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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.

 

Ron Atkinson Book Signing and Q & A:

Ron Atkinson

 

What a great night we had with former United, West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday & Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson in the Embassy Rooms on Decemebr 12th.

Ron proved to be a true gentleman, signing copies of his new book and posing for photos with all in attendance.

We do hope everyone that everyone enjoyed the Q&A session and stories he had to share with us.

We would like to thank James and his team from www.deCoubertin.co.uk, Kevin Quinn and The Embassy staff for the venue and finger food.

 

********************Manchester United Supporters Clubs Worldwide********************

Recently United released their top 50 Branches worldwide. We are delighted to have the Sligo Branch placed in 2nd place in the RoI, only behind Dublin, 3rd in all of Ireland, behind Muckamore & Dublin and 23rd worldwide behind the likes of Hong Kong & Scandinavia.

We are very proud of our place on this table, not bad for a regional town in the Northwest of Ireland.

If you are a member of United but not through a Branch, get in touch and we will attach you to our Branch or put you in touch with your nearest Branch.

The more members each Branch have, the more tickets the Branch are entitled. Therefore, they have more tickets for their Branch members.

Remember, it costs you nothing extra to be linked to our Branch. The only fee is your membership fee, which is paid directly to Old Trafford.

If you are interested in joining, please use the "contact us" link above or email us at manutdsligo@gmail.com

 

********************Official Membership********************Membership 2016 -17

Manchester United have launched a 2nd Membership option for United fans.

 

Option 1 is the Full Membership package which includes a limited edition scarf, pin badge, commemorative FA Cup postcard, 2016/17 yearbook (which must be collected at Old Trafford) and your membership card.

Option 2 is the new Lite Membership, which only includes you membership card

Both options offer the same entitlements regarding ticket applications, Red Cafe discounts, shopping in the Megastore or on Manutd.com.

Lite Membership is only available to be purchased through the Branches of Manchester United Supporters Clubs. If you are interested in becoming a member and wish to buy either of the membership options please get in contact.

Note: All the fees above go directly to Old Trafford, there is no fee to be linked to our Branch. If you are a member of United, but not linked to a Branch, please get in touch as by joining our Branch our ticket allocation is increased and you are increasing your chances of getting match tickets.

                                  

Match Tickets:

Tickets are currently on sale for the following games:

United v Wigan FA Cup Sunday 29 January @ 16:00

United v Saint Etienne Thursday 16 February @ 20:00

United v Bournemouth weekend of Sat 04 March

Please get in touch asap if interested in any of the above games.

Check out Ryanair for flight details for the above games, suitable routes are Knock - Liverpool, Dublin - Manchester or Dublin - Liverpool. 

 

Annual Dinner: Post Christmas dinner in The Embassy has been fixed for Friday 24th February, where you will be treated to a 4 course meal for €25.00. As always, we would hope that as many members as possible would be able to join us on the night.

Please call Eddie on 086 6075855 if you are interested in attending.

 

2016/17 Premier League: A disappointing preformance on Sunday at home to Liverpool saw United come from behind with Zlatan scoring with 6 mins left to leave the score 1-1 at the final whistle. Liverpool had taken the lead through a Millner penalty after Pogba handled in the area. United created the best chances but needed Zlatan's late goal to earn a draw.

Next up is Stoke away on Saturday at 3pm, which will be shown live on Sky Sports 5 (in Ireland only). 

Stoke City v United

 

Europa League: United have been drawn to play Saint Etienne in the round of the last 32 in the Europa League. The first leg will be played at home on Thurs 16th Feb with the 2nd leg away on Wed 22nd Feb. 

FA Cup: United kicked off the defence of the FA Cup at home to Reading with a comfortable 4-0 win. Early goals by Rooney (who is now United's joint top scorer with Sir Bobby Charlton) & Martial together with a brace from Rashford in the 2nd half saw United progress into the 4th round.

It's United v Wigan in the 4th round on Sunday 29th January at 4pm. Interested in going - tickets are available, get in touch. Ryanair flights available from Knock - Liverpool on Saturday - Monday for €35.00 return and Dublin - Manchester on Sunday - Monday for €80.00.

United v Wigan

League Cup:  United will will take a 2-0 lead into the 2nd leg of the league cup semi final against Hull City on Thursday 26th January. Goals by Mata and Fellaini ensure United are favourities to progess to the final.

United v Hull City

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

 

Image of logo for Embassy rooms

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.