, Henry Shefflin, aka King Henry!
Date Published :
October 2021
Publisher :
Gill Books
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9780717190829
Pages : 174
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock


There are parts of Ireland where hurling is life. Where it’s the first thing you think about when you wake up, and where you’ll be hitting the small ball until bedtime. Luckily for young Henry Shefflin, his home village of Ballyhale in County Kilkenny is one such place. Henry is from a hurling stronghold where every thought is about the next point, the next goal, the next match. But there’s only one match anyone talks about come September – the All-Ireland Final.

Can Henry be as good a hurler as his father and brothers? Can he train hard and overcome injuries and disappointments to one day play at Croke Park for his beloved county?

King Henry is the incredible story of how Henry Shefflin became the greatest hurling player of all time.

"An accessible and entertaining biography for young sports fans, especially appealing for reluctant readers…with all the thrill and excitement of compelling sport commentary." - Children’s Books Ireland

About The Author

Paul O’Flynn is an RTÉ News and Sport presenter and journalist. A graduate of DCU with a BA in Journalism and an MA in International Relations, he is also currently an associate lecturer at his alma mater. He is a keen sportsperson and amateur swimmer, and in 2018 he was the winner of the Liffey Swim.

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