A date has been set for the trial of former hurling star DJ Carey, who faces 21 charges of fraud and forgery.
The 52-year-old, of The Drive, Newtown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, made a brief appearance at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Friday. The trial date was set for July 2, 2025.
The court assumed that the trial would probably last three to four weeks.
Mr Carey denies all allegations against him, including 19 counts that he fraudulently induced people to pay him money after he fraudulently claimed he had cancer and needed money for treatment.
He faces two additional charges of using a false instrument with the intent to deceive another into accepting it as genuine.
Richard Downey BL, defending, applied for a change to bail conditions to allow Mr Carey to register at another Garda station near his new address, which was not disclosed in court. Simon Matthews BL, representing the State, had no objection to the change in bail.
Mr Carey is considered one of the greatest hurlers to ever play the game and won five All-Ireland senior medals with Kilkenny. He captained the county to Liam MacCarthy Cup success in 2003 and was also part of the winning teams in 1992, 1993, 2000 and 2002.
He was named Hurler of the Year in 2000 and won nine All-Star awards. Since retiring from the sport he has managed the Kilkenny U21 Hurlers and was a selector for the county’s senior team.
Judge Orla Crowe remanded Mr Carey on bail.