Three weeks to prepare for an All-Ireland SHC semi-final is “ideal” according to Limerick’s All-Star defender Sean Finn.
After their stirring second-half comeback against Tipperary in the Munster SHC final, Finn and his team-mates are patiently waiting to find out who they will face in the last four of this year’s Liam MacCarthy Cup race on Saturday, August 7th at GAA headquarters.
“Three weeks is a nice break,” he said in an interview with GAA.ie.
“It allows you to recover from the first game and then you get a two-week block of training running into the semi-final.
“It can work both ways, if you get momentum there, three or four games in a row, after coming out of the qualifiers and into a semi-final it can work in your favour if you don’t pick up injuries.
“From our perspective, three weeks is ideal.”
Reflecting on their memorable Munster success, Finn remarked: “We would be disappointed in some sense in our performance in the first half.
“It wasn’t that bad but the scoreline reflected something very different.
“But at the end of the game it was hugely satisfying to come out of it, considering the position we were in at half-time.
“It was definitely a performance we would have been proud of, and we knew we had in ourselves.
“At half-time, there were 40 minutes left, if you include extra time, so we knew we were still in contention to win the game.
“It was obviously hugely satisfying to come out of the Munster final with a win after that performance and the position we were in.”