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SHC final countdown: Here are our 7 favourite Joe Canning YouTube clips

Ahead of the big game, we bring you some of the Galway star man’s best moments.
Sep 4th 2012, 7:00 PM 1,787 0

1. His 2008 performance against Cork

In 2008, Canning added to his growing reputation, putting in a consummate display against Cork. Yet despite the player’s heroics, it was not enough to prevent his side from ultimately losing the match and exiting the Hurling Championship in the process.

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2. His reverse hand pass (also against Cork)

In addition to his point-scoring abilities, Canning possesses no shortage of flair and creativity, as the clip below demonstrates.

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3. His dead-ball prowess

Any team that faces Canning know they can hardly afford to concede too many frees in dangerous positions. He tends to be incredibly clinical when presented with such opportunities – the evidence of which can be seen below.

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4. His goal in this year’s Leinster Final against Kilkenny

Canning shows he can perform on the big occasions too…

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5. His best goals

This needs no further explanation…

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6. His close control skills

The clip below shows Canning demonstrating his skills with his nephew, who’s not bad either by the way.

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7. His performance on RTE’s ‘Pride of the Parish’ show

The documentary focusing on Joe Canning and the rest of his hurling-mad family is well worth a watch.

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What have we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.

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