Last Saturday each of Glentoran's Academy sides piled their way into Cooke Rugby Club for the annual prize giving awards. Academy Director Conor Marlin addressed the packed crowd before Glentoran Chairman Terrance Brannigan spoke of the importance the club intends on placing on academy matters going forward for the foreseeable future. Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson and Assistant Paul Trainor were both in attendance alongside a number of first team squad members.
Players, officials and supporters of Glentoran FC gathered in the Park Avenue Hotel on Saturday night for their end of season dinner and awards presentations.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson, hosted a reception for the Chairman, Directors, Management Team and Players of Glentoran Football Club, accompanied by main club sponsor, Paul McLean, at Belfast City Hall on Thursday evening.
The Glentoran Board of Directors, having received a written request from Sean Ward seeking a release from his contract, have reluctantly decided to place Sean on the transfer list with immediate effect.
We are naturally disappointed to be losing a player of Sean's calibre and experience and wish to thank him for the significant contribution that he has made to our club. We also wish Sean well with whichever club successfully negotiates his transfer.
The Board of Glentoran wish to announce that Aubry Ralph has formally tendered his resignation from the post of Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Aubry has worked hard, diligently and selflessly on behalf of Glentoran during his entire tenure as a Director and all of his colleagues on the Board wish to formally record their thanks for his service and his unerring support during what has proved to be a particularly challenging time for our club.
As Chairman of the Ballymac GSC, I would like to say a big thank you to the Board of Glentoran Football Club for allowing the Irish Cup to come to our clubrooms on Saturday 4th May following our fantastic win over Cliftonville and also on Saturday 11th May, the night of our AGM.
We want your cup final photos. Have you any photographs taken last weekend? They can be from the Fun-morning at the Oval, the game at Windsor Park or the celebrations last Saturday night...and beyond. If you’d like to share them on Glentoran.com then please email them to Webmanager@glentoran.com
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Davy McIlwrath is an East Belfast man living in Carrickfergus. The former Lisnasharragh High School pupil is football mad with Glentoran, Leeds Utd and Northern Ireland being his teams.
The Board of Directors is disappointed to announce that, despite offering Andy Waterworth an improved 3 year contract, he has opted to let his current deal lapse in order to sign for another club which was both prepared to meet his salary expectations and guarantee his position as their first choice forward. Whilst naturally disappointed to lose Andy after his most productive season at the Club, the Board of Directors is not willing to engage in a bidding war that would endanger our ability to work within a sustainable budget.
Glentoran FC are offering the following iniatives to supporters.
LIFE VICE PRESIDENT - £4000
Payable in tranches, (Life VP ticket will be issued upon final payment)
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