It's difficult to know where to start with this one. Coming just 48 hours after the superb 3-nil Boxing Day win over Linfield and with a significant number of changes to the starting line up we then endured 85 minutes of nothingness. Indeed with just 5 minutes remaining it looked like it was going to be very much a case of 'After the Lord Mayor's Show'.....and a missed opportunity. The time after 85 minutes though was far from dull!
Saturday 28 December 2019, Kick Off 3.00pm
On Saturday we commence the third round of matches in the Danske Bank Premiership with the visit of Ballymena United top the Oval.
Glentoran’s season continued in the most positive possible vein at the Oval today, with an outstanding performance yielding a highly deserved 3-0 Boxing Day “Big Two” win over Linfield. A cheeky first half opener from Elvio Van Overbeek and two in the last fifteen minutes from Hrvoje Plum ensured the Glens have now taken 27 points from a possible 33 in our current eleven game unbeaten run.
As you will all be aware, there has been a great demand for tickets for our Boxing Day Danske Bank Premiership fixture against Linfield at the Oval.
Glentoran FC have issued the correct number of tickets for each area of the Oval stadium in accordance with our Safety Certificate.
All supporters should please note that both the PSNI and club security personnel will be checking tickets prior to entry and any supporter who does not have the correct ticket for the area of the ground they are trying to access will be denied entry.
Thursday 26th December 2019. Kick off 3.00pm.
On Thursday we welcome our old rivals Linfield in the Boxing Day “Big Two” match, the fixture yet again likely to command the year’s biggest club league attendance in Ireland.
Glentoran go into this year’s game in a very different position and in a very different frame of mind. We enter it on a ten-game unbeaten league run whereas last season we went to the National Stadium on the back of a seven-game winless league run. The result that day reflected the relative positions of the two teams.
The Chairman, Officers and Members of Castlereagh GSC would like to extend their heartfelt condolences at this sad and difficult time to the McGonigal and Douglas families on the passing of, not only husbands, fathers and grandfathers but tow gentlemen who extended their joy and kindness to our wider Castlereagh and Glentoran family.
Committee member and Assistant Treasurer, George McGonigal passed away on 12th December 2019.
Season Ticket holders are reminded that they have until 6 PM TOMORROW (23rd) to collect their ticket for the Boxing Day match against Linfield from The Glentoran Superstore. Open from 1 PM tomorrow.
In the UNLIKELY event that all tickets are not collected by this time, the remaining will be released to general sale on Tuesday (24th) at 9.30 AM. Tickets will be limited to 2 per person on a first come first serve basis at The Superstore.
It was a day when football, rightly, took a back seat. A day when both the Carrick Rangers and Glentoran families stood together, united in grief. The loss of Jerry Thompson and Harrie Kane, infant son of our skipper Marcus, has touched us all deeply and we struggle with the big question. Why?
There are no words. All we can do is stand alongside the families who are devastated. We assure both of them, you remain in our thoughts and prayers, both now and in the days to come.
Airspace roofing, one of our highly valued club sponsors, very kindly offered their professional services free of charge today at the oval. The staff at Airspace Roofing spent hours cleaning the seats on the main stand and mended seats throughout the stadium in preparation for our "Big Two" Boxing day match. This is in addition to an incredible job done last close season powerwashing the Oval terraces. We would like to thank Dean Nabney and his crew for all their hard work opn this and so many other occasions..
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Thomas Byrne has left Glentoran. We wish Thomas all the very best for his future career both in and outside football.