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'We did it'

Thursday, 10 May 2018

'We did it' thumbnailColeraine FC chairman Colin McKendry, pictured with manager Oran Kearney.

THE Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council says Coleraine Football Club has showcased the region worldwide following their victory in Saturday's Tennent's Irish Cup final.
The Bannsiders defeated Cliftonville 3-1 in front of 12,000 fans at the National Stadium at Belfast's Windsor Park to lift the trophy for the first time since 2003.
The win comes just a week after Oran Kearney's team agonisingly missed out on the league title to rivals Crusaders and is his first success as the club's manager.
Sending her congratulations to the manager and his team, Councillor Joan Baird said she was both "proud and delighted" at the victory and promised to host a civic reception for the club in the near future.
“The success of the team is a success for the whole borough and not only have they put Coleraine on the map, they have showcased the whole Causeway Coast and Glens," said the borough's First Citizen.
She added: "I look forward to hosting a reception for them when I can meet and congratulate them all in person."
Meanwhile, Coleraine FC chairman Colin McKendry, pictured right with manager Oran Kearney, has thanked the community for its support.
Around 6,000 fans made the trip to Belfast with many more watching drama of the match at home on TV or  listening in to all the action on the radio.
“It's only starting to sink in now," Colin  admitted on Monday.
“The support we enjoyed on Saturday was phenomenal and it was clear to see what the victory meant to so many people.
“I am confident that, as a club, we can build on this success and compete for trophies on a more regular basis," the Chairman added.

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