City Hall Dinner – last chance…

The Vienna Cup Centenary Dinner is just 10 days away now, and we have some 150 of you already booked for the Gala Event. But we’d love to have as many as possible there to enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity, and to that end we are giving people one last chance to grab a seat.

Tickets can still be purchased for £45, but remember folks, we are selling this event at COST PRICE, and look what you are getting for your money…

  • FREE wine reception on arrival.
  • 4-course Fillet Steak dinner, taken from the 1st class menu on RMS Titanic.
  • The Vienna Cup story, narrated by Belfast actor and playwright Dan Gordon, seen through the eyes of Glentoran player and goalscorer Sammy Napier as he sets off on “The Most Remarkable Of Adventures”.
  • Photo opportunities with all 3 pieces of silverware held by Glentoran FC at the time … The Irish Cup (original, courtesy of Irish FA) – The City Cup (now League Cup, courtesy of Cliftonville FC) - and of course The Vienna Cup!
  • 10-piece Big Band experience
  • The Swing Gals
  • … and all taking place in the majestic setting of Great Hall at Belfast City Hall
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We can now also confirm that Belfast City Council have kindly agreed to light up Belfast City Hall in Glentoran colours for the night, whilst UTV have confirmed they will be doing an extended feature on the Glens achievements of 1914, and will have cameras recording at the event!

We will also be unveiling the ‘Vienna Cup’ Programme, and announcing the winner of our Vienna Cup Shirt Auction, with the oldest living Glentoran player Bertie Wright, a guest at the Dinner, penning the final signature…    just 2 days after his 95th birthday!

So there you have it folks, surely a night not to be missed, give us a shout via info@gctni.com, or contact a Board member directly if you want to be a part of it …

Le Jeu Avant Tout

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Vienna Cup Programme coming soon

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The GCT are producing a ‘limited edition’ Programme for the Vienna Cup Centenary Celebration at Belfast City Hall on November 1st.

The 32-page, full colour, A4 Programmes are a fantastic read, a journey back through time to 100 years ago when Glentoran Football Club confounded the football elite of eastern Europe to lift the Vienna Cup.

The quality and content of this production is superb, and with only 300 being produced it’s sure to become a must-have for any serious collector.

We will soon be making them available to purchase online for those of you unable to attend the 100th Anniversary Dinner, so please keep an eye on the website and other social media for further details…

 

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Trevor Thompson signs …

AuctionTTGlentoran great Trevor Thompson, the latest to sign the Vienna Cup shirt…

100 years of heroes…

the odyssey continues…

SHIRT AUCTION HERE

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Vienna Cup Shirt Auction

VC5YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A UNIQUE PIECE OF HISTORY…

In the recent photoshoot we did for the Vienna Cup Shirts we had Elliott Morris and Kym Nelson modelling, Elliott wore the keepers jersey with “Morris” on the back, whilst Kym wore the green outfield strip (pictured right). The name on the back of Kym’s shirt was “Lindsay”, and it carries the number 14.

The Lindsay brothers played for Glentoran in the 1914 Irish Cup Final against Linfield, and scored the winning goals which ultimately took the Glens to Vienna as winners!

This unique one-of retro shirt could be yours …    Click HERE to find out how…

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City Hall Dinner Menu

chef2We’ve received a few enquiries re the Dinner Menu on Vienna Cup night – just to confirm…

The meal will be a 4 course “SET MENU” taken directly from the First Class Dinner Menu on RMS Titanic.

However, on the night there will be a vegetarian option, and limited options for each of the other courses – there will NOT be a full kitchen.

So in the interim, if anyone has a genuine concern or health issues with any of
the menu below, we would ask that you contact us at info@gctni.com by Saturday 11th October and our caterers will do their very best to accommodate.

  • First Course – Cream of Barley Soup
  • Second Course – Salmon with Mousseline Sauce & Cucumber
  • Third Course – Fillet Mignons Lili
  • Dessert – Waldorf Pudding (apples, raisins and a dash of ginger cooked, heated with custard and topped with fresh cream)…  yum yum :-)
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Invitations have now been emailed for THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF GLENTORAN COMMUNITY TRUST, which will take place on MONDAY 13th OCTOBER 2014 at 7.30PM, in THE McCLEANS SUITE – THE OVAL.

