Manager of Glentoran FC
Glentoran manager Mick McDermott admits there will be extreme disappointment if his side finishes the season without a trophy or a European place but he has insisted the club is not in crisis.
The big winners at Windsor Park weren’t even playing. The result was Linfield 1 Glentoran 1. Cliftonville won. The destiny of the title race is now in Red hands after the Big Two derby draw.
After two weeks of bullish rhetoric, on Friday afternoon we finally learned the underwhelming basis of Glentoran’s appeal against their expulsion from the Irish Cup.
Glentoran boss Mick McDermott doesn’t buy into the theory that today’s Samuel Gelston’s Whiskey Irish Cup tie with Newry City at the BetMcLean Oval lightens the pressure on his boys, who are pushing to win the League title for the first time since 2009.
Do convicted sex offenders like Glentoran footballer Jay Donnelly deserve another chance? The question came up again this week, when it emerged that the manager of the Northern Ireland team, Ian Baraclough, said he would consider selecting Donnelly for the squad.
It’s been 13 years since Glentoran fans were able to celebrate the Irish League title. They may only have to wait a couple more months before savouring another one.
Linfield legend Lee Doherty says the Irish League is a picture of health when the Big Two are fighting it out for title glory and he believes the champions retain the power to crush the hopes of a revitalised Glentoran.
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