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Devastating Hurling hero Paul Carey's funeral to be held in Limerick after death in Dubai

The teacher was killed in a tragic road collision in Dubai last Friday and his remains were later repatriated back to Ireland.


Paul Carey

Paul Carey


Paul Carey

The funeral of Limerick hurling hero Paul Carey will take place this Saturday in his hometown of Patrickswell. 

The teacher was killed in a tragic road collision in Dubai last Friday and his remains were later repatriated back to Ireland.

His body will be reposing on Friday evening at his home from 5pm to 8pm for family and close friends.

A removal will take place from his home on Saturday morning at 11am to arrive for the 11.30am funeral Mass in the Church of the Blessed Virgin, Patrickswell.

The mass will remain private in line with Covid-19 regulations and the burial will take place immediately afterwards in nearby St Mary's new cemetery.

For those wishing to attend the service the mass can be viewed online live at www.pwbbparish.com.

Sympathies can be offered online through RIP.IE or posted to Daffy's Funeral Directors, Croom.

And the family had asked that instead of flowers being sent, donations can be made to the Kevin Bell repatriation Trust.

Mr Carey, a brother of retired Limerick hurling legend Ciaran Carey, and an uncle to current Limerick hurling star Cian Lynch, was teaching English and Religion in Dubai at the time of the accident.

The Dubai authorities confirmed that he died in a road traffic collision at a roundabout, however, details remain unclear as to how the fatal collision occurred.

Family, friends, and neighbours, are rallying around his wife Anna, a native of the Philippines, and the couple’s young son Fionn, at their home in Patrickswell.

Tragically, the young couple had recently decided to relocate home from Dubai, where they had lived for the past eight years, in time for the Christmas period.

Paul Carey, one of ten siblings, lifted silverware with his beloved Patrickswell, captaining the side to their 18th senior title in 2003.

He had also lined out for Limerick through the ranks, from underage to Under-21 to senior.

“Beloved son of Pa and the late Patricia (Patsy),” reads the death notice.

“Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife Anna, son Fionn, brothers Sean, Pa, Ciaran, Nigel and Kevin, sisters Valerie (Lynch), Caroline (Ryan), Deirdre Carey and Marie (Quain), mother-in-law Jasmine, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, Deparroco family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, kind neighbours and his many friends.”

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