Paul Shefflin Death – Obituary/Death Notices websites are reporting that the younger brother of Kilkenny hurling Henry Shefflin has died. Paul reportedly passed away at the age of 41.
Ballyhale Shamrocks hurler Paul Shefflin, a married father of four died “suddenly” on Friday afternoon. His cause of death is not said.
Mr. Shefflin was the younger brother of Ireland’s most renowned hurler, Henry Shefflin, and his death was believed to send shockwaves through the Ballyhale community in South Kilkenny. Paul Shefflin was a defender and the minor hurling captain of Kilkenny in 1998. Henry, his brother, won ten All-Irelands with Galway and is now the manager of the Galway senior hurling team, who plays Cork in the Allianz National Hurling League on Saturday evening.
Comments on Social Media over the death of Paul Shefflin
The club and community of Ballyhale has dealt with so much tragedy in recent years, it’s so desperately sad to lose another young man. Thoughts and prayers with the Shefflin and McCarthy families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Paul @BallyhaleGAA 💚
Ballyhale in a Twitter statement said “Ballyhale PA are very saddened to hear of the sudden death of Paul Shefflin. Many of our children were coached by Paul in Shamrocks GAA Club and he had a ready smile and kind words of encouragement for all of them.”
Who was Paul Shefflin and How did he die?
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 club paid tribute to him today.
The Ballyhale Shamrocks stalwart died suddenly while he was running yesterday afternoon.
Paul, who was married and leaves behind four children, was widely loved in the GAA community in Ballyhale where they have been in mourning since confirmation of his sad passing. The Ballyhale Shamrocks AGM, due to take place on Saturday night, has now been adjourned as a mark of respect for the family.