Henry Shefflin sounds Galway warning despite win against Dublin

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Henry Shefflin was not impressed with Galway..

Galway boss Henry Shefflin admitted that he was left unimpressed with his side’s showing in their convincing Leinster Championship win at home to Dublin.

The win sealed the Tribesmen’s place in the Leinster final, although there were some aspects of their game which left Shefflin with cause for concern.

His side, however, have an opportunity to make amends in the Delaney Cup decider when they take on Kilkenny, with the Galway boss and Brian Cody set to face off against one another for the first time since their controversial handshake.

“Would this performance win us a Leinster final? I do not think so..”

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Shefflin explained why his side were not ‘brilliant’.

“It wasn’t brilliant by us, or Dublin,” he said. “It was just a cagey game. But before this I was always looking for a performance, but it was about getting the result and getting to a Leinster final.

“That was the objective, and we achieved that. We worked extremely hard, but we never really flowed. It was a tough schedule for ourselves, all the teams so we were just a bit off it tonight.”

Saying that, he did concede that his side just came through a frantic period in which physical and mental questions of his side were posed.

“It is physically demanding,” he added. “If you look at other sports they are well used to putting big performances together.

“And from a mental point of view, it is very hard to get yourself up for a game again.”

He then continued: “If you were to say we were going to get 9 points and reach a Leinster final we would have been very happy with that. That was our objective.

“Would this performance win us a Leinster final? I do not think so. So, we have work to do, and that’s what we’ll focus on doing now.”

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