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.
Annual Christmas Dinner: Our Annual Christmas dinner, which was due to be held on Thursday 12 December has been postponed and will now be held on Thurs 16 January in The Embassy, please get in touch if interested.
Premier League: 3 points at home on wednesday night over Spurs was followed up with another 3 in the Manchester derby on Saturday evening. United were 17/2 with Paddy Power prior to kick off and despite the win at home to Spurs, nobody thought United would win away. City dominated possession in the first half however it was United that created the best chances. James, Lingard, Rashford twice all went close and when VAR correctly awarded United a penalty Rashford scored to put United ahead in the 23rd minute before Martial added a 2nd on 29mins. United held firm until the 85min whem Otemendi scores from a corner, De Gea saved from Marhez shortly after and thankfully the final whistle closed out a great game with United winning 2-1. These two wins show that the green shoots are there for United and Solskjaer, the next 2 transfer windows are huge, if we can get it right we will be in with a great chance.
FA Cup: United have been drawn away to Wolves in the FA Cup 3rd round, a repeat of our FA Cup opponents in the 6th roud last year, which Wolves won 2-1. The 3rd roud ties will take place over the weekend of 4 January.
Europa League: Solskjaer brought a mostly 2nd string side to FC Aatana on 28 November, matchday 5. It almost paid off as United had full control for most of the game. Lingard gave United the lead on 10 mins and on 55mins Chong had what seemed to be a simple tap in to make it 2-0, however it skyed it over the bar and 30 odd seconds later Astana were level. Astana then took the lead on 62 mins when young defender Bernard turned the ball into his own net. That's how it finished, a defeat on the road but if we avoid defeat on matchday 6, at home to AZ Alkmaar, we will top the group.
Match tickets: A number of Match tickets are on sale for United v Burnley on 21 January and v Wolves on 1 February. Get in touch if interested.
PLEASE NOTE: AS A BRANCH WE MUST APPLY FOR TICKETS 12 WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF A GAME, KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN PLANNING YOUR TRIP.
Branch Trip: It had been decided to have a Branch trip to Old Trafford for the United V Manchester City game, however due to the high demand we would not be able to obtain enough match tickets for this game. As a result we have decided to change the Branch trip to the Southampton game on the weekend of 25 April. The trip is open to all members, if you would like to join us on a Branch trip please attend get in touch.
League Cup: United struggled to beat Rochdale 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at home in the League Cup 3rd round but followed it up with an impressive 2-1 win away at Chelsea in the 4th round. A brace of goals from Rashford, a penalty and a direct free kick, gave United the victory. United did field a strong side while Chelsea did play a somewhat second string but it's 3 away wins in 7 days for Ole's men as they now face Colchester United at home in the quarter finals.
Annual Membership: Thank you to all who have joined and renewed their United membership through our Branch.
Remember, if you are planning on going to Old trafford to see United next season this is the best way to obtain match tickets.
Full Membership, which includes a pack of goodies (check out manutd.com/membership for details) priced at €45 for adults and €30 for juniors. Lite membership, which contains a membership card only, is priced at €30 for adults and €20 for juniors.
The fixtures for the upcoming season 2019/20 are now available on the "Ticket Availability" tab above.
Please call 086 8341775 if you are interested in joining.
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.
For members of our Branch, and Manchester United fans in general from the Midlands, West and NorthWest of Ireland, Ireland West Airport offers the best ways of getting you to Manchester.
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.Visit their website for further details www.irelandwestairport.com
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 which includes 4 course meal, drink and a Q & A session with a United Legend, please get in touch if interested.
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.