Former Galway captain Ollie Canning has insisted that younger brother Joe has no regrets about going for glory in the dying moments of the All-Ireland hurling final.
It’s a statistic you’ll have already come across this week, but one that is worth repeating: Outside of Kilkenny, only Cork, in 2004/05, have successfully defended Liam MacCarthy in the 30-year period since Galway’s back-to-back triumph of 1987/88.
“It’s time for something new in Tipp. The group of players, we want to give them the best chance going forward. They just want to hear something new. I’ve been there a very long time and I’m certain sure those guys needed a break from me.”