A combination of reduction and frustration. That’s an apt description of the temper within the Kilshannig camp after they had been compelled to share the spoils with Erins Personal in final Sunday’s thrilling county junior hurling ultimate.
t was straightforward to understand their reduction after they wanted a last-gasp level in stoppage time to haul themselves again from the brink, whereas their frustration stemmed from gross profligacy which noticed them accumulate 17 wides over the hour.
Coach Jim O’Sullivan agreed they’ll have to brush on their taking pictures so as to get the job within the replay, however he was inspired by what the group produced in most points of their play in any other case.
“We most likely weren’t on the pitch of the sport we might have anticipated to be at within the first-half, however I used to be a lot happier with our second-half show,” he stated.
“I suppose the underside line is it could have been a dream show had we completed the possibilities we created, so I really feel we’re in a superb place heading into the replay.
“Erins Personal would have been doing much more hurling than us all 12 months, and perhaps we now have the better scope for enchancment, significantly, as I’ve stated, in regard to benefiting from our alternatives.”
O’Sullivan felt there have been mitigating causes for his or her poor taking pictures in that the forwards had been underneath ‘savage strain’ from the Erins Personal defence.
“I assumed there was heroic defending on either side of the pitch,” he remarked. “Our backs had been wonderful, Colm O’Shea, Brian Guerin and the remainder, and also you’d should say Paddy Walsh had an awesome sport at midfield.
“The replay is one other sport after all, however I can guarantee we’ll be able to go once more, and I’d be very hopeful we will end the job the subsequent day,” remarked an upbeat Kilshannig boss.
Kilshannig captain Brian Curtin was equally optimistic as he gathered his ideas within the fast aftermath of a draining encounter.
“I believe we will be taught quite a bit from at present, and our taking pictures is definitely one thing we must always be capable to enhance on.
“Our scoring price had been getting higher in virtually each sport we performed previous to at present, so I’d wish to suppose it was only a one-off that it didn’t work out as properly for us in that regard on this ultimate.
“We’ve seen what Erins Personal are like now, and we imagine we’re loads adequate to recover from the road within the replay, as a result of our taking pictures proportion must be quite a bit higher,” the Kilshannig centre-back insisted.