Help Wanted with Old Team Photo

The club have been contacted asking for help in identifying a number of players pictured in the front row in the photograph below: the player to the left of Robbie Dennison and the two players to the right of Duncan Lowry. It is understood that the photograph was taken in the early eighties. If you think you can help please contact the website by email to [email protected] or alternatively telephone the club office on 028 3832 2472.

Marc Completes the Formalities

As previously published Marc Griffin has agreed a one-year deal with the option of a further year and after Monday night’s friendly versus Crystal Palace Development Squad he completed the formalities by signing his contract. Marc is pictured with Glenavon Football Secretary Jim McKenzie and Manager Gary Hamilton.

Photo by Ross Follis

Lucky Mega Draw 2 Winner Scoops £20,000!

Kyle Greenaway was the winner of the final Mega Draw 2 Super prize of £20,000. Kyle’s number was the first to be drawn from the drum by Glenavon legend Paul Byrne at half-time during Monday’s friendly with the Crystal Palace Development team.

Paul Byrne makes the draw. Photo by Maynard Collins.

The full list of winners is:

  1. #670 Kyle Greenaway – £20,000
  2. #475 Robert Lawther – £500
  3. #197 Ken Cardwell – £250
  4. #480 Noel Gillespie – 2017/18 Season Ticket
  5. #680 Brian Gregson – VIP Experience at Mourneview Park
  6. #720 Sarah Lindsay – Signed shirt 

There was also a draw for three seller’s prizes, each of whom won £1000:

  1. #910 George McNally
  2. #790 Irvine Gordon
  3. #787 William Walker GSC

Result: Glenavon 4-0 Palace Dev. Squad


Warrenpoint Fixture Change

Following discussions between the clubs, the opening Danske Bank fixture at Warrenpoint has been shifted to a 5:30pm kick-off, at the request of Warrenpoint, on Saturday 12th August.

Warrenpoint Town had originally applied to NIFL for a move to the previous Friday night but this had caused Glenavon some difficulties as we are hosting a prestigious Women’s Under 19 International on that night at Mourneview Park.

Glenavon Chairman Adrian Teer expressed his thanks to his counterpart Connaire McGreevy after Mr McGreevy kindly agreed to revert to a Saturday kick-off. “I would like to sincerely thank Connaire and his board for facilitating this change to enable us to host the Under 19 game at Mourneview.”

Pre-Season: Glenavon V Crystal Palace Dev. Squad

We had a chat with Paul Millar ahead of Monday night’s pre-season game against the Crystal Palace development squad and the Glenavon Assistant Manager expects a good work out for the Lurgan Blues squad. “Gary is planning to give a number of our young lads a game and actually we’re really looking forward to getting playing on our own pitch. It’s probably the best pitch in the Irish League and this year is the best I’ve ever seen it. To be fair to Geordie (Swift, Glenavon grounds-man) it’s some job he’s done; he’s really excelled himself – it looks absolutely magnificent.

“We play Newry on Thursday and Banbridge on Saturday so it’ll be a tight week but the lads had a good session of training on Saturday morning and these games are an important part of their preparations as we push towards the start of the season. Adam Foley has been flying and Marc Griffin is looking good and the young guys like Bobby Burns are going well.

“Hopefully it’ll be a nice night and we’ll see a few of our supporters out,” Paul concluded.

Admission prices for the game, which kicks off at 7:45pm, are £8 and £5.