D.J. “feeling good” again after recent health scare

KILKENNY hurling legend, D.J. Carey admitted “he got a bit of a fright” when he spoke for the first time about his recent health scare.

KILKENNY hurling legend, D.J. Carey admitted “he got a bit of a fright” when he spoke for the first time about his recent health scare.

The current Young Irelands (Gowran) manager and five times senior All-Ireland medal winner said he was on the road to recovery, and while getting back to full health would take time, he was confident he was moving in the right direction.

D.J. admitted he got a fright but he was “feeling good” again, and because of his own experience he urged people to be more pro-active about their health and to have a medical check up on an annual basis.

Carey added that “there is a bit to go yet and it will take a bit of time” before he returns to full health.

Carey thanked his legion of loyal supporters and friends for their recent messages of goodwill and support during what was a difficult time. He said that people getting in touch to wish him well meant a lot to him and he very much appreciated it.

During an exclusive interview with the recently launched Leinster GAA TV, Carey spoked about his recent health problems, his career in general, and he charted his rise from when he was a young boy with a liking for football right up to the end of his playing days.

The first of a four-part interview with D.J., which is part of the Leinster Legends series, aired this morning.

The schedule for the interviews is - Part 1, Thursday, May 24; Part 2, Saturday, May 26; Part 3, Thursday, May 31; Part 4, Saturday, June 1.

As this is Online TV, all programmes are available to view at all times, following their first airing. Log on to www.leinstergaa.tv.