Gary Hamilton has made his first new signing of the 2016/17 season by securing the services of Carrick Rangers centre half Andrew Doyle.
Doyle joined Carrick from Ballyclare Comrades in June 2015 and Gary Hamilton reckons he has a lot of similarities to Conor Dillon who isn’t available next season following his move to Australia. “Andrew has many of the same attributes that, in my opinion, made Conor one of the best centre halves in the league last season,” Gary explained on Tuesday evening after he and Doyle completed the formalities on a one year deal.
“Hopefully playing and training with the better players in our squad, if he shows the right attitude, it will see him learn and improve. He has spent most of his career playing in the Championship but, as we have seen with Joel Cooper and Andy Hall, if the player has the right attitude and commitment, then he will be a success at Glenavon.”
At tonight’s Annual General Meeting of Glenavon Football and Athletic Club Limited last year’s Board of Directors was unanimously elected to serve for another year.
Over the past twelve months Trevor Harper, Julie Harvey and Tom Cardwell have left the Board. There was one nomination to join the Board, Noel Hayes, who was also unanimously elected.
In the Board meeting that followed Adrian Teer and Frazer Follis were elected to serve as Chairman and Treasurer respectively, with John SInnamon taking the Vice Chairman role.
We’d like to thank the Sponsors of the Tennent’s Irish Cup Final shirts and remind them that the shirts will be presented tonight in the Bedeck from 7pm and a light supper will be provided afterwards.
Mark Patton and Andy McGrory have kindly agreed to present the shirts to the sponsors.
A big thank you to everyone who donated to the charity collection at last night’s Irish Cup photo session in the Bedeck Sports Bar. As a result of your generosity a sum of £219.20 was raised which will be donated equally to the Southern Area Hospice Services and Brain Tumour Research charities.
Thanks also to Johnny Tuffey and Andy Hall for attending.
Glenavon defender Simon Kelly tonight put pen to paper to sign a new two year contract with Glenavon. Kelly has helped keep 8 clean sheets this season and recently opened his goal scoring account with goals against Cliftonville and Coleraine.
Simon Kelly celebrates after putting Glenavon 2-0 against Coleraine. Pic by Alan Weir.