GRIFFITHS EYES CROWNING GLORY
Leigh Griffiths admits helping Hibernian end a 110-year wait for the Scottish Cup against Hearts would be the pinnacle of his life.
Leith-born Griffiths scored the winner in the semi-final against Aberdeen to help set up the Edinburgh derby showpiece at Hampden on Saturday.
And the on-loan Wolves striker feels doing the same against Hearts would leave him on the ultimate high.
The 21-year-old told Hibernian TV: "I missed the birth of my two kids so this could be the proudest moment of my career.
"I was down at Wolves when my two kids were born.
"If I could score the winner or play any part in the winner it would be the proudest moment of my life, definitely."
The boyhood Hibs fan was pleased to get away from Scotland in the early part of the week as Pat Fenlon took his players to a training camp near Dublin.
"It was good to get away," Griffiths said. "We knew what Edinburgh was going to be like with the cup final coming up so it was good to get away and get a break.
"Training was good as well, the training pitch was great and to train on that for a few days without the press and everyone on our backs was great."
Despite the escape to Ireland, Griffiths still had to field phone calls from friends and family looking for a ticket for the first Edinburgh derby final since 1896.
"My phone is still going for tickets but all mine are away," the former Livingston and Dundee striker said.
"I have to collect two now but they are going straight to my big brother and after that there are no tickets."
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