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Glentoran Women 11 - 0 Portadown Ladies

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Four goal Caragh Milligan

Glentoran Womens FC defeated Portadown Ladies 11-0 at the Oval to move into fourth position in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership.

The Glentoran scoring started early through Caragh Milligan on 14 minutes with a low hard strike from the edge of the area into the bottom corner.

Makyla Mulholland then doubled the lead when a Glentoran corner from the right wing wasn't properly cleared, Kelly Bailie passed to Mulholland who fired into the top right corner.

Milligan made it 3-0 when she was played through by Bailie and fired hard and low past Courtney Adamson in the Portadown goal who was well worked throughout the night.

The goals where coming from all areas of the pitch for Glentoran. Bailie was next to find the net when Demi Vance's effort was only parried into her path to score from close range.

Nadene Caldwell was next to score shortly before half time with a header from a cross delivered from the left.

Milligan completed her hat-trick moments later when she picked up possession on the half way line and beat all in her path to put Glentoran 6-0 up at the break.

After the interval the Glens picked up where they left off with Milligan scoring her fourth not long after the hour mark.

Ali McMaster was next to trouble the scoresheet when she fired in the bottom left when the Portadown defence didn't clear with substitute Samantha Kelly following up soon after with a rifled 12-yard finish into the roof of the net.

Caldwell then made it a perfect 10-0 when her thunderbolt effort flew into the top right corner from the edge of the area in the 80th minute, while Jess Foy completed the scoring with a classy finish towards the end after being played clear by Vance.

Glentoran Womens FC: Currie, Bailie, Foy, Peachey, Caldwell, Vance, Mulholland, McKearney, McMaster, Milligan, Rogan subs McKinnon (not used), Kelly (replaced Mulholland 46), Gamble (replaced McKearney 64), Andrews (replaced Rogan 64)


Cliftonville Ladies 1 - 0 Glentoran Women

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Cliftonville Ladies defeated Glentoran Women's FC 1-0 at Solitude in a tight encounter that keeps the Reds in second place.

This was the first meeting between these sides after the previous meeting was re-arranged due to international call-ups.

Both teams started well but it was Glentoran that had the best of the chances in the first half when Rachel Rogan came close to opening the scoring with a one-on-one with Caoimhe Callaghan who done well to come off her line and block.

But, despite both teams battling hard until half time, no other clear-cut chances were created.

After the break the opportunities were few and far between until Niamh Connolly opened the scoring in the 53rd minute for the Reds.

Glentoran searched for the equaliser however Cliftonville were solid in defence defending shots from Kellie Bailie who was proving to be Glentoran's chief threat.

Callaghan performed well in the Cliftonville goal earning her second consecutive cleansheet to earn a well deserved win for Cliftonville.

Glentoran Womens FC: McKinnon, Milligan, Foy, Mulholland, Bailie, Caldwell, McMaster, Taggart, Rogan, Vance, Peachey subs Currie (replaced McKinnon 46), Kelly (replaced Taggart 53), McKearney (not used), Maxwell (replaced McMaster 67)


Derry City Ladies 0 - 5 Glentoran Women

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Ali McMaster

Glentoran Women easily  defeated Derry City Ladies at the Brandywell to move to within three points of second place in the Dankse Bank Women's Premiership.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when midfielder Demi Vance picked up the ball on the edge of the area to fire low and hard into the bottom left corner.

After the interval Glentoran picked up where they left off and hemmed City into their own half winning a series of corners. The Glens doubled their lead in the 50th minute with a goal from Caragh Milligan.

The East Belfast side were then awarded a penalty and Ali McMaster scored with a powerful finish into the bottom left corner. The one way traffic continued when Makyla Mulholland's back post header made it 4-0.

A great long range effort from Kelly Ballie thundered against the Derry woodwork as Glentoran hunted for more goals before, with five minutes left, Jess Foy completed the scoring for the visitors.

Glentoran Womens FC: McKinnon, Bailie, Vance, Rogan, McMaster, Mulholland, White, Foy, Taggart, Milligan, Peachey subs McKearney (replaced Taggart 72), Gamble (not used)


Sion Swifts Ladies 2 - 2 Glentoran Women

Wednesday 5 July 2018

Rachel Rogan

Glentoran Women sealed a valuable point away to Sion Swifts Ladies in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership, thanks to Rachel Rogan.

