Tom Dempsey won’t let the ‘legend’ tag sit on him, but it’s a testament to the high regard he’s held in thanks to the goal he scored in Wexford’s 1996 All-Ireland final.
Having hit six points in a 2-13 to 3-07 win over Galway in the semi-final that August, Dempsey would add 1-3 to his championship account in the final – his goal proving the difference as Wexford beat Limerick 1-13 to 0-14 to take the Liam McCarthy cup home that year.
That championship season, Tom would finish with 2-15 to his name, but this goal in Croke Park would live on forevermore.
These days the Buffers Alley man can be heard on South East Radio’s hurling commentary, while he’s also involved with a number of underage teams for Glynn-Barntown.
From his time working under Liam Griffin to that 1996 final, winning a club All-Ireland with Buffers Alley to modern-day TV rights, Dempsey has plenty to say over nearly 90 minutes on The Clash Act this week.
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