Sporty Travel on Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder

Newstalk  The Hard Shoulder 4th September


This week on The Hard Shoulder Ivan and I will be discussing how to get to see the big games this autumn. I’ve found lots of Soccer deals available at the moment but you must be quick to make sure you get to see your favourite teams.

Most packages do not include flights but there are lots of good fares on sale at the moment…

Ryanair have special offers to the UK for Autumn to Manchester and Birmingham and of course Liverpool – prices will be higher if there is a match but if you can stay over a day before or after you will make savings. For city breaks to the UK from 9.99 and to Manchester, 9.99 to Stanstead and 16.99 to Liverpool

Aer Lingus have a sale on too for September selling UK and European destinations from €24.99

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If like Ivan you don’t like to fly why not get the ferry over? My son and Father are heading over to Liverpool next month and will be taking the ferry to Holyhead….

Stena Line have a great offer at the moment and you have until tomorrow night to book it.

Stena Line has an amazing end of summer sale on of up to 20% off all routes to Britain for travel up to 5 January 2020 when you book by 30 September. Visit for more details.


Grab your favourite jumper, your sightseeing map and a spiced latte for the road — it’s time to bag 20% off and go on an autumn adventure!


Pack up the car and take a scenic drive from Dublin to Holyhead or Rosslare to Fishguard! The whole gang can enjoy a cosy city adventure or some quiet time in the autumn-coloured countryside.

Book using the code PACKED20 by 4 September and save on travel right up until 5 January 2020!



  • 20% off motorist fares
  • Available on Dublin to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard routes
  • Travel up to 5 January 2020
  • Book by 23.00hrs 4 September

It is from €145 per adult sharing and features hundreds of hotels all over England and Wales.


  • Return Superferry travel, based on a car + 2 persons, on any of our four routes to Britain
  • 2 nights 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation in a double/twin room based on two adults sharing
  • Choose from hundreds of hotels and apartments all over Britain
  • Children under 16 travel free (family rooms available for a supplement)
  • Travel up to 31 March 2020
  • Book by 30 November 2019


Further details and booking at

If you are getting the ferry then book into the Stena Lounge – it’s only €18 and entitles you to free magazines – drinks, snacks and a comfortable quiet lounge with movies and large screen TVs.

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Keith Prowse Travel have several packages with all the top English Premiership Teams


Experience a great football hospitality day at the top Premiership venues with Keith Prowse and combine the passion of the crowds with superb hospitality facilities. Fans can select from a variety of teams including Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea among others.   Keith Prowse’s UK Premiership hospitality packages include one-nights’ hotel  accommodation and seated match tickets with access to hospitality facilities before and after the game, making your trip away even more memorable.


14 December 2019

1-night in 3* hotel with breakfast and Western Union Lounge Block L12 – Lower Tier seats in the New Main Stand, Western Union Lounge Access, Complimentary Halftime Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks, Street food options available to purchase. LFC Legend in attendance, Complimentary match programme, Pre-match entertainment and Prize draws

1-night in a 3* Hotel with breakfast and match day ticket €483pps




21 December 2019

93:20 Package, Executive Padded Seats located in Block 221,Lounge access, complimentary match programme. 10% Mega Store Voucher included.

1-night in a 3* Hotel with breakfast and match day ticket €185pps




21 January 2020

A one-night stay in a 3* hotel with breakfast with Executive Seats in Block NE3420/3425 with Meal & Drink voucher, Lounge Access 2hrs pre/1hr post with Match Program & Tea/Coffee

1-night in a 3* Hotel with breakfast and match day ticket €185pps



30 November 2019

Tottenham Hotspur V Newcastle United – General Admission Block 501 @ Wembley

1-night in a 3* Hotel with breakfast and match day ticket €221pps




11 January 2019

1-night in 3* hotel with breakfast and Executive Seats located in the East Stand Middle Tier, Captains Bar Lounge Access, Match Programme, Halftime tea & coffee.

