Ballygunner must be more clinical in Sunday's Munster final clash with Clonlara according to manager Darragh O’Sullivan.
The defending champions left three goals behind them against Na Piarsaigh two weeks ago
and struck six second half wides. “Some of our shot selection the last day was poor," he told WLR's Lár Na Páirce show. "There were shots taken when maybe the pass inside was the better option. We’ve a lot of things to work on. Although it was a huge win for us, there’s certainly areas which we need to improve on for the next day. We’ll go after those.”
He was happy with their work rate. “For a lot of the game, our intensity was right there. Listen, coming down the stretch it got a bit hairy alright but I don’t think that was anything to do with a drop in intensity. Overall, it was the work rate all over the field which was right up there with some of our best performances. Tackles are our main go-to. How we closed down the space in the areas that they would have looked to exploit us.”
First-time Munster finalists Clonlara came out on top against thirteen man Kiladangan in the other semi. “They have a very strong forward line. You go through it and you see the two Galvins, you see John Conlon and you see some young players coming through that are at a very high level. That’s the first thing that jumps out at you.”
Ballygunner versus Clonlara will be the George Corbett Skoda Big Match on Sunday. Join Kieran O'Connor and Eoin Murphy for live coverage from 3.15.
Listen back to the full interview with Darragh O'Sullivan from WLR's Lár Na Páirce show.