Glentoran Football Club have announced that the playing contracts of Eamonn Murray, Kyle Cherry and Matty Johnston will not be renewed for the coming season. The Board of Directors would like to place on record their thanks to all three for their contribution to the Club and wish them every success in their future footballing careers.
It is well known that during the season just passed the Club struggled financially to keep things going. Historical debt and reduced income lead to a very well documented difficult season off the pitch. However we have a great group of loyal and generous Supporters Clubs that show why Glentoran remain one of the best supported Club' in Northern Ireland and we want to thank you all for your financial support.
Here is just one example as John Scott Chairman of the Hillfoot Club presents a cheque for £1,000 to the Chairman, Terence Brannigan and Board member, Aubry Ralph.
The Superstore will continue to open on Thursday evenings from 4.30pm to 8pm throughout the summer months. Any additional opening hours will be posted on glentoran.com. Season tickets are available from the Superstore.
The Northern Ireland Football Programme Collectors Club Programme Fair 2013 will take place this coming Saturday, 25th May in Grosvenor House, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast from 10am - 2.30pm.
Admission is £1.
'Programme of the Year' award - Come along and see if the Glentoran Gazette can make it 14-in-a-row.
Programmes, badges and other Glentoran merchandise will be on sale.
Last Saturday each of Glentoran's Academy sides piled their way into Cooke Rugby Club for the annual prize giving awards. Academy Director Conor Marlin addressed the packed crowd before Glentoran Chairman Terrance Brannigan spoke of the importance the club intends on placing on academy matters going forward for the foreseeable future. Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson and Assistant Paul Trainor were both in attendance alongside a number of first team squad members.
Players, officials and supporters of Glentoran FC gathered in the Park Avenue Hotel on Saturday night for their end of season dinner and awards presentations.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson, hosted a reception for the Chairman, Directors, Management Team and Players of Glentoran Football Club, accompanied by main club sponsor, Paul McLean, at Belfast City Hall on Thursday evening.
The Glentoran Board of Directors, having received a written request from Sean Ward seeking a release from his contract, have reluctantly decided to place Sean on the transfer list with immediate effect.
We are naturally disappointed to be losing a player of Sean's calibre and experience and wish to thank him for the significant contribution that he has made to our club. We also wish Sean well with whichever club successfully negotiates his transfer.
The Board of Glentoran wish to announce that Aubry Ralph has formally tendered his resignation from the post of Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Aubry has worked hard, diligently and selflessly on behalf of Glentoran during his entire tenure as a Director and all of his colleagues on the Board wish to formally record their thanks for his service and his unerring support during what has proved to be a particularly challenging time for our club.