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It was another exciting weekend of Premier League Fantasy Football. Yaya Touré's return to the starting line-up saw the Ivorian bag two goals and more importantly, pick up 15 Fantasy Football points. Other top performers came in the shape of Bournemouth's Nathan Ake and West Brom's Matt Phillips who garnered 15 and 14 points respectively.
And we are back to the Premier League after a week of international football which saw Ireland strengthen their chances of qualifying for Russia 2018 with a superb 1-0 victory in Vienna.
Hands up those who know who was the Coco Chanel of 15th century Galway?
In its typical fashion, The Snug has a great menu of entertainment in store for you this weekend.
The American Civil War (1861-1865) offered rich pickings to qualified seamen and shipowners looking for quick profits. The Union blockade of southern ports was beginning to have an effect on Confederate trade. But any ship which steamed safely through the blockade could command high prices for its cargo. On the homeward journey, if you were lucky, large profits could be made on a cargo of cotton which was in big demand in Britain.
The Snug Bar has another fantastic weekend of live sport and entertainment to get you in the mood for autumn.
Out of the mists of the Monday afternoon of October 23 1933, there came to Galway a seaplane with a blue black fuselage, orange wings, and silver floats. She circled low over The Claddagh, swooped across the old Spanish Arch, and taking a wide sweep over Lough Corrib, swung around and landed near the lighthouse at 65 miles an hour with scarcely a ripple on the water. Claddagh boats put out in welcome, for it was Colonel Charles A Lindbergh who had flown alone from New York to Paris in May 1927, in 33.5 hours. He had come to Galway as a technical adviser of Pan-American Airways to see what facilities Galway Harbour had to offer as a seaplane base. The Claddagh boatmen towed his plane into New Docks where he was met by several local dignitaries.
With the perfect blend of sports and music this weekend, The Snug Bar is undoubtedly the place to be!
One round down, 37 to go. The opening bout of the Premier League was a cracker with at least one goal being scored in every game. That means good news for Fantasy Football fans who believe an all out attack is best, but signals despair for those who built their teams around a strong back four and a reliable keeper.
With two beer gardens, a host of live music and sport and a range of premium Irish whiskeys, The Snug Bar is the ideal venue to kick back and have a good time.