Joe Canning Picks His Dream 5-A-Side Hurling Team

Joe Canning Picks His Dream 5-A-Side Hurling Team

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Conor O'Leary
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