Rhys Signs Three Year Deal

Rhys Marshall signs his new contract. Also pictured are Glenavon Manager Gary Hamilton and Vice Chairman John Sinnamon. Photo by Philip Hawthorne

Glenavon FC is delighted to confirm that Rhys Marshall has tonight signed a three year contract with the Club.

Speaking to the website this evening Rhys said “I always wanted to stay at Glenavon as I’ve loved my time here so it was just a matter of sorting out a few details on the deal.

“It’s been tough this season but we’ve had three good seasons before that and of course expectations among the fans were naturally high but to finish in the top six again was still an achievement. We weren’t conceding as many goals but the problem was we didn’t score enough. Hopefully the arrival of big Mitch (Andrew Mitchell) will make a difference to that next season.”

Rhys, who scored six goals this season, is hoping to improve on that tally as he will be featuring more in central midfield next season.

Gary Hamilton was of course delighted to successfully finalise negotiations with Rhys. “In my opinion he’s one of the top three players in the country and, as I keep saying, he has the potential to play across the water. Wherever I ask him to play, week in and week out, he’s a top player and since he moved to centre midfield last season he started to score more goals.

“Cardiff City were over watching him at the play-off final and their assistant manager was really impressed with him,” the Glenavon boss concluded.

Notification of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Glenavon Football and Athletic Club Limited will take place on Monday 12 June 2017 at 7pm in the Bedeck Suite at Mourneview Park.

Further details of the meeting will be provided on this website in due course.

Any persons wishing to stand for election to the Board of Directors for 2017/18 should have their nominations, proposed and seconded, with the Club’s Football Administrator not later than 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Sad News

It is with great regret that we have to record the passing of our former goalkeeper, Errol McNally. Errol, who joined the club from Chelsea where he had been understudy to Peter Bonetti, was our first choice goalkeeper in the sixties and early seventies. Errol passed away on Monday 15th, aged 74. His burial took place on Wednesday past at Magheradroll Parish Church, Ballynahinch. Our sympathy is extended his wife Rosemary, daughter Faye and family circle at this sad time.Errol made his Glenavon debut on November 9th 1963 in a 2-1 City Cup win against Ballymena United at Mournview Park, going on to make almost 400 appearances for the Lurgan Blues in a career spanning 13 seasons.

Be Just and Fear Not.

Shirt Sponsor Evening

A reminder that the presentation of sponsored shirts for the 2016/17 season takes place this Tuesday 16th May in the Bedeck Sports Bar at 7.30pm. Once again club captain Kris Lindsay will be presenting the shirts. A light supper will be provided after the event.

Travel advice for Friday Night

Supporters travelling to our Europa League Play-off game on Friday evening at the Ballymena Showgrounds are asked to note there are likely to be increased volumes of traffic that evening because of spectators heading to the North Coast for the NW200 and to plan their journey accordingly.