Manchester United v Southampton 23rd Janaury 2016

Hi Paul.

We just returned last Saturday from a family day trip to Old Trafford. It was a xmas present for my two sons. It was our first time on such a trip and we were a bit apprehensive. There was no need, I must compliment Marathon for a very professional job. Nothing was left to chance from organizing the gift vouchers to advice on where to park at the terminal. The seats could not have been better allowing the two boys to see all the action. The coach staff I must highlight for particular praise they were exceptional giving tips and advice on the best things to do where to eat etc. The whole trip was very family friendly and we would certainly travel with marathon again and I certainly will recommend the company to anybody considering such a trip.

Please pass this on to all concerned.

Kind Regards


Manchester United v Arsenal 17th May 2015


Just quick email thanking you for all your assistance in relation to our trip over the weekend!  I can honestly say that everything was perfect and I would highly recommend the Marriott Hotel Manchester for anyone’s stay.  Top Marks on all accounts!  Accommodation was of the highest standard I have ever experienced and the staff were more than friendly! And it is literally 5 mins away from the biggest shopping Centre I’ve ever witnessed!  Arndale Shopping Centre!  Match tickets were at the hotel reception most timely and the seats were very well located! Enjoyed the trip very much!

Thanks again!

Liverpool v Newcastle – Monday 13th April 2015

Paul would just like to thank you for everything me and my girlfriend had a great time and would highly recommend you’s thank you

Sent from my iPhone

Manchester United v Aston Villa – Saturday 04th April 2015

Dear Paul

Just to thank you very much for the fantastic tickets for the man utd/aston villa game. The location near the Stretford end and the use of the 100 club suite added to a wonderful time for me and especially my son whose birthday was the reason for the trip. As always everything went without a hitch. Once again thank you very much


John Rogers

Liverpool v Manchester United – Saturday 21st March 2015

Hi Paul

Just a small email to say we had a fantastic trip, the hotel was lovely in a brilliant location and the seats for the match where excellent!

Thanks so much!

Kind regards

Ciara Nolan

Liverpool v Manchester United – Saturday 21st March 2015

Dear sirs,
I would like to give my sincere thanks for the well organised trip last weekend to Liverpool v Manchester United match. Martin, our guide went out of his way to be kind courteous and helpful. He couldn’t have done more for us and is a credit to your company. The bus was spotless. The driver was obliging and respectful.
I will recommend Marathon travel in the future,

Michelle Dowling

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur – Saturday 15th March 2015

Great trip Paul, well organized, ye do a great job. Went over with my GF and she would go again. That’s the best compliment to how well it was organized. Wrong result at the match but ye can’t organise that;).

Keep it up!


Manchester United v Arsenal – Monday 09th March 2015

Hi Paul,
Just want to thank yourself and John for your help with the trip below, it was brilliant. We were delighted with the hotel and match tickets, and we’ll be sure to use Marathon again.
Take care and talk soon,

Liverpool v Burnley – Wednesday 04th March 2015

Hi All

Tim O Neill here. Thanks for the Liverpool trip last Wednesday, especially Declan ( I think was his name)your rep.
Also a very big thanks to Marathon Sports Travel for arranging the trip for my son to enjoy.
Will definitely call again

Ireland v England – Sunday 01st March 2015

Had a great weekend, shame about result of match, its all  now all about avoiding wooden spoon against Italy, Hotel was very good, stadium seat were also very good, thanks for your efficiency and assistance.
Sandy Mackenzie

Manchester United v Sunderland – Saturday 28th February 2015

Just a note to say thanks.
The trip was excellent, no problems, no stress. The tickets were category 1 beside the pitch. Hopefully we do as well next time 🙂

Manchester United v Sunderland – Saturday 28th February 2015

Marathon Sports Travel,

What can I say…..

