Gary Dempsey has stepped down as manager of LSL side Greystones United after three years at the helm.
The former Dunfermline, Aberdeen, Bray Wanderers and St Patrick’s Athletic player took charge when Greystones two biggest clubs merged and was in charge for a relatively successful three season.
The former FA Youth Cup winner with Everton was in charge as Greystones produced two of the LSL Senior Sunday’s greatest escapes.
Having gone seven games without a win at the start of the 2015/16 season and nine games without three points at the start of the 2016/17 season ‘Stones looked to be sinking to the second tier on both occasions.
However, they managed late season runs to stay up and established themselves as a respected top flight side.
A 20 point haul last season saw them finish 15 points off safety and they drop back down to Senior 1 without Dempsey in charge.
The player manager confirmed the news earlier this Summer and whilst a new manager will be confident of a promotion push next term he will miss the services of the experienced player turned manager.
Dempsey was a vital player as well as being the coach for the Wicklow side over the last few years.
On the move already….What do people make of the Bray situation?
I wanna wish the club and players all the very best for the future and I’m absolutely gutted to leave with us going down and also losing a cup final but that’s the game we love ⚽⚽
— Gary Dempsey (@Dempz8) May 30, 2018