In his coronary heart of hearts on Friday morning Billy Dennehy in all probability didn’t anticipate Kerry FC win get a lot from his crew’s go to to the league leaders Galway United that night time. He can’t have anticipated his crew to have been on the mistaken aspect of a 9-1 drubbing both. Why else would he have arrange his crew to take the sport to a crew unbeaten in three video games, and that has solely conceded one aim (from a penalty)?
I believe for me as a supervisor, I believe it’s in all probability a studying curve for me as effectively in respect of we in all probability went out with an method of taking the sport to Galway, we wished to be on the entrance foot much like the final sport towards Treaty. We wished to start out effectively, get on the entrance foot and look to create probabilities and rating objectives as a result of I consider we’ve nice attacking gamers within the crew that may exit and play that method for us,” an understandably very upset Dennehy mentioned reflecting on the sport.
“However sadly within the defensive areas we in all probability appear like we’re conceding a number of probabilities and we in all probability don’t appear like we are able to construct that basis for the ahead gamers to have that little bit of freedom but. That’s on me tonight. We in all probability went out towards Galway to assault the sport when possibly a extra conservative method would have been the way in which to go.
“As a membership we wish to play on the entrance foot and attempt to create probabilities and rating however clearly we want, particularly for video games like tonight, to be extra strong first and take a look at to not concede too many probabilities.”
The gulf at school between the league’s new boys, Kerry FC, and a close to skilled set-up equivalent to Galway United is, was laid naked for Dennehy and his gamers. They conceded early, and as soon as the floodgates opened Galway scored at will. They had been 5-0 up at half time, 6-0 forward when Ryan Kelliher scored a comfort for the guests with a headed aim after 68 minutes, and had been finally overwhelmed 9-1.
“Tonight was clearly a really very troublesome night time. To be sincere, coming into the league as a brand new crew and new membership, this was one of many fears of mine of taking place, and sadly it did tonight,” Dennehy mentioned.
“Total, I believe the final couple of video games we’d made a number of progress in relation to the efficiency ranges of among the gamers. I suppose the momentum we had coming off the final house sport, however undoubtedly tonight towards Galway was one other step up, one other stage for the gamers to see as people down on the pitch and for us to see as a membership as effectively.
“I believe it was very evident to see the distinction between the full-time participant and an novice membership actually, in relation to the health ranges and the physicality that Galway had. It was actually all the way down to an depth that a number of our lads wouldn’t have performed towards earlier than when it comes to having to pay attention to a number of masking positions, runners and a number of the fundamentals of the sport, like set-pieces, which we had spoken about during the last variety of weeks as effectively.”
Bloodied however unbowed, the Kerry supervisor was once more grateful for the travelling Kerry assist in Deacy Park, and says he and the crew will bounce again from this expertise and put the learnings from it in place forward of subsequent Friday’s journey to Wexford FC.
“Once more, the those who had been there from Kerry they stayed to the very finish and clapped the gamers after the sport. We’re very appreciative and grateful for that, it actually provides everybody a elevate after they supporters are there they method they’re, and giving them that assist particularly after the dangerous nights like tonight was,” Dennehy mentioned.
“That’s what actually motivates me to maintain going within the route we’re. We’ve performed tonight’s sport with gamers that had been in class at this time. You already know, once you put that into context it’s an enormous large hole the place we’re at as a membership in comparison with different golf equipment within the league.
“This expertise, will in the long term… hopefully they’ll take a number of learnings from it. All the time as a crew and a membership and individually you’re taking learnings from nights like this, and there’s little question all of us will after tonight. The benefit of this sport is there’s at all times the subsequent sport, win, lose or draw, you at all times need to go once more, and that’s what we’ll do. We’ll get able to go once more subsequent week and it’s simply unlucky that we’re not at house subsequent week, it will have been nice to be again at house in entrance of our supporters to present us a elevate once more. However we’ll go away from house subsequent week and attempt to put a number of errors from tonight proper. The benefit of this sport is once you’re down you don’t keep down, you stand up and also you go once more and that’s what we’ll do.”