I bought a one night hotel stay & match ticket package for my parents for last night’s game between Manchester Utd & Sunderland. I would just like to say thank you so much for providing such great seats and wonderful hotel experience! My parents were thrilled with the overall experience. The seats were unbelievable, they practically got to touch players! And the hotel was perfect, the staff and care they received was unbeatable. They arrived on an early flight yesterday and were able to check into the hotel at 9am! They then have a late flight home today and the hotel are allowing them to check out late at 6pm! Very convenient for them and all this without any hassle! Would just like to say thanks so much for the overall package, well worth it! Please keep up the good work – as I will be booking again in future

Kind Regards,


Liverpool v Besiktas – Thursday 19th February 2015

Hi John

Just letting you know my trip went well first time going with ye. Very happy with the service ye provided. Hotel was perfect modern, warm and very friendly staff. Tickets for the game were great pity about the score but that wasn’t your fault! I will recommend you to my friends and I’ll be going with ye in the future.

Thanks very much.

Alan Treacy

Manchester United v Burnley – Wednesday 11th February 2015

Paul, just a little note to say thanks for your help on getting us Manchester united tickets against Burnley, great trip and will defo be booking through you guys again, thanks again

Christina O’Grady

Manchester United v Cambridge – Tuesday 03rd February 2015


I would just like to thank everybody at marathon travel for the recent trip to Manchester united v Cambridge. The seats were fantastic and as it was a birthday present for my son you can imagine his amazement at being so close to the pitch and players. The hotel staff were once again very friendly and helpful. Once again thank you for a wonderful trip and I will definitely go again and will have no problem recommending you to others.

Yours thankfully

John Rogers

Chelsea v Manchester City – Saturday 31st January 2015


Just to let you know that everything worked out great with the trip. Hotel was perfect and match tickets were spot on.

Thanks again for all your help.


Liverpool v West Ham – Saturday 31st January 2015

We had a great time in Liverpool on Saturday and everything went well. The trip was great and Declan was very helpful while expaining the do’s and don’ts. I never had a problem with identifying seats, getting through the turnstiles etc.

Thank You

Emer and Paddy Gogarty

Liverpool v Chelsea – Tuesday 20th January 2015

John, please let everyone at Marathon know that we enjoyed our trip to Liverpool on Sat last. The organisation and director of operations, Deco, were superb. Pity you could not have improved the result. Thanks again to Paudie, Paul and yourself who all worked on our booking.


Joe Mulligan

Pat Donaghy

Manchester United v Southampton – Sunday 11th January 2015

Hi John,

Just an update after the match in Old Trafford on Saturday Thank you all went well it was the same as we had last year with a few changes. We met with your guy on the Ground (John from Tullamore) and as my son is special needs we needed the 3 tickets together He was able to arrange it and we got tickets in the North Stand (the now named Alex Ferguson Stand) so
it was great to be there for a bit of history let alone be in the right place.
Thanks again to all at Marathon and your crew on the ground in Manchester 2 years in a row it’s been all worth it.

Thanks again

Roisin Mooney

Liverpool v Leicester – Thursday 01st January 2015

Hi John,

We travelled with you to the Liverpool v Leicester match. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. Our hotel was perfect and we ended up in the Kop much to Ted’s delight. He was smiling from ear to ear for the day. It was a wonderful experience and he thoroughly enjoyed the match, they even scored under his nose. Once again thank you.

Sinead Moloney

Liverpool v Swansea – Monday 29th December 2014

Hi Paul,

I had a great time in Liverpool on Monday and everything went well. The trip was great and Declan was very helpful while explaining the do’s and don’ts. I never had a problem with identifying seats, getting through the turnstiles etc.

Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would like to thank you for helping me watch my favourite team play live.



Manchester United v Newcastle – Friday 26th December 2014

Hi Niamh,

Just a quick email to say thanks for everything.. Tickets for the game were brilliant – we have a great view of all the goals!! ( All ten of them!)

Really enjoyed it and we will hopefully be using your service again and will definitely recommend Marathon Sports for games.



