Courtenay DEMPSEY


Age: 31yr 12mth Games: 134 Born: Aug 28, 2020
Height: 187cm Weight: 84kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Struggled on plenty of occasions last year and it seemed that his career would be on thin ice. If he can get back to his best as a half-back flanker it would make a significant difference to the team.

2016 NAB Cup:   Played first couple of NAB Challenge games but still has to serve out suspension.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1   Suspended.  
2   Suspended.  
3   Suspended.  
4 VFL Provided run and dash to grab 20 touches. Could earn a quick recall.
5 Coll Limited contribution in his first game of the season. 3
6 Carl Among the Dons’ best across half back. Clean hands and rebound a factor in the game. 7
7 Syd Produced another solid showing in the back half with eight marks and five rebound-50s. 6
8   Hamstring.  
9   Hamstring.  
10 Rich Chimed in well at half back but did make a few skill errors. Couldn’t question effort. 5
11 Frem Turned the ball over too much. 3
12 Haw Had the task on Rioli who got away in first hour. Minimal impact. 3
13 GWS Tried hard but skill execution and decision making not great. Missed two shots at goal late. 6
15 WCE Booted a goal from defence. Persisted. 5
16 StK Handy game and is re-establishing his defensive place. 5
17 Rich Horror first three quarters. Dropped a few sitters in the hole and ball use poor. Better late. 3
18 Bris Started better than last week but made a few errors and showed poor discipline. VFL-bound. 4
19 Adel Struggling with the enormity of what the Bombers are experiencing. 4
20 Geel Struggled despite working hard. Looked indecisive at times and wasn’t damaging. 4
21   Hamstring.  
22   Hamstring.  
23 Carl Snagged a goal from a permanent forward role. Disposal ordinary at times. 4

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

3 VFL Slow start but warmed into the contest to play a key role.
4 Coll Selfish play cost team a goal in second term. Kept battling from wing/half back. 5
5 StK Mixed bag of handy efforts and occasional clangers. 4
6 Frem Tried hard without having a big impact. 5
7 NM Hamstring worries in first half but played on and did so quite well. 6
8 Bris Sub came on in final term and had a few touches. 2
9 Rich Fumbled and lacked normal drive from defence. Dirty night. 3
10 Geel Horror night. Couldn’t get into the game to provide some outside run. 3
11 VFL Played at both ends. 28 possessions and looked back in form.
12 VFL Bye.
13 Haw Only seven effective disposals not enough for a playmaking half-back/wingman. 3
14 StK No effect whatsoever. Future seems clouded. 1
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Tried to provide run but wasn’t given room to move.
17 VFL Played in attack and proved a masterstroke with four goals.
18 VFL Dangerous again in front half with three goals and 20 touches.
19 GWS Back in team at half forward and couldn't replicate VFL form. 3
20 Adel Used at half forward and apart from one goal could not get into game. 3
21 GCS Clearly enjoying freedom at half forward, and booted two goals. 6
22 Rich Horror day. One scrappy goal but sling tackle on Deledio was ugly. 3
23   Suspended.  

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Got through first game back from injury well.
2 PM Kicked two goals, but then injured his hamstring again.
3   Hamstring.  
4   Hamstring.  
5   Hamstring.  
6 Coll Sub. Tried to do a little too much and struggled with the tempo. 1
7 WB Struggled early and made huge errors. Finished with a goal from 15 touches. 4
8 Bris Lively battle with Green and conceded silly 50m penalty. Busy at half back. 5
9 Syd Looks a shade of the slashing player of a few years ago. Missed a few easy targets. 4
11 Rich Roamed across half back and started to recapture some run out of defence. 5
12 GWS Mid-range game and had a mixed night. 4
13 Melb Had Watts at half back and provided some run however the Dee kick two key goals. 6
14 Adel Got into the game after half time. Not as much run as usual though. 5
15 Geel Big tackle (seven for night) and goal superb in final term. Used the ball well. 6
16 Port Did the job on Wingard keeping him goalless. 7
17 Coll Clamped on plenty of tackles across half back. 6
18 WB Dogs’ nullified his run and creativity to a degree. Not a huge impact. 4
19 Syd Not a great night and had plenty of mistakes in disposal. 3
20 Rich Ball use and work-rate first class. Laid one bone-crunching tackle. 6
21 WCE Generally quiet but did a few incisive things. 4
22 GCS Not as damaging as he can be from half back but stayed in game. Three inside-50s. 5
23 Carl Not his best effort. Failed to provide usual dash and rebound from half back. 4
EF NM Sub came on in third term and went to Turner. 2

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Adel Covered ground and showed creative run off half-back. 6
2 Melb Ran off Trengove at half back and provided good drive. 7
3 Frem Quiet for most of game but finally had crucial bigger involvement in last quarter. 4
4 StK Prepared to take the game on and run off half back. 6
5 Coll Attacked ball with real vigour and provided good rebound from defence. 6
6 GWS Ran hard from defence after the main break. 22 uncontested possessions. 6
7   Ankle.  
8 VFL OK without starring at half back serving club suspension in VFL.
9 Rich A fine contributor with his run from half back. Used the ball well. 8
10 Syd Ran OK early in the game but crunched in marking contest and stretchered off. 3
11   Lung.  
12   Chest.  
13   Chest.  
14 WCE Had the better of his duel with Rosa. 6
15 Port Rebounded well at half back, especially early. Up and down from there on. 6
16 WB Five rebound 50s, two inside-50s and three critical goals. Key player. 8
17 GWS Very quiet by his high standards. 4
18 Haw Hawks did well to limit his run from defence. Impact nullified all night. 4
19 Coll Pinged a hamstring 20 minutes into first term and day was done. 0
20   Hamstring.  
21   Hamstring.  
22   Hamstring.  
23   Hamstring.  

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Strong first half running from defence. 6
2 Port Ran hard to be an option forward of centre and a key with 23 disposals. 7
3 GCS Did his hamstring in first quarter and was subbed off. 0
6 Bris Subbed off during the third quarter after a very quiet afternoon. 2
7 WCE Run off half back was important. 6
8 Rich The plus one in defence early. Hurt shoulder in second term. Limited then. 5
9 GWS Found plenty of the ball and took nine marks. One of the best. 8
10 Melb Had a lot of the ball but his effectiveness was well down. 5
11 Syd Even his leg speed couldn’t keep with Lewis Jetta, but had big final quarter. 5
13 Frem Quiet for three quarters but lifted in the final term. 5
14 WB Kicked a ripping goal on the run in third term. 7
15 StK Tried to generate something from half-back. 6
16 Port Not one of his best performances but still a contributor. 4
17 Geel OK in first half then disappeared. 5
18 Haw Couldn’t generate in first half. Confidence seemed to drop off. 4
19 Adel Played a great game with five inside 50s and five rebounds from 50. 8
20 NM Began on Harvey then had other tasks. Not conspicuous. 5
21 Carl Showed Garlett little respect at times and paid the price. 4
22 Rich Picked up Nahas. Couldn’t get his game going and lacked confidence. 2
23 Coll Better than last week in first half and was in his proper form. 6