Monday 20 November 2017

Corbett turns on style for Tipp in challenge

Lar Corbett. Picture: Sportsfile
Lar Corbett. Picture: Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Lar Corbett is in line to feature against Cork in the Munster semi-final on Sunday fortnight after impressing in his comeback match for Tipperary on Tuesday night.

The 2010 Hurler of the Year played his first match for Tipperary since the All-Ireland final loss to Kilkenny when he lined out at centre-forward against Galway in a challenge at Semple Stadium.

And while the 30-year-old, who stunned the GAA world when he announced his retirement in February, did not find the net, Galway manager Anthony Cunningham was extremely impressed by Corbett's form.

"He did well and looked very lively all the time. He looks very fit, but I don't think it would take too much to get Lar Corbett fit," said Cunningham.

Galway won 3-16 to 0-21 with goals from David Burke, Jonathan Glynn and Davy Glennon.

Galway did not risk Joe Canning, who is battling to recover from a shoulder injury ahead of the Leinster semi-final against Offaly on Sunday week.

Defender David Collins, who also missed Sunday's 5-19 to 4-12 win over Westmeath, is struggling with an ankle injury.

Just two members of Crossmaglen's club All-Ireland winning side make Armagh's starting team as manager Paddy O'Rourke hands out three debuts for Sunday's Ulster SFC clash with Tyrone.

The retirement of regular netminder Paul Hearty means that only Aaron Kernan and Jamie Clarke represent Rangers.

Half-forwards Aidan Forker and Anthony Duffy and corner-forward Caolan Rafferty will make their championship bows in a new-look forward line.

Armagh (SF v Tyrone) -- P McEvoy; A Mallon, B Donaghy, D McKenna; A Kernan, C McKeever, F Moriarty; K Toner, M Mackin; A Forker, K Dyas, A Duffy; J Clarke, B Mallon, C Rafferty.

Irish Independent

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