We haven't had much to celebrate this season, but if you are like me I still have faith that good things for Glentoran FC are just around the corner.
In May 2017 a Glentoran 1st team and staff will travel to Detroit to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our famous “Detroit Cougars.” Glentoran FC will play an anniversary match against Detroit City FC on Saturday 27thMay 2017. A one off shirt will be worn for this match. There will be 20 outfield and 2 goalkeeper shirts produced. These shirts will NOT be made available on general release to supporters via Glentoran Superstore.
Glentoran Belfast United had an excellent league win over Crusaders Strikers at the Oval this evening. The goals were scored by Nadene Caldwell, Rachel Rogan and a penalty from Kelly Bailie.
The Glentoran Under 20 team join this season's George Wilson Cup on Tuesday 2nd May when Annagh United visit the Oval in the second round. Kick Off is at 7.45pm.
With 11 wins, Glentoran has won this trophy more times than any other club. The most recent victory was in a 5-3 Final win over Ballinamallard United in 2014.
All Glentoran supporters are welcome to cheer on the young lads as they go all out to avenge the first team's ignominious defeat at Annagh in the League Cup back in August.
Glentoran Belfast United play their next match in the Danske Women's Premiership this Wednesday (26 April) against Crusaders at The Oval with a 7:30pm kick off.
All Glens supporters are welcome to support the team.
Glentoran U13s won the inaugural Glentoran Academy Decathlon Cup this week with three super performances in what turned out to be a brilliant day of football.
This event showcased some terrific talent across the 2003, 2004 and 2005 age groups with four excellent teams entertaining the watching spectators.
Glentoran's penultimate fixture in what has been a dismal 2016/17 Danske Bank Premiership campaign saw already relegated Portadown make the trip to east Belfast. Two big clubs who in years gone by would have been contesting at the very top of the table, now sitting 9th and 12th in the league. Glentoran kicked things off on the front foot, and after Eric Foley (3') and Salou Jallow (13') saw long range efforts sail harmlessly over the bar, they took the lead on 18 minutes.
The Glentoran 'Player of the Year for 2016-17 is Curtis Allen. (Photographs by Pacemaker Press)
In today's poll of supporters attending the Danske Bank Premiership fixture against Portadown, Curtis came out on top with 54% of the vote.
Elliott Morris was second with 32% and Ross Redman third with 11%.
The remaining 3% of supporters voted for various other members of the squad.
For our penultimate home game of the season, we welcome Portadown to the Oval on saturday.
We are undefeated against the newly relegated Ports this season. In our third game of the season we had a 1- 0 win at Shamrock Park through a solo goal by Kym Nelson, while in November we played out a very drab goalless draw at the Oval.
Our most recent clash - at Shamrock Park in our first game of 2017 - was something of a false dawn for Glens supporters as we had a comfortable 0 - 5 away win through goals from Curtis Allen (2), Nacho Novo, Chris Lavery and Jonathan Smith.