Name: James Dempsey
Date of Birth: 23/01/1989
League Debut: 04/04/2010 v Waterford
League Appearances: 36
Championship Debut: 30/05/2010 v Antrim
Championship Appearances: 17
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Schools/College Attended: St. Brendan’s, Community School, Birr, Co. Offaly.
University of Limerick, Limerick
Achievements with club to date: Division 1 Hurling League, Junior B Football Championship,Junior C Football Championship
When and where did you first start playing hurling? First started playing when I was 5 with Kinnitty GAA Club.
Biggest influence on your hurling career: My Parents
What sporting event would you most like to attend? The Super Bowl
To date what is your favourite moment in sport? Toss-up between playing in the County Final with Kinnitty in 2008 & making my full Inter County championship debut in Croke Park against Galway 2010.
Favourite Venue: Croke Park
Favourite G.A.A. player: Damien Fitzhenry
What sportsperson would you most like to meet? Roger Federer
What is the hardest part of your sporting life? Traveling back to Offaly from Dublin for training twice a week.
Toughest player to block a shot from in training? Paddy Murphy
Who is the ‘joker’ on the panel? Dan Kelleher
If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy?! Audi Q7
Favourite holiday destination: San Diego, California
Favourite Food: Grilled Salmon with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Mixed Veg.
Favourite Drink: Coconut andAlmond Milk
Favourite Music: The Kings of Leon
Favourite Film: Inception
In ten years time I hope to be: I hope to be still playing club hurling with Kinnitty having brought a county title back to the Slieve Bloom.
One thing you may not know about me…… Even though I hold the hurl with my left hand on top I’m actually right handed.