Henry I is the No. 1

HENRY Shefflin will be featuring in his 56th senior hurling championship game when he lines out in Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Tipperary.

HENRY Shefflin will be featuring in his 56th senior hurling championship game when he lines out in Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Tipperary.

The Ballyhale Shamrocks attacker made his debut against Laois in 1999. He has made more championship appearances than anyone else in the squad.

Michael Kavanagh is the second longest serving player with 49 appearances. He made his debut in 1998 against Dublin.

Shefflin (32) is also the championship recorder scorer. He has a staggering 489 points to his credit (24 goals and 417 points). His average is 8.89 points per game.

The Shefflin file - 7 All-Ireland SHC (2000, 2002-03, 2006-09); 11 Leinster SHC (1999-2003, 2005-11); 5 NHL (2002-03, 2005-06, 2009); 2 Walsh Cup (2005-06); 1 Oireachtas (1999); 2 Hurler of the Year (2002, 2006); 1 RTÉ Sports Person of the Year (2006); 9 All-Star (2000, 2002-09); 3 Railway Cup (2002-03, 2009); 1 Leinster IHC (1998); 1 All-Ireland under-21 HC (1999); 2 Leinster under-21 HC (1998-99); 2 Leinster MHC (1996-97); 2 All-Ireland Club SHC (2007, 2010); 3 Leinster Club SHC (2006, 2008-09); 4 Kilkenny SHC (2006-09); 1 Kilkenny IHC (1997); 1 Kilkenny MHC Roinn A (1997); 2 Fitzgibbon Cup (WIT 1999-2000); 1 All-Ireland Colleges SHC (St Kieran’s College 1996).