Tipperary senior football Manager Tom McGlinchy has told his charges ahead of Sunday¹s Bank of Ireland Munster Football clash with Clare in Killarney that they cannot have a bad day at the office.
Following a successful league campaign, Tipperary have been ticking over as they await the championship and they have sharpshooter Declan Browne back in the side to boost their chances.
"The league is just a distant memory at this stage really. Our last competitive match was ten weeks ago and we have been ticking over since waiting for the game with Clare," said McGlinchy.
"We have been playing challenge games and just making sure that we are right for the championship. It hasn¹t been easy but we are looking forward to the game now. I know that Clare have had a championship game and they are ahead of us in that regard," the Garda PE Instructor said.
He added, "We know how good Clare are and we are looking no further than them. I saw them against Cork last year and they should have beaten them.
"They are a big, strong physical side and we will have it all to do in the game. OK, we had five very positive results in the league but we did have a bad day at the office against Wexford. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong that day.
"We can¹t let that happen again, because if it does we will be in big trouble. I know Clare were relegated in the league but they were playing in division 1 and were coming up against all the top teams.
"They will have learned a lot from those games," he says.