Galwegains headed to Boyne as favourites for this fixture but uppermost in their minds was their need to score at least 4 tries to secure that elusive bonus point that could make the difference in getting them in to the League play offs later in the season.

Following a very intense draw against Clonakility the week before Galwegians knew that to come away from Boyne without that bonus point would not be good enough.

The game started slow with neither team willing to give in, but a dummy by out half Olivia Tuffy left a gap wide open for International Nuala Ni Chadhain to step into and touch down for Galwegains first try.  Galwegians attacked with increased vigour, which lead to a line out on the Boyne 5 mtr line, where Boyne could do little to prevent prop Tandy Johnson extending Galwegains lead. Just before half time Galwegians spread the ball wide and winger Sarah Healy touched down in the corner.

The second half started with Galwegians loosing their way a little but after with some sustained defence work, Nuala Ni Chadhain picked up a loose ball sent it wide and winger Sarah Healy stepped on the gas, beyond the reach of the Boyne full back and put the much needed bonus point in the bag.  With 10 minutes to go, the Galwegian pack put their impressive maul into action which set up the gap for a break by flanker Caroline Pryce, who touched down under the post. So a great result for Galwegians, which sets them up nicely for their next fixture against the current AIL Champions, Ul Bohs coming up in December. The best of luck to all the Galwegians players who will be togging out for Connacht this Sat, 11th November against Ulster at the Sportsground, kick off 2pm





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