Dempsey came close to quitting before Moorefield gig

November 28, 2017

St Loman's manager Luke Dempsey.
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<p>St Loman&rsquo;s boss Luke Dempsey has revealed that he was on the verge of quitting team management before Moorefield appointed him five years ago.</p> <p>The ex-Carlow manager led Moores to back-to-back Kildare SFC titles in 2014 before taking over Loman&rsquo;s and guiding the Mullingar club to its first ever three-in-a-row of Westmeath SFC crowns.</p> <p>Now Dempsey&rsquo;s current side will take on his former charges in the Leinster club SFC final on December 10th, with both teams coming through their respective semi-finals last Sunday, and it&rsquo;s certainly a novel pairing for the former Westmeath minor and U21 All-Ireland winning manager.</p> <p>&quot;At the time I was going to Moorefield, I was packing in managing,&quot; Dempsey revealed to the Evening Herald.</p> <p>&quot;But when they rang and asked would I go over &hellip; l love Kildare club football, I played there for ten years with Johnstownbridge, and it was a pleasure to get back into Kildare for those two years.</p> <p>&quot;And it gave me that kick-start again that I needed badly.&quot;</p>

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