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Corbett plea for Tipp togetherness

Published 29/09/2010 | 05:00

Lar Corbett believes it is imperative that every one of Tipperary's back-room team remains in place as they look to defend their All-Ireland crown in 2011.

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Corbett feels the "family atmosphere" fostered by Liam Sheedy, Eamonn O'Shea, Michael Ryan and the other strands of an impressive management set-up are too precious to break.

There has been some speculation that Eamonn O'Shea may not commit to another year as he is based in Galway where he is a lecturer in NUIG.

Corbett, the Opel GPA Hurler of the Month for September, is desperate for everyone to stay together.

"In Tipperary over the last few years there has been a family atmosphere, a togetherness," Corbett said. "Hopefully, all players and management won't decide to go anywhere. They're all very important to the direction Tipperary are going to go. It's a serious set-up."

Corbett admits the key to their success against Kilkenny was their conviction to go for it from the very start and not be afraid to lead in an All-Ireland final again.

"We went from the off, so then we had a chance. That was our mindset," Corbett added. "This crack of holding out for a half and see how you are in the second half, there's no real logic to that.

"No matter who you are playing you have to go for it. A game doesn't start in the second half."

Irish Independent

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