For Tipperary hurling, defeat in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final was heartbreaking and for Lar Corbett, it was devastating. The three-time All-star and 2010 'Player of the Year' was nineteen before his unique talent was identified by Nicky English who gave Lar his chance in the All-Ireland winning squad of 2001.
This success was followed by years of despair as Tipperary hurling floundered, managers came and went, and a recurring hamstring condition left his career hanging in the balance. In 2007 the 'dream team' of Liam Sheedy, Eamon O'Shea and Michael Ryan encouraged Lar to play more freely and to exploit his explosive pace, Lar soon became one of the most lethal forwards in the game.
His three-goal blitz against Kilkenny in the 2010 All Ireland final is the stuff of legend. A must-read for all fans of hurling.
|Author||Lar Corbett ans Damian Lawlor|
|Publication date||1 Nov 2013|