The Glens and the Bannsiders shared the spoils at the Bet McLean Oval in Saturday evening's Danske Bank Premiership fixture.
Goals in either half from Northern Ireland internationals Joely Andrews and Lauren Wade saw Glentoran Women secure a clean sweep of trophies for this season and a third consecutive Electric Ireland Women's Challenge Cup tonight at Windsor Park. That means this remarkable group of players have now won the last six trophies senior played for in Northern Ireland!
Player of the Match Joely Andrews
Beth Stafford’s new-style cover which this week features Luke McCullough leads into a Glentoran Gazette that celebrates Glentoran Women retaining their league title and County Antrim Cup, while Curtis Allen tells Matthew Brown he didn’t want to leave the Oval. Philip Stevenson marks a Glens Legends’ milestone and the always entertaining Tommy McKee unveils medals given to him by Billy Sinclair while shattering a Linfield myth.
Don’t forget that Glentoran Women tonight have the opportunity to complete a League and Cup Double tonight, a domestic treble and their third successive win in this tournament when they face Crusaders Strikers in the Final of the Electric Ireland’s Women’s Challenge Cup at the National Stadium at Windsor Park (Kick Off 7.45pm).
Tickets are still available HERE with the match also streamed live on the iplayer by BBC Sport NI.
Saturday 16th October
5.30pm Kick Off
On Saturday Coleraine are visitors to the Bet McLean Oval. Oran Kearney’s men are currently two points ahead of us in fourth place, having played a match more. So this home match gives us an opportunity to leapfrog the past two seasons’ runners up.
Glentoran progressed in the Bet McLean League Cup, booking their place in the quarter-final following a penalty shoot-out win at Mourneview Park. There were two changes from the previous game in Lurgan last time out; Mal Smith and Rory Donnelly coming into the starting line up with Gael Bigirimana and Caolan Marron dropping to the bench.
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Kick Off 7.45pm
It was a tale of two keepers tonight as the Glens collected their second trophy in four days to keep on track for a second clean sweep in succession. Glentoran’s Ashleigh McKinnon for two crucial saves in the penalty shootout, and Crusaders’’ Maddy Harvey-Clifford for a string of outstanding saves throughout a game in which the Glens were dominant that earned her a very deserved [Player of the Match award in a game with no shortage of candidates.
We are very pleased to announce that no fewer than FIVE Glentoran Academy players have been selected for the Northern Ireland squad in the upcoming Victory Shield International Competition.
The five Glens in the squad are Brendan Hamilton, Francis Turley, Mason Munn, Rhys Walsh and Theo McToal. Congratulations to all the boys on well deserved recognition. We know they will all do the club proud.
The tournament takes place from 16th to 22nd October, with Northern Ireland's matches as follows: