- Result: Galwegians U13 33 - Sligo 29
- Venue: Crowley Park on Sat Dec 9th 2023
- Competition: Connacht U13 League
What a come back by the boys.
Galwegians went 21-5 up in the first half with a try from Sam Deely and two from Tristan Ryan before Sligo came back into the game, 21-10 at half time and the boys looked to be coasting along nicely.
Early in the second half Sligo dotted down under the post twice in quick succession. For three quarters of the second half it was all Sligo and they took the lead .
Tristan came to the rescue once again with a life support try. Sligo hit back to take the lead again and were ahead 29-28 into the last few minutes of the game.
With the last attack of the game Tristan ran the length of the field to dot down in the corner to clinch the victory.
An outstanding game with both teams showing great skill in very windy conditions.
Soni Fifita was on fire with the boot to nail 5 conversions from very difficult positions. This proved the difference in the end to take the win.
Final score Galwegians 33 Sligo 29. Try scorers Tristan Ryan and Sam Deely. Conversions by Soni Fifita (5).
Special mention also to Michael McDonagh who made a great tackle on the wing to hold out Sligo from scoring a crucial try.
All the lads put in a big shift when they lost the lead . Outstanding performance and a very entertaining game!