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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.

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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.

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