Sion lost Moya Feehan after just 20 minutes as she stretched to get onto the end of a Chloe McGlade cross and injuring her knee in the process and had to be stretchered off the pitch.

With little between the teams it was the replacement Hannah Ward who finished off a superb three player move by swooping to lift the ball over the Lauren Currie in the Glentoran goal mid-way through the first half to put the Swifts a goal to the good.

Glentoran Women responded well as Sarah Connolly levelled the scoring in the 38th minute from a set play as she headed in.

Sion started the second half with a renewed enthusiasm and deservedly took the lead when the excellent Chloe McGlade struck at the far post after a fantastic run and cross from Zoe McGlynn.

Glentoran Women were soon down to ten players following Nadine Caldwell's red card on 71 minutes.

The following 15 minutes should have allowed Sion Swifts to go further ahead, with gilt edged chances coming for Chloe McGlade, Michelle McDaid, Tyler Toland and Claragh Connor all going close to giving Sion the lead again.

With two minutes left on the clock Glentoran won possession in midfield and broke quickly with a cross from the right causing confusion in the Swifts six yard box and eventually being scrambled home by the prolific Rachel Rogan.

Deep in added time Glentoran came very close to winning when another set piece was eventually cleared off the line by Kendra McMullan to leave both teams with a share of the points.

Glentoran Women's FC: Currie, McMaster, White, Foy, Mulholland, Milligan, Rogan, Connolly, Vance, Caldwell, Andrews subs McKinnon (not used), Gamble (replaced Andrews 64)


Crusaders Strikers 0 - 2 Glentoran Women

Wednesday 20 June 2018


Glentoran Overcome the League Leaders in a Dominating Display

Glentoran got off to a flying start after 3 minutes, with Demi Vance bursting down the left before putting the ball on the end of Rachel Rogan’s Toe to steer past the helpless crusaders goalkeeper. Crusaders forced a great save from Currie in the Glentoran Goal after 6 minutes, a free kick came into the box and Crusaders player got on the end of it and flicked it towards Currie who had to palm over.

The rest of the first half was largely played in the Crusaders Defensive third, twice the ball was flashed across the area looking for a telling touch that no-one in a green and black shirt could get on to double the lead. Then disaster almost Struck as a Crusaders Defender tried to clear under pressure sending the ball agonisingly towards the top corner of her own net.

Great work from Milligan down the right before pulling back to the edge of the box for Vance to have a shot which was well blocked by the Crusaders Captain. Crusaders had their first clear chance on 34 minutes when Moore burst through the Glentoran Defence and tried to dink the ball past and on rushing Currie only for the ball to drift wide of the left hand post.

The Second Half was a very cagey affair with few chances. After a number of Ricochets in the Box Ali McMaster took control and Slammed the ball into the back of the net to give Glentoran the 3 points and hope for the title race ahead. Glentoran have far from hit the heights they know they are capable of but they are certainly getting there. 

Glentoran Women FC: Lauren Currie, Makyla Mulholland, Jessica Foy, Kelly Bailie, Samantha Kelly, Demi Vance, Jasmin White, Caragh Milligan, Rachel Rogan, Nadene Caldwell, Sarah Connolly.  Subs: Ali McMaster (Connolly 65), Cleo Neece Taggart (Rogan 81)


Portadown Ladies 0 - 9 Glentoran Women

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Caragh Milligan

Glentoran Women FC hit nine without reply past Portadown Ladies at Shamrock Park, in a game played in challenging conditions as Storm Hector approached.

Both teams got off to a good start with some fantastic football but it was a piece of class from Demi Vance from 25 yards that broke the deadlock in the 20th minute for Glentoran.

Portadown quickly picked themselves up and, just moments later, they got a free-kick 30 yards out but Rachel Kerr put the ball wide with no pressure on the Lauren Currie in the Glens' goal.

In the 38th minute a great ball through put Caragh Milligan one-on-one with the keeper and she slotted the ball in the far corner of the net to double Glentoran's lead.

