Willie Griffin

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Willie Griffin
Personal information
Irish name Liam Griofain
Sport Hurling
Position Half-forward
Born Shanballymore, County Cork
Club(s)
Years Club
1940s-1950s Shanballymore
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1950-1952 Cork
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1

Willie Griffin was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Shanballymore and was a member of the Cork senior inter-county team from 1950 until 1952.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Griffin played his club hurling with his local club in Shanballymore and enjoyed some success. After defeat in two county finals in 1948 and 1950, he won a county intermediate championship title with Shanballymore in 1951.

Inter-county[edit]

Griffin's inter-county career was a short one, however, he enjoyed much success. After a period in the wilderness the Cork team bounced back in 1952 with Griffin capturing a Munster winners' medal following a defeat of three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions Tipperary in the provincial decider.[1] Dublin provided the opposition in the subsequent All-Ireland final, however ‘the Dubs’ were completely outclassed by Cork on that occasion. In spite of only leading by three points at half-time Cork won by 2-14 to 0-7 and picked up an All-Ireland winners' medal.[2] Griffin's inter-county hurling career came to an end following this triumh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donegan, Des (2005). The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games. DBA Publications. p. 25. 
  2. ^ Corry, Eoghan (2005). The GAA Book of Lists. Hodder Headline Ireland. p. 352.