Irish Examiner - Sport - - ALL-IRELAND MHC FINAL -

For Gal­way, Jack Can­ning’s two goals on 31 and 38 min­utes. Turned a three-point in­ter­val deficit into a three-point ad­van­tage. For Cork, Brian Roche’s dis­al­lowed goal on 40 min­utes when they trailed by three. Take your pick as to which ranked of greater im­por­tance. Gal­way’s re­mark­able abil­ity to churn out All-ire­land mi­nor win­ning teams. Yesterday was the county’s 11th Ir­ish Press Cup suc­cess, their 10th since 1992. Gal­way man­ager Jeff Lynskey. Two All-ire­land mi­nor ti­tles in three years is some achieve­ment par­tic­u­larly given the 2017 class wasn’t ex­pected to chal­lenge at the busi­ness end of pro­ceed­ings. stored to the first 15 here. They also de­serve credit for leav­ing Jack Can­ning in­side de­spite hav­ing no im­pact in the first-half. The obvious move was to bring him out the field to get him more in­volved. They didn’t and were proven cor­rect. Gal­way’s full-for­ward line. Donal Man­nion was the sole Gal­way for­ward to make life dif­fi­cult for Cork early on and re­mained busy through­out. Seán Blea­hane fin­ished with five points, while Jack Can­ning, though nonex­is­tent in the open­ing pe­riod, racked up 2-2 upon the restart. Brian Turn­bull, at the other end, can’t go un­men­tioned.

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