Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

By Michael Morrow

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    There we are then, the 2017/18 season has drawn to a close with Coleraine lifting the Irish Cup.

    What a year it has been for the Bannsiders, from the agony of missing out on the league title last week to the ecstasy of winning the cup for the first time in 15 years. As for Cliftonville, they'll no doubt be back amongst it next season looking to replicate Coleraine in bouncing back and turning a final defeat into a final win the very next season.

    There is more local football to come this week in the shape of the semi-finals of the Europa League play-offs, which take place on Wednesday night. Coleraine's win means Glenavon's third place is good enough to see them qualify for next season's Europa League. Meanwhile Cliftonville will have to dust themselves off and prepare to take on Ballymena whilst Linfield play Glentoran in the other tie.

    There's full coverage of those games on Radio Ulster along with score updates from the second leg of the Premiership play-off between Carrick Rangers and Newry City.

    So commiserations Cliftonville and congratulations Coleraine. Thanks for joining us.

    It's a blue and white day.

  2. Family fortunes

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Coleraine boss Oran Kearney, with children Luca and Ava in his arms, savours his side's Irish Cup triumph.

    Video content

    Video caption: Manager Oran Kearney guided Coleraine to victory in the Irish Cup final
  3. Disappointment for Reds

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We are very disappointed, especially conceding that second goal in the fashion we did. We should have had a penalty in the second half but the referee, who to be fair was very good, missed it. That might have made a difference but it wasn't to be. from Barry Gray Cliftonville manager on Radio Ulster's Sportsound
    Barry GrayCliftonville manager on Radio Ulster's Sportsound
  4. Stat of the day

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Aaron Burns is the sixth substitute to score in an Irish Cup final. Each time a sub has scored, their team has gone onto win.

  5. Coleraine deserve this - Baxter

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Quote Message: I think it would have been a travesty if Coleraine didn't go away with silverware with year. They have been absolutely outstanding. from Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager on BBC2
    Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager on BBC2
  6. Bradley clinches it

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Here's how Eoin Bradley made sure of Coleraine's victory with their third goal in stoppage-time.

    Video content

    Video caption: Eoin Bradley seals it ... cue the celebrations
  7. The cup is raised

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    The Coleraine players make their way up the steps and the blue and white ribbons have been tied onto the trophy.

    Their last loss? November 18. That's oh so impressive. Up goes the trophy, out comes the confetti.

    Their sixth Irish Cup triumph, jubilant scenes for Coleraine players and fans.

  8. Winning words

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Quote Message: I have won things before but to do it with a group and for this group beats everything - it is magic. Coleraine will not sleep for about a week. We were scarred last year and I am so delighted we have put that right from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager on Radio Ulster's Sportsound
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager on Radio Ulster's Sportsound
  9. Birthday boy McConaghie over the moon

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Quote Message: It might take a few days sinking in but what a feeling. We missed out on this feeling last year and we didn't deserve it but I think we deserved it this year. What a performance from the boys. Coleraine has come out in its numbers today and thankfully we have some silverware to show for it. from Gareth McConaghie Coleraine Man of the Match
    Gareth McConaghieColeraine Man of the Match
  10. FULL-TIME

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Coleraine have done it! They are the Irish Cup champions. Despite not being at their best today, few can argue that they don't deserve a major trophy given the season that they have had.

    Cliftonville got themselves level through Rory Donnelly having fallen behind to a Darren McCauley stunner. Aaron Burns' 78th minute winner was the decisive moment before Eoin Bradley's late goal sealed it.

    The wait goes on for Cliftonville, but it's bliss for the Bannsiders.

    Irish Cup Result
    Image caption: Irish Cup Result
  11. FULL-TIME

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    Coleraine are the Irish Cup champions. Cue tears from Oran Kearney.

  12. GOAL

    Cliftonville 1-3 Coleraine

    They have done it. Eoin Bradley seals the deal deep into stoppage time. Cliftonville are pushing men forward and they get caught out, Bradley picks the ball up on halfway and drives forward before beautifully chipping over Neeson.

    It's Coleraine's day, the Irish Cup is headed to the north coast.

  13. Into stoppage time

    Cliftonville 1-2 Coleraine

    We are into four minutes of stoppage time. Four minutes for the Bannsiders to hold on or four minutes for Cliftonville to find a goal.

  14. Burns restores Coleraine's lead

    Cliftonville 1-2 Coleraine

    Substitute Aaron Burns punishes poor Cliftonville defending to put Coleraine into a 78th-minute 2-1 lead.

    Video content

    Video caption: Aaron Burns fires the Bannsiders into a 2-1 lead
  15. Cliftonville going for broke

    Cliftonville 1-2 Coleraine

    Barry Gray has a last throw of the dice, bringing Shane Grimes and Ruairi Harkin on for Garry Breen and Levi Ives.

    Garrett stings the hands of Chris Johns from distance but the Coleraine keeper is equal to it.

  16. Mullan to the rescue

    Cliftonville 1-2 Coleraine

    Cliftonville look for an instant reply again as Gormley gallops down the right and puts in a low cross. Rory Donnelly looks favourite to reach it in the middle but Adam Mullan stretches out a leg to get there first.

  17. GOAL

    Cliftonville 1-2 Coleraine

    Super-sub Aaron Burns gives Coleraine the lead with 13 minutes to go.

    It's not one that Cliftonville defenders will want to see again. A low ball is played down the middle and Eoin Bradley just helps it on it's way for Burns who runs through as defenders appear to stand still. It's a one-on-one and Burns keeps his head to calmly slot past Neeson.

  18. Time ticking on

    Cliftonville 1-1 Coleraine

    Into the final 20 minutes and neither side is dominating. Chris Curran and Joe Gormley have had snap-shots that have been easily dealt with by Chris Johns whilst Eoin Bradley is still happy to run the channels at the other end.

    Stephen Garrett comes on for skipper Curran, who passes the armband onto Garry Breen.

  19. Reds' rapid reply

    Cliftonville 1-1 Coleraine

    Cliftonville responded to going behind by equalising through Rory Donnelly just six minutes later.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rory Donnelly equalises for Cliftonville
  20. Bannsiders' breakthrough

    Cliftonville 1-1 Coleraine

    See how Darren McCauley's spectacular strike gave Coleraine the lead early in the second half.

    Video content

    Video caption: Darren McCauley gives Coleraine the lead