ENDA Crowley admitted that Kenmare could not have asked for any more perfect of a start from their charges last Sunday but said they were always conscious of a Rockchapel fightback at some stage in the contest.
"The first half was pretty flawless from our point of view but we were always conscious of Rockchapel coming back into it from a couple of the games that we had seen them play in advance. Physically I was very happy with how we coped with their presence today; we weren't going to back down with the prize that was on offer here today in terms of the Munster Final," the team selector told The Kerryman.
Rather than praise the team's forwards individually, Crowley preferred to focus on their performance as a unit.
"I think some of our forwards are good enough to get on any club team in the county. Losing to Templenoe in the District Championship was a bit of a wake-up call for us in advance of Munster. We've made a few changes to our tactics since in terms of trying to be more direct in finding our danger men in the forward line and it certainly seems to be working," he said.
The team have survived the straight three week run to the Final very well on the injury front according to Crowley and now looks forward to Sunday's Final against Cappamore of Limerick.
"It's going to be a tremendous occasion with the venue we are going to (Mallow) and the floodlights in the second half and from a Kerry point of view we're just hoping to keep all the Munster Club Football titles in the county again."
DJ Brennan felt it was a terrific sign of the team to respond with a goal straight from the opening point of the game.
"We were anxious to set our stall out early and not let Rockchapel get any sort of a lead because they would hold onto it if we let them. We did it almost to perfection in the first half but we would be disappointed with the fact they outscored us in the secondhalf, something we certainly want to put right the next day," the Kenmare forward said.
Brennan expressed his disappointment that the team after not contesting the hurling decider as well but says it has served as motivation to make sure the club get the job done in Mallow this Sunday.
"It's been a great four weeks for the club with all the travelling but we have a job to do on Sunday and have to focus on that and not let the occasion, venue, floodlights or anything else get to us."