He became one of a gang of Tipp hurlers to call it a day back in November following the Premier county's semi-final exit from the Championship three months earlier at the hands of Galway.
For Lar Corbett, right now, he doesn't miss the inter-county game - that might change in the future though.
I'm content to leave it now and I don't miss it as of yet but it's still early in the year.
After the Galway game last August we left Dublin, went home to lick our wounds, took some time and then got going with the club again. Luckily, we won a county title with 'Sars and that helped change the focus.
Speaking to GAA.ie, the 2010 Hurler of the Year explained that what excites him right now is playing with his club Thurles Sarsfields and in particular lining out with younger players.
Well, I'm looking forward to getting going with the 'Sars again. It will be the first time since 1999 that I will be able to go with them for the full season. I love togging out beside the next generation coming up, the 18 and 19 year-olds. They don't have a care in the world. They couldn't even tell you what they are doing next week. Anyone my age, well we all have the same problems and when we socialise together we just swap them. These lads would keep you young and fresh. They hop off everything.