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DJ Carey hospitalised after suspected heart attack

DJ Carey
Image caption DJ Carey is in a stable condition in hospital

The former Kilkenny hurling player DJ Carey has been taken to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Irish police said he collapsed in Kilkenny on Tuesday afternoon and was admitted to St Luke's hospital.

His condition is described as stable.

Carey retired from inter-county hurling in 2006, but continued to play for club side Young Irelands of Gowran.

The 41-year-old is acknowledged as one of the greatest hurlers ever to play the game, having enjoyed a successful career with the county.

He won five All-Ireland titles and nine All Star awards.

The former player's relationship with entrepreneur Sarah Newman ended recently.

She came to prominence as a panellist on the first RTE series of Dragon's Den in 2009.

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