Vincent Hogan: Lightning Lar Corbett
Published 03/09/2011 | 05:00
TEN years ago, they pulled him from a hat. Nicky English had heard things, but hearing things could be an empty curse for Tipperary managers. Ken Hogan did catch a glimpse of him one night in Templemore, playing under-age for Thurles and remembers thinking he had something.
But Larry Corbett hadn't played minor for the county. He wasn't signposted for the big stage. Bringing him in for the South East League in October of 2000 was, essentially, a toss of a dice. English believed that Tipp lacked pace in their attack and everyone who'd seen Corbett seemed to be telling him the same thing.
Boy, could this kid run.