The 1935 Irish Cup final between Larne and Glentoran took almost a month to complete! The Glens had reached the decider having seen off Ards (3-1), Linfield (4-2) and then Ballymena United in the semi-final (3-0). A scoreless draw in the first game on 6th April was followed by another four days later. The third and decisive game, played at Windsor Park on 30th April ended in a 1-nil victory for Glentoran and was the 6th of our 22 wins in the competition.
The 2017 Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season has been launched at an event at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, with representatives and players from all seven teams in attendance including Ballymena United Allstars who join the league following their promotion.
A hat-trick from Curtis Allen and a close range header from Steven Gordon gave the Glens a much needed three points at the Ballymena Showgrounds this afternoon. The result moved Glentoran to within a point of 7th placed Dungannon Swifts and the race for that Europa League play-off place is very much alive.
Ballymena United v Glentoran Saturday 18 March 2017, kick-off 3pm.
Glentoran made it five games without a win following another poor performance at the Coleraine Showgrounds.
A lovely early spring day at Coleraine and, apart from a bumpy looking pitch, ideal conditions for a game of football, but what Glentoran team was going to show up today?
Coleraine v Glentoran Saturday 11 March 2017, kick-off 3pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The PSNI have requested that Glentoran fans are to enter the ground by Hillman's Way. Ballycastle Road is for disabled access only. Thank you for your cooperation.
This week we make our second visit to the Showgrounds for our third meeting of the season with Coleraine.
Manager Gary Haveron has asked www.Glentoran.com to pass on his sincere thanks to all at John Neill Dedicated Fitness Gym for accommodating the entire first team squad training session at very short notice on Saturday 4th March.
The Board of Glentoran FC extends sincere regret and deepest condolences to our former player and manager Paul Millar on the tragic loss of his son, Philip.
We're sure the thoughts of the entire Glentoran community will be with Paul and his family at this most difficult time.
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It promises to be quite a night on Saturday June 10th when the famous Detroit Cougars make a return to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the never to be forgotten tour across North America in 1967.
Organised by the Glentoran Supporters Committee (1923), a very special evening is being planned with a dinner at the Park Avenue Hotel to mark 50 years since Glentoran, under the guise of the Detroit Cougars, played the great and good of English, Scottish, European and South American football in the inaugural Soccer League in America.
The club is sorry to learn of the death earlier today of former player manager Alex Young.
Alex Young had a brief spell at the Oval in 1968 as successor to his fellow Scot, John Colrain.