All at Glentoran Football Club were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former player, David Mills at the weekend. David made his debut during the 1984-85 season and went on to make 24 appearances for the club. He scored his only goal for the club as Glentoran defeated Crusaders 2-1 in the final of the Co. Antrim Shield on 17th May 1985. Following his time at the Oval, David moved to Portadown and then Lisburn Distillery.
Stuart Elliott is in contention for Monday night's game after scoring for the Seconds on Friday night. Elliott completed 90 minutes and found the net as the Seconds continued their excellent start to the season with a 4-3 win.
The share certificates for the recent season ticket/share offer have now been prepared. A number of certificates have already been delivered but share holders who have not yet received their certificate and are attending Monday's County Antrim Shield game are asked to collect it from the Oval. They can be collected from the ticket office (beside the Players' Entrance) between 6.30pm and 7.30pm and again after the game. Remaining certificates will be delivered this week.
Glens Women's team finished of the 2012 season in magnificent style by adding the IFA Women's' Cup to the NIWFA Premier League Cup and NIWFA Reserve Cup won earlier in September.
Glentoran remain unbeaten in the Danske Bank Premiership after a 1-all draw with Ballymena United at the Showgrounds on Friday night but the really should have been heading back to East Belfast with 3 points instead of 1.
On the back of three well earned points against Lisburn Distillery last weekend, Glentoran will hope to build on that result with victory on our travels tonight at 7.45p.m against Ballymena Utd at the Showgrounds. With Both Coleraine and Cliftonville winning last weekend as well, The Glens remain in 3rd position in the table with 16 points from 8 games. We remain unbeaten with four wins and four draws so far.
As a result of the recent heavy rain tonight's County Antrim Shield tie against Linfield at the Oval has been postponed. The game has been rearranged for next Monday, 1st October, at the Oval with a 7.45pm kick off.
The draw for the 2012-2013 shirt sponsorship took place at the Oval after Saturday's game. The draw is as follows:
Prior to the start of today's Danske Bank Premiership fixture the flag was lowered to half mast as the officials, players and supporters of Glentoran and Lisburn Distillery observed a minute’s silence in memory of Noel, Graham and Nevin Spence who tragically lost their lives a week ago.