Colin O’Reilly, C&S UCC Demons Coach

We started the defence of our cup title against the toughest opposition possible and came away with a great result. It was the biggest game of the season for us and we produced our best performance. The fact that it was against Killester really focused our minds and you could see during training that guys were mentally focused on the challenge at hand. We put an emphasis on matching their early desperation and bringing a lot of physicality to our play. We knew they would have spells of dominance and made sure we weathered the storm each time. With two weeks before we play the next leg it gives them a chance to regroup and get their injured players up to speed which means we will have to be fully prepared to match whatever they throw at us in the Mardyke.