Joe Canning has been named as the new captain of the Galway hurlers for 2014.

Anthony Cunningham chosen Canning to lead the Tribesmen next season after failing to build on their 2012 All-Ireland Hurling final participation and Leinster title. 

Galway were eliminated by Clare in this year's semi-finals and also were defeated by Kilkenny in the league last four. 

The 25-year-old Portumna clubman will be assisted by midfielder David Burke, who has been named as their vice-captain.