Q Radio Sport
It's the dawn of a new era for Glentoran this evening in the opening match of the Danske Bank Premiership.
The game at Glenavon is the first competitive fixture since the takeover of the east Belfast club was completed.
Manager Mick McDermott has spent the summer strengthening his squad, with a number of new recruits from across Europe.
🎥 Dawn of a new era for @Glentoran tonight in #DanskeBankPrem opener. Game @Glenavon_FC 1st since recent takeover of the club. Boss Mick McDermott has spent the summer strengthening his squad, with new recruits from across Europe. He can't wait for the big kick-off in Lurgan: pic.twitter.com/ilR3qvzBOx— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 9, 2019
The Lurgan Blues lost to the Glens in the play-offs last season.
Midfielder Robbie Norton is ruled out through injury tonight, but he says his teammates are up for the battle...
There are five more fixtures tomorrow.
Tributes will be paid at the matches to Irish League legend, former Cliftonville player and manager Tommy Breslin who died suddenly this week.
🎥 Tributes to be paid at #DanskeBankPrem matches this weekend to Irish League legend Tommy Breslin. Ex-@cliftonvillefc player & manager died suddenly on holiday in Spain. He was 58. Reds go to @ColeraineFC tomorrow. Chairman @GerardLawlorCFC wants a win, for Tommy: pic.twitter.com/Y8AzMZkz3g— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 9, 2019
In transfer news, striker Jamie McGonigle has left Coleraine and joined Crusaders.
Breaking sports news - striker Jamie McGonigle on the move, from @ColeraineFC to @CrusadersFC. It’s an undisclosed fee. The Dungiven man made his Bannsiders debut in January 2015 and went on to make 179 appearances, scoring 65 goals. 📸 NIFL. #DanskeBankPrem pic.twitter.com/oMDVAAQFb6— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 8, 2019
Friday August 9 -
Glenavon vs Glentoran 7.45 pm
Saturday August 10 -
Coleraine vs Cliftonville
Crusaders vs Carrick Rangers
Dungannon Swifts vs Ballymena United
Larne vs Warrenpoint Town
Linfield vs Institute