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Castletown appoint recently departed Wexford camogie boss as new manager

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The former Wexford senior camogie manager has been appointed as the manager of the Castletown senior hurling team.

Martin Carey, a former goalkeeper for Kilkenny and brother of legend DJ, is taking over the role as Castletown hurling manager from John Lyons for 2019.

Carey had been in charge of the Wexford senior camogie team since January 2018 but ended his reign prior to the start of the league.

There have been no selectors chosen as of yet.

Carey joined the highly successful Kilkenny hurling team of the late 1990s during the 1995-96 National League.

An All-Ireland medalist in the minor and under-21 grades, Carey won an All-Ireland winners’ medal in the senior grade as a substitute.

Martin also won two Leinster Senior Colleges; two All-Ireland Senior Colleges; one minor All-Ireland; three Leinster Under 21s and one All-Ireland Under 21.

At club level Carey is a two-time county club championship medalist with Young Irelands.

Castletown, who also had Slieve Bloom players involved last year as part of ‘Gaels’ setup, maintained their senior status following a relegation final win over Ballyfin. They had earlier caused a big shock by beating Camross in the opening round of the championship but ended up in the relegation decider following big defeats to Clough-Ballacolla and Rathdowney-Errill.

With the ‘Gaels’ system now no longer permitted, Castletown are now no longer involved with Slieve Bloom, with the two clubs separating entirely also at underage level.

Castletown man David Cuddy, who is the Laois U-20 manager this year and was involved with John Lyons last year, was recently appointed as the new Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe manager. 

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