Top award a "bonus" for Lar
16 October 2010
Lar Corbett leaves Noel Hickey in his wake on the way to scoring the first of his three goals in the 2010 All-Ireland SHC final at Croke Park - INPHO
Lar Corbett has downplayed his achievement in being named Hurler of the Year.
The Thurles Sarsfields attacker, whose hat-trick of goals in last month's All-Ireland final will go down in history, capped off a brilliant season by winning the top individual award as well as an All-Star last night, but seemed less than overwhelmed by it.
"I wasn't one bit nervous coming up here today," he said.
"Everything was out of my control, other people were making those decisions and if I didn't get an award, I didn't get it. The matches, that's what I worry about - you can do something about that. It's a great honour, don't get me wrong, and getting the Hurler of the Year especially, but all these individual awards come second to the championship.
"I don't know how that sounds but it's like this - we (Tipp players) were very disappointed up here last year collecting All Star awards, having lost the All-Ireland final. The first Sunday in September, that's what it's all about to me. That's what we start training for, the first week in January, the All-Ireland final.
"All these awards are great, and you do appreciate them if you're lucky enough to get them, but that's out of your hands - a bonus, that's what they are."