Glentoran and Ballymena Utd played out a scoreless draw at the Oval back on 21st September. Glentoran went into that game on the back of defeats to both Crusaders and Cliftonville and the week later suffered a 2-1 loss at Portadown. Since then though the Glens have had 3 wins (Dungannon Swifts, Warrenpoint Town & Coleraine)and a draw (v Cliftonvile) to push them to within a couple of points off second place in the Danske Bank Premiership.
All at Glentoran FC were saddened to hear of the passing of 12 year-old Darcy Coyle, granddaughter of Roy.
On behalf of the President, Chairman, Board of Directors, Management, Players, Staff & Supporters, we extend our deepest sympathy to Roy & Abbie, Darrin, Janet, Jade and Joshua. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Glentoran Academy continues to grow from strength to strength both on and off the pitch. In order to continue to do this it is vital to get more assistance in a variety of roles.
Ross Tharma from Glentoran Academy's U14 team won the September award for best goal.
Ross, who plays right back for the side, struck against Dungannon Swifts from the corner of the penalty area. The goal, scored on 7th September, was one of 12 up for the award on EPIC/NIBFA TV.
You can watch all the goals HERE on EPIC TV.
Prior to last Saturday's first team game against Cliftonville, Ross was presented with his award by Glentoran Director of Football, Roy Coyle and Calum Birney.
The draw for the 2013/14 shirt sponsors took place this evening in the McLean Suite. Director Ian Kerr and player Callum Birney made the draw in front of supporters in attendance.
Glentoran ensured that October's league record remained without defeat after they withstood a Cliftonville onslaught in the final minutes following a fiery game that saw several bizzare refereeing decisions.
The shirt Sponsorship draw for the 2013/14 seaon will take place today (26/10) in the McLeans Suite at 5.30PM.
Shirts are still avalible for sponsorship priced at £150. Please contact Ruth in the superstore before 4pm to get a place in the draw.
We are delighted to announce that JT Inspires Trust has been nominated as Glentoran FC’s official club charity for 2013-14 season.
Jonathan Tate was among the 180 children born each year in Northern Ireland with congenital heart disease. He died last October aged 22, following transplant surgery.
The Glens face the Reds for the third time this season with the visitors having won the previous two encounters. In both games Cliftonville started well and got their noses in front. Glentoran fought back but were then caught on the break and lost both games by 3 goals.
Since the 4-1 defeat of Glentoran at Solitude on 14th September, the Reds have lost to Glenavon (1-0), drawn with Dungannon Swifts (1-1), lost to Crusaders (0-2) and drawn with Warrenpoint Town (1-1). Their only league victory during this period was a 2-0 win at Ballinamallard Utd.
We welcome last season's champions Cliftonville to East Belfast on Saturday and also hope to continue our recent form.
The Premier Lounge is open from 12:30pm and we will have live coverage of the lunchtime Premier League game featuring Crystal Palace v Arsenal. Following this game will be live exclusive coverage of Glentoran v Cliftonville at 3pm and we finish the day with El Classico when Barcelona host Real Madrid (kick off 5:30pm). For the duration of this match we will have a 'Happy Hour' with all usual offers for members available.