Few people expected a draw would be the outcome in the Clare SFC Final and Kilmurry Ibrickane manager Aidan Moloney was one of the individuals falling into that bracket.
Speaking post-match the 1992 Munster medallist said “That was one thing we didn’t think about, two weeks now will give us a chance to freshen up again and work on things, few injuries I’m sure everybody has a few injuries now and the two weeks will give us a chance to get everyone back, it was a tight match and I didn’t think anyone deserved to win today or no one deserved to lose either”.
Once more Kilmurry Ibrickane failed to put in a sixty minute performance, that and eliminating needless mistakes is what Moloney and his team will be working on for the replay.
“I think at the end of the day no team deserved to lose, Cratloe finished strong and they deserved a draw. We played alright starting off first ten minutes we looked good and the goal gave Cratloe confidence and they played well for ten minutes, towards the end of the first half we picked it up again. It was nip and tuck then for the second half, I’d probably be a bit disappointed with our lads a lot of passes went astray on us especially in front of goal when there were scores on, they’re the things we need to work on for the next day”.
Horse points to the statistic that the sides were level on eight different occasions as a sign of how balanced the game was. He was satisfied with the impact of substitutes from the bench.
“Again today our subs made a difference when they came on, there’s no doubt we’d be a bit disappointed with the finishing towards the end it was a bit rushed and I think one more pass and we were in there, that’s the pressure of the day these are the things we need to work on for the next day, we turned over a lot of ball today that we hopefully wouldn’t do normally but that’s the pressure Cratloe put us under”.
Cusack Park will host the replay which takes place on Sunday October 23rd.