Kilmartin and Elebert Leave Glenavon

ANDY KILMARTIN and DAVID ELEBERT have turned down the offer of new one-year contracts with Glenavon. Both players have now indicated their intention to leave Mourneview Park.

Andy Kilmartin in action at Solitude. Photo by Alan Weir.

David Elebert clears the danger. Photo by Alan Weir.

Andy, who turns 35 during next season, has been offered a two year deal with improved terms at another club and for family reasons has decided to accept the financial package on offer.

Meantime David, 32, has declined an appearance-related contract and will seek to continue his involvement in the game elsewhere.

It has been club policy under Gary Hamilton not to offer players over 32 years of age more than a one year contract.

Gary said today “I wish to thank Andy and Dave for their services to the club. In my opinion they were two of the best pros I have ever worked with, both in my playing and management days. I’m gutted to lose the two of them but understand and respect their reasons and wish them all the best in the future. They will always be welcomed back to Mourneview.”

Mega Draw 2 May Winners

Colin Crawford makes the draw. Photo by Maynard Collins.

The Mega Draw 2 May draw took place at Lurgan Golf Club this evening following the Glenavon Golf Classic. Many thanks to former player, Colin Crawford, for conducting the draw. Prize winners were:

£1,500 Alan Kinnin 131
£500 Stephen Preston 266
£250 Peter Cardwell 195
GFC Season Ticket Gary Simpson 220
Signed Shirt Chris Walker 288
VIP Match Day Experience Stephen Hyndes 317

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 Sponsorship Evening

The Annual Shirt Sponsorship evening took place in the Bedeck Suite last night, the popular fundraising scheme again this season proved a success with all fans, young and old alike.

A huge thank you to all who supported the scheme which raised just shy of £4000 this season. Also thanks go to Kris Lindsay for attending the event and posing with the happy sponsors.

Pics courtesy of Maynard Collins.

2017 Golf Classic

The GFC Development Group is pleased to announce Major Freight Services as the main sponsor for Friday’s Golf Classic.

Proud of Northern Ireland’s heritage and inspired by its future potential, since it was established in 1997, Major Freight Services has become recognised as one of the most efficient and competitive shipping agents in the province. Although still a young company, senior staff have worked for many years in the shipping industry and the diverse blend of talents they bring, means the company can work with an equally diverse range of clients, importing the finest luxury leather suites from Milan one day and sending containers of relief goods for aid projects in Africa, the next.

While all sponsorship opportunities are now filled, there are a few spaces left for 4-balls in the shotgun start at 2pm. If you are interested please contact Eddie Drury on 07866 273306, or Leigh McClune on 07717 295928. Cost per 4 ball is £200, which includes dinner in the Club House following the event.