Former Tipp hurler Carey passes away

Former Tipperary hurler Kieran Carey, a five-time All-Ireland SHC medal winner, sadly passed away this morning aged 74.

Carey was a member of Tipperary's renowned full-back line - known as 'Hell's Kitchen' - between 1958 and 1967. He was a strong and fearless defender who gave sterling service to both club and county.

His list of honours included five All-Ireland senior hurling medals, seven Munster senior hurling medals, five National Hurling League medals, five Oireachtas medals and five Railway Cup medals.

Carey was a selector for the Tipperary senior team which won the 1971 All-Ireland SHC title.

At club level, he played his earliest hurling with Knock and Kyle before joining Roscrea with whom he won three county senior hurling titles, two Munster Club crown and an All-Ireland Club championship in 1971.

He was President of the Knock GAA club at the time of his death.

Mr. Carey's funeral details are as follows:

Reposing at Maher's funeral home Roscrea from 3pm tomorrow (Thursday). Removal at 7.30pm to St. Cronan's Church Roscrea. Funeral mass on Friday at 12pm, followed by burial in Knock cemetery afterwards.

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