Two tribes, one goal

By Damian Dolan.

Goalkeeper Adrian Faherty heads London’s six-strong Galway contingent plotting to bring about the downfall of the Tribesmen at Ruislip on Sunday – five years after lining out against the Exiles on the same ground.

The sides’ 2009 Connacht SFC meeting was Faherty’s Galway championship debut, after playing in the two previous National League campaigns for Galway. He would help the Tribesmen to a 1-18 to 1-7 victory that day, although he left Ruislip with mixed emotions after picking Mark Alcorn’s speculative high ball out of the back of his net.

“It wasn’t one of my finest moments,” recalled Faherty. “It just hung and hung. I caught it and then fumbled it and it ended up in the goal – just one of those things.

“It feels like yesterday; we went ahead a small bit towards the end and put a bit of gloss on the scoreboard. It was a difficult afternoon; it was about 30 degrees that day and it was good to get the win.

Galway would go on to reach the Connacht final, where they lost out to Mayo. Five years on he could be between the London posts, as Galway make their Ruislip return.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World

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