Shane Walsh acknowledged that a few half-time home truths were required as The Nire came from behind to win an extra-time Munster semi-final thriller against Carbery Rangers in Clonakilty.
The Waterford side came from five points down at the break to claw their way back to force extra-time, when they pulled clear to record a 2-15 to 1-13 triumph.
Walsh's goal was crucial in the extra period, but the skipper was quick to deflect praise onto his hard-working team-mates.
"It was just a lucky break to me, it was a great ball in by Conor Gleeson and it could have fell to anyone. I just did my job there," Walsh told RTÉ Sport.
"It was tough going, Carbery Rangers put up a good fight. They were outstanding in the first half and it was a rude awakening for us at half-time.
"In fairness our boys put the shoulder to the wheel in the second half and were outstanding. I'm proud of them.
"We were honest at half-time, we put our hands up and we weren't following our men. they were attacking in droves and it was just about us working hard in the second half."
Dr Crokes await in the provincial decider and Walsh knows The Nire have their work cut out in a fortnight's time as they bid for a first Munster title, having lost both their previous finals, including a 2006 defeat by the Kerry champions.
"It'll be our third Munster club final but we're after losing the first two," Walsh said.
"They are not easy to win. Whoever we play will be tough and they will be favourites no matter what, because we're from Waterford and that's just the way it is."