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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.

 

Premier League: United continued their 100% start to the new Premier League season as United they followed up the 4-0 win over West ham by another 4-0 win away at Swansea. Eric Bailly scored his first United goal on the stroke of half-time and 3 goals in as many minutes late on by Lukaku, Pogba and Martial completed the scoring. While it was a comfortable victory, the scoreline may have flattered United slightly. Next up is Leicester City at home at 17:30 on Saturday.  

Branch Meeting & Match Tickets: All tickets have now been sold for United v Everton on 17th September. A few tickets remain for United v Leicester City 26th Aug at 17:30 and Crystal Palace on 30th Sept (closing date for Palace tickets is Tuesday 22nd August).

Please get in touch if interested.           

Our next Branch meeting will take place on THURSDAY 24th August at 9pm in the Embassy Rooms. Match tickets will be on sale for United v Spurs on 28th Oct and Newcastle on 18th November.

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.             

 

Fixtures changes: The times & dates for our October & November fixtures have now been announced, including:

Liverpool v United @ 12:30 on Sat 14 Oct                        

United v Spurs @ 12:30 on Sat   28 Oct

Chelsea v United @ 16:30 on Sun 5 Nov

united v Newcastle @ 17:30 on Sat 18 Nov       

 

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

 

 

2017/18 Champions League: Key dates for the Champions League are

24/08/17: Group stage draw

12–13/09/17: Group stage, matchday one
26–27/09/17: Group stage, matchday two
17–18/10/17: Group stage, matchday three
31/10/17–01/11/17: Group stage, matchday four
21–22/11/17: Group stage, matchday five
05–06/12/17: Group stage, matchday six

UEFA Super Cup:  United played Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday 8th August and saw what it is going to take to get back to the top of Europe. United lost 2-1, with Lukaku getting the goal and Matic putting in a great performance.

 

Super Cup

 

 

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

You can now choose between making the journey by train or bus

By Bus: Northwest Coachlines run a number of buses directly between Liverpool Airport & Manchester city centre for a fee of £15.00 return. Tickets must be booked at : http://northwestcoachlines.com   

Bus company TERRAVISION have ceased operating between Liverpool Airport and Manchester city centre, but are selling tickets for the Northwest Coachline service on their website.

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.

 

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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 a variety of packages from £40.00 which includes food, 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.