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  1. Coleraine 0-3 Linfield - Waterworth (3)
  2. Linfield earn their 43rd Cup success
  3. Eighth win in nine Irish Cup finals for Linfield
  4. Waterworth nets first cup final hat-trick since 1969
  5. First Linfield 'double' since 2012

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By Richard Petrie and Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    So Linfield confirm their position back at the top of the tree in local football by securing a third trophy of the season - the Irish Cup joining the Gibson Cup for winning the Irish Premiership, and the County Antrim Shield in the Windsor Park trophy cabinet.

    We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the 2017 Irish Cup final and keep an eye on the BBC Sport NI website for highlights of today's decider.

    The Europa League play-offs and the promotion-relegation play-off are still to come but today belongs to Linfield - their match-winner Andrew Waterworth, manager David Healy, all the players, staff, officials and supporters. 

    A record 43rd Irish Cup victory to enjoy.

    Bye for now and thanks for joining us.

    Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew lifts the Irish Cup
    Image caption: Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew lifts the Irish Cup
  2. Mulgrew and Healy have their say...

    Linfield skipper Jamie Mulgrew and manager David Healy give their reactions to Linfield's 3-0 Irish Cup final success over Coleraine.

    The triumph completed a league and cup double for the Blues.

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    Video caption: Linfield post match interviews
  3. A memorable day for Waterworth

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

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    Video caption: Linfield's hat-trick hero Andrew Waterworth
  4. What they said

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    Quote Message: I thought we started well but we struggled to keep possession of the ball after that. Congratulations to Linfield though. We couldn't cope with them for a 20-minute spell in the first half. A goal in the second half could have dragged us back into it but it wasn't to be. from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager
    Linfield manager Oran Kearney
    Image caption: Linfield manager Oran Kearney
  5. Celebrations in full swing

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    The celebrations are in full swing at Windsor Park.

    The cup has been handed over and the players and staff are out on the pitch parading the trophy and taking the acclaim of their fans, who have unusually been somewhat success starved in recent years.

    That's eight wins in nine Irish Cup finals for the Blues now and they will hope to build on their successes now by claiming more trophies next season.

  6. Party, party, party

    Lyle Jackson

    BBC Sport at Windsor Park

    A champagne occasion for Linfield as they celebrate a convincing cup final victory over Coleraine whose dejected players are applauding their fans down at the old Kop end. The celebrations are about to start for Linfield after a sensational second half of the season - now unbeaten in 20 matches. Hat-trick hero Andrew Waterworth will be the toast of Windsor tonight - but the striker’s party doesn’t stop here. Next weekend he’s off with Linfield team-mates and other pals for his own stag celebrations in Malaga!

  7. What they said

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    Quote Message: This final was all about redeeming ourselves after we underperformed this time last year. I thought we were by far the better side and deserved winners today, it was a good performance from us. I'm so privileged to be manager of this club and work with the calibre of players that I have. from David Healy Linfield manager
    David HealyLinfield manager
    Linfield manager David Healy
    Image caption: Linfield manager David Healy
  8. What they said

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    Quote Message: This is very, very special. We knew we had to perform to our highest standard to overcome a good Coleraine side. We hit the ground running in the first half and learnt from the disappointments of last season. We have gone on an incredible run and the squad has confidence in abundance at the moment. from Jamie Mulgrew Linfield captain
    Jamie MulgrewLinfield captain
  9. What they said

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    Quote Message: It's been a long five years for Linfield but I'm delighted for everyone associated with the club. Hopefully we can kick on from here. I feel on top of the world. Three trophies in one season, I've dreamt of this for a long time. from Andrew Waterworth Linfield hat-trick hero
    Andrew WaterworthLinfield hat-trick hero
    Linfield hat-trick hero Andrew Waterworth
    Image caption: Linfield hat-trick hero Andrew Waterworth

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    Linfield run out comfortable and deserved winners. A commanding performance from David Healy's side to complete a thrilling season for the Belfast Blues.

    A league and cup double for the club's supporters to savour for the first time since 2012.

    And the County Antrim Shield to boot. Three trophies in the Windsor Park cabinet and their trophy drought is banished to the history books.


    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    Three minutes to add on.


    Who else?.......

    Linfield's Andrew Waterworth scores three in the 2017 Irish Cup Final
    Image caption: Linfield's Andrew Waterworth scores three in the 2017 Irish Cup Final
  13. GOAL

    Coleraine 0-3 Linfield

    Andrew Waterworth slots home to complete his hat-trick after meeting Paul Smyth's cut-back from the right with three minutes remaining.

    Smyth picked out the run of his strike partner and squared the ball to the man of the match and man of the hour.

    The first hat-trick in an Irish Cup final since 1969 and his second in successive weeks.

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    Video caption: Andrew Waterworth scores a Cup final hat-trick

    Coleraine 0-2 Linfield

    Eoin Bradley is the latest Coleraine player to see yellow after another tussle with Mark Stafford.

  15. CLOSE!

    Coleraine 0-2 Linfield

    Niall Quinn heads wide from a Paul Smyth delivery as Linfield go close to a third.


    Coleraine 0-2 Linfield

    Aaron Burns is replaced by Cameron Stewart for Linfield.

    Stewart has already scored in two finals for Linfield this season - the Steel and Sons Cup decider for the Swifts and the County Antrim Shield final. Can he make it a treble?

    Coleraine bring on Jordan Allan for Jamie McGonigle in what has the feel of a last throw of the dice from Oran Kearney.

  17. Bradley opportunity

    Coleraine 0-2 Linfield

    Eoin Bradley finds himself in a threatening position on the edge of the box but the ex-Glenavon player cannot find enough space to get the ball onto his favoured left foot and get a shot away. 

  18. Quarter of an hour left

    Coleraine 0-2 Linfield

    Fifteen minutes to go for Coleraine to unlock the Linfield defence.

    Not looking likely, but who knows?


    Coleraine 0-2 Linfield

    Linfield midfielder Stephen Lowry is booked for a foul on Lyndon Kane.

  20. Coleraine should 'have a go'

    Coleraine 0-2 Linfield

    Chris Morgan

    BBC1 NI co-commentator

    Quote Message: Coleraine may as well have a go here. If you end up losing, you should at least have the consolation of knowing that you gave it everything. from Chris Morgan BBC One NI co-commentator
    Chris MorganBBC One NI co-commentator