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DJ – A Sporting Legend

November 25, 2013

DJ Carey is universally recognised as one of the best hurlers in the history of the game – indeed there are many who hold that his exploits in a glittering career in the Gowran, Kilkenny and Leinster jerseys made him No.1.

He is certainly one of Ireland’s real sporting legends, a heroic figure whose genius illuminated the hurling scene for so long. From his childhood days with Gowran National School and later with St.Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, he progressed through the ranks with Kilkenny county teams, where he enjoyed a 16-year senior career from 1989 to 2005.

He won every honour in the game, including five All-Ireland senior titles, nine All-Star awards and two Hurler of the Year awards.

His humility as a person made him one of the most popular players in the country during his lengthy career and later in retirement. However, despite his many successes and triumphs, his life has also had its difficult times in business, health and personal matters.

He took them on with the same level of commitment and determination which marked his time in the famous black-and-amber of Kilkenny.

This is his deeply personal account of his life and times, from the highs of All-Ireland success, All Star and Hurler of the Year awards to the demands of coping with intense pressures, brought about by various other factors.

“I’ve told it as I played – with total honesty,” he said.

Written in collaboration with Martin Breheny, GAA Editor, Irish Independent and published by Blackwater Press, DJ – A Sporting Legend – is the engaging story of one of Ireland’s most revered sporting figures.

DJ Carey will be appearing on Friday night in the Cross Square Hotel from 6.30-9pm. This is a great opportunity to snap a photo, answer questions and get a signed Copy of his recently launched autobiography.

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