Scoring pleases Kiely

October 25, 2020

Limerick manager John Kiely. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Limerick manager John Kiely cut a contented figure after his side posted a massive 0-36 to begin their Munster SHC defence in impressive fashion against Clare.

It was a case of double delight for the Treaty County at an empty Semple Stadium where they also picked up the Allianz Hurling League title for the second year-in-a-row.

"It's good scoring. We didn't leave too many behind and the accuracy was good," Kiely told RTE Radio.

"You could say it was a poor enough performance from us in the first half. We just failed to get into our rhythm in the first half. We weren't stringing the passes together, our workrate wasn't where it needed to be and we didn't create as many scoring chances as a result.

"We were doing poorly on breaking ball and there were a lot of areas we needed to address at half-time. To be fair to the lads, they responded really quickly early on, took a hold of the game early on in the second half and pushed on from there."

Limerick won't have much time to dwell on this victory with a Munster SHC semi-final against All-Ireland champions Tipperary coming up next Sunday.

"We have loads of things we need to improve on for next week," Kiely stressed.

"It's a quick turnaround for us, seven days to Tipperary in Cork next weekend, another massive challenge for us. There's fors and againsts. You'd like a little bit more recovery time."

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