Wednesday as ever has long been associated as sports day. Keeping to this tradition we had a light breakfast of cereal, before heading to the sports field across the road. Using jumpers for goal posts we played doubles football. The ball we had purchased was slightly deflated which was useful as we all played barefoot. Havens seemed to master keeping the light ball on the ground better than others. Some fun games took place. The only injury being a dislocated finger from Snook's spell in goal. Dr (in training) Havens was on hand to pop it back in.
After a lunch break & a beverage we headed down the coast for some mini golf. A tense game developed between Snook & I. We were all tied after four holes with myself having missed a short putt at the third. Stefan had developed the skill of hitting the ball into the rocks. While Pierce & Justin battled each other for third place. Snook began in to pull away after a good deflection off a stray pebble while my putt deflected into trouble. Snook looked to have played himself into trouble at the 8th, but with a master stroke rebound shot he escaped with a 3. I needed a five shot swing at the last in order to win. Snook almost Van Der Velde'd after struggling with the uphill tunnel shot. In the end the two of us tied for first with Pierce & Justin tying too.
Back at the house we grabbed a couple of drinks before breaking the weekly tradition by walking into town. The thatch pub was our first stop for Guinness. This pub had a real local pub feel compared to the many pubs in the city centre. The newly opened Foleys Hop House was our dinner destination. Independent golden ale with Pizza was a very good combination.
To mix things up we headed to Coyotes American bar in hopes of playing their stock exchange drinking game. The exchange was not open this evening, as they were hosting a comedy event. Perhaps I should have mentioned that all this week in Galway has been the fringe festival running alongside an arts festival. We decided this would be our best chance to see a comedy show & at only €5 it seemed a bargain. The MC & the second act were very funny & the show was worth taking in. We stayed at Coyotes a while after the show before heading to Roisin Dubh to finish the night with a token effort at dancing. Snook did at one stage get locked out, as he had purchased the classic drunken combo. Chips curry sauce & garlic mayo. Despite wielding this pungent flavour we were able to flag down a five seater & headed home for some post night out drink while you think. At around 4am we all agreed to call it a night.