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 ANNUAL DRAW will be held on FRIDAY 5th May at 9pm in the Embassy Rooms.
All match tickets are sold out for remaining games of this season.
Our Annual Raffle in aid of the Northwest Hospice has been launched. We need the support of all members to make this raffle a success. Please do what you can by getting tickets from the committee and selling them as quick as you can. The draw will take place in The Embassy Rooms on Fri 5th May.
Thank you for your support to the Branch by returning your tickets and money this week pleaes.
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 very disappointing display at home to Swansea saw United concede another late goal and were lucky to earn a single point. United were awarded a soft penalty in first half injury, converted by Rooney, but the same player gave away a needless free-kick 20 yards from goal, from which Swansea. To make matters worse, both Shaw and Bailly went off injured. Its Arsenal way next sunday.
Europa League: United needed a goal from Rashford in extra time to beat Anderlecht in the quarter final and progress into the Wuropa League semi finals. Mkhitaryan had given United the lead with another goal in this competition but the sides were level at 1-1 by half time. A goalless 2nd half saw this tie going into extra time. Injury concerns for United as both Ibrahimovic & Rojo suffered knee injuries.
United have been drawn to play Celta Vigo in the semi final, the 1st leg is away on Thurs 4th May with the return leg at home a week later on 11th May.
Hotel Football: Hotel Football have offered our members a package at a special price for next season. We have had a number of members attend HF for the WBA & Everton games, they highly recommend the experience. If you have any interest is taking up this offer, please let us know as this offer must be purchased in advance and places are limited.
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.