The Board of Directors of Glentoran FC were proud to invite the Glentoran Academy Under 13 team into the Boardroom today in recognition of their achievement of becoming Champions of NIBFA National League.
The boys were then presented with their League Championship trophy on the pitch before today’s Danske Bank Premiership game with Ards.
The boys clinched the title with two games to spare in a win on Thursday night over Ridgeway Rovers. Incredibly they have maintained a 100% record in the league so far this season with just two games left to play!
Eric Foley’s second half header saw Glentoran finish their season with a 1-1 draw against Ards at the Oval to finish in 9th place in the Danske Bank Premiership. There were a couple of changes to the line up from last week’s victory over Portadown, goalkeeper Dwayne Nelson coming in for the injured Elliott Morris and James Ferrin replacing Jay Magee.
We haven't had much to celebrate this season, but if you are like me I still have faith that good things for Glentoran FC are just around the corner.
In May 2017 a Glentoran 1st team and staff will travel to Detroit to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our famous “Detroit Cougars.” Glentoran FC will play an anniversary match against Detroit City FC on Saturday 27thMay 2017. A one off shirt will be worn for this match. There will be 20 outfield and 2 goalkeeper shirts produced. These shirts will NOT be made available on general release to supporters via Glentoran Superstore.
Glentoran Belfast United had an excellent league win over Crusaders Strikers at the Oval this evening. The goals were scored by Nadene Caldwell, Rachel Rogan and a penalty from Kelly Bailie.
The Glentoran Under 20 team join this season's George Wilson Cup on Tuesday 2nd May when Annagh United visit the Oval in the second round. Kick Off is at 7.45pm.
With 11 wins, Glentoran has won this trophy more times than any other club. The most recent victory was in a 5-3 Final win over Ballinamallard United in 2014.
All Glentoran supporters are welcome to cheer on the young lads as they go all out to avenge the first team's ignominious defeat at Annagh in the League Cup back in August.
Glentoran Belfast United play their next match in the Danske Women's Premiership this Wednesday (26 April) against Crusaders at The Oval with a 7:30pm kick off.
All Glens supporters are welcome to support the team.
Glentoran U13s won the inaugural Glentoran Academy Decathlon Cup this week with three super performances in what turned out to be a brilliant day of football.
This event showcased some terrific talent across the 2003, 2004 and 2005 age groups with four excellent teams entertaining the watching spectators.