Congratulations to three of the highly rated players from our Women's section. Jess Foy, Caragh Milligan and Lauren Wade have been selected for the Senior Northern Ireland Women's International squad to play two friendlies with Portugal on the 17th and 19th January.
Glentoran Under 20s have strengthened their squad with the additions of Carter Savage, Dale McCreery and Salou Jallow.
Carter Savage (18), a central defender, signs from Glenavon where he made one senior appearance, playing 90 minutes against Linfield in the 2015/16 season. Carter was previously with Glentoran, making over 20 appearances for our reserve side aged 16 following his move back home after a brief spell with Dumbarton FC.
Two things which have cost Glentoran dearly over the past couple of seasons were very evident again in today's meeting with Crusaders at the Oval meaning the game was decided by the interval; defensive lapses leading to goals and ill discipline.
On a horrendously wet January afternoon in East Belfast, the Glens made just one change to the starting line up which disappointingly exited the Irish Cup last weekend, Marcus Kane coming into the midfield in place of the suspended Stephen McAlorum. Calum Birney and Eric Foley were again missing from the squad due to injury.
Back to League action tomorrow and another jam packed Glentoran Gazette goes on sale at the Oval. Look out for a fascinating Italian perspective on our European Cup clash with Juventus by Italian Glenman Giampaolo Tassinari and there's a double header from our very own history man, Brian McClelland, including the tale of how the Glens won the World Cup! There's an interview with one of the leading members of the Glentoran Twitterati, Pete Baxter, plus news, views, stats and top class photo action from Tommy Sewell. Get them while they last!
The delighted winner of the recent Glentoran supporters’ ballot for a Hyundai i10 received his prize today.
Adrian Carson from Ballynahinch collected his prize from Rory Hughes of Charles Hurst Hyundai in Dundonald, accompanied by Glens player, Willie Garrett.
REMEMBERING DAVID ERVINE
Glentoran Football Club and the David Ervine Foundation are delighted to announce that to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of David Ervine MLA the Foundation is honoured announce the following:
GlensTV speak with new signing Tre Sterling, Tre tells us about his time at Fleetwood, his days at Glentoran academy, he also touches on what manager Gary Haveron has planned for him and finally what it means to play for Glentoran.
The club has agreed to Cliftonville's request to take Kym Nelson on loan until the end of this season.
Kym is under contract until the end of 2017/18 season but the manager has agreed that after prolonged absences through injury it would be beneficial for the player to get game time elsewhere before returning to fight for his place at Glentoran next season
Glentoran bowed out of the Tennent’s Irish Cup today after a 2-1 extra time defeat to Linfield. Curtis Allen put the Glens ahead in the first half but Stephen Lowry equalised after an hour and Andrew Waterworth scrambled in the Extra Time winner to end the home side’s participation in this season’s cup.
Don't miss an Irish Cup Special edition of your multi-award winning Glentoran Gazette. Our burgeoning Academy has a major announcement plus news of their latest trophy success, Brian McClelland looks back at two members of our very first Irish Cup winning team, on a Big Two theme Philip Stevenson tells the story of a player of the 1970s who played on both sides of the divide and there's all the usual news, views, interviews, stats and photos. A big crowd and another sell-out are on the cards so get there early to be sure of your copy!