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Canning's nephew one of two starters from 2016 in Galway minor team to face Clare on Saturday

The sides face off in Saturday’s curtain-raiser in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Jack Canning with Ciaran Barrett Jack Canning in action against Tipperary last August. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

JACK CANNING, A nephew of Galway senior forward Joe, and Ronan Glennon are the only two starters from last August’s semi-final loss to Tipperary in the Galway minor team that take on Clare on Saturday.

The Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor quarter-final tie takes place in the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 1pm, as a curtain-raiser to the senior meeting of Clare and Tipperary.

A general view of Pairc Ui Chaoimh during the match The new Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted a match for the first time last night. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

It marks Galway’s first game in this year’s minor championship with Clare seeking to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Cork in the Munster final.

Wing-back Glennon and full-forward Canning provide the experience to their side after starting in the 7-12 to 2-12 loss to eventual All-Ireland champions Tipperary last August.

Earlier this year Canning featured in the Leinster senior schools rugby cup for Cistercian College Roscrea in their quarter-final defeat to Gonzaga College.

Robert Enraght-Moony with Jack Canning Roscrea CC lost out to Gonzaga College in the Leinster senior schools cup earlier this year. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Centre-back Conor Caulfield and corner-forward Donal Mannion were both unused substitutes in last year’s Galway minor side for that Tipperary game.


1. Darrach Fahy (Ardrahan)

2. Darren Morrissey (Sarsfields – captain)
3. Daniel Loftus (Turloughmore)
4. Caimin Killeen (Loughrea)

5. Ronan Glennon (Mullagh)
6. Conor Caulfield (Kilconieron)
7. Mark Gill (Castlegar)

8. John Fleming (Meelick Eyrecourt)
9. Conor Fahy (Padraig Pearses)

10. Sean Bleahen (Ahascragh Fohenagh)
11. Conor Walsh (Turloughmore)
12. Ben Moran (Tynagh Abbey Duniry)

13. Donal Mannion (Cappataggle)
14. Jack Canning (Portumna)
15. Martin McManus (Loughrea)

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