Ballyboden St Enda's pay tribute to "lifelong member" after tragic accident in Spain

September 17, 2023

The late Kieran Griffin

The Ballyboden St Enda’s club in Dublin has paid tribute to a “lifelong member” who died in a drowning accident while on holiday in Spain.

Kieran Griffin from Knocklyon in Dublin was found dead in San Sebastian on Friday.

He had travelled to the northern Spain city on Thursday with a group of friends.

Ballyboden St Enda’s described Mr Griffin as a lifelong member of the club and a minute's silence was held in his memory at all of its senior games yesterday (Saturday).

“It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ballyboden St. Endas member Kieran Griffin tragically lost his life in Spain last Friday 15th September,” read a statement on the club’s website yesterday.

“Kieran has been a member of Ballyboden St. Endas since his childhood playing both hurling and football from a young age. He played Minor level during 2000 and was part of the “Eddie Eagles” Junior team that won the Treble in 2004. Kieran was also an avid pool player and recently won the Ballyboden St. Endas Club Doubles Pool Competition.

“Kieran and the Griffin Family are heavily involved in Ballyboden St. Endas for decades and Kieran’s father Danny was Sponsorship Manager for over 25 years until recently retired. The Griffin Family are well known in GAA circles across Dublin, Kerry, and Cavan.

“Everyone at Ballyboden St. Endas would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Kieran’s heartbroken parents Danny and Josephine, his brothers Shay, Donál, Paul, Padráig, Michael, his sister Ann and his partner Sheena, and to the extended Griffin family including Denise, Tara, Sinead, Grace and Steven.

“Funeral arrangements with details to follow.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal dílis.”

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