Jimmy Kirkwood

Jimmy Kirkwood

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Updated On February 8, 2022
Lisburn, Ireland
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Lisburn, Ireland

Jimmy Kirkwood was a former British hockey player. Jimmy Kirkwood has gained fame as the ex-husband of Carol Kirkwood. Similarly, Carol Kirkwood happens to be a weather presenter from Scotland.

Early Life

Jimmy Kirkwood was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in the year 1962 and celebrates his birthday on the 12th of February every year. Likewise, as of now, the former hockey player is 59 years old. In addition, he belongs to Irish-British nationality and was born under the star sign Aquarius.

Moving on towards the family background of the celebrity ex-husband, he has not given any details on his parents. Likewise, there is no information on the siblings of the hockey player. It is highly likely that he is the single child of his parents. Similarly, his ex-wife Carol was born on the 29th of May 1962. She was born in Morar Highland, USA. As of now, she is 59 years old.


Reflecting upon the educational background of the celebrity ex-husband, he first went on to attend Friend’s School located in Lisburn. Likewise, father his high school graduation, he went on to attend the Queen’s University Belfast. While in University he studied Economics. He also played hockey and cricket while at University.

Career and Professional Life

Jimmy Kirkwood happens to be a former Hockey player. Likewise, he played senior club football for Queen’s University, Belfast YMCA, and Lisnagarvey. He earned eleven Irish Senior Cup winners medals during his club career. In 1981, he won his first championship with Queen’s, and in 1985, he won his second with Belfast YMCA.

In 1981, at the age of 18, he made his senior debut for Ireland. He went on to represent Ireland at the Men’s EuroHockey Nations Championships in 1987, 1991, and 1995. He also competed in the 1990 Men’s Hockey World Cup for Ireland. Likewise, he began his cricket career as a schoolboy with Lisburn Cricket Club. In 1985, his man-of-the-match effort aided the club’s victory in the NCU Challenge Cup final, in which they defeated NICC.

He also served as a senior interprovincial representative for Ulster Country. Similarly, he played for Ireland at the schoolboy, under-19, and under-23 levels before making his senior international debut against Gloucestershire on August 17, 1983. Likewise, he also played in matches against Wales and the MCC during the same trip. In addition, he scored 27 runs at an average of 8.6 runs per over, with a high of 27 against Gloucestershire.

Carol Kirkwood’s career

She began working as a secretarial reserve for the BBC in London after graduating from college. On BBC Radio Scotland, she hosted the short slots. She went on to present on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 after that. Similarly, She quit the BBC once she married her spouse. She began her career in recruitment and went on to train as a consultant for a management firm in Cheshire. Likewise, She returned to the BBC in 1993 to work in the training department at Elstree Studios.


Caption: Carol pictured outside a building(source: Instagram)

She worked as a freelance broadcaster. After that, in 1006, she joined The Weather Channel’s UK operation. She began to appear on BBC Weather’s television and radio programming, including BBC News, BBC World News, and BBC News at Six. On BBC Breakfast, she is also the principal weather presenter. She’s also hosted The Great British Weather Show and The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

Net worth

When it comes to the net worth of the former hockey player, he certainly has earned a hefty deal of wealth throughout his career. Likewise, as of now, the former hockey player has a net worth of $1 million.

Relationship status

Jimmy is a divorced man. Likewise, he was previously married to Carol Kirkwood. The pair married each other in the year 1990. However, after almost 18 years of marriage, the pair divorced in the year 2012. Although the pair had been married for a long period of time they do not have a child of their own.

Body measurements and Social media

As a former hockey player, Jimmy certainly has a fit body. Likewise, as for his height, he stands tall at 6 feet and weighs 80 kg. In addition, the former hockey player has brown eyes and grey hair.


Caption: Carol during her television show(source: Instagram)

The celebrity ex-husband is not active on any social media sites. Likewise, he has kept a low internet profile and has a private life.