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Welcome to the Sligo Branch of the Manchester United Supporters Club, we will update you with all the latest news from the Sligo Branch of Manchester United Supporters Club.

 

Andrei Kanchelskis: We as a Branch were delighted to have had former United palyer Andrei Kanchelskis visit our Branch for a book signing and Q&A session on the 19th of November 2017.

Andrei engaged with the crowd, answering questions, signing his books and posing for photographs. Andrei was delighted to get his hands on the Premier League trophy and FA Cup 23 years on from winning the double in 1994.

We as a Branch would like to thank all who attended, members and non members alike, especially those who traveled distances. A big thank you to the Quinn family and staff of The Embassy and also to James & Jack from the publishers of his book, De Coubertin. 

 

Premier League: Pogba's return from injury ensured United came from behind to beat Newcastle 4-1 at home on sat 18 November at 17:30. He brilliantly set up Martial for the first, Young crossed for Smalling to head United into the lead on the stroke of half time. Second half goal from Pogba & Lakuku saw United cruise to victory in a very good game. Zlatan returning from injury was also a highlight. 

 

December fixtures: The times and dates of United's fixtures in December & January have been announced. The standout game is United v City on Sunday 10 December at 16:30.

Champions League:   Back to back victories over Benfica leave United needing only 1 point to top Group A. United took the lead after Matic's 25 yard strike rebounded off the post onto the back of the young keeper and into the net. United had been awarded a penalty in the first half which Martial missed, but Blind made no mistake when a 2nd was awarded in the second half.

GROUP A FIXTURE DATES
Tuesday 12 September: United 3-0 Basel, Benfica 1-2 CSKA Moscow
Wednesday 27 September: CSKA Moscow 1-4 United, Basel 5-0 Benfica 
Wednesday 18 October: Benfica 0-1 United, CSKA Moscow 0-2 Basel
Tuesday 31 October: United 2-0 Benfica, Basel 1-2 CSKA Moscow
Wednesday 22 November: Basel v United, CSKA Moscow v Benfica
Tuesday 5 December: United v CSKA Moscow, Benfica v Basel

Tickets available for United's home games and Ryanair flights available from only €34.00. Get in touch if interested.

 

Branch Meeting & Match Tickets:

 

A number of tickets remain on sale for United v CSKA Moscow 5/12 (fly Dublin - Liverpool for ONLY €10.00), v Bournemouth 13/12 ( Ryanair flights Knock - Liverpool for €58.00) and Burnley on 26/12.  If you are interested in any of these games please get in touch as soon as possible.

 

Remember, if you wish to apply for match tickets, you MUST become a member, which costs as little as €25 for an adult and €20 for a junior.             

 

League Cup:  Jesse Lingard continued his goal scoring form in the League Cup with 2 goals in United away win at Swansea. United will face Bristol City away in the quarter final which will be played on Wedneday 20 December at 8pm.

 

United Membership: It is never to late to become a United member, and remember, if you are interested in obtaining match tickets you must be a member.

Full Membership is €50 for an Adult and €35 for Junior U'16 and O'65

Lite Membership is €25 for an Adult and €20 for Junior U'16 and O'65

Check out this link to see what you get in the Full Membership pack :

http://www.manutd.com/en/Official-Membership/packs_prices_benefits

Note: you only receive a membership card with the Lite Membership

 

Hotel Football Packages for 2017/18: With thanks to Hotel Football we have a number of Match Day Hospitality for the upcoming season. There are 2 different packages, 1to suit a game with a kick off before 3pm and 1 to suit a game with a kick off after 3pm. The packages are priced at €90.00 each and include a free bar, 3 course meal and Q & A session with a legend. The full itinerary is laid out below. If you have any interest in buying a Match Day Hospitality please get in touch. Please not no match ticket is included in these packages.

