Limerick IT 0-18; Waterford IT 1-11
He may have played just eight championship games for Galway but for the second time inside the space of a week Joe Canning showed why he is up there alongside the likes of Henry Shefflin, DJ Carey and Paul Flynn as one of the modern greats of the game with another stupendous display in round two of this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup at the Moylish campus last Wednesday.
The Portumna star almost destroyed Colm Bonnar’s WIT on his own, getting 11 of his side’s 18 scores – of which all but two came from play.
Throughout the hour Canning’s contribution was almost faultless as he gave Shane Fives, a man with aspirations of filling the No3 shirt for Waterford in the near future, a dogged afternoon.
In contrast to Canning’s clinical display, in the opening half the
Waterford students hit seven
inexcusable wides, rushing their shots, and the Shannonsiders – who are managed by Davy Fitzgerald – duly went in at break holding a 0-13 to 0-5 advantage.