In the BBC hit comedy Dad’s Army the butcher Corporal Jones always carried a bayonet. When asked why, his answer was ‘They don’t like it up ‘em’.
Early in last year’s All-Ireland U21 final a Tipperary attacker, covering back, picked up a yellow card for a heavy foul tackle on Cork centre-forward Declan Dalton.
Tipp set out to lay down a physical marker and to signal to their opponents that this would be different from the easy Cork victory when the sides met in Munster.
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