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In response to the many requests we have received, its now possible to subscribe to the Glenavon Lottery on-line and play every week without having to buy and fill in an entry form each time. Simply click on the Lottery button on the menu bar above or use this link, fill in your details and your four numbers (you can enter four different numbers on up to 10 lines each week), click the submit button and follow the payment instructions. Simples :-)

Tuesday: Glenavon v Ballinamallard Utd.

The games keep coming thick and fast and Gary Hamilton is looking to build on last Friday’s win over the then league leaders Ballymena United as Whitey Anderson brings his Mallards team to Mourneview Park looking for his first league win of the season.

For Glenavon Shane McCabe misses out after being sent off against Ballymena so this could be an opportunity for Ciaran Caldwell, who made his début on Friday in a wide left role, to move into his more accustomed central midfield position.

Gary Hamilton has spent the weekend and all of Monday in search of a striker to replace the departed Guy Bates and, thanks once again to the help of Tony Grant, he has managed to secure a deal ahead of the transfer window closing – see here.

Last Season’s Head-to-Head Results

Match Officials

Referee Assistant 1 Assistant 2 4th Official
Colin Burns Greg McDaid Darren Watt Peter McGrath

Our Sponsors

Match Sponsor Ball Sponsor Man of the Match Sponsor
City of Armagh Supporters Club  Jim Logan  Trader D Butchers Waringstown

 

Deadline Day Signing

Following a hectic weekend in which Gary Hamilton has been working flat out to try to sign a striker from the Irish League and the League of Ireland, neither of which came to fruition, once again Tony Grant, the Glenavon manager hopes, has come up trumps with a ‘hidden gem’.

Darren Forsyth is a 26 year old, 6′ 2″ striker currently plying his trade with amateur league side Greystones FC. Having spent two spells at Shelbourne, Bray Wanderers and Gateshead, the Dun Laoghaire resident has scored 5 goals in his two games so far for Greystones.

“Obviously we’re taking a bit of a calculated risk as there hasn’t been time to have him watched but the same person who recommended him to Tony also recommended Conor Dillon and he was trying to get Bohemians to sign Darren so he rates him highly enough for the League of Ireland. I’ve spoken with Adam Foley who also spoke highly of Darren and when Tony Grant tells me something, I listen as Tony wouldn’t want to let Glenavon down and he always wants the best for this Club. Darren has signed until January which gives us a chance to look at each other and, if it works out for both of us, we can sit down again in October of November and reassess.

“I want to thank the officials at Greystones FC for allowing Darren to move on and give semi-professional football in Northern Ireland a go. It’s a chance for him to play at a higher level and it’s a chance for him to show us what he can do. He’s at a good age when he’e mature and they say players are at their peak between 26 and 29 so hopefully he can show us that he should be playing at a higher standard.”

Thanks to Friday’s Sponsors

Glenavon extends its grateful thanks to all our sponsors from Friday night’s game against Ballymena United.

If you are interested in sponsoring a match, the ball or the Glenavon ‘Man of the Match’ award contact the club office or any director or email secretary@glenavonfc.com.

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The Mechanics Institute sponsored the match against Ballymena United. Neil Harvey presents the cheque to Glenavon Director Eddie Drury. Also pictured are Glenavon’s Mark Patton and Mechanics Institute members Dan Corkin and Bobby Archer. Photo by Philip Hawthorne

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Joint Ball Sponsor Gordon Gough presents his cheque to Eddie Drury. Photo by Philip Hawthorne

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Joint Ball Sponsor David Wylie presents his cheque to Eddie Drury. Also pictured is Glenavon’s Andrew Hoey. Photo by Philip Hawthorne

: ‘The Glenavon Ladies’ sponsored the Glenavon Man of the Match award and their choice was debutant Ciaran Caldwell. From L-R, the ladies are Angela Cherry, Sadie Murray and Maureen Swift. Photo by Alan Weir

‘The Glenavon Ladies’ sponsored the Glenavon Man of the Match award and their choice was debutant Ciaran Caldwell. From L-R, the ladies are Angela Cherry, Sadie Murray and Maureen Swift. Photo by Alan Weir

Lost and Found

A leather jacket was left in the Bedeck Suite on Cup Final night, Saturday 3 May, and has never been claimed since.

The owner should contact the club office (Monday – Thursday 9am to noon) or call on Tuesday night prior to the Ballinamallard game to identify the jacket and prove ownership.