New Galway hurling captain Joe Canning has vowed to put his team’s disappointing 2013 campaign to one side as soon as the new season begins after Christmas.
Speaking for the first time since he was appointed skipper, Canning said, “Hopefully we can just forget about this year now. You are in the game to win an All-Ireland. That is everybody’s motivation, no matter what county jersey you pull on.” . . .
CROSSMAGLEN Rangers legends Oisin McConville and John McEntee have been appointed joint senior football team managers by the Armagh club after Joe Kernan resigned from the position . . .
LIMERICK hurling star Niall Moran has decided to bow out of the inter-county scene after winning a Munster title with the Shannonsiders last summer . . .
DERRY champions Ballinderry defeated London kingpins Kingdom Kerry Gaels on a 3-9 to 2-7 scoreline in the All-Ireland club quarter final on Sunday . . .
PETER Canavan is the new manager of the Cavan Gaels club, just months after he quit as Fermanagh boss . . .
OFFALY defeated Meath by 4-12 to 2-12 in the Fitzsimons Cup final in Kells on Sunday . . .
GARY Hurney has retired from action with the Waterford football team.
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