DJ Carey to face fraud trial in summer 2025

DJ Carey to face fraud trial in summer 2025

Former Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey, aged 52, appeared at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this week

Carey is facing 21 fraud charges, including 19 counts of dishonestly inducing people to give him money by falsely claiming to have cancer and needing funds for treatment. He also faces two other charges of using a false instrument with the intention of inducing another to accept it as genuine. Carey denies all charges.

The 52-year-old of The Drive, Newtown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, made a brief appearance at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Friday morning, where a trial date was set for 2 July 2025.

During the brief court appearance, Defence counsel Richard Downey requested a change in bail conditions, allowing Carey to sign on at a different Garda station near his undisclosed new address. Prosecution counsel Simon Matthews did not oppose the bail variation. 

Carey, a renowned hurler with five All-Ireland senior medals and many accolades, including many Liam MacCarthy Cup successes in 2003, while also being part of the victorious teams in 1992, 1993, 2000, and 2002. He was also named Hurler of the Year in 2000, while he won nine All-Star awards.

Since retiring from play, he has managed the Kilkenny U21 hurlers and was a selector for the county senior team.

The trial is expected to last three to four weeks. Despite the legal proceedings, Judge Orla Crowe granted Carey continued bail.