As a club, Glentoran FC chose to mark the sad passing of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in a dignified and respectful manner, with the lowering of the Union Flag and Glentoran Flag to half-mast and through sending condolences to Her Majesty The Queen. However as a club we recognise the depth of feeling across much of our support base and wider community was for a more public mark of respect to be displayed. There has been dangerous and baseless commentary since yesterday’s match suggesting this was a snub or that any part of the club was against such a mark of respect.
The Board of Directors of Glentoran Football Club has been made aware of some comment on the club’s commemoration of the sad passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
In the interests of clarity, immediately on hearing of the Duke’s passing yesterday, the Board instructed the Groundsman to lower the Union Flag and Glentoran Flag at the Oval to half-mast. This was done on Friday afternoon and the flags will remain at half mast for the duration of the National Period of Mourning.
There was just one change to the starting line up from the team which took the field at the Ballymena Showgrounds last Tuesday evening. Caolan Marron was on the bench for today’s game with Hrvoje Plum coming into the midfield and Rhys Marshall dropping into the right-back slot.
Saturday 10th April 2021 Kick Off 3.00pm
Tomorrow we welcome Dungannon Swifts back to the Oval for our third Danske Bank Premiership meeting of the season.
With 12 minutes remaining, Glentoran led 2-nil and looked like securing the 3 points which would have seen them climb to 2nd in the Danske Bank Premiership. A late Shay McCartan strike and an even later penalty, converted by the same player, meant that we could only leave the Showgrounds with a solitary point.
Tuesday 6th March 2021, Kick Off 7.30pm
Tomorrow night we look to increase our momentum and move into second place in the Danske Bank Premiership when we visit Ballymena Showgrounds. We are currently six points and three places ahead of United and also we have two games in hand.
Everyone at Glentoran was very sorry to hear of the sad passing of lifelong Glenman William (Glen) Burns.
The Directors, management and players of Glentoran Football Club offer deepest condolences at this very sad time to Glen’s wife Lynda, son David, daughter in law Rachel, grandchildren Charlotte and Emma and to all his family and friends.
Glen Burns (1956-2021). LE JEU AVANT TOUT.
Glentoran closed to within 3 points of second placed Coleraine after a comfortable 4-0 win over Portadown at the Oval this afternoon in the Danske Bank Premiership.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the supporters’ vote as March Glentoran Player of the Month is Jay Donnelly.
This is Jay’s second POTM award of the season, having won the season opener award in November. He has been on fire virtually since joining the club from Belfast Celtic in September. His seven goals in eight games in March means that he now leads our scoring chart for the season with 15 goals from 26 games, an incredible start to his Glentoran career.
No fewer than 6 Glentoran players called up to the Northern Ireland women's squad for the biggest games in the squad’s history - the Women's Euro 2022 play-off clashes with Ukraine.
Nadene Caldwell, Jackie Burns, Emma McMaster, Samantha Kelly, Kerry Beattie and Danielle Maxwell will all be travelling to Kovalivka next Friday with the second leg at Seaview on Tuesday, April 13 with a 7.45pm kick-off.
Joely Andrews and new signing Casey Howe are both on standby for the squad While Lauren Wade had to withdraw from consideration due to an injury.