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 Meeting, Match Tickets & Annual Raffle : Our next meeting will be held on Friday 31st March in the Embassy Rooms at 9pm.
Tickets are currently on sale for the following games:
v Anderlecht Thursday 20th April @ 8pm
v Swansea Sunday 30th April @12pm, closing date for applications 23rd March
v Crysatal Palace Sunday 21st May @ 3pm, closing date for applications 13th April
Our Annual Raffle in aid of the Northwest Hospice will be launched at this meeting.
Can all members please attend.
Bastian Schweinsteiger: It has been confirmed that former German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving United to join MLS side Chicago Fire. The deal means that Bastian could leave United as early as this week. He joined United in July 2015 bringing a huge wealth of experience to LvG's side, but sadly he struggled to make the impact that was expected. He made a total of 35 appearances including 22 starts and scoring 2 goals. We wish him all the best.
Ticket price freeze for 2017/18: United have frozen their season ticket prices for the sixth consecutive year.
The club have also announced their will also be reductions for the 2017-18 season for young season ticket holders reducing the cost of Season Tickets by a minimum of 50% for Under 16s in East Stand Tier 2, Sir Alex Ferguson Stand Tier 2 and Quadrants Tier 2.
There will also be a 25% reduction applied to EFL home match tickets next season, in addition to the 25% discount already applied to UEFA Europa League games (if applicable), providing further savings.
2016/17 Premier League: A 3-1 win away to Middlesbrough lifts United into 5th place, goals by Fellaini & Lingard put United 2-0 up before Valencia's goal in injury time settled it. Next up is West Brom at home on April fools day.
Europa League: United progress to the quarter final of the Europa League thanks to a 1-0 win at home to FC Rostov. Juan Mata scored from close range in the 70th min and together with Mkitarayan's away goal United win 2-1 over the 2 legs. The only downside was losing Pogba & Blind to injury, hopefully neither will be out for to long.
United will play Anderlecht in the quarter final's with the 1st leg away on thursday 13th April and the 2nd leg at home on thursday 20th, kick off for both games is 8pm.
FA Cup: United's reign as FA Cup holders came to an end at Stamford Bridge on Monday the 13th March with a 1-0 defeat in the quarter final. Herrera saw red after 2 yellows in the first 30 mins., which left United with an uphill battle. A chance late on for Rashford was United's only real chance in the game.
League Cup: United win the the EL League Cup by beating Southampton 3-2 in the final at Wembley. Goals on Ibrahimovic & Lingard in the 1st half gave United a 2-0 lead, although Southampton recovered to go in 2-1 down at HT and 2-2 early in the 2nd half they equalised & also hit the post, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed in Andera Herrera's cross late on to give United the victory and the Leagus Cup for 2017, adding to the 1992, 2004, 2009 & 2010 titles
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.
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 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.
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.