Meet the Player 2020: Dean Garmey (Holyhead Hotspur)

Dean Garmey (blue and white stripes) in action for Hotspur

Full Name

Dean Garmey

Date of Birth




Teams you have played for

Holyhead Hotspur, Porthmadog and Trearddur Bay United


Centre Midfield

Most memorable game played in

Hotspur celebrate after their famous Welsh Cup win against Bangor City in 2015/16 when Dean Garmey (player furthest right in kit) scored the winner

Would have to be when we beat Bangor City 2-1 in the Welsh Cup at home.

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Dean Garmey (No 4 – front row – furthest right) lines up for Ynys Mon in the 2019 Inter-Island Games at Holyhead. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Winning the Inter-Island Games at Hotspur in front of over 3,000 and having my family and especially my son Franklin watching was special.

Best goal scored

It wasn’t a great goal but it was an important one to score the winner that night against Bangor City (2015/16).

Strengths to your game

Dean Garmey in FAW Trophy action at Welshpool last season. Pic: Ian Francis

I work hard


My record would suggest tackling is.

Best team-mate played alongside

Kenleigh (KC) Owen (blue). Picture: Chris Howells

Tough question. Could name 5/6 for various reasons at different stages but for everything I would want in a perfect team mate it would be KC Owen. Technique, Pace, football IQ and as brave as anything.

Hardest opponent faced

There have been many down the years especially in the Cymru Alliance. Three I will pick out – Warren Duckett, Richie Foulkes from Flint and Ryan Edwards was a nightmare to play against for Airbus.

Biggest influence in football

Daz my brother also Campbell Harrison shaped the way we went about things at Hotspur.

Funniest team-mate

Alex Jones

Favourite away ground

Porthmadog – beautiful pitch and always a nice welcome from Phil and the committee.

Other sporting achievements

4th in the marmaris ping pong competition in my hotel last year.

Personal football ambitions

Play for a few more seasons and maybe have go at coaching when the time comes.


Best country visited


Favourite chocolate bar

Terry’s Chocolate Orange

Best after-match venue

Hotspur – Sheila makes unbelievable food.

Best film seen


Current favourite song

Anthem by N-Joi

Favourite TV show


TV show you dislike most


Best quality as a person


Worst fault


Best live show/concert seen

Tom Meighan and Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian perform at Arena Birmingham on December 8, 2017 (Photo by Katja Ogrin/Redferns)


Do you think Hotspur will settle well in the Cymru North?

Yes I think we will surprise a few next season. We’ve some fresh faces and momentum, I honestly believe the season away from the Cymru North was a blessing in disguise.

Tell us something about you we might not know.

I’m an entrepreneur with my own Instagram clothing page Forzafashionz

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