Manchester Town Hall

Connacht return to Greater Manchester to play Sale Sharks on March 29th at 19:45

Connacht are still in search of a first competitive win in England for nearly a decade after defeat in the pool stages in October.

When: Friday, March 29th, 19:45
Where: AJ Bell Stadium, Salford.

Tickets

 Tickets are available here. Many of 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.

There are good prices to be had for accomodation on Thursday night so it might work out as good value to fly on the last flight on Thursday, which is much cheaper than the Friday ones.

Accommodation

Plenty of accommodation options in Manchester. There is no particularly popular location for the Clan, we are fairly scattered.

Hospitality

There was a suggestion to visit The Brook in Sale - right beside Brooklands station on the Metrolink tram line.

On matchday there are various bars including the legendary Sharquee.

Match Day Transport

Sharks run shuttle buses from the Trafford Centre. You can get there by public transport from various locations. Be warned that a few people had significnt delays on Manchester public transport at the last game. Allow plenty of time.

More travel information can be found on the Sale Sharks website: https://www.salesharks.com/fixtures-results/travel-plan/

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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pinky replied to the topic: #64896 4 days 1 hour ago

biffo77 wrote:

connemara man wrote: Imagine the lads going on the ferry

We're sailing away to sale away...


We're going by boat, we'll have to fire that song onto the spotify playlist!!


I'm already in a royalties battle with Belinda Carlisle after Bordeaux. UBB do you know what that's worth?
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biffo77 replied to the topic: #64895 4 days 16 hours ago

connemara man wrote: Imagine the lads going on the ferry

We're sailing away to sale away...


We're going by boat, we'll have to fire that song onto the spotify playlist!!
fatgav replied to the topic: #64889 4 days 23 hours ago
Two more here for w03. Row F
superconnacht7 replied to the topic: #64867 1 week 2 days ago
We have booked our 7 match tickets for section W02 (most for W03 is now booked out, a few single seats available). In row B, seats 52 - 58. Cannot wait for the weekend to begin now!
superconnacht7 replied to the topic: #64866 1 week 2 days ago
Hi ShanetTri,

There are 3 of us booked into an apartment in city centre for the Friday night. But we are going all out for the Saturday night in Liverpool, was there before for a stag and tis a mighty town! PM or reply here if ye are up for that for Saturday. What time do ye fly back on Sunday!?
michelle232 replied to the topic: #64865 1 week 2 days ago
W03 K68-70
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connemara man replied to the topic: #64859 1 week 2 days ago
Imagine the lads going on the ferry

We're sailing away to sale away...
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ConnachtCows replied to the topic: #64856 1 week 2 days ago
Anyone else get a specific Enya song stuck in their head upon thinking of this match?
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pinky replied to the topic: #64854 1 week 3 days ago
Sale Sharks got on to us about hospitality packages for the game. I don't think many of us are normally the hospitality package type but just in case some acquired a taste for it out in South Africa, here are the details:

C&C INSURANCE SUITE - £125+vat per person (VIP PACKAGE £150+vat and includes Beer, Wine, Spirits and Soft Drinks)

PRIME LOCATION – EXECUTIVE PADDED SEATS CLOSE TO HALF-WAY LINE
ENTRY TO THE LEVEL 2 SUITE TWO HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME
TABLE SERVICE
PRE-ORDER DRINKS SERVICE (DRINKS PACKAGES AVAILABLE)
LARGE SCREENS THROUGHOUT
CHEF’S TABLE FORMAT FOOD SERVICE
PRE AND POST-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING LIVE MUSIC, PLAYER INTERVIEWS & MAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTATIONS.
MATCH PROGRAMME FOR EVERY GUEST
PLAYER ACCESS
ShanetTri replied to the topic: #64822 1 week 5 days ago
On a complete whim i booked the flybe flights out of Knock,out Friday and back early Sunday.
Myself and my bro are staying in Trivelles Belleforte hotel in Sale on the Friday night but i'm looking for suggestions on the Saturday night.
The Friday night will sort itself out but it'd obviously be mighty to be with all the clan.

We're in W03 aswell Row X i think.
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Tall Paul replied to the topic: #64819 2 weeks 22 hours ago
Only 1 and 2 seats left in w03/04
5 booked into w02 row A 56 to 60

Flying in/out from knock to East Midlands and driving up on the Friday back Sunday 30e each
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pinky replied to the topic: #64794 2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday morning flights have gone up but you can get the 20:30 flight on Thursday for €12.99 and with the money you save you could easily afford a luxury hotel such as the Travelodge in Salford Quays for £24.99. Pinky Tours highly recommends this option as I need a drinking buddy for Thursday night.
stos replied to the topic: #64792 2 weeks 4 days ago
Only 24 places left in W03.
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ConnachtCows replied to the topic: #64790 2 weeks 4 days ago
Think that's 39 already booked in, and I know of another few people going, who may not post on here
They've all booked for W03 from what I've heard
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seanaodh replied to the topic: #64789 2 weeks 4 days ago
W03 D65-70, five of us booked in.
Rotorbike replied to the topic: #64787 2 weeks 4 days ago
ytimwhy - W03 C 65-67
megatron - W03 D 84 85
ShaneM - W03 D83
merchantdon - W03 E84 85
Enda - W03 Z63 64
Sean 74 - W03 J 84 85
connachtcows - W03 x7
galway joey - w03 D 93 94
stos - W03 row B x3
pcoyle - W03 J86-88
fourdogs - W03 row C
connemara man W03 D81
JPWrafter W03 row L
DeadStraightStare W03 F85-86
Rotorbike W03 H87-88
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DeadStraightStare replied to the topic: #64786 2 weeks 4 days ago
W03 F85-86
JPWrafter replied to the topic: #64784 2 weeks 4 days ago
Correction: Row L
JPWrafter replied to the topic: #64783 2 weeks 4 days ago
W03 Row K
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connemara man replied to the topic: #64782 2 weeks 4 days ago

Megatron wrote: May be helpful to for those still booking to reply to message and add where you're sitting.
Looking to have a great crowd going, hopefully it's a good one!

ytimwhy - W03 C 65-67
megatron - W03 D 84 85
ShaneM - W03 D83
merchantdon - W03 E84 85
Enda - W03 Z63 64
Sean 74 - W03 J 84 85
connachtcows - W03 x7
galway joey - w03 D 93 94
stos - W03 row B x3
pcoyle - W03 J86-88
fourdogs - W03 row C


W03 D81
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Megatron replied to the topic: #64780 2 weeks 4 days ago
May be helpful to for those still booking to reply to message and add where you're sitting.
Looking to have a great crowd going, hopefully it's a good one!

ytimwhy - W03 C 65-67
megatron - W03 D 84 85
ShaneM - W03 D83
merchantdon - W03 E84 85
Enda - W03 Z63 64
Sean 74 - W03 J 84 85
connachtcows - W03 x7
galway joey - w03 D 93 94
stos - W03 row B x3
pcoyle - W03 J86-88
fourdogs - W03 row C
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mahick replied to the topic: #64779 2 weeks 4 days ago
W03 is the stand to book- a load of us have already booked there- rows B,C,D and E so if we can spread the green about we should have a mighty voice
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Fourdogs replied to the topic: #64778 2 weeks 4 days ago
Booked W03. Row C
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pcoyle replied to the topic: #64777 2 weeks 4 days ago
W03 Row J x 3 86-88
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ShaneM replied to the topic: #64776 2 weeks 4 days ago
For those interested in the bus option to Sale, here is the link to Keller Travels option -

www.kellertravel.ie/project/sail-to-sale...u6qsPOcgn58bOg-G6eGA