In 2013 former Kilkenny great, DJ Carey visited Antrim to promote his autobiography and we caught up with the great man at one of his signings in Ballymena.
Hundreds attended the signing of the official autobiography of DJ Carey, A Sporting Legend in the O’Neill’s Sports ware shop in Ballymena on Saturday. Crowds had starting cuing from as early as 2.30 and while some of them had a long wait the former Kilkenny hurler didn’t disappoint when he arrived, signing copies of his book, hurling sticks and other GAA memorabilia.
DJ Carey A Sporting Legend with Martin Breheny by Blackwater Press tells the life story of one of the best hurlers of all time. DJ Carey’s exploits earned him membership of an exclusive club reserved for great Irish sporting legends.
Universally recognised, admired and respected for his skill, sportsmanship and humility, DJ illuminated the hurling world in a career which saw him amass an extensive list of honours, including five All-Ireland titles during his 16 years on the Kilkenny Senior team. He also won nine All Star awards and was twice named as Hurler of the Year.
Despite the many triumphs and successes, his life has also had its trials, tribulations and setbacks, which he took on with the same focus and determination that underpinned his sporting career. This is DJ’s personal account of his life and times, told in a typically honest manner.
Former Kilkenny great DJ Carey with Niall Kearney and staff of the O’Neill’s Sport’s Shop in Ballymena where he was signing copies of his book on Saturday.
Breige Kelly, Michael McCormick and Padraig Kelly from Co. Derry who attended DJ Carey’s Book signing in Ballymena on Saturday.
Declan Oliver has his book signed by DJ Carey.
Sean Smyth from Kilrea has a Kilkenny top signed by DJ Carey.
Miara Doyle has her book signed by the former Kilkenny great, DJ Carey.
Fiona O’Neill has a copy of her book signed by DJ Carey.
Michael and Gerard Scally from Cushendun with DJ Carey at the O’Neill’s Sport’s Shop in Ballymena on Saturday.
Oisin Mullan and Rory Mullan with DJ Carey.
Saffron Gael photographer Dylan McIlwaine with Kilkenny great, DJ Carey at his book signing in Ballymena on Saturday.
Shea and Padar McDonnell with DJ Carey.
North Antrim Chairman, James McLean shakes hands with DJ Carey.
Caolan and Bobby McIlhatton with DJ Carey.
Legendry photographer, Neal O’Boyle poses for a photograph with his hero, DJ Carey.