On the back of Monday night's disappointing exit from the Irn-Bru Cup, Glentoran are looking to bounce back with three points in the league this Saturday against Dungannon Swifts at The Oval. The Glens have worryingly slipped out of the top half of the Danske Bank Premiership into 7th after the 1-1 draw with league leaders Cliftonville last weekend. This slip also saw arch-rivals Linfield overtake us for the first time this season. Dungannon are the visitors this weekend as we look to respond to the recent slump in form with victory tomorrow.
The Board of Directors have confirmed the arrangements planned for this year's Act of Remembrance to be held on Saturday at our home game with Dungannon Swifts.
In conjunction with the Glentoran Community Trust and as a development of the permanent memorial to our former goalkeeper Thomas Pearson, who was killed in action in North Africa in 1942, his full citation will be permanently displayed at the Directors entrance. The unveiling of this, coupled with the laying of two wreaths, one by a director and the other by a supporter will take place at this spot at 2.30pm.
Next Friday 9th November, Glentoran Football Club would like to invite all it's supporters to a fun night at The Oval from 7pm (6.30pm doors open). The evening being called 'Super Friday' is sure to be a brilliant night with many activities ongoing as well as a number of special announcements being made by the club on the night. The programme is as follows:
Launch of the new Glentoran Away Kit (free burger with every purchase)
An exclusive announcement from our kit sponsors Kukri
Q&A session with Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson and players
Glentoran Seconds will face Ballyclare Comrades in the semi-final of the Steel & Sons Cup at Seaview on Friday 30th November after a 3-nil victory over Lisburn Rangers at Wilgar Park last Saturday.
The Seconds kicked off their Steel & Sons Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Ballymena Utd Reserves in Round 2 and followed that up with an emphatic 5-nil win over Sirocco Works. In Round 4 they recorded a 2-nil win over Wellington Rec before coming up against Paul Kirk's Lisburn Rangers in the quarter-final.
Elliott Morris Testimonial Dinner - Saturday 17th Novebmer 2012
Elliott's Testimonial Committee have arranged a gala dinner to celebrate his service to Glentoran Football Club.
The dinner will be held at the Stormont Hotel on Saturday 17th November 8pm.
The Guest Speaker will be Andy Goram (ex Goalkeeper for Rangers FC) and music will be provided by Martin John.
Glentoran FC will be launching this season’s Away Kit on Friday 9th November 2012 in the Superstore at the Oval.
Oval gates open at 6:30pm, kit launch at 7.10pm.
There will be a BBQ for supporters who make a purchase on the night.
10% discount hour !!! From 7.10pm – 8.10pm there will be 10% discount off the new Away Shirt only.
The Milk Bar will also be open for anyone wanting to purchase tea, coffee, soft drinks, sweets etc
We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday 9th.
A disappointing night at Mourneview Park has seen Glentoran exit the Irn-Bru Cup at the hands of Glenavon at Mourneview Park. The Glens named an unchanged side from that which performed well on Saturday and things seemingly got off to a decent start tonight as well with a quick tempo about our play. The first real opportunity of the game fell to Andy Waterworth as he used his pace to break clear of the Glenavon defence only for his powerful shot to be straight at Glenavon goalkeeper Andrew Coleman.
At Saturday's game against Cliftonville, a number of presentations where made on the pitch to various Glentoran Academy teams regarding sponsorship for the forthcoming season.
Just two days after a gruelling league encouter with Cliftonville at The Oval, The Glens are back in action tonight against Glenavon in the Quarter Final of the Irn-Bru Cup at Mourneview Park. Throughout the competition, Glentoran have fielded a relatively strong side showing how this season we want to take each competition seriously as we search for success in the form of silverware.
Colin Nixon has resumed training and played for the seconds alongside Calum Birney at the weekend however Monday's game may still come a week too soon for both players.
It was honours even at the Oval this afternoon as League leaders Cliftonville fought back from a goal down at half time. The Glens welcomed back leading scorer Andy Waterworth and midfielder Eamonn Murray from injury while young centre back Willie Garrett made his debut alongside Jimmy Callacher.