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Connacht travel to Greater Manchester to play Sale Sharks on October 20th at 15:00

Connacht are in search of a first cometitive win in England for nearly a decade. Could this be the one.

When: Saturday October 20th, 15:00
Where: AJ Bell Stadium, Salford.

Tickets

 Tickets are available here. The Clan will be seated in sesction W03 so grab a ticket for there.

Getting there

Manchester is the obvious airport to go to, though some are going via East Midlands as you can fly direct from Knock. Birmingham is not too far away either by train. This one is doable as a day trip if you leave early.

Accommodation

Plenty of accommodation options in Manchester but it is fairly heavily booked on that weekend. There is no particularly popular location for the Clan, we are fairly scattered.

Hospitality

No definitive plan as yet, but we have been in touch with Sale Sharks SC and will arrange a meetup on matchday.

Match Day Transport

Sharks run shuttle buses from various locations. Details to follow

Things to see

Plenty to see in Manchester. The Museum of Science and Industry is worth a look if you like industrial technology stuff and have a look at the Lowry if you like art. 

More information

Keep checking here or follow the conversation on the Clan Forum

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Bazzo replied to the topic: #63492 20 hours 43 minutes ago

pinky wrote: Leinster match is Sunday afternoon.


Oops, sorry. It was Leicester Scarlets I was thinking of.
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pinky replied to the topic: #63490 22 hours 35 minutes ago
Sale Sharks Supporters' Club suggested the Castle in the Air for before the game. It's a Wetherspoon's near where the free shuttles leave from the Trafford Centre, so gets a decent crowd for that reason. Would doubt they have any sport on TV there though.

They don't have an official pub or a designated bar at the ground, but said they'd get back with some suggestions for Friday night.
I'm arriving late enough so could be 11 before I hit a pub but will wander somewhere for a pint if there's a crowd anywhere.
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Stakeknife84 replied to the topic: #63488 23 hours 22 minutes ago
Don't think they'll be that strict with Connacht jerseys. I'd say as long as you're not sauntering about in a Liverpool jersey you'll be fine.

Myself and a mate are arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at noon and will probably go for drinks round the station as it doesn't seem there's one pub nominated as a Connacht hangout. Reading other forums there's not much near the AJ Bell Stadium so we'll stay central and probably get a taxi to the game.
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Tall Paul replied to the topic: #63487 23 hours 29 minutes ago
I was in Manchester about 10 years ago.
All the pubs had a very strict clothes policy.

Had this changed?
That means no Jerseys
EnricoPalazzo replied to the topic: #63483 1 day 2 hours ago

Megatron wrote: stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 F81-85
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88
Mahick x 2 WO3 Seats H83/84
J Locky x 4 W03 Seats F87-90
Tall Paul x4 WO3 Seats H67-70
Biffo x 3 W03 K63-65
Megaton x1 W03 J66


1 more for W03 Seat F65
Mack the knife replied to the topic: #63482 1 day 3 hours ago
Leicester match instead !!
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pinky replied to the topic: #63480 1 day 7 hours ago
Leinster match is Sunday afternoon.
Mack the knife replied to the topic: #63479 1 day 7 hours ago
Should we nominate a Watering hole, that will have the Leinster Match on, People can make their way there if they can?
Bazzo replied to the topic: #63475 1 day 23 hours ago
Had O'Sheas and Mulligans suggested to me today by a friend living there for rugby so might be good if anyone is looking to catch the Leinster match Friday night.

Anyone got any plans for the Munster match beforehand? Does anyone know if it will be on in the stadium? Haven't been before.
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Diabhal replied to the topic: #63472 2 days 40 minutes ago
There'll be 3 of us floating around the Piccadilly side on Friday night anyways so we're feck all away from Withy Grove.

No idea what there is in the way of pubs there but would be more than happy to meet any fellow Connacht heads for a few pints.

Think we're getting food till about 7ish but anytime after that should be sound.
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galway joey replied to the topic: #63471 2 days 2 hours ago
Anyone in Manchester Friday night for a few quiet ones?

As Tall Paul asked, anyone now where is good to go for drinks. The Withy Grove area looks like it has a good choice of pubs with a few Irish bars in the area.
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Tall Paul replied to the topic: #63416 6 days 4 hours ago
Any suggestions for drinking wholes when we are over there?
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Sean74 replied to the topic: #63415 6 days 4 hours ago
1 More here
W03 T 73
hontherobe replied to the topic: #63374 1 week 23 hours ago
4 more W03 G85-88
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Megatron replied to the topic: #63130 2 weeks 3 days ago
stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 F81-85
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88
Mahick x 2 WO3 Seats H83/84
J Locky x 4 W03 Seats F87-90
Tall Paul x4 WO3 Seats H67-70
Biffo x 3 W03 K63-65
Megaton x1 W03 J66
Bazzo replied to the topic: #63029 3 weeks 4 days ago
3 of us heading to this, no tickets got yet but we'll be in amongst the rest of ye somewhere
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biffo77 replied to the topic: #62974 4 weeks 7 hours ago

Tall Paul wrote:

Wellmissus wrote: stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 F81-85
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88
Mahick x 2 WO3 Seats H83/84
J Locky x 4 W03 Seats F87-90

Tall Paul x4 WO3 Seats H67-70

Biffo x 3 W03 K63-65
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biffo77 replied to the topic: #62973 4 weeks 7 hours ago
There'll be a free bus from the Trafford center to/from the ground
www.salesharks.com/tickets-hospitality/travel-plan/
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Tall Paul replied to the topic: #62971 4 weeks 20 hours ago

Wellmissus wrote: stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 F81-85
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88
Mahick x 2 WO3 Seats H83/84
J Locky x 4 W03 Seats F87-90

Tall Paul x4 WO3 Seats H67-70
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Wellmissus replied to the topic: #62969 4 weeks 1 day ago
stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 F81-85
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88
Mahick x 2 WO3 Seats H83/84
J Locky x 4 W03 Seats F87-90
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J Locky replied to the topic: #62968 4 weeks 1 day ago
stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 Seats -
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88
Mahick x 2 WO3 Seats H83/84
J Locky x 4 W03 Seats F87-90
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mahick replied to the topic: #62966 4 weeks 1 day ago

Misfit wrote: stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 Seats -
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88

Mahick x 2 WO3 Seats H83/84
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Misfit replied to the topic: #62961 4 weeks 1 day ago
stakeknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 Seats -
greyingbeard X 4 W03 Seats - U67-70
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J84-88
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Podge57 replied to the topic: #62960 4 weeks 1 day ago
keknife84 X 2 W03 Seats - L77-78
Diabhal X 3 W03 Seats - E81-83
Wellmissus X 5 W03 Seats -
greyingbeard X ? W03 Seats -
Padkir X 2 W03 Seats - L87-88
Mack the knife X 5 W03 Seats - K66-70
Galway Joey x2 W03 Seats K81-82
Rotorbike X 2 W03 Seats K79-80
Podge57 x 5 W03 Seats J 84 - J88
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greyingbeard replied to the topic: #62959 4 weeks 1 day ago
4 tickets, U67-70