Former Laois senior, U-21 and minor manager Sean Dempsey has been appointed to work alongside Jack Sheedy and Philip Kiernan on the Longford senior football management team for the 2015 season.
With a lot of experience gained at inter-county level with his native county, the highlight of which was guiding the Laois minors to All-Ireland glory in 2003, Dempsey is a well established coach who will assist the Longford manager Sheedy in the quest to gain promotion in Division 4 of the National League next year.
A former player for the Laois senior football team, Dempsey had enjoyed huge success as an underage team coach and manager and in late 2008 was appointed to succeed Liam Kearns as the manager of the Laois seniors - serving two seasons (2009 and 2010) in the position before he was replaced by Justin McNulty.
Dempsey is highly regarded as a manager and coach and during his spell with the Laois minors he turned them into one of the top underage teams in the country, winning the 2003 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship title.
He managed the Laois under 21 side to successive Leinster titles in 2006 and 2007 and to an All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship final appearance in 2007, where they were defeated by Cork.
As a player, Dempsey was a member of the St Joseph’s club winning a number of Laois Senior Football Championship titles with them.
After a successful minor football career, he graduated to become a member of the Laois Under 21 and senior football panels, playing alongside his brothers Martin and Mick for many years.