WATCH: The queue to meet Joe Canning is HUGE before 9am at the National Ploughing Championships

Galway hurler Joe Canning is always popular but this year it seems to have gone to another level.

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

The queue to buy a Canning hurley and meet the man himself is out the door.

Canning fans don't wait around as this video of the queue was taken at 8.30am and a member of staff at Canning HQ said "wait till you see it at 1pm".

The Nationalist has a team based in Screggan this week and would love to hear from local competitors, exhibitors or performers taking part in the annual extravaganza.

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See more from the Ploughing Championships here.