We are delighted to announce that Glentoran defender Jason Hill has signed a new 1 year contract extension. Jason turned down offers from other clubs and took a pay cut to remain with Glentoran.
The cup winning team of 1951
The Premier Lounge will be open this Wednesday night when a number of our 1st team squad will come down and be available to chat to fans about their preparation for the Cup Final. It is hoped some who attend will have won previous Irish Cups so they can discuss their experiences.
To ensure this is a great pre Irish Cup Final night we have also invited a number of Glentoran Legends to attend and be available for the question & answer section so watch this space for confirmations on who will attend.
Can all fans, supporters clubs and academy teams who have reserved adult or concession tickets for this weekend's Irish Cup Final please collect and pay for these by Tuesday at 8pm through Ruth at The Superstore. Any tickets not collected by this point will be re-distributed. To date, our ticket allocation is sold out therefore it is essential that these tickets are collected.
On Tuesday evening, the club expects to have the Railway Stand tickets on sale as well. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
As our first installment in the 'Cup Final Countdown' we look back to the early years of Glentoran in The Irish Cup concluding in our first Irish Cup win in 1914.
Following extensive negotiations and a review of the exit and entry requirements the club are delighted to announce that temporary seating will be installed in the Railway End for Glentoran supporters for next Saturday's Marie Curie Irish Cup Final against Cliftonville. There is an allocation of 500 seats and we expect to have tickets on sale in the superstore by Tuesday evening. Please contact Ruth at the Superstore to reserve your ticket
The Superstore will be open this week in the lead up to Saturday's Irish Cup Final as follows:
Monday 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday 4pm to 9pm
Wednesday 4pm to 8pm
Saturday 9.30am to 11.30am
We will be open on Thursday and Friday in Connswater Shopping Centre as follows:
Thursday 9.30am to 8pm
Friday 9.30am to 6pm
A few Irish Cup match prepared shirts for sponsorship at £100 are still available. Anyone who is interested please see Ruth in the Superstore.
As part of the build-up for next Saturday's Irish Cup Final against Cliftonville at Windsor Park, glentoran.com will be reliving some of the greatest Cup Final memories in the club's 130 year history. Glentoran have won the Irish Cup on 20 occasions starting all the way back in 1914. Since then Glentoran established themselves as one of the best sides in the country, consistently winning the famous competition. In the 1980s and 1990s, The Glens won The Cup an incredible 8 times, four of which in a row from 1985-1988.
At today's game the 'Player of the Year' award, organised by Castlereagh GSC, was won by Andy Waterworth. In 42 starts this season Waterworth has netted 23 goals and now has scored 64 in 213 matches.
Waterworth, whose grandfather, Noel McCarthy captained a very successful Glentoran side in the 50's, topped today's poll with Jay Magee finishing second and Elliott Morris third.
Congratulations Andy from everyone at Glentoran.
The script couldn’t have been written better in this final League game of the season as Glentoran legend Colin Nixon came off the bench to score a late equaliser in his final game at the Oval for Glentoran. Nicky had made his way to the dugout before the game via a guard of honour from both teams hoping to be given the chance to make his 793rd appearance for his beloved Glens.