Des Benson (November 1921 - January 2007) was a Gaelic football player for Cavan.
Des Benson was a goalkeeper for Cavan in the 40's and he was considered He won an All-Ireland Minor Football Championship medal in 1938. He was Cavan's reserve goalkeeper in the squad that won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final in the Polo Grounds, New York in 1947. He played in All-Ireland Final the following year against Co. Mayo. His memorable save against Kerry helped the Blues achieve their first National Football League title in 1949/50. He was also on the first University College Dublin team ever to win the Dublin championship.
to be one of the most underrated player of Cavan’s glorious period.