This was the away kit for the four years between '69 and '73. Ideally it would have looked very smart if worn with black shorts but for some reason the Glens went for green shorts and green socks. The shirts was only utilised for games against the Whites and occasionally at Glenavon although the Lurgan side continued to play in blue. In the early Seventies clubs were beginning to stamp their individuality into the team wear. Glentoran were no different. Shorts were now being made from nylon and the shirt material was becoming lighter. Peter McParland would resign after only one home game in charge of the Glens at the start of the 1971 season. Kieran Dowd (who had only been appointed as first team coach two weeks earlier) stepped into the breach and managed the side whilst they played Eintracht Brunswick in the UEFA Cup. Ironically Glentoran would go on to win the league with Alex McCrae in charge at the Oval office.
This kit is a real rariety as it appears that it was only ever worn in two games , the Irish Cup Semi Final and Semi Final replay of 1971 against Distillery. It would seem that both the Whites and the Glens had to change their kit for the games with the Whites wearing a change kit of Blue with the Glens wearing this green kit. By the following season this particular kit seems to have disappeared with a new version with only plain green sleeves being worn throughout the season as our change kit.