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 turned on the style on saturday with a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford. United were brilliant in the first half, keeping Liverpool at arms length and Rashford scoring twice to put United 2-0 ahead after 25 mins. Mata had a great effort just wide which could really have secured the 3 points in the first half. The 2nd half was more backs to the wall defending, but Liverpool never really looked like scoring. Bailly put the ball through his own net to give Liverpool hope and Fellaini was maybe lucky not to concede a penalty.
Next up is Swansea at home on March 31st at 3pm.
United v West Brom has been confirmed to be played on Sunday 15 April @ 16:00
United v Arsenal has been fixed for Sunday 29 April @ 16:30, however, if United are playing in the Champions League on the following Tyesday this date and time will be changed.
Champions League: Defeat at home to Seville in the Champions League by 2-1 means United exit the competition at the round of lat 16 stage.In what was a very poor performance, United never got going. All the goals came late, with Seville going 2 up before Lukaku replied with 6 mins to ge, but really United never looked in control and with out without much of a fight. A top 4 fininsh is the minimum requirement now to get back in next season.
FA Cup: United beat Hudderesfield 2-0 thanks to 2 goals from Lukaku. Mata also had the ball in the net but was disallowed by VAR, who made a total mess of it. The decision could have gone either way and although it was allowed by the linesman VAR disallowed it for an offside despite no obvious error in his decision.
United have been drawn to play Brighton at home in the Quarter Final on St Patrick's Day, Saturday 17 March at 19:45 . tickets on sale now, get in touch if interested.
Branch Meeting & Match Tickets:
Our Branch meeting which was due to be held on thursday 1 March was cancelled due to the weather and will now take place in the Embassy Rooms on THURSDAY 8 March at 9pm.
Our Annual Raffle will be launched at this meeting, match tickets for United v Arsenal will also be on sale.
Can all members please attend.
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.
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 :
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 4 hour free bar, 3 course meal and Q & A session with a legend. If you have any interest in buying a Match Day Hospitality please get in touch. No match ticket is included in these packages.
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.