Joe Canning (born 11 October 1988) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a full-forward for the Galway senior team. He joined the team during the 2008 National League and immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen.
Canning is regarded as one of the modern greats of the game. An All-Ireland medalist in both the minor and under-21 grades, he has won Leinster and National League winners' medals at senior level.
Canning has a number of personal achievements. He won the Vodafone Young Hurler of the Year award in his debut championship season in 2008 while he has also claimed two All Star Awards. In 2012 he was included at full-forward on the Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century and on the best Galway team of the last fifty years.
At club level Canning is a three-time All-Ireland medalist with Portumna. In addition to this he has also won two Connacht medals and four county club championship medals. He is also the hurler with the most followers on Twitter, ahead of Donal Óg Cusack and Eoin Cadogan.
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