Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham felt that parity was the right outcome following his side's clash with Dublin in the Leinster SHC quarter-final.
A late Aidan Harte point ensured that the Tribesmen live to fight another day as the Croke Park encounter finished 0-20 to 1-17.
At one point in the first half, Galway led by six points following Joseph Cooney's goal, but they didn't kick on leaving Cunningham to say that "in patches we had gone very well but at other times we needed to do a bit more," when he spoke to RTÉ Sport after the game.
However he concluded that a draw "was a fair result" and so he he and his charges must now focus on next Saturday's replay at O'Connor Park, Tullamore, throw-in at 4.45pm.
Looking ahead to that game, Cunningham said: "We had a replay last year (lost to Kilkenny) and we need to learn from that and finish the job next weekend."