Glentoran immediately went on the attack again and another world class save by Megan McCabe in the home goal denied Rachel Rogan. The third goal came on 44 minutes when Milligan played Sarah Connolly through to place the ball in the back of the net.

With half time approaching, Portadown had a mishap when Niamh Ruddy turned the ball into her own net for Glentoran's fourth.

And with four additional minutes played at the end of the first half the referee awarded a penalty to Glentoran, with Vance stepping up to put the ball away for number five.

The scoring continued after the break. Milligan was played into position by Joely Andrews on the hour to make it 6-0, not long before Rogan added a seventh.

Connolly then doubled her tally on 65 minutes before, with five minutes remaining, Yasmin White completed the scoring with a header from a corner.

Glentoran Women FC: Lauren Currie, Yasmin White, Makyla Mulholland, Jessica Foy, Joely Andrews, Demi Vance, Nadene Caldwell, Samantha Kelly, Rachel Rogan, Carragh Milligan, Sarah Connolly subs Ashleigh McKinnon (Currie 46), Danielle Maxwell (Andrews 77), Boglarka Nyuzo (Connolly 65)


Glentoran Women 1-2 Linfield Ladies

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Glentoran will feel like they deserved more from the game, on the night they just came up against a Linfield team who know how to win ugly. Linfield largely dominated the possession in the first half but didn’t look particularly threatening apart from the great goal by Robson, good work down the left resulted in Robson getting her left foot on the ball and sending it looping over the head of Currie in nets.

In the second half the Glens found their rhythm and largely dominated the play, they hit the cross bar, mulligan, Rogan and Mcmaster all missed good chances. The equaliser did come on 60 minutes when a high hanging corner met Bailie at the back post she headed it across the box where McMaster headed it goal wards only for Rogan to make sure it went in.

After that it seemed Glentoran were in the ascendancy, McMaster with another great chance from 12 yards but in two minds whether to shoot first time or try beat a defender and unfortunately for her couldn’t find the net. Glentoran pressed for the winner however a lapse in concentration allowed McCarron to pick up the ball on the half way line and drive through a non-existent midfield to have a shot from 30 yards. Currie tried to get her finger tips to the ball but it wasn’t to be, the ball cannoning off the upright and into the back of the net.

Linfield could have been down to 10 women in the 85th Minute when it appeared a Glentoran player got an elbow to the face, but the referee was having none of it as Linfield now face Cliftonville in the final.

Team: 22 Lauren Currie, 21 Kelly Baillie, 7 Makyla Mulholland. 23 Sarah Gamble, 15 Samantha Kelly, 9 Rachel Rogan, 8 Demi Vance, 10 Alison McMaster, 6 Nadene Caldwell, 12 Caragh Milligan, 3 Jessica Foy  Subs: 19 Sarah Connolly, 5 Beglarka Nyuzo, 4 Eadaoin Ni Chiarrain, 1 Ashleigh McKinnon


Glentoran Women 5-1 Derry City Ladies

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Derry City made the long trip to East Belfast on a sunny Wednesday Night for their game against Glentoran Women. Derry City, a new team to the league, gave Glentoran the early initiative and never really got it back. Glentoran Started like a house on fire and were two nil up within 7 minutes as Kelly Bailie strode through the middle of the Derry defence unchallenged to finish past the helpless keeper. Second goal came courtesy of a deflection from a Derry player after great down the left by Glentoran.

The game fell flat for 20 minutes as Glentoran tried to consolidate the lead and Derry tried to get themselves going. A few saves from either keeper kept the score at two nil until the 30 minute mark when a bullet header from Mulholland increased Glentoran’s lead. She rose highest at the back post to score her first league goal of the season.

Aoife Lennon added a 4th 2 minutes later when she challenged the Derry City goalkeeper when she fumbled a cross. Unfortunately for the keeper, Lennon got her foot in first and knocked the ball into the empty net.

The second half was a pretty subdued affair with both teams seemingly happy to close up shop and take what they had. Rachel Rogan added a 5th 5 minutes before the Derry City forward scored the best goal of the game. The ball bounced out to about 25 yards and she struck it beautifully into the top left corner of the net.

