Former Dublin Senior Hurler Michael Carton has revealed he has been hospitalized after been diagnosed with Covid-19.
Posting on his twitter account he wrote “”So I had been self isolating for a few days with flu like symptoms, got tested and came back positive for COVID-19 Saturday!!” and he warned the public to be aware of all the symptoms of the virus. “A few things I’ve learned 1: it’s very tough self isolating wen you’re feeling really sick,texts and phone calls from friends and family really do help!! 2: The symptoms I had were a headache, chills and fever. No respiratory problems so don’t just be looking for a cough. 3: I’m in hospital since Saturday, I feel better now so hopefully I will keep improving”
Carton was a member of the County Senior Panel for thirteen years and made his Championship debut back in 2003.
In 2013 he was part of the Dublin starting fifteen that won their first Leinster Senior title since 1961, when the Metropolitans comprehensively defeated the previous years (2012) All-Ireland finalists and Leinster Champions Galway to claim the Bob O’Keeffe Cup after 50 years in the wilderness.
Dublin who were managed that year by twice former All-Ireland Senior winning captain with Clare Anthony Daly actually emerged victorious against Kilkenny – who won previous two All-Irelands in 2011 & 2012 – for the 1st time in Championship Hurling since 1942 following a replay in the Leinster Semi-Final en route to ending their Provincial famine, before losing out narrowly to Cork in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.