Satisfied is probably the word to sum up Moorefield manager Ross Glavin after his side reached their third county final in a row when beating Naas by eight points on Sunday afternoon.
It was a relatively straightforward task for the reigning county champions who were eight points clear at the break, and, despite not playing as well in the second half, the gap between the teams remained the same at the end.
“11 points in the first half was probably a good return, but we’ll probably look back on it and the few poor decisions we made and there were certain shots we missed,” said Glavin.
“There were a few more scores there for the taking.”
It sets up a county final showdown with Athy, a team who beat an understrength Moorefield side in a league final earlier this year. Glavin reckons the league champions are the form team in Kildare, but also that his own side are now on an upward curve and are ready to peak at the right time.
“We were very poor in the league final and it was probably our worst performance in the last two years,” admitted Glavin.
“Since then we’ve been on an upward curve, improving without really putting our shoulder to the wheel. There’s more that can be done, but our mantra will be to drive it on harder over the next two weeks.”
“We are improving and our chemistry throughout the team is getting a bit better, but we’re going to have to be on the money in two weeks’ time. It’s going to be a huge battle. I think they topped the league outright and we fell into a league final, so that shows they’re the form team throughout the year. They’ve come through maybe a tougher side of the draw so they will be well primed for it. Over the years we’ve had some good battles that have gone both ways so our mindset and our attitude needs to be perfect for that occasion.”
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