Been mentioned in a couple of other threads already but a phenomenon like this needs a thread of its own.
- All-Ireland Minor winner at age 15 in 2004 against Kilkenny, scoring 0-4 (including two line balls)
- All-Ireland Minor winner at age 16 in 2005 against Limerick, scoring 1-3
- All-Ireland Senior club winner at age 17 in 2006, won the Man of the Match award, scored 1-6 and created the second goal.
- Winner of the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2007, scoring 1-08 and getting the Man of the Match award.
- All-Ireland U-21 Medal in 2007, at age 18.
- Runner-up in the 2008 Fitzgibbon Cup, having scored 1-16 in the final alone.
Aug 16th, 2004 (1-1) - Wade waltzes his way past rebel rearguard
Sep 20th, 2004 (0-4) - Galway glee as minors turn on style in epic final
Oct 18th, 2004 (0-05) - Teen star enjoys free reign
Nov 1st, 2004 (0-02) - Athenrys final flash of steel reserves is crucial
Aug 15th, 2005 (1-06) - Galway add to Rebels minor misery
Sep 12th, 2005 (1-03) - Canning puts on a show
Oct 17th, 2005 (0-12) - Canning inspires Portumna
Nov 14th, 2005 (1-11) - Canning and Hayes just too hot to handle
Nov 21st, 2005 (1-09) - All one-way traffic as Portumna block off Four Roads
Mar 18th, 2006 (1-06) - Canning duo lift Portumna
July 24th, 2006 (1-02) - Keehan and Canning the difference for Tribesmen
Aug 20th, 2006 (2-04 as sub) - Canning scares Cats
Sep 25th, 2006 (1-08) - Canning crushes Clarinbridge as Athenry crash out
Oct 9th, 2006 (1-11) - Canning powers Portumna into final
Oct 23rd, 2006 (0-07) - All-Ireland champs fall foul of Loughrea miracle in fiery final
Jan 15th, 2007 (1-05) - Slick LIT inspired by Canning display
Feb 16th, 2007 (1-09) - Super Canning gives Galway a glimpse of what they're missing
Feb 28th, 2007 (2-08) - Canning puts on scoring exhibition to destroy UCD
Mar 8th, 2007 (1-08) - Canning points lift LIT to cup title
Aug 27th, 2007 (0-07) - Canning inspires Galway to victory
Sep 10th, 2007 (0-03) - Galway glee as goal glut kills off groggy Dublin
Sep 24th, 2007 (0-08) - Portumna on brink of glory again
Oct 22nd, 2007 (3-04) - Goals give Portumna closure out of storm
Dec 10th, 2007 (1-04 as sub) - Canning jets LIT to victory in blustery final
Jan 14th, 2008 (1-07) - Davy Fitz's charges teach Clare a dear lesson
Jan 21st, 2008 (1-06) - Decies hold off late rally to book final place
Feb 28th, 2008 (1-09) - Classy Canning key to Portumna march
Mar 1st, 2008 (2-04) - Canning key as LIT dominate to make decider
Mar 2nd, 2008 (1-16) - Reid is the hero for WIT
March 2006 - So far, so brilliant for kid who is future of Hurling
May 2007 - Canning claims All-Ireland is beyond Loughnane this year
September 2007 - Canning class to quench fire of resurgent Dublin
October 2007 - Canning In Line For Seniors
February 2008 - Canning the key in LIT chase for glory
Still only 19...
Seems to be a completely grounded, normal 19 year old student with an incredible talent. I don't say this lightly at all but this guy could go on to be one of the best ever. With a very talented young nucleus of team on the verge of breaking through in Galway, big things could be on the horizon for Galway hurling.