‘You’re talking about Bear Grylls multiplied by a thousand’

All-Ireland hurling manager and acclaimed hotelier Liam Griffin foresaw the crash, and now he is worried that it is about to happen all over again

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
3rd September, 2017
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Liam Griffin: ‘My two passions in life are sport and hotels. And they don’t mix’ Picture: Maura Hickey

Liam Griffin knows a crisis when he sees one. Just before the Celtic Tiger imploded, the 1996 All-Ireland winning hurling manager and one of Ireland’s most successful hoteliers started to get worried. First there was the headline in a well-known daily newspaper: ‘We are awash with money’.

“I showed it to my wife at the time, and I said, this is the end game,” he says. “It was depressing. You’re looking at...

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