Liam MacCarthy Cup holders Limerick will make their championship bow this week and John Kiely is adopting a cautious approach ahead of their clash with Cork.
After ending a 45-year wait for All-Ireland success last year, the Treaty County continued their winning ways in the league.
The Rebel County finished second best to Tipperary last Sunday but Kiely is well aware of the threat that John Meyler and his players will pose in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.
“The championship is very evenly balanced in Munster, any team can beat any other on a given day - we saw the difference the width of a goalpost made in two matches - so we have to make sure our preparation and focus are right for May 19,” he remarked to the Irish Independent.
“Cork beat us in the league and that's a reflection of what can happen when the standard of your performance dips - you'll be punished by these teams, that's the way it is.”Tweet