JJ Delaney and Lar Corbett available for Championship opener

Updated: Saturday, 11 May 2013 13:26 | Comments

JJ Delaney and Lar Corbett are sent to the sidelines
JJ Delaney and Lar Corbett are sent to the sidelines


Kilkenny defender JJ Delaney and Tipperary forward Lar Corbett will be free to play in the first round of their respective championships - despite being sent off in the Allianz League final.

Both players were expected to be suspended for one match following their fracas during Kilkenny’s 2-17 to 0-20 victory over Tipp at Nowlan Park, however, they will instead serve a time-based suspension because of a rule book technicality.

It may not matter to Corbett, though, as he recovers from broken ribs suffered during the final and is a doubt for Tipp's Munster opener against Limerick on 9 June.

Kilkenny begin their All-Ireland defence against Offaly on the same day.


RTÉ’s GAA Championship Preview Special with a host of guests and a live audience on Sunday Sport from 14:00 on Sunday 19 May on RTÉ Radio 1.

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