Manchester United v Liverpool – Saturday 14th December 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have recently returned from your package deal to a Manchester United game in middle of December. Can I just say, I was blown away by how well we were looked after by your company. It was like getting star treatment. Everything from the hotel, the match tickets, the seating etc. even down to the phone call I received from your company to see if there was any more you could do before we went, was just fantastic. It was such a weight off our shoulders that we had a phone number to contact you if anything happened. It was my very first game and I’m already looking at your packages for next season. I’ve been singing your praises to anyone that listens. Thank you so very much for all you’ve done. It was worth every penny. Much congrats on your customer service.

Thanking you,

Georgina Moloney

Liverpool v Chelsea – Saturday 08th November 2014

Hi John,

Just a quick e-mail thank you for a fantastic trip that i had to Anfield last Saturday with my son Patrick aged 6. The 2 goals we saw made the trip even more enjoyable! The tickets you organised for us in the Kop stand were great.

Thanks again,



Manchester United v Chelsea – Saturday 25th October 2014


Back from our Man United v Chelsea trip and it all went really well. The hotel was lovely and ticket collection was very easy Thank you for all your help.


Christina Stafford

Liverpool v Real Madrid – Wednesday 22nd October

Hi all,

Just a very short mail to commend your staff and your service.

My brother, my son and I recently went to the Liverpool v Real Madrid match which was booked through yourselves.

From the time of booking to the actual trip I have to say, for a first time user of Marathon Sports Travel I was very impressed with the level of service provided.

The booking process was simple, straight forward and the lads on the booking line were very informative and knowledgeable.

We met the representatives down at Dublin Port at 7 o’clock on Saturday morning.

As this was our first trip with Marathon Sports Travel we hadn’t got a clue what to do, who to see or where to go.

There was a mobile number on our confirmation ticket, so I rang it and a lad called Declan answered.

He pointed us in the right direction and then from there it was plain sailing.

The 2 representatives that went over with us were great and are a credit to your company.

Every last detail was looked after.

The small things, like parking close to the ground was so handy, especially when young children are travelling.

Based on my experience on this trip I would have no hesitation in recommending Marathon Sports Travel to anyone who asks and without any shadow of a doubt I will and look forward to booking with you again in the near future.

Thank you for making our first trip to Anfield so enjoyable and memorable.


Derek Sweetman

Arsenal v Tottenham – Saturday 27th September 2014

Hello there Paul.

My husband and son are in London today, Arsenal v Wigan.

I can’t recall which one of you i was speaking to specifically but i had a conversation, stating how my son is 13yrs old and has never been to the Emirates.  I asked, if it was possible – and if you had any control to put in a request in for the best possible seats available on the day.  I don’t know if you did actually have any control but i spoke to my husband earlier and he said, in the three times he has been to the Emirates, today, he was in the best seat he had been in so far.  So if it is appropriate, i am thanking you for your input.

My husband said the hotel is lovely.

So, though i nearly had heart failure when i realised – after booking – that the price didn’t include flights – all has turned out well.  And what’s more, Arsenal won!

I thank you and may do it again next year.  Unless – I win the lottery – then we can do it a few times during the year!

I have found you very pleasant to deal and very much appreciate that.

Kind regards

Jackie Tully

Manchester United v West Ham Saturday 27th September 2014

Hiya Paul,
Just a quick note to say thanks for all your help.  The trip was a great success.
Will definitely recommend you guys, and hope to book again soon 🙂

Liverpool v Everton – Saturday 27th September 2014

Hi Paul & John

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for a wonderful weekend over in Liverpool! Was really enjoyable and great seats for a great match!


Sinéad & Mark

Chelsea v Leicester – Saturday 23rd August 2014

Dear Paul

I would like to thank you for all your help with regard to my sons trip to see Chelsea play last Saturday 23rd August. I was delighted with your company the way you dealt with my booking and the pleasant way you always answered my calls regarding the trip.

We will be booking another trip with you next year for my son and husband.

