Saturday 23 September 2017

O'Neill hopeful Corbett will be ready to face Limerick

Lar Corbett, Munster
Lar Corbett, Munster
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Lar Corbett is on course to play a part in Tipperary's Munster hurling semi-final against Limerick on June 1 after coming through 15 minutes of a club game with Thurles Sarsfields over the weekend.

Tipperary coach Paudie O'Neill said that once the 2010 Hurler of the Year doesn't suffer any adverse reaction to the knee problem that has kept him out of the league, he will fit back in to their plans for their Thurles opener.

"He got about 15 minutes for Sarsfields and seemed to go well. He's been back training with us for a fortnight," said O'Neill.

"I suppose it took a long time to get to the root of what the problem was. He's back now, we're happy with that and so is he.

"The next week or two will be crucially important to see if there's any reaction.

"That's the difficulty with these sorts of problems. You get to the game but then there could be a reaction afterwards or two days later. We'll see how things go. Three weeks' time will come very quickly.

"He has a natural athleticism. It's just a question of match fitness but that's another aspect," explained O'Neill at last night's launch of the Munster championships in King John's Castle in Limerick.

Irish Independent

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