Glentoran Women News 2020/21
Glentoran Women News 2020/21
Interview with Billy Clarke (16 November 2020)
Top Award for Caragh
We are delighted to congratulate our attacking midfielder Caragh Hamilton on winning the first Player of the Month Award under a new partnership agreement between the Northern Ireland Football Writers Association and Danske Bank.
Caragh’s award is a reflection of outstanding early-season form for Glentoran Woman, which saw her score three times in five games during August and September to put the team at the top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership. That form also won her a recall to the Northern Ireland international team.
What made the 24-year-old’s performances even more impressive was that she had only just returned after taking some time out of the game. Her season, however, has now been ended by a serious knee ligament injury, sustained in our recent win over Cliftonville.
"I'm delighted to win this award as I was away from the game for a while,” said Caragh.
"I surprised myself, as I thought I would be a bit ‘rusty’. I got a few pre-season games under my belt to blow the cobwebs away, the team played well and gelled well, and I scored a few goals, which was a great boost.
"Obviously, I've picked up an injury, which is hard to take but, I'm pleased I was able to make an impact this season.”
Glentoran Women Manager Billy Clarke said of Caragh: “Caragh’s return to playing football for Glentoran Women after almost two years away has been a revelation. In our pre-season games, she soon got rid of any cobwebs that were hanging around as her fitness and touch began to come back.
Her early-season form has been outstanding, add scoring three goals in our first five games she has made a big contribution to us being at the top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership. Caragh’s form also came to the attention of Kenny Shields. The NI Senior Women’s Manager has recalled her to the Northern Ireland international squad.
It’s unfortunate that her season was ended prematurely by a serious knee injury in our last game against Cliftonville.
As a club we are delighted that Caragh has been chosen as the first monthly winner of NIFWA Danske Bank Premiership Player of the Month Award. It is further recognition of her contribution to the start of our season. Her impact will be missed.
Although Caragh’s contribution will be missed we have a big squad full of quality players who all want to play. I’ve no doubt they will be looking forward to making their mark when the opportunity arises between now and the end of the season.
Finally, a word of thanks to the NIFWA and Danske Bank for their partnership in bringing forward this award for the Women’s Premiership Player of the Month for seasons 2020 and 2021”.
Step up Glens Under 14s
Last year’s Under 13 squad has made the transition from 9 a side to 11 a side this year with seamless effort. With only 2 girls added to an already exciting squad and only being together in their second year as a team the girls have excelled. Goalkeeper Jasmine Graham, signed from Linfield, has added a stability to the team and 2009 player Cassie Henderson (daughter of former Irish league player Ryan), signed from Lurgan Celtic has added goals to defy her age.
In their first 11 a side game Cassie scored 2 goals to defeat Crusaders Strikers, a well-established team in girls’ football. The girls have had other highlights including some notable victories against Portavogie, Bloomfield, St Pats, and other performances against both 2007 and 2008 boys’ teams and in-house friendlies. They’ve faced national league boys’ teams, narrowly losing out 2-1 against Cliftonville and another narrow defeat against a SBYL top tier team in the form of Killyleagh, 4-3. The progress of the squad has been exceptional and the bond the girls have is second to none! The squad will be testing themselves this season again in the boys’ league.
Under 9 players wanted
Glentoran Girls have spaces available within our very talented u9 squad. Girls born 2012/2013
For more information please message Suzi on 07762125260
Glens Women star in Northern Ireland away win
Congratulations to the SIX Glentoran players who were invoved in Friday evening's 0-6 away win by the Northern Ireland senior team the Faroe Islands in Torshavn.
Sam, Nadene, Kerry, Jackie, Caragh and Joely in Torshavn
Nadene Caldwell and Jackie Burns were in the starting lineup while Sam Kelly, Caragh Hamilton and Joely Andrews were second half substitutes during the win. Kerry Beattie was an unused sub. Our former star players Demi Vance (Rangers) and Lauren Wade also played a big part in the win.
Congratulations everyone. A great credit to our club.
More Transfer News - Shona Davis
Shona Davis puts pen to paper as she signs for Glentoran Women.
Another superb signing for the green, red and black ahead of the new season! #COYG
Welcome to Glentoran Hannah Doherty
Hannah, capped at Under 15, 17 and full international level has joined Glentoran Women for the upcoming season! #COYG
New Signing - Shannon Dunne
More big news for you as we announce the signing of former Derry City captain Shannon Dunne.
She definitely suits the famous green, red and black of Glentoran Football Club! #COYG
Guess who’s back again
We are absolutely buzzing to announce that Caragh Hamilton (Milligan) has rejoined Glentoran for the upcoming season, after a year away! #COYG
We are delighted to announce the signing of Northern Ireland women's international goalkeeper Jacqueline Burns
What a signing ahead of the new Danske Bank Women's Premiership season! #COYG
Welcome back Annie and Sarah
Glentoran Women are delighted to welcome our former players Annie Timoney and Sarah Connolly have rejoined the club ahead of the 2020 season. Both will be great assets as we go into a new campaign in unprecedented times.
We hiked for Harrie
Glentoran Women collectively have donated £1200 to Bereavement Care at RVH Maternity.
From the youngest player in the Academy to the First Team we have all played our part.
This is what Glentoran is all about #HikeForHarrie
MODERN DAY HEROES
Glentoran Women would like to give a massive shout out to all our frontline workers who continue to keep the country running at this time of crisis. Including our own Makayla and Dino.
PROTECT THE NHS
Back in 2011 Glentoran officially launched its first ever Junior Academy for Girls.
Who would have thought, back then, a young 8 year old Joely Andrews (far right) pictured here with first team player Kelly Bailie would then go on to play alongside Kelly in the Glentoran Womens senior team.
A true example of how the player pathway works here at Glentoran Women as we provide an environment that helps all junior players realise their potential, whether that means they are the best club player they can be, seek a lifelong commitment to the game through coaching or volunteering or perhaps go on to represent their country.
Congratulations to Joely who has also recently started her coaching badges here at the club having already completed her level 1 and is currently coaching within our under 9 teams back where it all started with her, as she aims to give back to the next generation at Glentoran Women F.C