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'I wouldn't change it' - Joe Canning on the prospect of hurling going professional

The Galway talisman earned praise for his Late Late Show appearance last night.

JOE CANNING SAYS he wouldn’t like to see hurling go professional, though he admits he’d love to be able to devote himself full time to the game he loves.

The Portumna man reflected, on last night’s Late Late Show, on a memorable year in which he helped Galway end a 29-year wait for the Liam MacCarthy by beating Waterford in September.

“I’d love to be professional, definitely. 100%. I’d love to do it every day but that’s just the way it is,” he told host Ryan Tubridy.

“To be honest I wouldn’t change it. I wouldn’t like to see it going down that road because it would lose our heritage, in Ireland especially. It wouldn’t sit right with me. It would lose the community spirit.”


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