Congratulations to our young first team stars Paul O'Neill and Cricky Gallagher on being called up to the Northern Ireland U21 squad for the upcoming games against Hungary and Romania . Cricky was first called up to the squad at this level late last season along with Nathan Kerr while Paul was in the last squad in September.
It's six games unbeaten for Glentoran but unfortunately not six consecutive wins. On a horrendous day weather wise, the journey to the North West was extended for players, officials and supporters by road closures. However it didn't take long for the Glens to get into their stride and within the first 10 minutes we witnessed a Robbie McDaid header flash wide of the post and then Rory Brown in the 'Stute goal did well to keep out a free kick from Hrvoje Plum. On 11 minutes a long, raking pass from Patrick McClean put Marcus Kane clear on the left.
Saturday 9th November 2019, Kick Off 3.00 pm
On Saturday we head to the Brandywell for the first time this season to play Institute.
We have been advised by Institute FC that part of the main Belfast to Londonderry will be closed on Saturday for road works. This will have an impact on travelling time to the Brandywell so our supporters are encouraged top leave at least 30 minutes earlier than normal.
During the closure a diversion will be in place. Institute have suggested the following revised route:
As the first team is playing away to Institute on the Saturday nearest to Remembrance Sunday, Glentoran Football Club will host an Act of Remembrance at the Thomas Pearson M.M. memorial at the Oval to remember the fallen and to commemorate Sunday’s 101st Anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One.
The service will be conducted by Rev. Drew Gibson, standing in on this occasion for Club Chaplain Rev. David Thompson who cannot be present due to a prior commitment.
Following discussion with both clubs, our Toals County Antrim Shield Semi Final with Cliftonville at Solitude will now take place as originally scheduled on Wednesday 20 November, kick off 7.45pm.
Glentoran FC is delighted to announce that both Robbie McDaid and Cameron Stewart have agreed contract extensions with the club.
When we last faced Warrenpoint Town a number of weeks ago at the Oval we dominated the first half and should have led by more than a solitary goal at the interval. In the second half 'Point punished our wayward finishing and grabbed an equaliser. They were ultimately denied however by a very late goal from Patrick McClean.
Saturday's Danske Bank fixture at Milltown once again saw Glentoran dominate the opening 45 minutes. On this occasion however we scored four goals without reply and there would be no reply from the South Down outfit.
Patrick McClean, runner up for his first two months at the club, has gone one better to win the supporter vote as Glentoran Player of The Month for October.
In an overwhelming win, Paddy won 60% vote, in a month where he was the absolute epitome of consistency as we won four of the five games Paddy started. The month was capped by his incredible late winner at Larne and the signing of a contract extension for a further two years.
Saturday 2nd November 2019, Kick Off 3.00 pm
On Saturday we stay in County Down when we play Warrenpoint Town for the second time in just over a month, this time at Milltown. Following our excellent win and performance over Ballymena United last week we travel in search of our fifth consecutive win.