Wexford's work-rate wasn't up to scratch in their league semi-final defeat to Kilkenny, according to Lee Chin.
The Model County were on the receiving end of a 2-15 to 1-27 defeat in their penultimate stage clash with the eventual winners and, speaking to the Irish Independent, Chin said: "Against Kilkenny, it almost looked like we threw in the towel a little early, and the game just got away from us in the second half.
"Kilkenny came down with a different attitude on the day, and we just didn't match it.
"I suppose over the last 18 months or so, we identified how we can compete with Kilkenny, and beat Kilkenny, and I think we just imagined it happening again, as opposed to really focusing on the work-rate as well.
"You can see over the last two or three weekends, the work-rate Kilkenny are bringing to their game now is just the old Kilkenny, their trademark, and it's very hard to match that.
"It's not that we can't; we just didn't turn up that weekend with that attitude to match whatever they brought."