Griffin sharpens his talons
 Eanna Griffin en route to victory in Dundalk last year. Picture: © Tony McLean

Eanna Griffin en route to victory in Dundalk last year. Picture: © Tony McLean

Six months ago he was cruelly described as a member of The Who. Well, perhaps it wasn't quite so unfair given that few beyond the hard core had heard of Waterford's Eanna Griffin before he reached the semi-finals of the South of Ireland Championship last year, losing to eventual champion Stuart Bleakley.

A few weeks later, the 21-year old claimed the 72-hole Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup and news has come through that he continues to mae some serious progress with his game.

Coached by Shane O'Grady, the PGA professional who helps the Maguire twins, Lisa and Leona, Eanna has transformed himself from an ordinary three-handicapper two and a half years ago into a very useful plus three handicapper.

Last week, he finished ninth behind European Tour players Alfredo Garcia Heredia and Tano Goya in the Gecko Tour event at Guadalhorce Golf Club in Spain, finishing on two under par after three wind-blown days. 

With entries for the West of Ireland Championship now officially open, he might be a name worth bearing in mind come Easter.