The Irishman showed glimpses of his class but was on target with three out of six kicks and while he was, somewhat generously named man of the match, he knows there is plenty of room for improvement.
"I was obviously very nervous before the game. It's just in a different environment and trying to do things in a different language is difficult," he told the Irish Independent.
"But, yeah, in many ways I am delighted just to get the win and get off to some kind of start. We have plenty to work on now going forward.
"I am just finishing my third week. Yeah, I know everyone's names - that's not a problem, it's just trying to get the message across at times is tough.
"The calling system is easy because it's always another language anyway. Learning the new words for a calling system is easy but if you want to get someone to do something different, it is hard to explain in the heat of the moment.
"I struck the ball well and I struck it well off the ground in the first half. I took one from 50 metres and the wind got it, and took the next one and it didn't get it.
"Sometimes that can happen in difficult conditions and I probably got a little bit quick on the last one after the bang to the head.
"I was a bit disappointed with that after missing a couple, but I have plenty to work on now going forward and I was happy with everything else, other than misjudging the wind a couple of times."