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Watch: Joe Canning shares touching moment with young fans after Galway victory

He also watched David Burke lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup in the company of Tony Keady’s grieving family.

ON HIS FOURTH visit to All-Ireland SHC final day, Joe Canning has finally annexed a Celtic Cross.

Since bursting onto the scene as an 18-year-old in 2008, the Portumna ace swept all before him with club and county. The Liam MacCarthy Cup was the only trophy that eluded him during an illustrious career to date. Not any more.

After today, he will no longer figure in teams of the ‘greatest hurlers never to win an All-Ireland.’ Galway are All-Ireland champions for the first time in 29 years and Canning finally has his medal.

His 10-point haul helped the Tribesmen past Waterford today, and the 28-year-old remained humble in victory.

He watched his captain David Burke lift the trophy while standing side by side with the grieving Keady family in what must have been a difficult day for them.

Canning then spent some time with young supporters before he returned to the dressing room.

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