Portarlington GAA Club

Founded 1893

Co. Laois

Wesley Dempsey RIP

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Portarlington GAA were saddened to learn of the recent death of Wesley Dempsey.

Wesley originally from Walsh Island made Portarlington his home in the 1970's when he set up home in Corrig & established Plumb Heat, a Mechanical & Plumbing business just over the Barrow bridge that employed many a young apprentice from both sides of the river over the decades.

Young Port footballers in the 1980's & 90's, that might otherwise have had to seek work around the country or abroad, were able to ply their trade with a Portarlington employer and Port GAA were a benefactor of Wesley's faith and belief in the young men of the town.

Wesley's passion for football did not just stop at his native Offaly, he was also a very important asset to Port GAA over the years too.

When the building committee for the hall was established in the late 70's / Early 80's, Wesley's business acumen and project management experience were vital to the successful delivery of the GAA Centre in 1982.

He was also called upon again in 2000 to help with the delivery of a new stand & again he did not let the club down.

An ambitious venture for the club at the time, but again Wesley's knowledge of delivering projects on time and on budget was vital in producing the Colm Maher stand that we all know and love to this day.

Wesley was liked and respected by all who knew him, worked for him and served with him for over 50 years. He will be sadly missed.

We offer our condolences to his wife Noelle, daughters Siobhán, Fiona & Sinéad, his beloved grandchildren and extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Funeral Details Here

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