WHILE admitting that he was always worried that victory would come at some price for his side last Sunday, Finuge manager John Colbert expressed his bafflement with Paul Galvin's straight red card in the 44th minute of last Sunday's game in Bruff.
"I just can't understand how one player could get a yellow card for the incident and another player a straight red," he said in relation to the incident.
In terms of the game itself, Colbert was disappointed with how his side slackened off before halftime after a tremendous start.
"We've a tendency at the moment to do that (leave teams back into the game) when we get in front, but in fairness the boys got off to a good start in the second half to get us back on track. We need to kill off teams when we get ahead but I suppose you have to give Pallasgreen credit for coming back at us at the same time," the Finuge manager told The Kerryman.
Finuge can't dwell on last Sunday's events for too long either according to Colbert.
"We've Duagh in the North Kerry Championship to think about before we can even consider the Munster Final, but we'll assess where we stand later on in the week."
Team captain Chris Allen was happy with his side's win despite one or two worrying aspects about the performance.
"We had put a lot of effort into the replay with Spa that there would be some effect taken on us I thought beforehand. We had a brilliant opening quarter before things seemed to catch up with their comeback towards half-time, not that we expected today to be a walkover in any way," he said after match.
He admitted to not having seen the incident involving Paul Galvin and Pallasgreen's Robert O'Donnell at the three-quarter mark.
"I followed the ball into the square after Paul took a free-kick and it was only after it landed there that I realised something had actually happened between the two of them but that's as much as I can say on it," he said.
Looking ahead to the Munster Final with St Vincents, Allen admitted that the mileage picked up by the team will be a big factor come November 25.
"We will have been on the go for five weeks in-a-row at that stage when you factor in this weekend's game against Duagh, but we'll sit down when we get the chance and assess where we stand heading into the Munster Final."