O'Connor transfer could come back to haunt Dempsey

December 07, 2017

Moorefield's Eanna O'Connor scores a point against Rathnew.
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St Loman's boss Luke Dempsey is hoping that his decision to bring Eanna O'Connor to Moorefield in 2013 doesn't come back to haunt him on Sunday.

During his time in charge of the Kildare champions, Dempsey was partially responsible for bringing O'Connor to the club, along with his brother Cian, after their father Jack (the former All-Ireland winning Kerry manager) had been in touch with him.

Dempsey's current charges are set to clash with His former ones in Sunday's Leinster club SFC final and while Cian O'Connor is suspended for the decider in Portlaoise, the ex-Carlow boss is hoping that his sibling doesn't make him rue welcoming him to the Newbridge club.

"I hope getting the O'Connor's into Moorefield won't come back to haunt me," Dempsey told RTE Sport.

"I remember their father ringing and saying what club should they go to, to play their club football in Kildare, and I said of course Moorefield because I was managing them. 

"That was 2013 and since then they have really become part and parcel of Kildare football. Cian got sent off against Rathnew so he'll be missing but Eanna is shining the light big time up there along with Niall Hurley-Lynch, who was a quality forward when I was there. 

"That's where they have strength. They've got here on merit having easily disposed of Rathnew."



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