Dublin Pre-season Friendly Confirmed

As previously announced, Glenavon will travel to the Dublin area for a pre-season friendly on Saturday July 29th. It has now been confirmed that this will be versus Cherry Orchard FC and the game will kick-off 1pm.

It has been suggested for any fans planning to travel to the game that the Club can be found near to Cherry Orchard Hospital. Directions from the Cherry Orchard website are here. The Senior team plays at the Elmdale pitches.

Pre-season: Newry City 1-3 Glenavon

Tonight’s pre-season game at Newry City ended in a victory for the Lurgan Blues. New signing Marc Griffin opened the scoring in the first half following a mix-up in the City defence and young striker Jordan Jenkins added a double after the break, Andy McGrory and Andy Hall providing the assists. Marty Haveron replied from the penalty spot for the hosts.

Thanks to @NewryCityAFC for this evening’s game and best wishes for the new season ahead.

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