Glentoran and Ballinamallard United played out a frustrating stalemate at the Oval today in a match either side could’ve won.
There will be a little surprise for everyone who buys a copy of the Glentoran Gazette today. Thanks to our printers Print Project a free Glentoran FC 2013-2014 fixture list will be given out with each Gazette sold tomorrow.
On behalf of everyone connected with the Gazette, we would like to thank Michael, Geoff and Gareth at Print Project for this wonderful gesture.
Glentoran manager, Eddie Patterson, today signed striker Aaron Boyd on a 1-year deal. Boyd, who has recently returned to Northern Ireland from Canada will miss the next few games as he and the club await international clearance.
Aaron has been previously with Linfield, Coleraine, Ballymena United and Lisburn Distillery.
There's another must-read edition of the Glentoran Gazette on sale tomorrow, packed with news and features in and around the Oval.
In this weeks issue we have:
They were last season's surprise package and Ballinamallard United, managed by Whitey Anderson, certainly won many friends with their attractive football. Their 6th placed finish in the Danske Bank Premiership was well deserved and expectations will be high for at least a repeat of last year's performance. Player wise, the 'Mallards' have lost Chris Curran to Cliftonville but have recruited Richard Lecky from Portadown although Lecky has yet to feature this season due to injury.
We welcome the directors, players and fans of Ballinamallard United to East Belfast on Saturday and hope to build on our good performance against Glenavon last weekend.
The Premier Lounge will be open from 12:30pm and will have live coverage of the early Premiership kick-off featuring Fulham v Arsenal. We will have a 'Happy Hour' from 12:30pm until 1:30pm with all the normal offers for members. Live and exclusive coverage of Glentoran v The Ducks will be on all screens from 3pm and we finish the day with live coverage of Aston Villa v Liverpool.
The Glentoran Board are pleased to announce that, after consideration, it has been decided to offer Senior Citizen supporters ( those aged 65 and over) the opportunity to purchase a Life Season Ticket for £500.
This season ticket will entitle the owner to admittance to all Glentoran home matches as stipulated under yearly Season Ticket rules.
The owner will receive an official certificate and will have a name plaque on a seat at the Oval.
Anyone interested please contact Ruth in the Superstore for further details and application form.
The Under 12s departed for Dublin on Saturday knowing that a win would etch their names in the history books forever, and complete a remarkable Treble winning season!
The team bus set off from The Oval at 7.30am, but the early start was not going to deter the boys from ultimate glory. Having fallen short at the same stage last year after extra time, they displayed a professional attitude and burning desire to set the record straight from the word go.
Jason Hill Testimonial Season 2013 -2014
This season sees a very well deserved testimonial season for our long serving defender, Jason Hill and we are very pleased to announce some of the events that are planned during the course of the season.
Glentoran came away from Mourneview Park with all three points this afternoon thanks to goals from David Howland and David Scullion. Manager Eddie Patterson gave debuts to right back Ryan O’Neill and striker Johnny Addis while Calum Birney came in at centre back in place of the injured Jay Magee.