Donegal Celtic have informed us that there have been some alterations to the spectator areas of their ground. In essence Glentoran supporters will enter the ground at the turnstiles closest to the clubhouse and will be accommodated on the clubhouse side of the ground (the opposite side to where we had been accommodated at recent fixtures). There will be bar facilities available at halftime. Supporters should follow directions of stewards and allow a little extra time for accessing the ground.
With the short notice of DC vs Glentoran being all ticket, you can now purchase tickets online.
Tickets will cost £10 + £1 admin fee and only adult are avalible. When you purchase your ticket online you will collect it outside the ground on saturday.
Hopefully this makes it easier for fans wishing to go to the match but unable to make it down to the oval.
Tickets are still being sold at the following times
Supporters wishing to attend the Danske Bank Premiership fixture between Donegal Celtic and Glentoran, to be played at Suffolk Road on Saturday 27th October 2012 (kick-off 3pm) will require tickets.
The decision to ticket this fixture was taken late last week and tickets were only delivered to the Oval today. Can supporters clubs please contact the club secretary ( email@example.com ) with their requirements as soon as possible please?
Pre-ordered 130th anniversary shirts are available for collection from the Glentoran Superstore. Could any supporter who pre-ordered a shirt and has not already collected it please do so as soon as possible?
Shirts not collected/paid in full before 31st October will be allocated to supporters on the waiting list.
Probably Glentoran's oldest surviving player, Bertie Wright today celebrated his 93rd birthday. Bertie, who lives in Laurelvale near Portadown, joined the Glens in the 1941-42 season and who, until his departure at the end of 1948-49, played 214 games for the club. Although he filled what would have been considered a defensive position, Bertie scored 47 goals, twice finishing as the club’s second highest scorer (seasons 42-43 and 44-45 both times with 13 goals). Wright won two trophies with the Glens, the Co Antrim Shield and the All-Ireland Cup, both in the 1943-44 season.
Glentoran got back to winning ways at the Oval this afternoon despite Eddie Patterson being forced to field an under strength side due to injury and suspension. Aaron Hogg took the goalkeeper’s jersey after Elliott Morris’s red card last week while Mark Clarke moved to centre back, replacing the injured Colin Nixon, to partner Jimmy Callacher who was making his 100th appearance for the club. On the plus side Stephen Carson returned to the starting line up after a spell out with injury.
The Internet GSC has buses travelling to the away games at Donegal Celtic and Glenavon.
The bus to Suffolk Road (Donegal Celtic) will leave the Park Avenue Hotel at 1.30pm on Saturday 27th October.
The bus to Mourneview Park (Glenavon) will leave the Park Avenue Hotel at 6.30pm on Monday 5th November.
Anyone wishing to travel on the above buses should contact Ruth or Brian in the Glentoran Superstore.
Today Glentoran face Glenavon in search of victory having lost the previous two league fixtures. One of the key factors for our recent slump in form has undoubtedly been due to the growing number of injuries at the club. This week, there is mixed news with more players joining the list of casualties however one notable return will definitely add a boost of morale to the squad.
Seaview will be the venue for the inaugural Umbro Northern Ireland Hospice Legends Cup Tournament on Friday 26th October 2012 starting at 7pm.
The draw for the tournament will be made next week with Glentoran, Cliftonville , Linfield and Crusaders taking part.