Four-try Faulkner seals deal for Tribesmen

Tribesmen's Shane Faulkner who scored four tries against the Vikings.
Tribesmen's Shane Faulkner who scored four tries against the Vikings.

Vikings 34

Tribesmen 42

THE Galway Tribesmen Rugby League team continued their winning streak when they overcame the Waterford Vikings in a tough, thrilling contest at Dungarvan RFC last Saturday.

The first period of the game was a fairly even contest as both teams tested each other’s defences. The Tribesmen were awarded an early penalty for holding down in the tackle and took advantage of the resulting good field position. A slick handling move showed promise but they were eventually let down by a knock on 10 metres out from the Vikings line.

The game was 15 minutes old before the deadlock was broken when the Vikings registered their first try after some clever play down the left flank, however, the Tribesmen retaliated minutes later when Shane Faulkner scored his first try. Both teams showed great attacking enterprise and it wasn’t long before the Vikings has doubled their score when their winger sneaked over in the corner. Alan McMahon added the conversation which put the scores at 10-4 to the hosts.

Another penalty for the Tribesmen for a high tackle put them once again in the Vikings danger zone and some clever foot work from Conor Loughrey allowed him to cross the line for four points. However, the tit for tat scoring continued and the Vikings hit back with a couple while Dave Roland scored a converted try for the Tribesmen which put the score at 20-14 to the Waterford men and this is how the first half finished.

The second half was only two minutes old when Faulkner registered his second try and when Loughrey added the conversion, the sides were now level.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.