Tony Griffin

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Tony Griffin
Personal information
Sport Hurling
Position Corner-forward
Born (1981-01-11) 11 January 1981 (age 39)
Ballyea, County Clare
Club(s)
YearsClub
1999-present
Ballyea
Club titles
Clare titles 1
Munster titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCountyApps (scores)
2002-2009
Clare 33 (10-66)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 1

Tony Griffin is a former inter-country Gaelic hurling player who retired from that in November 2009. [1] [2]

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College

He played for NUI Galway in the Fitzgibbon Cup. [3]

Inter-county career

In 2000, he was called up to the Clare intercounty team under Ger Loughnane.

Honours

In 2006 Griffin was inducted into the GAA All-Star team in the Left Corner Forward position. He had been nominated for an All-Star in twice previously in 2004 & 2005. On 16 November 2009, Griffin retired from inter-county hurling with Clare, citing a lack of 'confidence in the current management structure' as one of the main reasons for doing so. [1]

Cycle For Cancer

In 2007, Tony took a year out of hurling to do a cycle across Canada in memory of his father Jerome who died from cancer.[ citation needed ]

Autobiography

In June 2010 he released his autobiography titled Screaming At The Sky.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Griffin quits Banner hurling". RTÉ Sport. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009. Tony Griffin has retired from inter-county hurling ... citing a lack of ‘confidence in the current management structure’ as one of the main reasons for doing so
  2. "Column: What becomes of an athlete after they retire?". The42 . Retrieved 28 January 2016. Griffin retired from hurling in 2009
  3. "Major Clare influence on NUIG Fitzgibbon campaign". The Clare Champion .