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1996 All-Ireland souvenir supplement

From goal-getter to bingo man – how Tom Dempsey was so thankful he was talked out of leaving the squad

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1 September 1996; Tom Dempsey of Wexford celebrates his goal during GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final between Wexford and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

1 September 1996; Tom Dempsey of Wexford celebrates his goal during GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final between Wexford and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

1 September 1996; Tom Dempsey of Wexford in action against Declan Nash of Limerick during the Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final match between Wexford and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

1 September 1996; Tom Dempsey of Wexford in action against Declan Nash of Limerick during the Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final match between Wexford and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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1 September 1996; Tom Dempsey of Wexford celebrates his goal during GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final between Wexford and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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“DON’T GIVE up, because you never know how close you are.”

Those wise words from Tom Dempsey are delivered from the heart, with his own experience in the months before All-Ireland glory serving as a salutary lesson to any sportsperson harbouring doubt in their own mind.


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