Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields) has retired from inter-county hurling. See below his announcement via Twitter from Wednesday afternoon.
Statement from Lar Corbett
“Over the past 15 years I have enjoyed many great times playing senior hurling with Tipperary but I have 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 backroom teams who gave me huge support. I also want to acknowledge Tipperary County Board, Tipperary Supporters Club and my club, Thurles Sarsfields, for their support.
“Playing inter-county hurling reqires 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.”
Statement from Tipperary County Board on retirement of Lar Corbett
“Tipperary County Board extends its best wishes to Lar Corbett on the announcement of his retirement from the Tipperary senior hurling panel. During a wonderful and illustrious career Lar at the height of his powers had few equals. Blessed with exquisite skill and breath-taking pace, Lar’s performance in the 2010 All-Ireland Final in which he scored three scintillating goals on Tipp’s way to victory guaranteed his place for eternity in hurling history and put him among the legion of greats in our treasured game. Of the many awards bestowed on him in 2010, he was also named hurler of the year confirming without question Lar’s contribution to Tipperary’s successes over his career. We are very grateful to him for his long, dedicated and decorated service to the county and we wish him all the best for the future.
Thanks for the memories #privileged#TippGAA pic.twitter.com/ROYpoYorYc
— Lar Corbett (@larcorbett) November 18, 2015
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) November 18, 2015
— Elverys Sports (@Elverys) November 18, 2015