1-night in a 3* Hotel with breakfast and match day ticket €233pps

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Champions League Game

Liverpool v Salzburg from €349pp ⚽
✈ Return Flights
Airport Transfers
–  Lower Tier seats in the New Main Stand located in Block L11
–  Direct access from the Lounge to your seats
-Half time drinks included beer, wine or soft drinks
– A choice of authentic street food options available to purchase.
⚽ LFC Legend in attendance every matchday
– Complimentary match programme
– Pre-match entertainment and prize draws
– Accommodation

✈ Flight Details ✈
Dublin – Manchester
Departs:               Wed 2 Oct 2019 11:50
Arrives:                Wed 2 Oct 2019 12:55

Manchester – Dublin
Departs:               Thu 3 Oct 2019 17:15
Arrives:                Thu 3 Oct 2019 18:20

call us now on 01 877 9827

Book now on


 Team up with the Christmas Markets……in Munich and Barcelona


See Bayern Munich FC, one of Germany’s premier teams, play at the Allianz Arena in Munich this coming season. See world-class players like Javi Martinez, Douglas Costa and Renato Sanches and enjoy the city of Munich during your stay. Our standard hotel and ticket packages include a two night stay in a 3* Hotel and category 4 tickets.   Upgrade to Category 3, 2 and 1 tickets on request. Keith Prowse can also arrange tickets for Munich sightseeing tours and attractions to complete your stay.  Plan what to see and do and book before you go.

Bayern Munich Hotel & Match Ticket Packages Include:

  • Two nights’ in 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast & Category 4 Match Ticket Short Side


30 November 2019

2-night in a 3* Hotel with breakfast and category match day ticket €347pps



14 December 2019

2-night in a 3* Hotel with breakfast and category match day ticket €375pps

Single supplements apply and Extra Nights can be added on request

Ticket upgrades to Category 3, Category 2 and Category 1 available

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Barcelona FC and The Christmas Markets

If you’ve always wanted to see Barcelona play at Nou Camp then you can catch the playing Mallorca on December 8th and take in the Christmas Markets. Barcelona has several including the Fira de Santa Llucia which is one of the largest and oldest in the city under the gaze of the city’s Gothic Cathedral.

Your Barcelona Fc Hotel & Hospitality Break includes:

  • Two nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Berlin Lounge Hospitality
    • Pre-match buffet meal
    • Complimentary drinks 1.5 hours pre-match
    • Balcony Gol Sud Seats in Blocks 212-217 & Block 312   


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Six Nations Packages are on Sale now 

Dawson Travel have this one from Dublin or Cork to see Ireland play France in March  Tel (01-9066033) Tickets are not included in the price but can be sourced by Dawson Travel

France v Ireland – Stade de France

14th March 2020

Kick off: 21:00


Ex Cork 1 Night


Tour Effil

14th March 2020 Cost €479 + €65 tax Details
Ex Dublin 2 Nights


Rive Gauche

13th March 2020 Cost €560 + €65 tax Details


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Anyone for Tennis?


The O2 Arena, London

Sunday 10 November to Sunday 17 November 2019

From €669 to €939pps


The ATP World Tour Finals is set to take London by storm this November. Make sure you are at The O2 to experience the drama as the world’s top eight Men’s Singles players and Doubles teams battle it out at this prestigious season-ending showdown.


  •  Return flights from Dublin to London, your choice of flight time depending on availability
  • 2-nights hotel in the 4* NH Kensington (central London). English Buffet Breakfast
  • Lower Tier Match ticket for the ATP World Tour Finals


More information and bookings are available by calling Keith Prowse on (01) 878 3500 or via


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Horse Racing

Something for Ivan….If you haven’t been to Cheltenham then it’s not to early to organise something for next March

Cheltenham – from Wexford

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Wednesday, 11th March 2020

3 Night Package + Coach & Ferry

Package Prices

Adults €499 pp

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Celtic Horizons Grand Prix

If Formula one is your thing or your loved one’s then the Monaco Grand Prix is a bucket list event and this may just be the year to visit. Like most sports events booking early ensures the seats and accommodation that you want.

Monaco Grand Prix 2020

Thursday, 21st May 2020

4 Night Package

Package Prices include tickets Flight and Hotel

Adults €1,289

Included in this package

  • Return flights from Dublin to Nice with Ryanair
  • Airport taxes and security charges
  • 10kgs of luggage
  • Coach transfers ~ airport/hotel and to/from circuit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • 4 nights accommodation at the 3* Raffy Hotel, Diano Marina, Italy
  • Half board basis
  • General admission Rocher tickets Saturday and Sunday (not seated)
  • Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager


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