Shefflin to miss championship opener against Offaly

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin is set to miss a senior championship match for the first time since 1999. The 11 time All-Star has been ruled out of the Leinster Championship quarterfinal clash with Offaly because of a stress fracture to his foot

He spoke about his injury at the launch of the Lucozade Sport Club Crusade Campaign

This year, Lucozade Sport is offering adult sport clubs free training equipment and kit in exchange for Lucozade Sport bottle caps. A bespoke catalogue has been developed so that clubs know exactly how many caps they need for each item. Clubs will be sent the items once the specified amount of caps have been collected and verified.

Henry Shefflin said, “I think it is great that Lucozade Sport is committing to their successful Club Crusade initiative for a second year. I really felt that last year’s initiative was a fantastic idea and this year it is even better because clubs are guaranteed rewards for saving their bottle caps. Clubs can look through the catalogue, decide what they would like and will know exactly how many caps they need to get it. Gear and equipment is always in short supply, as I know from my own Club, Ballyhale Shamrocks, so I am sure a lot of clubs will be delighted with the new offer. ”

Jim Geraghty, Marketing Manager for Lucozade Sport said, “We are delighted to launch this year’s Lucozade Sport Crusade. We listened to feedback from clubs who took part last year and have adapted the initiative to reward every club that signs up and collects bottle caps. We have partnered with Azzurri, who are providing the equipment and kit. We have some fantastic gear ranging from training cones and bibs to full sets of jerseys so I would encourage any adult teams in clubs, big or small to get collecting.”

Jim added: “We wanted to let clubs know at the earliest opportunity to allow them to get a head start but clubs can register from 24th June at .”