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Hurling star backs AS campaign

Galway hurling star Joe Canning has given his support to a new public awareness campaign for the back condition Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).

Around 44,000 Irish people -- mainly men -- suffer from this painful rheumatic disease, which attacks the spine and sacroiliac joints.

The campaign includes a website, www.getyourbackup.ie, and the AS Association of Ireland's Touchpoints brochure aims to help people understand the condition.

Call the support organisation on 01 8316678.

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