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‘Don’t wait to hit rock bottom before reaching out’ – how Limerick legend Ciarán Carey beat his demons

Limerick hurling legend has ‘worn the T-shirt’ having had his own problems off the pitch, but he’s eager to give back to those fighting addiction after finding his ‘true calling’ as a psychotherapy counsellor

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Ciarán Carey: 'I’ve my finger on the pulse when it comes to cocaine in Limerick and there aren’t too many clubs where cocaine isn’t alive.' Photo: Mark Condren

Ciarán Carey: 'I’ve my finger on the pulse when it comes to cocaine in Limerick and there aren’t too many clubs where cocaine isn’t alive.' Photo: Mark Condren

Ciarán Carey: 'I’ve my finger on the pulse when it comes to cocaine in Limerick and there aren’t too many clubs where cocaine isn’t alive.' Photo: Mark Condren

“Here comes Ciarán Carey, Carey leading the charge of the light brigade. Forty-five metres out, he has a chance to score. He’s put it high, he’s put it over. The Limerick captain has scored a minute into injury-time. Are the All-Ireland champions out?”

— Ger Canning, The Sunday Game (June 16, 1996)


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