By Damian Dolan


Tony Griffin has no regrets over stepping down from Paul Coggins’ London senior team management team, in order to try and develop a future generation of home grown London county stars in his capacity as the new chairman of the minor board.

As one of Coggins’ trusted right hand men for the past two years, Griffin helped deliver the county’s first championship victory since 1977 when the Exiles beat Fermanagh at Ruislip, as well as guiding St Kiernan’s to intermediate success and senior county semi-final.

But following London’s All Ireland qualifying defeat to Antrim, Griffin took the decision to turn his back on inter-county football and instead pursue his real passion, underage.

“I had a good think after we lost to Antrim [June 2012] and I spoke to Paul. Underage has suffered a lot and I want to get it recognised again in London,” said Griffin, who has three young children all involved with Parnells.


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