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Lar Corbett becomes the fourth Tipperary player to retire in a week

The two-time All-Ireland winner has called it a day.

Lar Corbett scores his second goal in the 2010 All-Ireland final.
Lar Corbett scores his second goal in the 2010 All-Ireland final.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

LAR CORBETT HAS become the fourth Tipperary player in a week to announce his retirement from inter-county hurling.

The three time Allstar joins Shane McGrath, James Woodlock and Conor O’Mahony in calling time on Tipperary hurling in the past seven days.

Corbett began his career with the Premier County in 2000, making just one appearance but firmly established himself as a regular in the starting XV the following season, the same year he won the first of two All-Ireland titles.

The Thurles Sarsfields man is perhaps best remembered for the 2010 All-Ireland final when he scored a hat-trick to help Tipperary stop Kilkenny’s famous ‘drive for five.’

Corbett’s performance that year won him the Hurler of the Year award and in 2012 he briefly retired citing work commitments.

However, using Twitter today, the 34-year old said this time, his retirement was for good.

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