Scotland coach Frank Hadden wants his side to make more of their possession to turn around a poor away record.
Hadden has work to do in the line-out
"To crack the nut of winning away from home we are going to have to execute with a lot more accuracy next weekend," he said after the 15-9 loss in Ireland.
"The disappointment was we didn't execute enough when we had the ball and that was the difference between winning and losing.
"But I thought it was another magnificent effort from our lads."
Hadden had thought his side could snatch their first win in Ireland since 1998 with an improvement in the second period.
But the home side ran out worthy winners, with Ronan O'Gara out-scoring Chris Paterson with the boot.
"Throughout the game we were always close enough in the scoreboard and I actually felt we weren't going to continue to play so poorly and would actually turn it around and execute it better," Hadden added.
"Ireland had the wind in the second half and the quality of kicking from Ronan O'Gara and the back three meant we were doing everything very deep in our own territory.
"Probably on the balance we didn't deserve to to win but there were one or two areas where we didn't get the rub of the green either."
The Scots struggled at line-outs and Hadden knows he must remedy this problem area before the final Six Nations match in Italy.
He said: "We only won 22 out of our 30 line-outs and that's definitely something we need to address and do better in.
"It's small consolation that it is a slight improvement on the last few week. But we have to do better in that area."