Galway answers Canning’s call

Galway star Joe Canning has been made the face of Red Bull's limited edition can
Galway star Joe Canning has been made the face of Red Bull's limited edition can

Ahead of the All-Ireland Hurling Final between Galway and Limerick, Galway's Joe Canning is challenging hurling fans to prove their skills in the interactive hurling game Red Bull Strike, in order to be in with the chance to win an exclusive training session with Canning - in the flesh!

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16 August 2018 | 0

Ahead of this Sunday’s showdown between Galway and Limerick, the people of Galway have proven to the biggest players of Red Bull Strike, a virtual hurling game launched by Joe Canning last week.

With tens of thousands of plays in the last week alone, the Tribesmen have played more times than any other county, followed (in order) by Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Kilkenny. With all that practice ahead of Sunday’s game, it promises to be an epic battle!

Red Bull athlete Joe Canning recently unveiled his own Red Bull limited edition can. He now joins a select group of international athletes such as Neymar Jr., Max Verstappen and Danny MacAskill, who all have had Red Bull cans designed for them.  Joe’s limited-edition can is available in stores nationwide.

The limited-edition Joe Canning can is the first of its kind in Ireland and to accompany the release, Canning introduced Red Bull Strike, a signature mobile game.  Renowned for his skill, speed and power on the pitch, Canning has challenged the nation to compete in Red Bull Strike, a mobile phone game where the aim is to simulate the longest strike of a sliotar.

Players use their mobile phone as a virtual hurl and aim to strike a sliotar as far as they can. It’s that simple. However, the beauty of Red Bull Strike is that simplicity. By pulling things back to a very raw contest of skill and power, fans step on to the field with nothing other than themselves, their courage, and their tenacity with the hope of adding their name to the leaderboard of legends.  The highest score will win a training session with Joe Canning and a VIP weekend for them and their friends along with additional Red Bull gear and equipment. All details including the mobile game can be found at RedBull.ie/Hurling.

Red Bull, the official energy drink of Galway GAA, first partnered with Canning in 2009 at the beginning of his illustrious career with the Galway Senior Hurling team. In that time, Canning has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments including four All Ireland club medals with Portumna, winner of an All-Ireland medal with Galway and was also crowned 2017 hurling player of the year.  Achievements aside, there is no guarantee he can beat the sports enthusiasts of Ireland and top the leaderboard of Red Bull Strike!

For more information on Red Bull Strike, visit RedBull.ie/Hurling.

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