The Board of Directors would like to warmly thank all the elected councillors in the East Belfast Working group for their help in both getting the recently announced King George V Playing Fields agreement in place but also in assisting in securing additional pitch facilities for our ever growing academy. It is very gratifying to see the cross party and cross community support we have received in this regard from our elected councillors.
Don’t miss the latest edition of your multi-award winning Glentoran Gazette at tomorrow’s game against Ards. Groundsman William Kirkwood gives us the latest on caring for the hallowed turf, John Grayden has a look at what’s going on south of the border in the Airtricity League as well as some planned changes to the laws of the game, Eddy Patrick chats to strikers David Rainey and the in-form Darren Murray, Henry Muldrew looks at Glentoran flags and Brian McClelland tells the tale of a Cup Final hero who was taken from us far too young. All that plus news, views, stats and top class photo
Glentoran v Ards
Saturday 9 March 2019. Kick off 3.00pm
On Saturday we welcome Ards to the Oval, for what is our first Saturday home game in six weeks.
Good luck to the four Glentoran U20 players - Mal Smith, Paul McLaughlin, Lewis McGarvey and Jamie Glover - who are in the Northern Ireland U18 Schoolboys panel for tomorrow's opening 2019 Centenary Shield match v Scotland.
If you are able to get along to support the boys and their team mates the match is at 3pm at Seaview on Thursday 7th March.
The player of the Month poll returns for the 2018/19 season, Each month we will conduct a poll for the fans player of the month.
The poll will appear following the last game of each calendar month,
Congratulations to Glentoran players Demi Vance and Jessica Foy on helping Northern Ireland win a place in the third place play off at the the Alanya Gold City Women’s Cup in Turkey with a 4-0 win against Kazakhstan. Demi was on the scoresheet twice.
Match Report from the IFA website
After their narrow defeat to eventual group winners France B they bounced back in style thanks to a double from Glentoran Women player Demi Vance and one apiece from captain Simone Magill and Rachel Furness.
Many thanks to Belfast Live for permission to reproduce this excellent article by Gareth Fullerton https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/sport/
Glentoran's Academy has produced some stellar young talent in the past who have gone on to shine for the club's first team.
Paul Leeman, Stuart Elliott, Andy Kirk and Colin Nixon are just some of the legendary names to have rolled off the Academy's conveyor belt in years gone by.
Glentoran FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Diarmuid O’Carroll as Head Coach of Glentoran Women FC and to warmly welcome him to the Oval..
Diarmuid joins us after a long playing career that started at Celtic, saw him capped by the Republic of Ireland at every level up to Under 21, and effectively ended on an incredible high with four consecutive NIFL Premiership winner’s medals with Cliftonville and Crusaders. He was a long standing signing target for Glentoran during Eddie Patterson’s tenure as Manager.
A Robbie McDaid opener and a brace from Darren Murray gave the Glens a welcome win at the Oval this evening in the Danske Bank Premiership. There were a couple of changes from Saturday's starting XI with Willie Garrett and Darren Murray coming into the starting line up to replace the suspended Chris Gallagher and Calum Birney.
Tuesday 26 February 2019. Kick off 7.45pm
On Tuesday night we welcome Warrenpoint Town to the Oval, just over a fortnight after our 5-0 win at the Q Radio Arena.
We clearly need a win after two consecutive defeats. If we do so we will move above Dungannon Swifts into eighth place, one behind Institute. However a defeat and ‘Point will move level with us on points. So no slip ups can be afforded.