“Obviously it’s important to get a win this weekend but there’s two or three games left as well. We just want to get a bit of consistency now. If we can get consistent performances like the last day (when they beat Clare in Parnell Park), we’ll be happy.”
The Dubs got their league campaign off to a poor start against Galway in Salthill but recovered brilliantly when defeating All-Ireland champions, Clare, next time out in Parnell Park.
“It just shows it’s down to mentality, it’s not to do with hurling,” says McCaffrey. “People would have said you look like you haven’t hurled all winter, or whatever, but it’s to do with mentality.
“In fairness, Galway brought a big ferocity to the thing and were very sharp on the day. They were at championship pace and, as somebody said, we were at challenge level pace, which we were.
“It’s really just getting the heads right and making sure we’re up for the battle. We said we were against Galway but we weren’t. Against Clare we were, and that was the big difference.”