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Canning v Callanan — who has had the better career?

Poring over the statistics of Joe Canning and Seamus Callanan, and a fight over which Hurler of the Year winner has had the better career

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney pore over the statistics of Joe Canning and Seamus Callanan, and fight over which Hurler of the Year winner has had the better career.

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney take a look at the careers of two of the best hurlers in recent times, and try to decide who has had the better career.

GALWAY v TIPPERARY
They meet in the championship for the first time since 2017 when Galway won an All-Ireland semi-final by a point. The last three championship meetings between them have been won by a point.

PATHS TO THE QUARTER-FINALS
Galway 1-27 Wexford 0-17 (Leinster semi-final)
Kilkenny 2-20 Galway 0-24 (Leinster final)

TOP SCORERS
Joe Canning………….0-23 (0-16 frees, 0-2 ‘65s’, 0-2 s/l)
Brian Concannon….1-5
Conor Whelan……….0-6

Limerick 3-23 Tipperary 2-17 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-17 (All-Ireland qualifier)

TOP SCORERS
Jason Forde………..1-16 (0-15 frees)
Jake Morris…………2-1
Michael Breen…….0-6

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS
2017: Galway 0-22 Tipperary 1-18 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2016: Tipperary 2-19 Galway 2-18 (All-Ireland semi-final
2015: Galway 0-26 Tipperary 3-16 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2014: Tipperary 3-25 Galway 4-13 (All-Ireland qualifier)
2010: Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

*Galway beat Tipperary by 3-21 to 3-13 in this year’s Allianz League.

*Tipperary are bidding to reach the All-Ireland semi-final for the sixth time in seven years. They missed out in 2018.

*Galway are bidding to reach the semi-final for the fifth time in six years. They missed out last year.

TIPPERARY IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS
Tipperary have been in ten quarter-finals, winning seven and losing three. Their last defeat was against Wexford in 2007. The other two defeats were against Galway in 2000 and 2005.

2019: Tipperary 2-25 Laois 1-18
2017: Tipperary 0-28 Clare 3-16
2014: Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-14
2010: Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16
2007: Wexford 3-10 Tipperary 1-14
2005: Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18
2003: Tipperary 2-16 Offaly 2-11
2002: Tipperary 1-25 Antrim 2-12
2000: Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15
1997: Tipperary 3-24 Down 3-8

GALWAY IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS
Galway have played more quarter-finals (35) than any other county. They played 19 quarter-finals pre-1997 when the beaten Leinster and Munster championship were re-admitted to the All-Ireland series for the first time. Prior to that Galway played All-Ireland ‘B’ winners on a regular basis in the quarter-final. This will be their first quarter-final since 2016.

2016: Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17
2015: Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22
2013: Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14
2011: Waterford 2-23 Galway 2-13
2010: Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16
2009: Waterford 1-16 Galway 0-18
2007: Kilkenny 3-22 Galway 1-18
2006: Kilkenny 2-22 Galway 3-14
2005: Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18
2002: Clare 1-15 Galway 0-17
2001: Galway 4-23 Derry 1-11
2000: Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15
1999: Clare 3-18 Galway 2-14 (Replay)
1999: Clare 3-15 Galway 2-18 (Draw)
1998: Waterford 1-20 Galway 1-10
1997: Kilkenny 4-15 Galway 3-16
1996: Galway 4-22 New York 0-8
1994: Galway 2-21 Roscommon 2-6
1992: Galway 4-19 Carlow 3-9
1990: Galway 1-23 London 2-11
1988: Galway 4-30 London 2-8
1986: Galway 4-24 Kerry 1-3
1984: Galway 2-17 Westmeath 2-8
1983: Galway 3-22 Antrim 2-5
1982: Galway 6-19 Antrim 3-12
1981: Galway 6-23 Antrim 3-11
1980: Galway 5-15 Kildare 1-11
1979: Galway 1-23 Laois 3-10
1978: Galway 4-19 Antrim 3-10
1976: Galway 3-12 Kerry 3-9
1975: Galway 6-14 Westmeath 1-8
1974: Galway 3-13 London 0-6
1973: London 4-7 Galway 3-5
1972: Galway 7-16 Antrim 4-7
1971: Galway 7-24 Antrim 1-8
Played 35, Won 23, Lost 11, Drew 1.

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