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Twitter reacts with awe at the late heroics from Henry Shefflin and Joe Canning

Published 22/06/2014 | 19:31

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22 June 2014; Joe Canning, Galway, after scoring his side's equalising point in injury time. Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Kilkenny v Galway. O'Connor Park, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Joe Canning, Galway, after scoring his side's equalising point in injury time

Arguably the greatest 60 seconds of hurling ever sent social media into a frenzy as modern legends Joe Canning and Henry Shefflin scored amazing points to force a replay in their Leinster semi-final in Tullamore.

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After Canning had struck his penalty to level the game at the stroke of 70 minutes to make it 5-15 to 3-21, we had already had as much drama as we could take but two greats of the the game were not finished.

Henry Shefflin's point over his right shoulder from the sideline was majestic and would have deserved to win any game until Canning conjured a carbon copy at the other end.

Here is Canning's point:

.... and here are the pick of the tweets following the amazing finish:

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