King Henry is special guest at the Saffron Business Forum lunch

The undisputed King of Hurling Henry Shefflin, winner of 10 All Ireland medals, was the guest speaker at the Antrim’s Business Forum’s lunch at the Crown Plaza Hotel. With Shane Elliott and Paul McErlane asking the questions the Ballyhale Shamrocks clubman kept more than 500 guests enthralled with tales of his exploits with club and county over his long career. This annual lunch set a high standard last year when AP McCoy was the guest of honour and it has to be said that high standard was maintained by the great Kilkenny star. During the function the guests were entertained by the the traditional folk group The Rapparees, by the Loughgiel School of Irish Dancing, while the Tuesday Club, a group of traditional Irish musicians, provided the music as the guests arrived.

Saffron Gael went along to capture some of the action…..36 Saffron Forum lunchHenry Shefflin with L-R, Antrim county chairman Collie Donnelly, John McGuckian of event sponsors Tughans Solicitors, county vice-chairman Terry Reilly and Tony Shivers of Antrim Business Forum

59 Saffron Forum lunchTony Shivers of Antrim Business Forum and county chairman Collie Donnelly present a cheque for £1000 to former Antrim football start Anto Finnegan for the Deter MND fund

63 Saffron Forum lunchHenry Shefflin share a few words with Anto Finnegan during the Saffron Business Forum lunch

78 Saffron Forum lunchThe Loughgiel School of Irish Dancing on stage with Henry Shefflin.

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