A night where Glentoran got the job done early and were able to relax. After scoring 17 goals in the last two games they go into the cup game next week full of confidence.


Glentoran Women 12-0 Portadown Ladies

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Four goal Demi Vance


Glentoran Women powered through to the League Cup semi-final courtesy of a 12-goal thrashing of Portadown Ladies at Ashfield Boys School.

The Glens started with a goal from Demi Vance on eight minutes and that set the tone for the rest of the match. Aoife Lennon doubled the lead in the 11th minute before Vance made it 3-0 on 17 minutes with a long range strike from a tight angle inside the area after a lovely exchange with Ali McMaster.

Courtney Adamson put the ball into her own net on 22 minutes to extend Glentoran's advantage, as did Nichole Duffy six minutes after that.

After the break the scoring continued, Lennon got on the scoresheet again on 47 minutes, with Vance adding to her tally soon after finishing off a flowing move involving Sarah Gamble.

Vance scored her fourth of the evening in the 55th minute to make it 8-0 before, on 63 minutes, Ali McMaster knocked home a ninth.

Playing with confidence, Glentoran found the net regularly with Rachel Rogan grabbing a double before Danielle Maxwell completed the scoring with a couple of minutes remaining.

Glentoran: Currie, White, Bailie, Andrews, Gamble, Caldwell, Milligan, Lennon, Rogan, McMaster, Vance subs Connolly (replaced Caldwell 64), Maxwell (replaced Rogan 71), Nyuzo (replaced Andrews 55)


Glentoran Women 2-2 Sion Swifts

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Two games, two draws at The Oval so far this season for Glentoran Women.

Both teams showed their character on the night, Sion Swifts battled back from going a goal down on 35 minutes. Ali McMaster took her goal really well with a left foot finish after the ball bobbling around in the box. Sion Swifts scored three minutes later from the penalty spot. The penalty given against the Glentoran defender looked extremely unlucky on first viewing.

Seven minutes later Sion Swifts were in front and this time a great finish by the Swifts striker, left footed across the goalkeeper at the Sydenham End. Not a lot happened in the second half both teams tried to get into a rhythm but wasn’t to be. Glentoran threw everything into the final few minutes and got their rewards, Aoife Lennon eventually bundling the ball over the line in the 90th minute.

Glentoran: 1) Ashleigh McKinnon 3) Jessica Foy 6) Nadene Caldwell 7) Makyla Mulholland 8) Demi Vance 9) Rachel Rogan 10) Ali McMaster  12) Caragh Milligan 16) Clara Forbes 21) Kelly Bailie 25) Aoife Lennon

Subs:  2) Yasmin White 4) Eadaoin Ni Chiarrain 5) Boglarka Nyuzo 11) Cleo Taggart 23) Sarah Gamble



Glentoran Women 0 - 0 Crusaders Strikers

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Glentoran will feel aggrieved not to come away with the three points on the opening day of the Danske Bank Women;'s Premiership campaign. They dominated from start to finish and their back four and keeper were rarely troubled. The Glentoran Players seemed to relish the opportunity to get the ball wide on the big Oval pitch, Samantha Kelly and Demi Vance caused havoc in the first half and were both unlucky not to put the ball in the net.

Crusaders will be happy with their defensive display but will hope to create more chances in future games. Glentoran on the whole will be happy with their nights work but will have to put it down to just ‘One of those Nights’ in front of goal.

Before the match our new signing Apife Lennon was ruled out as her international clearance from her previous club in New Zwaland has not completed.

Glentoran: 1) Ashleigh McKinnon 2) Yasmin White 3) Jessica Foy 6) Nadene Caldwell 7) Makyla Mulholland 8) Demi Vance 9) Rachel Rogan 15) Sam Kelly 16) Clara Forbes21) Kelly Bailie 44) Kate Flood 

Subs - 4) Eadaoin Ni Chiarrain 10) Ali McMaster 17) Kerry Eddis 23) Sarah Gamble



2018 Season NIFL Womens Premiership Fixtures Announced




Great Night at Glentoran Women Awards Event

Glentoran BU held their Annual Awards Night this week at the Ramada Encore Hotel in Belfast.

