Canning: Galway have it all to do against All-Ireland champions

June 19, 2022

The Galway players stand for a minute's silence in memory of Tyrone hurling star Damien Casey. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Joe Canning has admitted that his former Galway side will be "up against it" when they face holders Limerick in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final on July 3.

The five-time All-Star was speaking as a pundit for RTÉ Sport’s The Saturday Game coverage at yesterday's quarter-finals in Thurles where Galway done enough to scrape past a wasteful Cork outfit and win by the narrowest of margins, 2-19 to 1-21.

"Galway will be up against it. If they perform the way they did [today], unfortunately, I can only see Limerick winning but I think Galway will be up for it," Canning opined.

"You saw in the league earlier in the year, Galway performed and got a result [beat Limerick 0-27 to 1-18].

"How good Limerick were in the league is a different story."

Asked if Galway have more to give, the Portumna clubman replied: "I think they do. In the second half, bringing out Conor Whelan... close to goal is his place and if you leave him with enough ball inside he'll do damage but they brought him out around the 45 and he didn't really [have an impact from that position]."

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