We are delighted to announce that Glentoran Director of Football Roy Coyle has agreed to attend for a short question & answer session, and of course Glentoran Chairman and fellow GCT member Stephen Henderson will also be there.A complete update on the financial position of the Trust will be provided on the evening, and there will be an opportunity to renew memberships (1st July 2014-15), or make a donation to the Trust. If you are unable to attend you may also renew your membership online via the Paypal link at the Join/Renew page above.

The AGM will also afford members an opportunity to raise all issues that you feel may be of consequence to the Trust, and be brought up to date on all current and future projects by the GCT.

We would encourage all members to make an effort to attend, this is your Trust, please come along and have your say.

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** NOTE – THIS IS NOT AN OPEN PUBLIC MEETING – YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF GLENTORAN COMMUNITY TRUST TO ATTEND (YOU MAY ALSO JOIN ON THE NIGHT)

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE

SOCIETY BOARD – GLENTORAN COMMUNITY TRUST

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VIENNA CUP TICKETS AVAILABLE SATURDAY

ViennaCupTickeWebVienna Cup Centenary Dinner tickets have now been printed and will be on sale from GCT Board members at the Oval this Saturday, by emailing info@gctni.com, phoning 07725 211668, or by visiting our facebook page.

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Vienna Cup Dinner – Belfast City Hall update

Glentoran Community Trust are delighted to announce that we are now in a position to take advance bookings for the “Vienna Cup Celebratory Dinner”, to be held at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 1st November 2014.

The event will begin at 7.30pm with a complimentary Wine Reception, followed by a 4 course Dinner in the Great Hall, which, in keeping with the historical Belfast theme, will follow the menu of the final meal served on the illustrious RMS Titanic.

The Vienna Cup will of course be in attendance, and after welcoming our guests, we will relive the story of the intrepid journey of Glentoran Football Club into Europe in 1914, and the capture of the Vienna Cup, narrated by Belfast actor & playwright Dan Gordon (TBC).

The evening then moves to our musical entertainment, Jazz and Swing sessions from our very own 10-piece Big Band, and melodies from Northern Ireland’s very own 5 piece all girl vocalists “The Swing Gals”!

A late bar is also in place.

Please Note:

The GCT are firmly of the opinion that this particular function is not about raising money, it’s about celebrating the heritage of our great football club, and an opportunity to acknowledge one of the most memorable moments in the history of Irish League Football – something that belongs to all of us.

Glentoran supporters haven’t had a lot to smile about of late, and we want to give as many fans as possible the opportunity to come along and enjoy a wonderful celebration in the majestic setting of Belfast City Hall.

That being the case we have kept the price down to a minimum…

The meals are costing us £35pp, and entertainment £1,000.
Based on an projected attendance of 100, we are selling this event at COST PRICE.

Individual tickets will cost £45, while tables of 10 can be booked for £450 (we will seat tables closest to the front as the orders come in). Tickets are not yet printed, but should be available from next week and are available to pre-order from today.

Ticket orders can be placed by approaching any GCT Board member, by emailing info@gctni.com, or via our facebook page.

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SOLD OUT!

VCsoldoutSorry folks, the Vienna Cup retro shirt has now SOLD OUT - in less than 24hrs!

If you were lucky enough to get one we will be in contact with you in due course regards the draw for which shirt you will receive, and to arrange payment.

Many thanks to all those who made a purchase – a fantastic effort!

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Vienna Cup Retro Shirts – (NOW SOLD OUT)

VC2Glentoran Community Trust are delighted to unveil, and offer for limited sale, the 100th anniversary retro Vienna Cup shirt.

Working closely with our teamwear supplier Kukri and with the kind permission of the Glentoran Board of Directors, the Glentoran team will take to the field at The Oval on 1st November 2014, to play Ballymena United in a specially commissioned replica kit based on the iconic shirt worn by the 1914 Glentoran Vienna Cup winning side.

Later that evening the Glentoran Community Trust will host a Vienna Cup Centenary reception at Belfast City Hall (Tickets £45 – full details to follow shortly)

VC7Individual supporters now have the chance to purchase one of these unique team shirts, and ALSO have their name or the name of their choice incorporated onto the shirts design. The jersey will carry an embroidered Glentoran badge alongside Vienna Cup commemorative artwork.

No replicas will ever be made, and this shirt will only be worn once. Once names are submitted by supporters an open draw will be made to see which name takes to the field with which player on the day.

Full details and more images at this LINK

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