Sunday 19 August 2018

DJ Carey confirmed as new Kilkenny U21 manager

24 February 2017; IT Carlow manager DJ Carey during the Independent.ie HE GAA Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final meeting of IT Carlow and University College Cork at Dangan, in Galway. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
24 February 2017; IT Carlow manager DJ Carey during the Independent.ie HE GAA Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final meeting of IT Carlow and University College Cork at Dangan, in Galway. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Kilkenny legend DJ Carey will manager the Cats' U21 side next season, after being ratified at a county board meeting last night.

Carey replaces former team-mate Eddie Brennan, who stepped down from the post after leading Kilkenny to the All-Ireland U21 final this year, where they were defeated by Limerick.

Carey has already shown promise as a manager, guiding Carlow IT to the Fitzgibbon Cup final this year, where they were beaten by Mary I.

After a lean spell in Leinster by their standards, Kilkenny tasted provincial glory this season for the first time since 2012.

Carey won five All-Ireland titles during his playing days with Kilkenny, retiring after the All-Ireland final defeat to Cork in 2004.

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