Ball Boys/Girls Wanted

Glenavon is looking for ball boys/girls for our forthcoming home games. If you think your child may be interested you are asked to contact Noel Hayes on 07711452321 for further information. Please note children should be aged 12 or over.

Love Your Club

At a loose end as to where you bring that special someone to celebrate Valentines? Music on the night is by the excellent Andi Heasley, and supper will be provided by Marli’s at the Royal British Legion

Sponsor Photos

Thanks to our sponsors for Saturday’s Dankse Bank Premiership game with Crusaders and for Monday night’s friendly with Dundalk. We are very grateful to you all for your generous support.

Crusaders

Davy Lyttle presents the Match Sponsor cheque to Leigh McClune on behalf of the Glenavon Amalgamated Supporters Club. Also pictured are Ronnie Wilson, Mark Hutchinson and Jim Burns. Photo by Brian Bain

Tommy Anderson (R) sponsored the ball. Son Mark and grandson Craig are pictured along with Glenavon Director Leigh McClune. Photo by Brian Bain

Man of the Match Sponsor Eddy Kerr presents Caolan Marron with his champagne. Also pictured are Philip and Matthew Harrison. Photo by Brian Bain.

Dundalk

Pretty Mary’s Bar and Foodhouse, Moira sponsored the match and their representatives Adam Fyffe, Josh Gent, Ross Dillon and Chris Carson are pictured with Leigh McClune. Photo by Maynard Collins.

Ball Sponsor Alastair McCann with Leigh McClune. Photo by Maynard Collins.

Jason Fleming presented James Singleton with the MOM champagne on behalf of the sponsors Thompson Travel, Portadown. Photo by Maynard Collins.

Friendly: Glenavon 0-1 Dundalk

Photos by Maynard Collins

A last-minute goal by Dundalk’s James McGrath was all that separated the sides in a match that both managers described as a good workout for their respective teams. A strong wind, which Glenavon had at their backs for the first half, made playing conditions tricky for both sides.

Glenavon had strong claims for a second-half penalty turned down when Renato De Vecchi was bundled over in the box and a couple of dubious offside decisions went against the home side.

Glenavon: Taylor, Hall, Kelly, Elebert, Neill, De Vecchi, Norton, Singleton, Patton, Gray, Bates. Subs: Hamilton (Kelly 46), Canning (Neill 43), Sharvin (De Vecchi 74), Hill (Norton 77), Jenkins (Bates 68), Fisher (Gray 46)

Dundalk: Sava, Vemmelund, Massey, Barrett, Hoare, Clifford, Benson, McGrath, McCourt, McEleney, Kilduff. Subs: Finn (not used), Gartland (Barret 46), Gannon (Massey 46), O’Donnell (Kilduff 46), Mountney (McEleney 46), Ubaezuona (Benson 46), Dalton (McCourt 70), Higgins(not used).

Sad News

Sadly we have to report the death of Paddy Corr. Paddy, who passed away on Saturday 28th January, is regarded by many as one of the greatest ever players to play for the club. A talented wing half with an eye for goal, he was a key member of the team that captured the League title, Irish Cup and Gold Cup in the 1956/57 season.

Requiem Mass will take place on Friday 3rd February at 10:00 in All Saints Church, Ballymena followed by cremation in Roselawn Crematorium, Belfast.

Condolences are sent to the family circle at this sad time.

Be Just and Fear Not.

Dundalk Friendly

League of Ireland champions Dundalk – undoubtedly the most high profile club north or south of the border in 2016 due to their European exploits – will play Glenavon at Mourneview Park on Monday night. The game is part of Dundalk’s build up to the new League of Ireland season which commences on 24 February.

Update: Dundalk will be bringing the League of Ireland Trophy to MVP tonight and it, along with the Irish Cup, will be available after tonight’s game in the Boardroom for a photo opportunity. If you are interested please speak to Eddie Drury.

Dundalk have won three successive Premier League championships (2014, 2015 and 2016) and were also FAI Cup winners in 2015. Managed by Stephen Kenny their squad contains some of the top names in League of Ireland football including former Portadown defender Brian Gartland.

This is a unique opportunity for supporters to see a team widely acknowledged as one of the finest in post war League of Ireland football.

Former Dundalk and Glenavon player John Murphy will be at Mourneview Park as part of the Dundalk FM media team. Murphy was Captain of the 1963 Dundalk League Championship winning side and, after joining Glenavon in 1964, went on to make 93 appearances in two seasons for the Lurgan Blues. He won an Irish Cup runners-up medal in the 1965 Irish Cup Final against Coleraine and a winners medal in the 1966 City Cup. He also represented the Irish League against the Scottish League at Hampden.

He returned to Dundalk in 1968 and ended his career with a couple of seasons with Newry Town in the Intermediate League.

John Murphy. Photo (c) Dundalk Who’s Who website.

The game will kick-off at 7.45pm. Admission £7 adult and £5 concession.

Grateful thanks to Pretty Mary’s Bar and Food House Moira for sponsoring the match. The Ball Sponsor is Alastair McCann and the Man of the Match Sponsor is Thompson Travel, Portadown.