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Ryanair: City of Derry to Liverpool

A reminder to all of our North West members that Ryanair operate a direct air service between City of Derry and Liverpool airports.


Currently (Aug to Oct ‘16), their timetables are...



  • Sat, Tue & Thu*: 09.00 (*08.25 in Aug)
  • Sun: 14.25 (16.05 in Oct)
  • Mon: 13.00 (15.30 in Oct)



  • Sat, Tue & Thu*: 07.35 (*07.00 in Aug)
  • Sun: 13.00 (14.40 in Oct)
  • Mon: 11.35 (14.05 in Oct)

(21 Apr)

Hull City (home): Saturday, 18th March

Due to Hull City only taking the allocation for the Lower Tier, Everton will be opening the Upper Bullens Visitors Tier for sale to home fans.


As they go on sale on Monday, and if you haven't already done so, please order your match tickets from our Match Ticket Secretary (Aidan) ASAP.

(09 Feb)

With the Saturday morning flight relatively dear, why not fly over late Friday evening and stay in this Premier Inn for only £40 per room? It's within walking distance from the airport, and they also do a great full breakfast at £8.99 (with up to two u16s free).


Don't forget, our 'reduced group ticket' prices will apply to this match: £25 Adult, £12.50 Junior (aged 15 and under).

(27 Jan)

Lurgan's Shayne Lavery

Shayne Lavery (from Lurgan) has just signed a one-year professional contract with Everton, having just completed a two-year scholarship with the club.


The 18-year-old is a Northern Ireland youth international, and was formerly with Glenavon and Portadown. He is also a former pupil of St Michael's Grammar School, Lurgan.


More details of his signing are available from the Everton website.

(02 Jun)

Update on Flybe's Service


These days, Flybe’s Belfast City/Liverpool service is stripped back to just one flight per day.



The weekend ones of interest to us are...


Saturday's flight out:

  • 11.50 (until 28 Oct)
  • 12.15 (04 Nov to 24 Mar …23/30Dec: 13.40)

Sunday's flight out:

  • 16.50 (until 22 Oct)
  • 13.25 (29 Oct to 18 Mar)

Sunday's return flight:

  • 15.35 (until 22 Oct)
  • 12.10 (29 Oct to 18 Mar)

... the Flybe timetable

(24 May)

Early Season Flights Shortage (2016/17)

Once again, there will be a particular lack of suitable flights at the start of next season...


The last easyJet flight back from Liverpool on Saturdays will be at 16.40; until 9th September (when there will be a flight at 20.40). The first return flights on the Sunday mornings will be at 07.00 and 10.00.


During this early part of the season, the first easyJet flights out on Sundays will be at 08.20 and 11.20 from Belfast.

We may keep our fingers crossed for some Sunday or early Saturday kick offs.

(04 Nov)

With Sympathy... Colm Rankin

Colm Rankin

On behalf of our members, the Committee would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Colm Rankin.


Colm will be badly missed by his friend (and ESCNI travelling companion) John Hutchman. Sadly, Colm was only 28.


His funeral will be from the family home, 87 Slievemore Park, Derry on Wednesday at 11.30am for 12 noon. Requiem mass will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Galliagh; and interment will be afterwards in the City cemetery ... full funeral details.

(20 Jun)


Two bits of sad news: 

Condolences from ESCNI to both families.

(updated 06 Jul)

Liverpool the Film Set City

The city of Liverpool has featured in many classic films and television series.


If you’re looking for something different to do on your trip to Liverpool, as well as going to the Everton match obviously, why not visit some of these iconic film locations... the Film Set City.

(26 Nov)

ESCNI AGM: Minutes

The Minutes of this year's AGM are now available to download from our dedicated password-protected 2016 AGM webpage.


This year's AGM was held on Tuesday (8pm), 8th November and the venue was the King's Head, Belfast.

(28 Nov)


This year's AGM will be held on Tuesday (8pm), 8th November and the venue will be the King's Head, Belfast.


Remember, all of the associated documentation is available to download from our password-protected 2016 AGM webpage.


Please note that, in accordance with the Club's Rules, all Nominations, Resolutions and Notice of Motions had to be with the Club Secretary by Tuesday, 11th October. Incidentally, all five of the existing committee members have been automatically re-elected for their existing posts, as no new nominations were received.

(updated 05 Nov)

Prize Winner

The winner of our signed home replica shirt, for renewing their ESCNI membership before 31st August, is Piaras Hagans (of Newtownabbey).

(02 Sep)

Match Fixture Information

Season 2016/17 fixtures announced ... first group of Sky/BT Sport televised matches announced.

(08 Jul)

We have updated our password-protected Flight Prices webpage.


It now includes the confirmed dates of the August and September home games.

(08 Jul)

Friday Night Football

Season 2016/17 will see the start of (up to ten) regular televised Friday evening Premier League games.


The new evening slot is part of the £5 billion TV deal for the next three seasons and could also be used to give relevant clubs an extra 24 hours to prepare for their Champions League clashes.

The televised Premier League packages will comprise the following...


BT Sport (42):

  • 36 - Saturday (including 28 at 5.30pm)
  • 6 - midweek evening matches


Sky Sports (126):

  • 28 - Saturday (12.30pm)
  • 28 - Sunday (1.30pm/2.15pm)
  • 28 - Sunday (4pm/4.30pm)
  • 6 - Sunday
  • 28 - Monday (no less than 18) or Friday (no more than 10)
  • 8 - Bank Holiday

(10 May)

Belfast/Gatwick (Ryanair): update

Ryanair’s new Belfast International/Gatwick service (starts 29 March) has some very useful times for London games. The flight times (4 flights/day, 7 days/week) are:

  • out: 0655, 1100, 1610 & 2000
  • back: 0910, 1245, 1825 & 2155

This service replaces the existing Aer Lingus Belfast City/Gatwick one.


From 30th October, this will increase to five flights per day:

  • out: 0655, 1100, 1230, 1600 & 1950
  • back: 0910, 1245, 1415, 1805 & 2145

(25 Feb)

Latest Prize Draw Winners

The latest winners of our monthly prize draw are... 

  • Michael McQuaid (December)
  • Sean Finnegan (January)
  • George Simpson (February)

For the winners, the choice is between a home match ticket or a replica shirt.

(15 Jan)