Here are some of Cians thoughts on our tackling. At least we can be reassured that he is aware of our problems in that area and he is confident that we can change it.
“Particularly in the first half… we let them in too easily in terms of those frees. It’s great to deny a man the ball but the guys have to learn that that’s only the first phase.
“If he does get the ball, let’s get into the second phase which is delaying them, stopping them, dispossessing them. We just gave away some soft frees that were needless in many cases.
“There’s obviously areas of our game we’re still trying to improve upon and we’ve time to do that.
“I’d rather learn these valuable lessons today, in a League final, than in a Leinster Championship."