"I was really proud of how they played first half, Obviously missing the penalty late on in the first half and losing Chieo earlier on in the half sort of provided us with a psychological blow."
"For him to come off was a big blow. I thought Sads (Sadlier) did well when he came on but Chieo on song is something else.
"Our first-half performance was excellent. Unfortunately, the keeper made a great save from the penalty. His was a really impressive performance and he deserved his clean sheet. You go in at half-time all square and it gives them a lift."
"I thought we controlled the game well. We're a bit disappointed with the set pieces today. We had eight or nine corners and really failed to get the first contacts
"We were playing against a really good side, there's no disputing that and goals change games. They got the first and then the second was a bit fortuitous and it knocked the wind out of our sails."
“I believed we were going to score an equaliser. When the second goal goes in, which was a rare mistake, the lads just looked a little bit beaten, truth be told.
“I think they felt a little bit sorry for themselves and I don’t know if they had a real belief that they would get back into it. But up to then I thought we were really good.
“It was a good performance but ultimately it’s the scoreline that matters.”