A million thanks once again for all your help

Eileen M. Hurley

Manchester United v Swansea – Sunday 16th August 2014

Hi Paul,
Many thanks for organising a great trip to Old Trafford. It was very enjoyable. Hope to be in touch soon regarding another trip.
Siobhan O’Mahoney

Wimbledon Ladies Final – Final 04th July 2014

I just want to convey my appreciation of the arrangements made for our trip last week to the Wimbledon tennis event.  The hotel was excellent and the location of the seats on Centre Court absolutely top class. Once again, thanks for your professional assistance.


Wimbledon Day 1 24th June 2014

Hi Paul,

Just to thank you for all your help with my booking for Wimbledon. The hotel was excellent and the tickets were for great seats.

Kind regards,


Manchester United Vs. Liverpool 15th March 2014

The trip went very well over weekend. The hotel was very nice and staff very helpful. The match tickets were also very good.
Thanks for your help.
David McSherry

England v Ireland 22nd Feb 2014

Hi Paul

Thank you for organising the weekend at the 6 Nations ruby match. All went great with everything working out wonderfully except for the result.

Kind regards

Una McNamee

Liverpool Vs. Hull City 01st January 2014

Hi Paul,

Just back form liverpool and although obviously disappointed with the result, it was a great trip. Thanks for organising the tickets for the Kop, it was a great experience. I’m sure i’ll be travelling with you guys again and if those tickets were available that would be fantastic. Thanks again for your assistance Paul.
Kind Regards,
Peter Menton

Manchester United Vs. Arsenal 10th November 2013

Hiya Paul,

I just want to say thanks on behalf of myself, Conor and the kids for a great and well organised trip. We all had a brilliant time and it was made very easy for us.

Kind regards,


Liverpool Vs. West Browmich, 26th October 2013

Hi Paul,

Just wanted to tell you that we had a fantastic time in Liverpool.  The hotel Jury’s in was fantastic and the seats at the Liverpool match were brilliant.  Thanks.

James Lee

Manchester United Vs. Real Sociedad, 23rd October 2013

Hi Guys,
Thank you very much for everything, the trip was fantastic everything went perfect and  you were right the tickets were brilliant, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Paul and all the staff that contributed to us having a very memorable day .with the recession I don’t go over as often as I used to but I can assure you that the next time I want to see the reds live I will be straight onto you
Many thanks
Dave Corri

Soccer Team – Trip to Germany 10th October 2013

Hi Lads,
I just want to say that the entire team had a fantastic time in Germany, the entire team enjoyed it, from the accommodation to the traiming facilities, top class.  Looking forward to next years trip, we will be in touch…

Many thanks,

Paul Redmond

Manchester United V Chelsea, 26th August 2013

Really enjoyed our trip to Old Trafford. The hotel was brilliant and the seats were in the great position.
John Carey

Manchester United V Chelsea, 26th August 2013

Hi Paul
Just back from Old Trafford, everything went very well. The hotel was great, no problem with our match tickets. Will recommend Marathon Sports to anyone I know going.Thanks for all your help.
Aisling Mc Elwaine

Steven Gerrard Testimonial, 02nd August 2013

Hi Paul
Thanks a million for the Steven Gerrard Testimonial trip. The seats were brilliant, recommending Marathon Sports to friends already.
Barry McGuire

Liverpool FC Vs Chelsea, 20th April 2013

Hi Paul

My husband and 2 sons arrived home today after their trip to Liverpool booked through Marathon Travel. I just wanted to say everything went very smooth and they had a great time. Thanks to you all for providing such a good service. We will be recommending you to our friends!

Thanks again

Judith O’Brien

Liverpool Vs Everton, 04th May 2013

Hi Paul,

Just back from the weekend match in Anfield and would like to say that everything worked out fine. Hotel was first class and the tickets were at reception on arrival as promised. Especially thanks for managing to get Kop tickets, my son really enjoyed himself.

