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Joe Canning on brink of All-Time Scoring Record

Galway hurling ahead Joe Canning is getting ready to dethroning Henry Shefflin and turning into Hurlings all-time scorer.

The ahead is getting ready to the all-time scoring document.

Canning (32) is simply 14 factors shy of Kilkenny legend Henry Shefflin’s championship document.

The Portumna man has scored a grand complete of 27-471 (552 factors) in 60 championship video games for Galway since his debut in 2008.

While Shefflin, who retired in 2015 after making his debut in 1999, is the top-scorer in championship historical past with 27-484 (565 factors) in 71 video games.

With Canning nonetheless an integral a part of the Galway panel, he’ll inevitably attain Shefflin’s regarded as an out-of-reach document in 11 fewer championship video games.

Canning has been a benchmark in Galway’s ahead line since his debut, averaging a minimum of 66 factors per season, together with his highest-scoring season being the 2017 season. Scoring 102 factors within the league and championship.

He has proven a stage of consistency in his final three seasons whereas scuffling with accidents and a nasty concussion which noticed him stretchered off in opposition to Limerick in final years All-Ireland Semi-Final.

Prior to his unintentional conflict with team-mate Joseph Cooney, he had scored 12 factors and was the tribesman largest menace.

In the identical season, he scored a formidable 0-14 in Galway’s Quarter-Final win over Tipperary and once more of their 2-point defeat to Kilkenny within the Leinster Hurling Final.

It is barely a matter of time earlier than the Galway ahead breaks the document, however Canning has performed down the hype surrounding his scoring document.

“When you’re a kid, all you’re thinking about is winning All-Irelands. That’s what you’re out in the yard and out in the field practising for,” he insists.

“You’re imagining you’re in an All-Ireland remaining. Getting the successful rating. You’re not pondering, ‘I want to end up as the top scorer.’

“That stuff doesn’t come into it. It’s only when people have started to say it to me the last while that it’s a reality. But still, it’s not a big deal really.”




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