Community Programme News
Charlie Tully jnr and Bertie Wright
BBC journalist, Padraig Coyle, was covering Glentoran’s home game against Warrenpoint Town back in December 2013. Having just come through the Directors’ entrance, Padraig stopped to read Thomas Pearson’s citation in the hallway (Pearson was a Glentoran goalkeeper, killed in North Africa during WWII and was awarded the Military Medal).
“You are no longer suitable for transplant.” A devastating statement for someone to hear from their consultant but that’s exactly what Michael was told in July 2012.
The Oval hosted a morning of pre-cup final fun for families. Open from 9:30am, supporters young and old (and a few in between!) were able to enjoy face painting, hair spraying and bouncy castles as well as a bar-b-que as they prepared for their trip across town to cheer on the team.