Limerick hurling manager John Kiely feels his side "came up short" against Tipperary last time out as they prepare to meet again in the Munster Hurling final.
The All-Ireland champions lost by a four point margin two weeks ago in Thurles.
Kiely and centre-back Declan Hannon spoke to Valerie Wheeler in Limerick today and the manager feels work-rate is one area to improve from last time.
"It's been a mixed Munster Championship all-round," he admitted.
"There have been some great performances by teams but some other mixed performances. And we're no different as a team.
"We had a poor performance against Cork and we had to bite back over the two matches subsequent to that. I think the last day, we just came up short a little bit.
"But then we were probably feeling a little bit... the three games in the two weeks is hard going. We had to make some rotations but all told I still would've been happy with the effort of the lads.
"They really put in a big shift for us on the day but we have to up it significantly now for the next day."
He added of the Tipp game, "Our work-rate wasn't at the level that's required. Simple as that. Tipp out-worked us all over the pitch really and if we're going to give ourselves a chance on Sunday, we're going to have to get that right."
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