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I'm ready for throw-in, insists Canty

Cork talisman declares himself fit to face Clare in the Munster SFC opener on Leeside this weekend.

Cork's Graham Canty with Aidan O'Mahony of Kerry at the 2011 Munster GAA Championship launch at Mallow yesterday.
Cork's Graham Canty with Aidan O'Mahony of Kerry at the 2011 Munster GAA Championship launch at Mallow yesterday.
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ALL-IRELAND WINING skipper Graham Canty has declared himself fit for Cork’s Munster SFC opener this weekend.

The Rebels play Clare at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday.

The Bantry Blues man, speaking at the launch of the provincial championship yesterday in Mallow, insists he’s good to go against the Banner.

Canty hasn’t played a competitive game since he was introduced as an impact sub against Down in the All-Ireland SFC final last September. And he says he’s rearing to go this weekend.

“I’m available for selection. I wouldn’t say I’m at full fitness. Match practice-wise I’d be fairly rusty,” he says in this morning’s Irish Daily Mirror.

“I feel good, you’ll get through any game, whether you’ll do yourself justice and the team justice, that’s the management’s call.”

Canty missed the Rebels’ league campaign with a hamstring injury  but played one half against Laois last week and a game for his club.

“[The fitness] probably depends on how you define fitness levels. If you just want me to run straight lines up and down the pitch, I’m grand,” he added when asked about his conditioning.

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