TOMMY GRIF­FIN

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - SPORT -

NO sur­prise that Peter Keane would want to bring along at least one of the men he worked so suc­cess­fully with for the last three years with the Mi­nors, and Grif­fin was al­ways an ob­vi­ous op­tion.

An mul­ti­ple All-Ire­land win­ner, Grif­fin played with Kerry un­til 2010 so he’s not that long away from the coal­face of the game, and he cer­tainly seems to have moved ef­fort­lessly into a coach­ing role with the mi­nors. He has also worked along­side Ea­monn Fitz­mau­rice in a coach­ing role with sev­eral Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuib­hne teams.

As a very able and ver­sa­tile de­fender in his day, the Din­gle club man will bring valu­able ex­per­tise in an area that needs im­me­di­ate and se­ri­ous re­dress­ing.

Those mi­nor teams Grif­fin and Keane worked with for the last three years were founded on solid de­fen­sive struc­tures, and play­ers who were com­fort­able in man on man de­fend­ing and tack­ling, and much of that can be at­trib­uted to Grif­fin.

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