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DJ Carey is the Left Half Forward on the Hurling 15 for 15 with Liberty Insurance

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11:53 PM - 1 Sep 2014



The best left half forward of the last 15 years, as voted by our judging panel, is Kilkenny's DJ Carey.

In the first year of the time frame for the 15 for 15, 1999, the sliotar came down from the sky in an All Ireland semi final between the Cats and Clare at Croke Park.

In a flash, the hand of DJ Carey caught it ahead of Brian Lohan, and the rest was history as he used his lightning pace to burst through and rifle the sliotar into the top corner.

The Dodger from Gowran was an assassin. He had no weaknesses. When he was in full flow, there was only one outcome. A green flag.

A year later in 2000, he would score 2-4 in the All Ireland final against Offaly, winning Hurler of the Year as the Brian Cody era began.

In 2002, his early goal was part of a tally of 1-6 against Clare in the decider, a game in which he scored an incredible point, carrying the sliotar on the hurl before lifting it and firing over the bar in one movement.

In 2003, DJ Carey had the honour of captaining Kilkenny as they defeated Cork in the final.

It was his 5th All Ireland senior medal.

DJ Carey would win 9 All Stars in a glittering inter county career, which never saw him receive a yellow or a red card.

He's assured of his place as one of the greatest hurlers of all time.

Congratulations to Alan Guilfoyle who picked DJ and who has won the county jersey of his choice.

Tomorrow we will reveal the first corner forward on the 15 for 15.



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