Special community event to show support for United signing

Ethan Galbraith (centre) was joined by supporters ahead of his trip to Manchester.
Ethan Galbraith (centre) was joined by supporters ahead of his trip to Manchester.

Glengormley residents have rallied round Ethan Galbraith as the local teen prepares to head to England after signing for Manchester United.

A special event was held in Glengormley last night to wish Ethan (16) good luck ahead of his departure.

Northern Ireland U-17 captain, Ethan Galbraith.

Northern Ireland U-17 captain, Ethan Galbraith.

A banner was unveiled outside Glengormley High School, while residents gathered to congratulate the new Manchester United under-18 signing.

The defensive midfielder flew to Manchester in January to sign a pre-contract and is due to officially complete his transfer this weekend.

The former Linfield U-16 player is the captain of Northern Ireland’s U-17s and has already made his debut at U-18 level for his country.

Wishing Ethan well, Sharon Mctaggart said: “Queens Park Women’s Group is very proud of you and we wish you all the best on your journey. Follow your dream Ethan- you are doing Glengormley proud.”

Messages of support have been sent to Ethan on social media. Commenting on Facebook, one person said: “It is great to see a wee fella from Glengormley doing so well.”

Another well-wisher said: “Well done Ethan. I hope all goes well for you at the biggest team in the land, good luck!!”

Sending support to the Glengormley teen, another person said: “Good luck to you Ethan and all the best for your football career at Manchester United. Do yourself and your family proud.”