With young Charlie Lindsay today completing his long anticipated move to the goants of Rangers, Glentoran has lost a young player with great talent, a fantastic attitude and we are sure a lad with a great future in the game for club and country.
Glentoran’s 16-year old prodigy Charlie Lindsay today completed his dream move to one of the world’s greatest clubs when he signed professional forms for Rangers.
East Belfast boy Charlie has been a star in the making since joining the club. He made his debut for the Under 20s when just fourteen, and earlier this season he became Glentoran’s youngest ever first team player when he played against Ballyclare Comrades at the Oval.
Marcus and Aimee Kane’s #HikeForHarrie campaign to raise £10,000 for bereavement services at RVH Maternity now stands just £58 short of double the original target as it stands tonight at £19,942!
We have broken the rules for this one. Johnny Jameson showed me his list and he nearly gave up because of the number of great players he played with. He couldn’t settle on eleven. No surprise for someone who played 498 times for the Glens (our ninth highest appearance maker in the club’s history) and scored 123 times from the right wing, between joining for £10,000 for Linfield in September 1980 and his enforced retirement through injury in September 1993.
In this new series we plan to bring extended interviews with some of Glentoran’s greatest ever players, speaking to Media Director Ian Clarke about many interesting aspects of their long, trophy laden careers with the Glens.
Marcus and Aimee Kane’s #HikeForHarrie campaign to raise £10,00 for bereavement services at RVH Maternity went from strength to strength this weekend. The appeal total stood at an incredible £19,322!
Legendary Glentoran striker Ron “Yorkie” Manley was this weekend commemorated in the most appropriate manner by hid friends in the Holland family.
Ron sadly passed away in June 2018, a deeply sad occasion for his legions of friends and admirers in the Glentoran Family. Louise Sewell, Ron’s god daughter, and her husband Thomas Holland, who grew up alongside the Manley family, manage the ball boys and ball girls at the Oval on matchdays. Last year they named their baby son Korey Ron Holland after Ron, a close family friend for many years until his sad loss.
ULSTER FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 virus, The Castlereagh Glentoran Supporters Club has been forced to postpone the Ulster Player of the Year awards night, a sad occurrence for awards run highly successfully by the Castlereagh club for 69 years. The awards will return next season.
However, one award still took place on Saturday, as legendary manager and current Glentoran Director of Football Roy Coyle was presented with a blue riband award by the Castlereagh members.
With everyone away from the Oval for an undetermined period, we have decided to bring Glentoran supporters some of the most compelling content from the multi award winning Glentoran Gazette. We hope you will enjoy the stories and player interviews we bring and that it will encourage you to buy a Gazette at our home matches when football returns. Many thanks to the Glentoran Supporters Committee (1923) for use of this material. The "Team Talks" series will consist of interviews with current squad members with John Grayden this season.
For the second in this series on our league or cup winning managers of the past four decades, we concentrate on Billy Johnston’s spell, This tenure is often ignored by historians as it came between the much more high profile Ronnie McFall and Tommy Jackson. But it was a period in which we won the first two of our four successive Irish Cups in the eighties. Billy Johnston has been out of football since leaving the Oval in 1987, so for this edition, Ian Clarke spoke to Jim Cleary, captain during the Johnston era, for some of his insider’s thoughts on the period.