Glentoran produced a lacklustre end to a disappointing year as they threw away a two goal lead at home to Dungannon Swifts on New Year’s Eve. Two second half strikes from Andy Mitchell ensured the home crowd left frustrated after witnessing their side fail to convert a two goal lead for the second home game in a row. Glens’ boss Gary Haveron was forced into 3 changes from the side that drew with Linfield on Boxing Day with Tiernan McAuley, James Ferrin and Ciaran Caldwell replacing Calum Birney, Eric Foley and the suspended Stephen McAlorum.
Glentoran Belfast United U15s were grateful to receive their new kits today which have been kindly sponsored by Clip 'n Climb in Dundonald. The girls from the under 15 team and girls from the academy enjoyed a day out at Clip 'n Climb on Friday 30th December.
The under 15 team are playing in the South Belfast Girls League this year and to date have shown the range of talent within the ladies section of our club. The girls continue their matches in January after a break in the league to compete in the Futsal competition.
Saturday will see us draw the winner of our Car Ballot and one lucky person will be the owner of a brand new Hyundai i10 supplied by Charles Hurst Hyundai Dundonald.
Tickets for the Irish Cup tie against Linfield will be on sale from the Superstore today (Thursday) between 4pm and 8pm and again at the Oval on Saturday at our home game against Dungannon Swifts. If there are any tickets remaining after Saturday these will be distributed to our official ticket outlets over the weekend. Please remember that Season Tickets are NOT valid for this fixture.
All Ireland Champions
The all conquering Glentoran 2004's have this week turned their 2016 trophy winning double a into an incredible treble!
On Tuesday, the NIBFA Cup and Foyle Cup winners beat Cherry Orchard 4-1 in the DB Sports Champions Trophy Final in Armagh with goals from Elliott Wood, Jake Wallace and a double from Callum Marshall.
What a way to round off 2016 for the outstanding Glentoran Academy!
Glentoran produced one of their best performances of the season to fight back and earn a credible point against South Belfast rivals Linfield in the annual Boxing Day fixture. Glentoran having not won the Big Two festive derby at The National Stadium since 1972 went into the game low on confidence following back to back league defeats to Ballymena and Ballinamallard Utd.
The following outlets have tickets left for todays game:
The Streat Ballyhackamore - Approximately 30
Spar Holywood Road - Approximately 90
Spar Ravenhill Road - Small number of concessions but no adult tickets
All other outlets have sold out.
This past week, directors, staff, players, supporters, volunteers & sponsors from Glentoran Football Club went out to the streets and visited several Homeless Shelters in Belfast distributing gifts, once again we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our fans and various local businesses for coming on board this year and we would like to thank you for all donations.
Massive thank you to Jodie Killops for coordinating this on behalf of the club
The PSNI have provided the following information for our Danske Bank Premiership game v Linfield on Boxing Day.
Glentoran Fans travelling to the Danske Bank Irish Premier League match at the National Stadium (Windsor Park) for the 3pm kick-off on Monday 26th December 2016 are requested to move to and from the National Stadium using Stockman’s Lane Roundabout / Boucher Road. Entry to the North Stand will be via the turnstiles/ gate on Boucher Road.