4 first half goals put Sligo Rovers on course for a Setanta Sports Cup semi-final place. The home side went in front with just 2 minutes on the clock. A long, high ball to the edge of the Glentoran area saw Calum Birney and Rovers debutant, Anthony Elding challenge and the ball fell to the in rushing Lee Lynch who, unmarked, was able to smash it past Elliott Morris. The home team dominated with the young Glentoran side restricted to a few rare attacks, mainly through Jim O'Hanlon.
Glentoran were tonight drawn against Portadown in the semi-final of the Irish Cup.
Cliftonville will face either Crusaders or Lisburn Distillery in the other semi-final tie.
The games will be played on Saturday 6th April. Venues still to be confirmed.
Goals from Jay Magee, Andrew Waterworth and an own goal gave Glentoran a 3-1 win in today's Irish Cup quarter fonal tie.
Glentoran have received the following information regarding prices for the Sligo game...
Admission prices for tonight’s Setanta Sports Cup game in Sligo are as follows:
€15.00 for adults
€10.00 for OAP’s and students
€5.00 for children under 12
Please note that anyone paying with Sterling will be given change in Euros.
Glentoran only have a short distance to travel for their Irish Cup Quarter Final as they take on Knockbreda at Breda Park. Glentoran fans may be used to playing Knockbreda in pre-season games, but never in a game quite like this one. Tomorrow's game is undoubtedly the biggest in Knockbreda's history as they aim to qualify for the semi-final of the Irish Cup. For Glentoran however this game also could be billed as our biggest of the season with the Irish Cup being our last hope of domestic silverware.
The twice postponed Danske Bank Premiership game against Dungannon Swifts has been rearranged for Tuesday 19th March. The game kicks off at the Oval at 7.45pm.
Glentoran have climbed above Coleraine to 4th in the Danske Bank Premiership following a 2-1 win against Glenavon at The Oval. Glentoran's performance was never particularly convincing and never comfortable but nevertheless the ability to win whilst not at our best is a quality most teams strive to have.
Having scored 106 goals in his time in East Belfast, Gary Hamilton is sure to receive a warm reception at The Oval tonight as returns as player-manager for Glenavon. Hamilton took over at Glenavon last Christmas and is yet to record victory over The Glens in the Danske Bank Premiership. This season has seen a draw and a victory for Glentoran against Glenavon, the win coming at The Oval in October by 2-1 with Mark Clarke getting the winner that day.