DJ Carey takes a managerial role with Kilkenny's underage footballers

The five-time All-Ireland winner will take charge of Kilkenny's Under-14 footballers

BY Daniel Kelly 08:21 Thursday 30 June 2016, 8:21 30 Jun 2016

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Kilkenny and football are like ying and yang.

In a county, dominated by hurling, the bigger ball sport rarely gets a look in, but it seems that that may be about to change.

According to the Irish Examiner, five-time All-Ireland winner DJ Carey is to take charge of the Kilkenny under-14 footballers. Carey claims he contacted the Country Board after the minor team lost to Wexford earlier this year by 71-points.

“I rang Ned Quinn after the minor debacle and said we’re either going to pull out of football or put teams on the field to compete."

“A couple of weeks ago, and this doesn’t get much publicity, Kilkenny had two teams, East and West, along with teams from Carlow, Laois and Wicklow in a competition. The two Kilkenny teams met in the final."

“Nobody realises but there is no hurling in primary school in Kilkenny between the months of September and March. It’s all football, 100% football."

The Leinster county did not compete in this year's Provincial Championship, but are currently taking part in the British Championship.

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