Glebe Rangers organise special events to mark 25th anniversary

Ryan Gurney in action for Glebe Rangers v Banbridge Town.INBM13-14 119F PIC BY WILLIE MCCONAGHIE.
Ryan Gurney in action for Glebe Rangers v Banbridge Town.INBM13-14 119F PIC BY WILLIE MCCONAGHIE.
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GLEBE Rangers are to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a family fun day and series of exhibition matches next month.

The Ballymoney outfit will host the event at the Joey Dunlop Centre from 2pm on Saturday, April 26.

A number of friendly matches featuring former players and managers will take place from around 3pm.

The club is also organising a fun day for families connected to the club with facepainting a bouncy castle and other attractions.

Vice Chairman, Alistair Steele, told Times Sport: “We have been trying to contact as many people as possible through Facebook and have also been looking through old scrapbooks to see who we can invite.

“Basically we want anyone connected with the club, former players, managers and committee members to come along and enjoy the day.”

Glebe Rangers was formed in 1989 and initially played in the Ballymena Intermediate League under their first manager, Robert Rainey.

Alastair said: “Robert will be coming along on the day and we’d hope to get most of those who managed the club too.”

After the matches a memorabilia event will be held at the Manor Hotel in Ballymoney.

A buffet and some speeches will be held as well as music into the evening.

Anyone who has any old memorabilia or photographs to contribute is asked to contact any of the club’s committee.

Meanwhile, Glebe’s revival under Peter Kearns continued with a deserved three points from this league encounter against Banbridge Town at the Joey Dunlop Centre on Saturday.

On a day containing a number of fine individual displays it was Chris Nicholl who caught the eye as he provided a fine demonstration of centre forward play which lacked only the goal his overall performance merited.

The Ballymoney based outfit fought back from a goal down to take all three points thanks to goals from Shepherd and Henry.