Thursday 22 August 2019

Lar Corbett becomes the fourth high profile Tipperary hurler to announce retirement

Lar Corbett in action during the drawn All-Ireland final in 2014
Lar Corbett in action during the drawn All-Ireland final in 2014 Newsdesk Newsdesk

Tipperary forward Lar Corbett has joined Shane McGrath, James Woodlock and Conor O'Mahony in announcing his retirement from inter-county hurling.

The two-time All-Ireland and three-time All Star announce his retirement via Twitter this evening.

His statement read: "Over the past 15 years I have enjoyed many great times playing senior hurling with Tipperary but I've decided that now is the time to announce my retirement.

"It was a huge honour for me to play with Tipperary and I have many great memories and friendships from my time on the panel.

"Our All Ireland winning years of 2001 and 2010 will always be special highlights but there were plenty of others as well.

"I want to thank all the players with whom I played, I have huge respect for them all. I want to thank the management and back room teams who gave me great assistance and support. I want to acknowledge Tipperary County Board, Tipperary Supporters Club  and my club, Thurles Sarsfields, for their support.

"Playing inter-county hurling requires lots of time and commitment and I am particularly grateful to my wife, Elaine, my family, my colleagues in our business and my friends for giving me the time , opportunity and support to pursue my sporting ambitions.

"Finally, I want to wish Tipperary well for the future."

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Corbett previously retired in February 2012 but returned for the Premier County three months later.

The 2010 Hurler of the Year retires at the age of 34.

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