Mick Dempsey (Gaelic footballer)

Michael "Mick" Dempsey is a former Gaelic football player and manager from County Laois in Ireland.

Playing careerEdit

Dempsey captained his club St Josephs to the Laois Senior Football Championship title in 1983. He stayedwith Laois for many years and was part of the team that won the National Football League title in 1986.

Managerial careerEdit

As a manager Dempsey managed Laois to the Leinster U21 Football Championship title in 1994 and managed the Laois senior team in 1997 and 1998.

With the Carlow club O’Hanrahans coach, Dempsey led the Blues to three championships and a Leinster title (2000) in his four-year tenure.

He also managed the Muckalee and St Martins clubs in Kilkenny before joining manager Brian Cody as part of the leadership team for the Kilkenny senior hurlers in 2003.[1]

Dempsey stepped down as part of the Kilkenny hurling backroom team in October 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "Kilkenny's adopted son Dempsey plotting further glory for Cats". Irish Independent. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Dempsey confirms he has left Kilkenny set-up". RTE Sport. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  • Comhairle Laighean 1900-2000 Tom Ryall, 2000
  • Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games Raymond Smith, 1999
  • Laois GAA Yearbook 1999 Leinster Express, 1999

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Preceded by
Colm Browne
Laois Senior Football Bainisteoir
Succeeded by
Tom Cribben