Friday 23 March 2018

DJ signs for the stars at book bash

DJ Carey celebrates with team mate Willie O'Connor
DJ Carey celebrates with team mate Willie O'Connor

FROM one hurling legend to another.

Kilkeny hurling manager Brian Cody got the first autographed book as DJ Carey launched his new official autobiography last night in Langtons Hotel in Kilkenny.

Written by the Irish Independent's Martin Breheny, it details everything from his sporting success to his business failures.

Regularly named as the greatest hurler of his generation, he began his inter-county career in 1988.

Among those at the launch were former Antrim All-Star hurler Terence 'Sambo' McNaughton, Tipperary's Babs Keating and Kilkenny hurling legend Eddie Keher.

In the book Carey (42) reveals the opportunities the sport gave him – but also how it focused so much attention on him personally.

He separated from his wife, Christine, and entered a relationship with businesswoman Sarah Newman, which lasted for nine years.

They were regularly photographed, which he said led to them being classed as "some sort of socialite, even when you were only there to support a good cause.

"Courting publicity was never my thing. I was always co-operative with sports journalists because I felt I had a responsibility to promote hurling.

"If I could do that by giving interviews, I would do it all the time. Beyond that, I was a private person."

'DJ: A Sporting Legend' is published by Blackwater Press, €18.99.

Irish Independent

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