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.
Next Branch Meeting: Our next meeting, and first for Membership Renewals for the new season will take place on THURS 24 May at 9pm in the Embassy.
We ask that all members renew as early as possible please.
If you are thinking of going to a game next season you must be a member and anyone attending with you also.
Membership prices are as follows: Full Membership Adult €45.00 Junior €32.00 Lite Membership Adult €25.00 Junior €20.00
Premier League: United's final game of the season saw them beat Watford 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday 13 May, thanks to a goal from Rashford. The win means United finish the season with 81 points, their highest total since winning the league in 2013, but 19 points behind City.
The game also marked Michael Carrick's last game as a player. Michael played 464 times for United, scoring 24 goals. Michael was the last player still playing with United from the 2008 Champions League winning side. He leaves with having given us many happy memories and with a bag full of medals. We wish him well in his new coaching role at the club.
FA Cup: Defeat for United in the FA Cup final on saturday 19 May as Chelsea won 1-0 thanks to a Hazzard penalty. A poor first half performance, improved in the second half with a number of chances including a Sanchez offside goal, a Rashford effort a a free header in the box from Pogba.
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.
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 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.
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.