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Mixed News On Galway’s Injury Front Ahead Of Semi-Final Showdown

Joe Canning will be fit to start for Galway in the All Ireland semi-final replay against Clare next Sunday, according to a report in the Irish Independent this morning.

The Portumna man, who scored 0-11, limped off the field during the drawn game after jarring his knee. The current Hurler Of The Year was replaced by Davy Glennon in the 16th minute of extra-time.

Meanwhile Michael Donoghue and his backroom team are still sweating on the fitness of centre-back, Gearóid McInerney who also picked up a leg injury and was removed after 54 minutes. It is believed the Oranmore man received a scan on the injury yesterday.

There is further positive news for the Tribesmen as Daithi Burke who had a strapped ankle during the game, Adrian Tuohy and Conor Whelan should all be fit for selection.

Jason McCarthy was the hero for Clare as the substitute’s late point forced the game to a replay which will take place in Semple Stadium in Thurles as Croke Park is in use for the Dublin v Roscommon match  in the Super 8s competition.

There was a flurry of panic among the supporters of Galway and Clare yesterday as they scrambled to get their tickets online and the shops with the news that no tickets were being distributed through clubs. It is believed the match is close to being a sell-out with all the stand tickets snatched up within hours.

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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