Brian Lohan was happy to see his Clare side book a spot in the Munster SHC semi-finals on Sunday after a victory over Waterford.
But the Banner manager admitted that some of his side's shooting left a lot to be desired after they hit 22 wides at Semple Stadium.
Tony Kelly once again impressed, managing 1-12 over the course of the afternoon, with Tipperary to come in the last four next Sunday.
Speaking on The Sunday Game afterwards Lohan admitted that despite the win, their shooting could have been far sharper.
"It was a good win for us," he said.
"It's been a couple of years sine we won the first round of the Munster Championship so it was important. [Waterford are] a good team, very well coached, very well drilled, a very fit team. So we're happy with that.
"We were very conscious of how good Waterford were at scoring goals. During the week most of the focus was not to allow them to get a soft one or to get a goal early.
"Last year they scored two goals - we had three points and they had two goals - and it was an uphill battle all the way.
"There's loads of areas to improve on and the amount of wides is one of them. Our shooting, in general, wasn't that efficient."
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One of the big talking points of the match was the decision to award a penalty to Clare a penalty after Shane Fives was adjudged to have fouled Aron Shanagher.
The Tourin man was sent to the bin for 10 minutes, and Kelly buried the penalty past Billy Nolan.
"I thought it was a penalty and there's no doubt about it," said Lohan when asked about the incident.
"Looking at it from where I was I thought it was a penalty. A goal like that and them being down a man, especially in the conditions here today with the sun, it's very hard to play against 14."
Man of the match John Conlon called it a "fantastic performance from 1-15" on his first championship appearance since 2019.
The former All-Star forward was wearing the number six on his back this afternoon, but he said the group were glad to atone for last year's qualifier defeat to the Déise.
"We were primed and ready to go today and just couldn't wait to get going for the last two weeks. We had really studied Waterford and we got everything right, bar putting more scores on the board.
"I was out with a bad injury last year [and] I hadn't played a championship match in two years. This year I just said I was going to enjoy everything on the field and that it didn't matter where I was [positionally].
"Brian asked me at the start of the year if I'd be up for the challenge and there's be no better manager for a challenge - I've enjoyed it!
"I've also learned a lot along the way, which is great."