Henry Shefflin has topped another list of best hurlers. This time the Irish indos 20 20 50.
A tremendous hurler. But when you bresk it down is he, to some degree, over rated?
The basis of the question is based on 2 things. 1 the players he was surrounded by his entire career and 2 his hurling ability v some other top class players. Some examples…
Brian Corcoran Brian Whelehan and Tommy Walsh all won all ireland and all stars as defenders and forwards. Would Shefflin have done like wise had he moved to corner back or wing back for example?
Does his skill set as a hurler really stand above DJ Carey or even Joe Canning? Undeniably skilled but in the same bracket as those?
TJ Reid. Has stood like a giant for Kilkenny over the last few years when the Shefflins Larkins Brennans Wslshs Delaneys had moved on. Would Henry have carried thst Kilkenny side as well as his clubman?
Is Henry truly the best hurler to have played or is there a certain degree of counting medals and awards involved?