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Saturday 21 October 2017

Gods of sport may answer our prayers

Paul O'Connell
Paul O'Connell
Henry Shefflin

The legend that is Henry Shefflin (left) is retiring. In his speech to the media in Langtons in Kilkenny he said that he felt that now was the right time.

With 11 All-stars, 10 All Irelands, and as a member of the reigning club and county All-Ireland champion teams, it's hard to think of a more apt moment for him to depart. It makes you think, would it be possible that the sports gods are smiling on legends of the game? And if so, what are the chances those gods would facilitate Paul O'Connell (inset) holding a press conference in a Limerick hotel, later this year, as a member of the team that has back to back Six Nations...and a World Cup?

The only thing that could be better would be if he announced at that press conference that he was playing on, and he'd heard from Henry, who says he's planning to do a Paul Galvin...

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