CONTENT, but not ecstatic would be the best way to describe the mood in the Rathmore dressing room after their win over Legion and their manager Denis Desmond admitted that last Sunday's game had given them a bit of thinking to do.
"We were up against what I would consider to be one of the best forward lines in the county at the moment and they certainly asked questions of our defence that will need to be addressed, but I'm very happy with our overall work rate here today, particularly how hard the boys fought to win possession and we managed to put up enough on the scoreboard in the end. The quarter-finals of this competition have been a challenge to us in recent times but every game in itself is a challenge and we look forward to getting there once more," he told The Kerryman.
William O'Sullivan, meanwhile, was left to rue a bad start by his Killarney Legion side.
"We took too long in getting out of the blocks and that's ultimately what cost us. If we had managed to get another couple of points in the first half I feel that we could have made a real game of it but I was happy with how the lads played in the second half I must admit.
"I know people will say that the team is still young and will get better with experience but we have to start moving beyond that stage a bit and look at matches like this in greater detail," O'Sullivan said afterwards.
In relation to the double jobbing with the Kerry Ladies, he said there is no issue with either side.
"My focus all week has been this game, the Ladies have had their programme, it's not just me that's involved in both teams, there are plenty of good people involved in both teams and they are all helping out."