Galway manager Kevin Walsh claimed his side’s three-point win over Kerry was a ‘massive win’ for the county, but refused to get carried away with their position at the top of Group One of the Super 8s.
The Tribesmen recorded their first championship win over Kerry since 1965 on Sunday, registering their first championship victory at headquarters since 2001 in the process, but Walsh remained decidedly coy in the aftermath.
"It’s one victory in a league of three games. That’s a massive win for the lads, but at the same time we just have to be grounded and get on with our own league," the Galway man said to RTÉ Sport on Sunday evening.
Galway manager Kevin Walsh says the victory over Kerry was a "massive win" for his team pic.twitter.com/xpxJlhh9hS— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) July 15, 2018
Forward Ian Burke echoed his manager’s comments, stating that the Connacht champions are taking the Super 8s ‘one game at a time.’
"There are three games and we’re going to take each game as it comes, onto Newbridge next weekend and hopefully we'll have a good crack at Kildare," Burke said on Sunday Sport.
Sunday’s game was often a lacklustre affair, leading the Galway manager to lament difficult playing conditions.
"That’s the first time these boys have had to play in wet weather in two months," Walsh claimed. "With the ball slipping and sliding everywhere, it’s not easy, but in fairness our lads stuck at it."
Galway became the first team outside of Ulster to defeat Kerry in an All Ireland quarter-final and they travel to Kildare next Sunday, knowing that a victory will all but secure their place in an All Ireland semi-final.