Whe­lan: Tribe will need goals

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GAA - Daragh Small

Gal­way star for­ward Conor Whe­lan be­lieves the Tribes­men are still nowhere near the fin­ished ar­ti­cle and they will need to find goals to over­come Wex­ford in the Le­in­ster fi­nal.

“Wex­ford will be a huge test. We were happy we got over Of­faly but we have to re­group for Wex­ford and please God we will show up on the day,” said Whe­lan.

“We have lots of ar­eas to work on. We didn’t score a goal against Of­faly and we were fairly dis­ap­pointed with our af­ter­noon, from that point of view.

“We put a big score­line in the end but the score­board was a small bit flat­ter­ing. Now it’s on to Wex­ford and we are just tak­ing every game as it comes.

“We will take the Le­in­ster fi­nal first and hope­fully we can get the win and get to the All-ire­land semi-fi­nal. That’s the main thing.”

Whe­lan says win­ning a sec­ond ever pro­vin­cial ti­tle would be a big plus go­ing into the All-ire­land se­ries.

“Wex­ford are a fairly good side and we are not tak­ing any­thing for granted. Davy has changed things around but they have al­ways been a re­ally good side any­way,” said Whe­lan.

“I wouldn’t say we are look­ing for re­venge af­ter los­ing to them in the league. We are just look­ing to show up and put on a per­for­mance. Sil­ver­ware would be a step for­ward but we are just look­ing for a mas­sive per­for­mance on the day.”

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