At a board meeting last night the directors of Glentoran FC sanctioned Darren Boyce’s transfer to Coleraine FC. During his two spells with the Glens, Darren played in 80 games and scored 25 goals. We wish him all the best for the future.
Commiserations to midfielder Jim O’Hanlon who has been forced to withdraw from the Northern Ireland U21 squad because of injury. O’Hanlon was stretchered off with an ankle injury yesterday following a poor challenge by Donegal Celtic’s Pat McShane.
U21 manager Stephen Robinson had named Jim in his original 20 player squad for the friendly international against Hungary in Tatabanya on Wednesday (August 15). He will now be replaced by his team mate, John McGuigan.
Good luck John from everyone at Glentoran FC.
Glentoran made a winning start to their Danske Bank Premiership campaign with a 3-1 victory over Donegal Celtic at a sun drenched Oval this afternoon.
Glentoran Football Club have announced a new 3 year sponsorship deal with McLeans Bookmakers.
The sponsorship will run until the end of the 2015 season and represents a key investment in the financial restructuring of the club.
McLeans, which employs over 300 people across 61 shops, is the largest independent bookmakers in Northern Ireland and this new partnership is a natural fit for the local brand, according to Managing Director Paul McLean, with the company having a a strong presence across East Belfast.
With the new Danske Bank Premiership season about to kick off, Glentoran FC are delighted to announce that skipper, Colin Nixon, defender, Jason Hill and goalkeeper, Aaron Hogg have all signed new 1-year deals with the club.
Glentoran FC have completed the signings of Ryan Newberry, Mark Clarke, Marcus Kane, Jay Magee, Stephen Gordon & Kevin Bradley to go along with the signing of Stephen McAlorum.
All, with the exception of McAlorum (serving a suspension) are available for selection for tomorrow's Danske Bank Premiership fixture against Donegal Celtic at the Oval (kick-off 3pm).
Tickets for the Linfield game on 1st September 2012, will go on sale this Saturday from the ticket office at the Oval before the game with Donegal Celtic and at half time.
The new season starts this Saturday and we welcome Donegal Celtic who make the short journey across the city to East Belfast. Eddie Patterson is hoping to make his mark on his first full season in charge and we wish Eddie and the players all the best for the season ahead. The Premier Lounge will open at 12:45pm and our live coverage for the football season kicks off with Peterhead v Rangers (12:45pm KO). Then we have live coverage of the Glentoran v DC match on the screens in the bar. There is also live pre season football after the game and the members can choose which match to watch.
Midfielder John McGuigan has been called up for the NI Elite Milk Cup squad.
Congratulations, John, and everyone at Glentoran hopes you have a great tournament.
Three Academy sides are competing in this season's Foyle Cup, starting next week in Londonderry. The three teams heading up are last season's under 12, under 15 and under 16 sides - all of whom won their respective leagues last season.
The competition will provide the boys with a unique competitive experience as they face a group stage tournament then knockout games in the competition and the draw has thrown up some mouth watering ties.