Carrick Rangers twice came from behind to defeat 10-man Glentoran at the Bet McLean Oval this afternoon. It was a strange game with Glentoran looking comfortable for much of it but lacking the urgency to grab a second goal when on top.
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Congratulations to five Glentoran Academy players who have been called up by Northern Ireland Under 16s for the 2023 Victory Shield Squad
Milo Beimers, Darragh McCann, Jayden Charnley, Jack Faloona and George Feeney will all head to Wales next week for the tournament, also featuring Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland, which will run from Monday (6 November) until the following Saturday (11 November).
Well done boys and have a great Tournament.
Events at Seaview unsurprisingly feature in tomorrow’s 40-page match programme when we argue that the application of common sense on the day would have resolved three major issues. And while Warren Feeney admits being pleased with the squad’s first half performance against Crusaders despite having to once again re-jig the team, he says if we had taken our chances the game would have been won before the horror injury to Bobby Burns. Feeno also warns that we will be taking Saturday’s opponents, Carrick Rangers, very seriously after losing to Stuart King’s side in September.
James Singleton’s versatility, adaptability and great form in various positions has seen him win the supporters' vote as October Glentoran Player of the Month.
He played in 4 of our 5 games in October, initially in the unfamiliar role of right back then in his more accustomed left back before moving into defensive central midfield and played a major part in our renaissance after the poor September. He also captained the team when both Moko and Luke McCullough were injured, but whether he had the armband or not he led by example throughout.
On Saturday we welcome Carrick Rangers as we look to put the memory of September’s agonising 2-1 defeat at Taylor’s Avenue behind us.
Carrick Rangers manager Stuart King will be hoping that having defeated Glentoran at Taylor’s Avenue earlier in the season can inspire his side to end their current run of 3 consecutive league defeats.
Following on from the serious injury to Bobby Burns at Seaview on Saturday 28th October, Glentoran Chairman Colin Jess has confirmed that the club Is actively pursuing a full and transparent investigation into the events immediately after Bobby collided with the advertising boards at the Shore Road end of the ground.
“While Bobby has undergone an operation and is now recovering, for some time his condition was considered extremely serious. However no consideration was given to his safety or dignity, nor the potential of further injury from the game continuing.
The October 2023 200 Club winners are as follows:
- 1st £257.50 Shaw Coard (170)
- 2nd £128.75 Lizzie Milhench (51)
- 3rd £51.50 Denise Graham (58)
- 4th £25.75 Jenny Bailie (91)
- 5th £25.75 Stephen Thompson (17)
- 6th £25.75 Ken Larmour (185)
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A number of Glentoran Players were in action at various levels for Northern Ireland today.
- Nadene Caldwell captained the senior Northern Ireland Women’s team in its 1-1 draw with Hungary in the UEFA Women’s Nations League at Seaview. Demi Vance and Chloe McCarron were also in the starting lineup while Joely Andrews came on as a sub. Kerry Beattie and Emily Wilson were unused subs
A double from David Fisher – a second minute penalty and a clincher on 65 minutes – gave the Wee Glens a 2-0 win at Ashfield this evening in the NIFL U20 Premiership.
As well as the win was the good news that Harry Murphy completed 70 minutes as he continues his recovery, Ollie Webber kept a clean sheet and marshalled his defence very well and very encouragingly Aaron Wightman played for an hour, his first action since his injury at Newry on September 9th. All good news for Warren Feeney and his senior squad.