Sunday 20 August 2017

Touching GAA moment as Joe Canning consoles his young nephew in Croke Park

13 April 2017; Joe Canning of Portumna and Galway comforting his nephew Jody Canning representing Portumna GAA Club, Co. Galway, during the Go Games Provincial Days in partnership with Littlewoods Ireland Day 4 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
13 April 2017; Joe Canning of Portumna and Galway comforting his nephew Jody Canning representing Portumna GAA Club, Co. Galway, during the Go Games Provincial Days in partnership with Littlewoods Ireland Day 4 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Joe Canning is no stranger to Croke Park heartbreak, so the Galway star was the perfect man to empathise with his nephew Jody at Headquarters yesterday afternoon.

The younger Canning was playing for Portumna at the Go Games Provincial Day and scored for his club on the hallowed ground.

Poor Jody was devastated at the final whistle, but in a lovely photo captured by Sportsfile's Eoin Noonan, Joe Canning can be seen comforting his nephew.

1300478.png
13 April 2017; Jody Canning, nephew of Galway senior hurler Joe Canning, representing Portumna GAA Club, Co. Galway, celebrates after scoring a point during the Go Games Provincial Days in partnership with Littlewoods Ireland Day 4 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
1300462.png
13 April 2017; Joe Canning of Portumna and Galway comforting his nephew Jody Canning representing Portumna GAA Club, Co. Galway, during the Go Games Provincial Days in partnership with Littlewoods Ireland Day 4 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

The Canning family will be hoping that this is their last tough outing at Croke Park in 2017, as the Tribesmen look to end their wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

Online Editors

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport