Coleraine defeat Cliftonville for sixth Irish Cup victory

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Coleraine have won the Irish Cup for the sixth time following a 3-1 victory over Cliftonville.

Their Irish Cup win cup, their first in the past fifteen years, will help heal the Bannsider's failure to capture the Irish Premiership despite a strong showing this season.

Coleraine winger Dooley is stretchered off. Credit: PaceMaker

The first half seen Coleraine's Dooley stretchered off in the 27th minute.

Cliftonville captain Curran received a yellow card for the foul against the winger.

McCauley scores the first goal of the game in the 50th minute. Credit: PaceMaker

The two sides went back to the changing rooms level at nil-nil.

Only five minutes into the second half however and a goal from McCauley put Coleraine in the lead.

Cliftonville equalises after a goal from Donnelly. Credit: PaceMaker

It only took four minutes, however, for Donnelly to score the equaliser for Cliftonville.

61 minutes in and Burns was brought on for McGongile, who restored Coleraine's lead 16 minutes later.

A last minute goal from Bradley seals it for Coleraine. Credit: PaceMaker

The Bannsider's victory was sealed following a last-minute goal from Bradley.

The silverware is Kearney's first as manager of the club, having held the position since February 2011.

Coleraine's McConaghie is awarded Man of the Match on his birthday. Credit: PaceMaker

A most special day for McConaghie, who not only won the Irish Cup but was also awarded the Man of the Match on his 30th birthday.