The former Dundalk, Derry City, Bohemians and Drogheda United striker Marc Griffin has agreed to join Glenavon on a one year deal with the option of a second year. The 26 year old, who was born in Melbourne Australia, lives in Dundalk and works in Newry. He guested for Glenavon in both of last week’s pre-season friendlies.
Marc Griffin in action in last week’s friendly with Portadown. Photo by Maynard Collins
“Marc is a highly-rated, pacey striker who has played for some of the top clubs in the League of Ireland. He was recommended to me and I was impressed with him in our games against Crumlin and Portadown. He is in his mid twenties and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us” said Gary Hamilton today.
Marc is expected to line out for Glenavon at Mourneview Park next Monday evening when Glenavon’s pre-season preparations continue with a game against the Crystal Palace Development Squad (7.45pm).
At their July board meeting the Board of Directors unanimously agreed to co-opt Duncan Campbell onto the Board. Duncan, who is employed in the banking sector, has for a number of years been extremely active in helping promote a range of fundraising events for the club including this year’s Golf Classic and recent concert.
Speaking exclusively to the website Duncan explained that he has followed Glenavon from his primary school days in his native Lisburn thanks to becoming good friends with David Porter, son of the late John Porter, a fondly remembered Glenavon fan from Dollingstown.
He rates Ray McCoy’s 1992 semi final goal amongst his greatest childhood memories. Referring to his appointment to the Board Duncan, who now lives in Aghalee, said “I am honoured to be asked to join the Board and look forward to working with such a dedicated group of people whose passion I share for the continued success and development of the club.”