Galway have leaders all over pitch, I'll just go up for the toss -- Canning
JOE CANNING revealed his surprise at being asked to skipper Galway, stating he was the "last man" he thought Anthony Cunningham would ask.
The 25-year-old was initially hesitant when offered the captaincy but after seeking advice from his brother and former Galway captain Ollie, he jumped at the chance.
"Fergal Moore was a great captain and I was the last person I thought they'd ask," revealed Canning. "There are older lads there and I'm relatively inexperienced so I was surprised when they asked.
"I spoke to Ollie and the family and realised I might never get the chance again so I'm looking forward to it now. It's a great honour. There'll still be leaders through the team, I'll just be up for the toss.
"We have to play our own game. There's no point in us copying the likes of Kilkenny or Clare if it doesn't suit us. You have to play to your own strengths and as we see fit for ourselves."