 

For Kick-Offs before 3pm:

2 Hours Before the Game in our prestigious Stadium Suite:

A Champagne Reception

Breakfast Rolls & Pastries

Complimentary selection of beers, wine & soft drinks throughout

Match Day Programme

Q&A with a Manchester United Legend

After the Game:

3 Course Dining Experience

Complimentary Beers, Wine & Soft Drinks

Post-match quiz

 

For Kick-Offs at or after 3pm

3 Hours Before the Game in our prestigious Stadium Suite:

A Champagne Reception

3 Course Dining Experience

Complimentary Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks

Pre Match Quiz

Match Day Programme

Q&A with a Manchester United Legend

After the Game:

Complimentary Beers, Wine & Soft Drinks

Post-match snack

 

 

Fanfare - day return flights for United games: An Irish company called Fanfare operate chartered flights from Dublin - Manchester with a bus transfer to and from Old Trafford for all United home games. They fly out and back on the same day, cutting out the need to stay overnight. A number of Sligo Branch members use them on a regular basis, and a few have also used them for the Europa League final in Stockholm. Prices are in the region of €250.00 for flights, bus transfers and taxes. All flights and bookings are flexible to suit times and dates of matches. Check out their Website on  http://www.fanfare.ie/manchester-united 

Liverpool Airport to Manchester

 

By train: fans can take the train to Manchester from South Parkway Railway Station, which is 3 miles from Liverpool Airport. Trains leave for Manchester every 30 mins approx. There is a bus service between the Airport & South Parkway station or take a taxi.

 Please check the time tables before travel to ensure they suit. Check out times and fairs at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Please keep this in mind when booking flights etc as this will add  time to your journey.

 

Hotel Football:  Hotel Football opposite Old Trafford offers a unique experience for all United fans right on Old Trafford's doorstep. The offer different level packages, from walk in bars, buffet package to full sit down packages including a Q&A session with a United legend. Special discount codes are available for Branch members, get in touch if interested. Clink on the link at the bottom of the page to see their website for details, upcoming packages and prices  or visit www.hotelfootball.com

@MUFCSligobranch: Don't forget you can follow us on twitter for the latest news regarding all things United at @MUFCSligobranch

Branch Text Service: Regular text messages are sent to members with information regarding upcoming meetings, United fixtures, ticket available etc..

If you are a member and not receiving  these texts and would like to be included, please e-mail the Branch using the "contact us" link, confirming your name and mobile number.

GALLERY PHOTOS: If any member has a photo associated to United and would like to have it displayed in the gallery pages of this website, please bring it to the next meeting, all photos will be returned.

 

 

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Knock airport

Ireland West Airport - Knock: May 2016 marked the 30th Anniversary of Ireland West Airport (formally know as Knock Airport) and the opening up of the West of Ireland to many parts or Europe and visa versa. Today, regular flights depart and arrive from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Scotland and various airports in the main cities in England.

 

For members of our Branch, and Manchester United fans in general, Ireland West Airport has made our journey so much easier to get to Manchester to see United play.

With Ryanair flying to Liverpool and Flybe flying directly to Manchester, both on a very regular basis, travel time and cost has been greatly reduced.

We wish Ireland West Airport every success for the future, and we as a Branch of the Manchester United Supporters Club we are delighted to have them as our sponsor.

 

Hotel football website logo

 

Hotel Football is part owned by Ryan Giggs, Gary & Phil Neville, Nicky Butt & Paul Scholes. It is located a 2 minute walk from Old Trafford. It offers beautiful bedrooms with views of Old Trafford, a must for all United fans. Also on offer is excellemt food and drink.

On matchday, Hotel Football offer Matchday Hospitality packages for €90.00 (normally €155.00) exclusively to Sligo Branch Members, which includes 4 course meal, drink and a Q & A session with a United Legend.

Check out hotelfootball.com for details.

 

 

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The Embassy Rooms is a bar, restaurant, snooker/pool tables & night club along the Garavogue River in Sligo town.

It is also home to the Sligo Branch of the Manchester United Supporters Club.

Check it out for great food, drink & great entertainment.