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Henry Shefflin

Henry Shefflin

Henry Shefflin is the only player in the history of the GAA to win ten All-Ireland championship medals. A native of Ballyhalle, he was one of a family of children with a strong sporting background, notably in hurling. Shefflin first excelled at hurling whilst at school for St. Kieran’s College, and in 1996 won his first Leinster title.

He made his senior debut wearing the black and amber of Kilkenny in 1999. Shefflin and his teammates were on a winning streak which has put them shoulder to shoulder with the best teams the GAA has ever seen.

He also holds twelve Leinster Senior Championship winning medals, along with five National Hurling League winners’ medals. Not to mention 11 All-Stars to his name. He retired from inter-county hurling in early 2015.

Our Aims and Objectives

THE THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 TO PROMOTE PRIDE IN AND RESPECT FOR THE IRISH FLAG AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS SYMBOLISM AND MEANING FOR PEACE, IN PARTICULAR AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNICITY, CREED OR GENDER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF IRELAND, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONSTITUTE THE ‘NEW IRISH’, ARE MADE AWARE OF THE FLAG’S MESSAGE, AND ARE FULLY INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING IT A REALITY BY MAKING A SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION AS ACTIVE CITIZENS. EACH YEAR, WE SEND OUT A FUNDRAISING PACK TO EACH OF OUR REGISTERED SCHOOLS, WHICH INCLUDE FLAG LAPEL PINS FOR THE STUDENTS TO SELL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A CHARITY OR PROJECT OF THEIR CHOICE. WE ALSO PROVIDE SCHOOLS WITH PLANS FOR HOW TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY, AND FLAGS FLOWN FROM 33 THE MALL. 

Aims and Objectives