There's room for one Galway team-mate, two Kilkenny superstars and a retired legend in the dream five-a-side hurling team of Galway's Joe Canning. Speaking with Red Bull to promote this Saturday's Longest Day - Canning talks about who he would want on his team in a five-a-side tournament:
Henry Shefflin - Kilkenny
I’ll take my chance to play on the same team as Henry Shefflin without a doubt.
It's perhaps not a surprise that Canning would want the Kilkenny legend who retired earlier this year.
Cathal Mannion - Galway
Cathal Mannion has that skill as well and a good brain so will be able to keep us in shape.
The second player chosen is Canning's inside line partner with Galway, the 20-year-old Cathal Mannion. Canning is able to see Mannion's talent everyday, and after Mannion destroyed Dublin with a hat-trick in the recent replay in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship, he's sure to be a major player in the country for the next ten years.
Richie Hogan - Kilkenny
Then I’d go for Richie Hogan because his skill will be needed.
Winner of two All-Stars, Richie Hogan is one of the heartbeats of the Kilkenny side.
Brendan Cummins - Tipperary
Then for in goals I’m going to pull Brendan Cummins out of retirement.
The legendary Tipperary keeper's career spanned 20 years, and although he retired from inter-county hurling in 2013, Canning wants to get one of the greatest goalkeepers ever out of retirement for his team.
Canning seems happy with his team:
That’s a team I’d be happy to play until sunset with.
Canning was speaking to Red Bull for the Longest Day - a five-a-side hurling competition played until sunset this Saturday June 20th. Find out more here.