Corbett likely to miss Limerick showdown, admits O’Shea

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea concedes Lar Corbett is facing a race against time to be fit to start Sunday week’s Munster semi-final against Limerick.

O’Shea last night described his chances of playing as “unlikely” as he has yet to return to full contact training after sustaining fractured ribs in the Division 1 final defeat to Kilkenny earlier this month.

“Larry is the only one who’s not training. It’s very difficult because it’s a rib, you just don’t know (when he’ll be okay) because at the moment he’s had no physical contact.

“To be honest with you, I’m not really thinking about him. I wouldn’t rule anybody out but he hasn’t done any contact — I’d be thinking it’s unlikely (he’ll play).

“It’s a slow injury and it could take six weeks. At this stage he’s just pucking around here and there. No contact, none.”

Both Corbett and JJ Delaney were red carded in Nowlan Park but availed of a rulebook loophole meaning they won’t miss next weekend’s openers.

O’Shea said it’s unlikely Tipperary would have appealed the red card had it meant a one-match ban.

“To be honest, I hadn’t thought of it. These sort of things, I’m old school. If the match is played, the match is played and the match is over. You shake hands with your opponent and you move on.

“Maybe other people were thinking about it but it just didn’t cross my mind. Now maybe it would have, I’m just saying that I see the matches as the matches and whatever happens, happens and then you go home and you start again. That’s being honest.”

Kerry have named the same 15 that started last Sunday’s win over Tipperary for the visit of Waterford to Killarney tomorrow evening.

Defenders Jonathan Lyne and Shane Enright are named among the substitutes after missing out the last time.

Captain Eoin Brosnan has also been included on the bench for the Munster semi-final and is expected to feature at some stage.

Meanwhile, newly-appointed Kildare captain Eamonn Callaghan said it would be a travesty were the team not to win a Leinster title.

Kildare haven’t won a Delaney Cup since 2000 and face Offaly in their Leinster quarter-final opener in Croke Park on Sunday.

“I think for a county like Kildare, we have been so close the last few years, it’ll be a travesty if we don’t win an Leinster title. I’m 100% confident that we can.”

Garda Callaghan, 30, who has recovered from an abdominal injury, revealed he has taken three months off work to get himself right for inter-county football again.

“It’s taken in phases so I took the month of February off, I’ve been off pretty much the last six weeks and I have another two weeks to take in June.”

KERRY (SF v Waterford): B Kealy (Kilcummin); M Ó Sé (An Gaeltacht); A O’Mahony (Rathmore), F Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes); T Ó Sé (An Gaeltacht), K Young (Renard), P Crowley (Laune Rangers); A Maher (Duagh), J Buckley (Dr Crokes); P Galvin (Finuge), C Cooper (Dr Crokes), D Walsh (Cromane); Declan O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses), K Donaghy (Austin Stacks), J O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion).

Subs: N Kelly (Killarney Legion), B Sheehan (St Mary’s), Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar); K O’Leary (Dr Crokes), M Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore), B McGuire (Listowel Emmetts), E Brosnan (Dr Crokes), M Geaney (Dingle), P Curtin (Moyvane), S Enright (Tarbert), J Lyne (Killarney Legion).

DERRY (SF v Down): E McNicholl; G O’Kane, C McKaigue, R Scott; C Kielt, M Lynch, SL McGoldrick; P Bradley, R Bell; A McAlynn, J Kielt, E Lynn; B Heron, E Bradley, C Devlin.

Subs: T Mallon, D Brown, D McBride, B McCallion, C McAtamney, K Johnston, B Gormley, D Mullan, E McGuckin, L Kennedy, A Devlin.

DOWN (SF v Derry): B McVeigh; D McCartan, B McArdle, R Boyle; D Rooney, P Turley, K Quinn; A Rogers, K McKiernan; N Madine, M Poland, B Coulter; D O’Hare, K King, C Laverty.

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