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
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.
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.