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"Our work-rate wasn't at the level required" - John Kiely primed for Munster Hurling final

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

08:09 25 Jun 2019


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Limerick hurling manager John Kiely feels his side "came up short" against Tipperary last time out as they prepare to meet again in the Munster Hurling final.

The All-Ireland champions lost by a four point margin two weeks ago in Thurles.

Kiely and centre-back Declan Hannon spoke to Valerie Wheeler in Limerick today and the manager feels work-rate is one area to improve from last time.

"It's been a mixed Munster Championship all-round," he admitted.

"There have been some great performances by teams but some other mixed performances. And we're no different as a team.

Hard Going

"We had a poor performance against Cork and we had to bite back over the two matches subsequent to that. I think the last day, we just came up short a little bit.

"But then we were probably feeling a little bit... the three games in the two weeks is hard going. We had to make some rotations but all told I still would've been happy with the effort of the lads.

"They really put in a big shift for us on the day but we have to up it significantly now for the next day."

He added of the Tipp game, "Our work-rate wasn't at the level that's required. Simple as that. Tipp out-worked us all over the pitch really and if we're going to give ourselves a chance on Sunday, we're going to have to get that right."

You can watch the full Munster Hurling final preview chats above via the video player.

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