On transfer deadline day there have been a number of players moving from Glenavon.

Gary Muir has left the club by mutual consent.  “With Gary not getting much game time and travelling over from Scotland , it’s in the best interest of both parties. I’d like to place on record my thanks to Gary for all his efforts and is professionalism whilst he’s been at the Club. It was unfortunate for him with us having two of the best young fullbacks and two of the best wingers in the league he found his opportunities limited. I wish him all the best for his future,” Gary Hamilton explained this evening.

Niall Grace plays the ball into the box. Photo by Maynard Collins

Niall Grace has joined Cliftonville on loan until the end of the season. “The main reason behind this is, after a great start against Molde, he picked up an injury, we went on a great run for a while and Niall didn’t get any game time and lost a bit of sharpness. He’s got frustrated at not getting first team opportunities so this loan move is good for both of us because it will give him, hopefully, the chance to play every week. He’ll come back in the summer with games under his belt and ready to go again in pre-season. He’s somebody I still have high hopes for this football club but at the minute, with a couple of new players coming in, we thought it would be in the best interest of the club and of Niall to get him back playing again and more regularly,2 Gary revealed.

Young winger Jack O’Mahony is returning to the Welders on loan again. “We brought Jack back as cover when we lost Mark (Sykes) and Ben (Doherty). We still wanted to keep him out on loan but at that stage we needed to bring him back. Now we’ve got a few extra numbers in with Cameron Stewart, Robert Garrett, Seamus Sharkey and Eoin Wearen joining us in January, it allows us to get Jack back out on loan for first team football which he needed and was enjoying at the Welders. Hopefully he’ll get more game time and come back stronger in the summer.”