"I thought our lads were a small bit shell-shocked in some ways"

June 08, 2021

Cork boss Kieran Kingston during his side's Allianz League clash against Limerick at the LIT Gaelic Grounds

Cork manager Kieran Kingston admits that his side were a “bit shell-shocked” during the first-half of their defeat to Limerick at the weekend.

The Rebels conceded 0-20 to the All-Ireland champions during the first-half at the LIT Gaelic Grounds, where they trailed by 10 points at the break before taking some tarnish off the final score-line (0-33 to 2-19) in the second-half.

“We always knew it was going to be tough coming up here,” Kingston told echolive.ie afterwards.

“We were under no illusions, I said it before the game, and you could see that in the first half, I thought our lads were a small bit shell-shocked in some ways.

“We said we’d play with the wind to see if it could ease us into the game a little bit but it didn’t work out that way and we were probably lucky to be only down ten points at half-time, to be realistic about it, even though we missed a couple of goal chances.”

He added: “We regrouped in the second half, brought on more experience. We asked the lads at half-time to see if we could go out to try to win the second half, which they did, and that was pleasing.”

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