Larne put in ‘super performance’ to reach first Co Antrim Shield final since 1974
The east Antrim side came from behind to knock out David Healy’s team and secure a berth in December’s final against Glentoran.
The final will be Larne’s first senior final appearance since the Irish Cup Final in 2005.
Reacting to Tuesday’s emphatic win on social media, Larne Football Club owner Kenny Bruce said: “So proud of our club upon reaching our first final in my time at the club.
“Super performance against the most successful and biggest club in NI. A huge step forward for our club and lots to build on and to be positive about. Now let’s secure a top six position in the league.”
Chairman, Gareth Clements added: “Very proud night, absolutely delighted for the staff, supporters, volunteers and stewards who help make it happen. The board have worked hard in very trying conditions this season and deserve serious credit also.
“Can’t thank Tiernan, the backroom staff and players enough in getting us to the Senior Shield Final.
“Finally, massive thanks to Kenny for having trust in us to deliver. It’s another small step, but I’ve always said we’ll win together and win in bite sized pieces.”
Tiernan Lynch’s men currently sit second in the Irish League table with their recent run of success on the field providing a boost for the town.
Welcoming last night’s win over Linfield, lifelong Larne fan and club director, Lyn Kernohan said: “Did someone mention a Co Antrim Shield final?
“Been waiting on this for a long, long time.”
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