Kevin Walsh said Galway's "all wheels to the pump" attitude has them motoring nicely with plenty of room for improvement still evident as their summer charge rolls on.

The Tribesmen had too much for a spirited Kildare in Sunday's All-Ireland SFC Super 8s tussle in Newbridge, closing out an enthralling 0-19 to 0-16 victory.

Galway are now assured a place in the semi-finals and will top their group if they avoid defeat against Monaghan in two weeks. So far so good then, but Walsh wants more.

"It was a great game of football, two teams going at each other," he told RTÉ Sport.

"It was a beautiful day but it was sapping for the players; sapping for everybody on the sidelines as well I would think. There's loads to improve on.  

"Our conversion rate up front probably wasn't high enough, there was a lot of turnovers in the areas we'd felt we'd broken them down and they hot us on the counter for a number of scores."

On the plus side the spread of scores throughout the team reflected on a unit purring nicely. 

Michael Daly was forced off on ten minutes having bagged two early scores - "no news yet, we think it's a hamstring" - but overall tings are going nicely in the westerners' camp.

"When it came back to one point with a few minutes to go, the momentum was there, the crowd was behind them... in fairness the lads dug it out," added Walsh. 

"We had 13 different scorers someone tells me. All wheels to the pump. And that's what a team should be."