Lar Corbett back for Tipperary

A star is reborn: Lar Corbett played the full 70 minutes of a behind closed doors challenge match against Waterford on Tuesday evening and is thus available for the Premier County’s All-Ireland Championship campaign.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A star is reborn: Lar Corbett played the full 70 minutes of a behind closed doors challenge match against Waterford on Tuesday evening and is thus available for the Premier County’s All-Ireland Championship campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Thu, May 15, 2014, 01:00


Lar Corbett has handed Tipperary a

pre-championship boost by returning to action with the Premier County.

Corbett, hurler of the year in 2010, played the full game in a behind closed doors challenge match against Waterford on Tuesday evening.

The fixture in Thurles afforded manager Eamon O’Shea the chance to get Corbett back on the field.

The 33-year-old has not played a competitive game since scoring a goal after coming on against Limerick IT in a Waterford Crystal Cup fixture in January.

Corbett missed the entire National League campaign with a knee problem but he was fit enough to complete the pre-match warm-up before the final against Kilkenny.

The Thurles Sarsfields player returned to club duty last weekend and with over two and a half weeks remaining before Tipperary play Limerick at home in the Munster SHC semi-final, Corbett’s intercounty comeback comes at a most opportune time.

According to reports, Waterford won the challenge against Tipperary by two points, as they prepare for their Munster SHC quarter-final against Cork on Sunday week, May 25th.

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