KENMARE manager Pat Condon was still trying to get come back down to Earth after last Saturday's amazing finish in Foilmore and while admitting there was a bit of luck involved he felt his side showed great character.
"It was fairly nervewracking on the sideline and I thought it was fiercely committed stuff by both sides, but I'm delighted with the effort the lads gave. Both teams did miss chances on the night but I thought their goal was a lucky break so in my view I definitely felt that we deserved to get something out of the game, which we thankfully did," he told The Kerryman.
Condon said that they will assess the extent of Paul O'Connor's injury ahead of the replay. His counter-part on the St Michaels / Foilmore side Kieran Cronin felt that his charges weren't ruthless enough with the chances they themselves missed in the first half.
"We seem to be missing an edge with the last few months and this was a game that certainly was above the standard we have played recently but you have to give Kenmare credit for fighting the way they did with the number of players they were missing. That's a sign of a great Divisional side," Cronin said.
Cronin expects the replay to be a tougher test of his side.
"We actually haven't ventured out that way for the last few years in the County League but this is the top level and while we're disappointed not to have got it done tonight, we're grateful for another chance."