We have had a great start to the Friends of Glentoran 200 Club and we would like to thank all of you who have joined up so far. The first draw took place on the pitch on Saturday during half time and the following people where picked out of the box by Glentoran legend, Billy McKeag. Congratulations go to Eddy Patrick and the other 5 winners selected by Billy.
Last Saturday night saw Ballymac GSC hold their 'Player of the Year' awards evening in their clubrooms.
Over 80 attended the function and the awards were as follows:
Player of the Year - Stephen McAlorum
Young Player of the Year - Johnny Addis
Jim Campbell Merit Award - Thomas Sewell.
Prior to Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership fixture against Dungannon Swifts a cheque was presented to the Children's Heartbeat Trust & JT Inspires.
The cheque for £1500 was handed over by members of the Ballymac GSC and the Freelance.
Stephen McAlorum spared Glentoran from yet another draw this afternoon as his stunning late strike proved to be the difference between Glentoran and Dungannon Swifts at the Oval.
The draw for the quarter-final of the Toals Co Antrim Shield took place live on Radio Ulster this afternoon.
Glentoran will face Bangor at the Oval on Tuesday 28th October with a 7:45pm kick-off.
The full draw is:
Glentoran v Bangor
Ards v Newington
Cliftonville v Ballymena Utd
Linfield v Crusaders
Process for the first 200 Club Draw
At Saturday's game v Dungannon Swifts at the Oval, we will hold the first draw of the Friends of Glentoran 200 Club. The draw will take place at half-time on the pitch and the winners will be selected in reverse order
So, the first ball out of the box will be 6th place, then 5th, and so on until we select the last ball and this will be our winner of September's draw.
We welcome the players, officials and fans of Dungannon Swifts to East Belfast on Saturday for their first trip to the Oval this season.
The Premier Lounge will open at 12:30pm and we have a great start with live coverage of the Merseyside derby as Liverpool face Everton. We will then have exclusive live coverage as Glentoran face the Swifts from 3pm and we finish the day with another derby, this time the North London derby as Arsenal face Tottenham.
Victories are proving hard to come by in the Danske Bank Premiership for Glentoran this season but performances haven't quite been as poor. The team have played well and with a little more luck in front of goal and composure in the latter stages of games Glentoran could be sitting far better in the current table. As it lies, Glentoran are in 8th position on just 11 points from 9 games having drawn four of our last six games. Despite that we are only 6 points off the top, 3 behind champions Cliftonville and 2 behind biggest rivals Linfield.
Glentoran Community Trust are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the “Vienna Cup Celebratory Dinner”, to be held at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 1st November 2014.
It was another difficult game for Glentoran this season but a victory nonetheless defeating Larne 2-1 at The Oval in the Co Antrim Shield. Goals from Kym Nelson and Jordan Stewart saw Glentoran through to the Second Round.