Legendary hurling champion joins Newstalk as GAA analyst
11th February 2015 – Newstalk 106-108 fm today announced that DJ Carey, legendary Kilkenny Hurler will join the ‘Off the Ball’ team. DJ has signed an exclusive deal as a GAA analyst, and will contribute to the station throughout the GAA season, as well as participate in many of the station’s outside broadcasts.
Regarded as one of the greatest hurlers the game has ever seen, DJ made his senior debut for Kilkenny in 1989/90. Over the course of his spectacular career, the nine-time All Star has won four National Hurling League medals, and five All-Ireland medals. He was honoured as Hurler of the Year twice, in 1993 and 2000. Since his retirement from inter-county hurling in 2005 he has remained active in the GAA, playing junior hurling for his home club, Young Irelands and more recently managing Carlow IT to a senior hurling league title in December of last year.
Commenting on his new role at Newstalk, DJ Carey said, “I’m delighted to be joining the Off the Ball team. The station’s coverage of all sports is second to none, and I’m hoping that my experience both on and off the field will provide a new dimension to the GAA coverage. It will be a great challenge, but one which I’m relishing, and I’m sure we will also have some fun along the way.”
Gerard Whelan, Newstalk Chief Executive also commented on the announcement, “We are very excited to welcome DJ to the Newstalk team. He brings with him decades of experience and I believe he will offer listeners insightful commentary and keen analysis they won’t be able to find at any other station.”
Adrian Barry, Sports Editor at Newstalk said, “We’re thrilled that DJ will be joining the Off the Ball team, his Hurling knowledge is unmatched! I’ve no doubt he’ll bring his unrivalled insight of the game to the studio.”
DJ Carey’s first broadcast with Newstalk’s Off the Ball will take place later this month.