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Tipperary's Lar Corbett fights to get past a challenge from Jackie Tyrell of Kilkenny during the 2014 All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photo: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

Tipperary's Lar Corbett fights to get past a challenge from Jackie Tyrell of Kilkenny during the 2014 All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photo: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

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Tipperary's Lar Corbett fights to get past a challenge from Jackie Tyrell of Kilkenny during the 2014 All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photo: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

The second half of the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final was already 37 seconds old when Lar Corbett finally emerged from the Tipperary dressing-room to rejoin the play and restore his team to 15 players.

Between changing gear and requiring a trip to the toilet, Corbett had got his timing wrong and by then Kilkenny had scored a point to draw the teams level at 1-10 each, and his absence was picked up on in the press and commentary boxes.

"He probably knew that Jackie Tyrrell would be waiting at the tunnel for him," surmised TV co-commentator Michael Duignan with a little hint of mischief.