Man United hero tries his hand at hurling on stag trip to GalwayJuly 24, 2012 - 7:30am
By Dermot Keys
‘Neville-watching’ became a new sport in Galway over the weekend as the former Manchester United and England player, Gary Neville, visited the city for a stag party.
Neville first alerted fans that he was coming to the city when he wrote a tweet to ask people for advice on what to do in Galway. He flew into Knock Airport on Friday for the weekend and social media websites were abuzz with reported sightings of the Sky Sports pundit.
Neville evidently enjoyed his first night in the West, tweeting his brother Phil to say that Galway was “excellent”.
The stag party dropped into the Pure Skill indoor sports centre in Knocknacarra on Saturday to try out the facilities at the indoor arena. The group competed in a 10-sport challenge and the former professional footballer showed that he hadn’t lost his will to win as he saw off competition from the rest of the stag party.
Neville even achieved a respectable score in the hurling challenge, although his display at penalties was a reminder of the full back’s underwhelming goalscoring record!
Neville was spotted out and about in the Quays Bar, dropping in early on Saturday and returning later on that night to go to the Quays Nightclub. He also took the time to sample the food in some Galway eateries, including the Royal Villa Chinese restaurant in Salthill.
Neville, who has often tweeted about his love of fish and chips, also made his way to McDonagh’s Fish and Chip Bar on Quay Street.
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