This was a significant occasion as it was our first joint awards night with our U17/19 teams. There was a excellent attendance of players and their parents who enjoyed the excellent food and the presentation of awards. Highlight of the evening was the presentation of the NIWFA League Trophy and medals to our outstanding U19 Team

Congratulations to all of the award winners and a big thanks all of our players for their attendance at training and matches. Not forgetting our parents for their support during the season with driving to and from training and matches.

Finally, many thanks to all of our coaching staff for their dedication, commitment, time and patience during the year.

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The U19 squad with their League Championship trophy.


  Senior Players Sam Kelly (Player of the Year) and Rachel Rogan (Top Scorer) with their awards. 


Senior Player Kerry Eddis with her two awards - Young Player of the Year and Most Improved Senior Player.


Under 19 Players Joely Andrews (U19 Player of the Year) and Naomi Burns & Olivia Marshall (Joint Winners, U19 Most Improved Player).


Under 19 players Aimee Lee Peachey (U19 Coaches Player of the Year) and Kerry Beattie (Leading U19 Goalscorer)

Full List of Award Winners

Personality of the Year   Nadene Caldwell

U19 Most Improved Player   Naomi Burns / Olivia Marshall

Senior Most Improved Player   Kerry Eddis

U19 Leading Goalscorer   Kerry Beattie

Senior Leading Goalscorer   Rachel Rogan

U19 Coaches Player of the Year   Aimee Lee Peachey

Senior Coaches Player of the Year   Makyla Mulholland

Young Player of the Year   Kerry Eddis                        

U19 Player of the Year   Joely Andrews

Senior Player of the Year   Samantha Kelly



Saturday 28th October

Rosario U11 V Glentoran U11

With only squeezing in one training session in the the last two weeks with games and training being cancelled due to the recent bad weather, the lack of game time or training was not evident at all. Once the whistle blew at Ulidia Playing Fields, our girls knew exactly what to do. Our girls kept pushing forward relentlessly and this paid off with an early goal. As the game progressed our girls made use of all positions, goalkeeping in safe hands, defence was rock solid and the midfield made use of their areas spreading the ball about creating chances from the middle or using the width to enable our forwards to make use of these chances.

Our goals today came from - Elle (2), Holly (2), Faith, Tilly1, Becky 1

Special mention to 2 of our girls Faith and Lauren who took flying balls to the chest and face, both girls showed their grit and determination to win by shaking it off and continuing with the game.

A big thank you again to Rosario Girls for giving us another tough game.


20th October 2017

Glentoran U17 v St Oliver Plunkett

⭐️Player of the Match Kerry Beattie⭐️

Glentoran U17s started their league campaign with a convincing win over St Oliver Plunkett tonight! The game was played in miserable conditions but this didn’t stop the Glens girls playing great football!

Goals from Sophie, Kerry, Bethany, Caitlin, Joely, Leah and Katie secured the win for the girls! Well done and a great start!


19th October 2017


Some of the Glentoran U15s have been representing their respective schools in the IFA Futsal Tournaments over the past number of weeks! Today we had Aimee and Leah (Parkhall Integrated College), Madison (Abbey Community College) and Kacey (Glengormley High School). The girls have represented their clubs and schools well playing great football in a competitive and fun environment!


14th October 2017

Crusaders 1 v 2 Glentoran U15

⭐️ Player of the Match-Laura ⭐️

Our U15s travelled to V36 to take on Crusaders tonight in an expected tough game! The game finished 2-1 to Glentoran with the winner from Leah McAdorey! The girls put on a great defensive display after starting the game on top! Well done U15s!


10th October 2017

NIWFA Player of the Year Award for U19 Joely

The u19s continue to impress! After going through the league unbeaten this year and picking up the league trophy last Saturday night, captain Joely Andrews picked up an individual award at the NIWFA Awards Dinner as U19 League Player of the Year as voted by other clubs in the league! This is a well deserved achievement from Joely who has shown leadership and quality at both Glentoran and Northern Ireland over the last year! The club are extremely proud of Joely and our u19 team as they have worked together to gain some well deserved recognition!