FLINTSHIRE Falcons have flown off with North Wales glory... and they've had fun while doing it!

A busy weekend at Colwyn Bay's Stadiwm ZipWorld opened with the North Wales Rugby League Grand Final between Flintshire Falcons and Conwy Celts.

Falcons flew away with the top honour by a narrow 24-22 margin, recovering from a 12-8 half-time deficit.

Toby Davies, Alex Prince and Saul Hope were among the try scorers for the victorious Falcons.

Falcons' manager/coach Billy Forrester was obviously delighted with the triumph, but he was keen to stress it was more important for the players to have fun.

"We are not results driven," admitted Forrester.

"We want to take lads' minds off life for a while.

"I know everybody likes to win.

"We just make sure the lads enjoy themselves.

"That's the most important thing.

"We don't put any stress on it."

The squad is a mix of dual code rugby league players and those who just play league.

Falcons include players from rugby union clubs such as Flint, Mold, Shotton and Capenhurst.

There was a Flintshire club back in 2011, which never actually folded, and it was decided to give it another go two years ago.

The final triumph was a terrific turnaround from the Falcons, who were beaten in the league 34-16 by Conwy Celts just a few weeks back.

Ben Sheppard, Forrester and James Jackson grabbed the Flintshire tries on that occasion.

Forrester said: "It wasn't so much we needed to change.

"We were quite inconsistent in that game, making too many errors.

"We told the boys to keep it up and respect the ball.

"If you can keep hold of the ball, you have got a good chance."

Reflecting on the showpiece final, Forrester said: "Conwy stayed ahead for most of it.

"For the first 20 minutes they were always going to come at us.

"We said before the game we have to weather the storm."

Falcons trailed 12-8 at half-time but they grabbed the key score with around five minutes left to play to secure glory.

As for next season, there will be an early start for the Falcons.

"We're starting up a lot earlier than other teams will," added Forrester.

"We will start up towards the end of the rugby union season."

Anybody who would like to turn out for the Flintshire Falcons can find out more information from the club's Facebook and Instagram pages.