Tuesday 20 March 2018

Ryan anxious to move on

TIPPERARY manager Declan Ryan and his backroom team stood firm last night in the wake of Lar Corbett's shock decision to quit the county's senior hurling squad, WRITES JACKIE CAHILL.

Ryan spoke to his squad members before last night's training session at Dr Morris Park in Thurles and assured them that it was very much business as usual, despite the withdrawal of 2010 Hurler of the Year Corbett.

The squad met before their regular Tuesday night session to discuss the fallout from Corbett's departure.

The official stance is that the door remains open for Corbett's return, but, nonetheless, his decision to walk away has stunned team-mates. Ryan, coach Tommy Dunne and selector Michael Gleeson are anxious to move on and draw a line under the affair.

It is understood that Corbett was injured in training eight days ago and did not have any contact with management until Monday, when he visited Ryan to deliver the bombshell. Sources have also indicated that the meeting between Corbett and Ryan lasted about half an hour and not two hours as has been reported.

Irish Independent

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