DROMCOLLOGHER-Broadford manager Mike Fahy was left scratching his head as to his side’s below par performance in last Sunday’s second half.
Fahy has pinpointed a repeat of the opening 30 minutes if his side are to collect a sixth Limerick SFC title.
But he did praise the character of his side.
“It didn’t look too good there with a minute or two left or even going into extra time but fair play to the lads they kept their heads and came back,” outlined Fahy.
“We probably came back two or three times when the pressure was on - hopefully that is a good sign.”
For Fahy there were defensive and attacking problems to talk about this week.
“We weren’t tight enough - they say goals win games and we gave away two today which would be uncharacteristic - that is something to look at during the week,” said the manager.
At the other end of the field, they kicked seven second half wides.
“It is something that could have cost us dearly. We missed a few chances and especially playing with the wind in the second half. We just weren’t efficient and didn’t take our chances and these can come back to bite you in the end,” he explained.
“We were getting a lot of good ball into our full forward line in the first half but where we got caught was when the ball was going laterally.”
Backed with the wind they scored just five second half points.
“I don’t think we ever got going in the second half - we didn’t play with anyway like we did in the first half,” said Fahy.
“We were able to get the ball into the full forward line in the first half but weren’t in the second half for some reason and it should have been more effective when we had the wind - in the second half we should have gone on and played better,” he explained.
“We live to fight another day and possibly were very lucky to come out of today - they think they were lucky and I think we were lucky! We were probably both lucky,” said Fahy with a smile.
“With only a week to the next game, hopefully we can learn from today and put that into use next week,” said Fahy, who had his side in the pool for a recovery session on Monday and back on the training field on Wednesday night.