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Supporters Day at Goodison: Sunday 21st October

 

 

 

 

Hugh and Daniel McKillop represented ESCNI at Sunday's Supporters Club Day at Goodison.

 

(22 Oct '18)

Flybe Axe Belfast/Liverpool Service

Flybe has announced that it will be terminating its Belfast City/Liverpool service at the end of this year.

 

The last flight will be on Monday, 31st December ... except for the weekend of May 11-13 when it "will operate to accommodate those football fans wishing to travel to Liverpool for the last day of the Premier League season" ... needless, to say that this is for a Liverpool (also, Man Utd) home fixture!

 

The last time it withdrew from the route, Everton were at home on the last day of the season and, on that occasion, Flybe provided no such 'rescue service'.

(25 Oct '18)

EFC End of Season Event

Everton’s Official Supporters’ Club End of Season Event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 9th May at Hangar 34 in Liverpool.

 

The evening will include several special guests, a complimentary drink on arrival and refreshments available to purchase at the venue.

 

We have an initial allocation of up to eight tickets for the event; additional tickets may become available closer to the date of the event.

 

Any members interested in attending should contact us via escni@btinternet.com no later than 5pm on Sunday 22nd April.

 

Incidentally, Hangar 34 was used by Everton to house an event for season ticket holders earlier this season.

(09 Apr '18)

Newcastle (home): Fixture Change

At the behest of Sky, this game has been belatedly selected (less than one month before the original date) for live TV and has been rescheduled to Monday (8pm) 23rd April.

 

In a nutshell, Sky picked this game, out of the blue, for Monday (8pm) 23rd April because the Arsenal v West Ham game that they had previously selected for the Monday evening slot has been moved to Sunday 22nd April. This has been done in anticipation of Arsenal’s possible involvement in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals on the following Thursday.

 

We had 55 people booked for this match. Everton hope to announce some sort of compensatory event in due course.

(updated 23 Mar '18)

Last season, a game (Watford at home) moved to Friday because our opponents needed a three day rest before meeting possible title contenders (Chelsea) on the Monday...

 
...this season, a game (Newcastle at home) is moved because another team (Arsenal) might need more than a three day rest before a possible Thursday game...
 
...whatever next?!
(23 Mar '18)

Ryanair: Belfast to Manchester

Today, Ryanair has launched a new service between Belfast International and Manchester.

 

It is to commence at the end of March and will comprise just one daily flight.

 

However, as the daily flight times are…

  • Out: ~3.30pm
  • Return: ~5pm

...it is of very limited use to football fans.

(26 Jan '18)

West Brom (home): Saturday, 20th January

If you're looking for an idea for a Christmas present, how about a day-return to the West Brom home game on Saturday, 20th January

 

Currently, the total flight price for an adult and two children is only £106.

Alternatively, why not fly over late Friday evening (19.50 or 21.15) ...currently the total flight price for an adult and two children is only £63... and stay in this Premier Inn for only £34.50 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).

(07 Nov '17)

Ryanair Axe Saturday Derry/Liverpool Flights

From the end of October, there will be no more Saturday Derry/Liverpool flights with Ryanair.

 

There will be a flight out on Friday at 12.05; and one back on the Sunday at 19.20.

(22 Aug)

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...

 

LDY/LPL:

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

 

LPL/LDY:

  • 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)

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)

Condolences

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)

ESCNI AGM: Notice

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)

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)

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)