Jun 16, 2021
Tony Griffin is an athlete, charity activist, speaker and author.
He is a former All-Star hurler with Clare, retiring in 2009. After that he went on to extensive charity work. His work has included setting up his own charity, Ride for the Cure, and raised €1.1 million for cancer research and hospices.
Tony launched a sports management business called Sports Academy International - which organised triathlon races, adventure races, worked on the visit of Lance Armstrong to Dublin and travelled to New Zealand and won the rights to bring the 2011 Singlespeed Mountain Bike World Championships to Ireland.
After being inspired by the work of Dubliner Jim Stynes and Reach in Australia Tony set up SOAR, a collective movement aiming to inspire young people to chase their dreams and overcome their challenges. In 2010, he published an autobiography ‘Screaming at the Sky’ which was nominated for Irish Sports Book of the Year and the William Hill Sportsbook awards. Last year he released another book ‘The Teenager’s Book of Life’.
Join us as we discuss ‘the full athlete’, working with Lance Armstrong, gruelling bike rides, and how he is helping teenagers dream big.