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Lar Corbett back as Tipp make 3 changes for Galway game

The 33-year-old forward replaces Niall O’Meara in attack ahead of the clash in Thurles.

Corbett is back for Tipp.
Corbett is back for Tipp.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

LAR CORBETT MAKES his return for Tipperary as one of three changes ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 clash with Galway.

The 33-year-old has struggled with a knee injury this season, but Eamon O’Shea can call on the experienced forward for the encounter at Semple Stadium.

Corbett comes into the team for Niall O’Meara in attack.

Elsewhere, there’s a new midfield pairing for Tipp as Ronan Maher of Thurles Sarsfields and Drom-Inch’s James Woodlock replace Kieran Bergin and Shane McGrath.

Maher is set for his championship debut in Thurles. The midfielder won an All-Ireland Minor title with Tipp in 2012.

Throw-in at Semple Stadium on Saturday is at 7.00pm.

TIPPERARY:

1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)
2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill)
3. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)
5. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane)
6. Conor O’Mahony (Newport)
7. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
8. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
9. James Woodlock (Drom-Inch)
10. Gearoid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)
11. Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha)
12. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
13. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
14. Seamus Callanan (Drom-Inch)
15. Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields)

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