Thanks again,


Liverpool Vs Everton, 04th May 2013

Hi Paul / Francis
Just a quick note to say thanks for a great weekend, I brought my 11 year old son to his first Liverpool match.  I am No.1 dad for the rest of the year now!!
The Jurys hotel was in a great location and our seats in the Lowers Centenary stand were fantastic.  The result could have been better but you can’t have everything.
We’ll def book with you again as everything went so smooth.

Italy Vs Ireland, 6 Nations, Rome, 15th March 2013

Hi Guys,
On behalf of Ann and myself I want to thank you and for the fantastic trip to Rome for the Irish/Italy rugby match. We left on Thursday morning (7.00am) and didn’t get back until Tuesday (10.00pm) and I can honestly say we had a ‘ball’. The arrangements were fabulous and went off without a hitch. The flights were on time, the drivers were extremely punctual and helpful, the hotel was really comfortable and excellently located and the match was great with a perfect result. As for the
weather we had sunshine every day with temperatures in the range 7 to 12 degrees.  We saw everything there was to see in Rome and we are both cultured out and have worn out at least one pair of shoes. I said to Ann ‘when I go to a new city I invariably end up spending most of my time in offices ,hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs but now I am with you I am
spending most of my time in churches and Basilica’s’ She was only half impressed  by this statement and I still can’t understand why. Anyway we had a fantastic break and are really very appreciative for your generosity and thoughtfulness on my retirement. Please thank all concerned on my behalf, Kindest Regards,

CU soon John

Italy Vs Ireland, 6 Nations, Rome, 15th March 2013

Good morning,

Just a short note to thank Marathon Sports travel for arranging a fantastic weekend in Rome. We were greatly impressed with the high level of service we received, everything from check in at Dublin on Friday morning. The very modern and on time Aircraft, and Airline. The transfer too and from the hotel in modern clean coaches and a great hotel a short walk to the city. We will have no hesitation in using your company again for sports travel and recommending it to anyone who needs a high level of service to cover their sports travel requirements.
Please copy Frank on with this mail.
Many thanks again.

Don Clarke
Managing Director
Impact Ireland (Metals) Ltd

Liverpool FC Vs Tottenham, 09th March 2013

Good Morning,
I would like to thank you and your driver for a super weekend in Liverpool.
All our group had a great time. We had a super tickets for the game and all our group were seated together.
Got to meet two Liverpool legends before and after the match which made the day for us all.
Driver looked after us all brilliantly and was more than helpful. Jury’s Hotel was top class. We will definitely book and travel again
Kind Regards,
Robbie  Moate Liverpool Supporters Club

Manchester United vs Real Madrid, 05th March 2013

Hi Paul,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, just to let you know that they had a great time at the Match. They were absolutely delighted with the tickets located only 7 seats back from the pitch and thought the hotel was nice as well. I think their only complaint was the hotel ran out of Budweiser and they couldn’t figure it out how that happened. Bless them. Ha ha

Best regards


Choice Hotels Ireland

Manchester Utd Vs Liverpool 12th January 2013

Hi Paul,
I just want to say thanks a mill Cameron had a brilliant time at the match on Saturday they also head great seats, the hotel was lovely too. I think he has the Man U Bug he will want to go over all the time now.
Much appreciated
Kind Regards

Liverpool Vs Sunderland March 02nd January 2013

Hi Paul
Just a short note to say thanks for a great trip to Anfield last week for my son Micheal and I to the Sunderland game. We had a great time and a great 2-0 win! The Liner hotel and tickets were great. My only problem is he wants to go to every game now!

World Cup 2010 South Africa – Quarter Final 03rd July 2010 – Argentina Vs. Germany

Hi Paul

Just a short note to thank you for organising the trip to the World Cup. Everything went really well and the staff at the Ruslamere hotel were excellent, all really friendly. Trevor was a brilliant guide and he also put us in touch with another tour operator, Tish, for our trip to the Cape of Good Hope. Great to see Argentina V Germany live in Cape Town even though we were shouting for Argentina. Atmosphere was brilliant. Glad we brought Colin as he really had an absolute ball.