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  1. Glentoran win the Irish Cup for the 22nd time
  2. David Scullion scores only goal in 1-0 win over Portadown

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig

All times stated are UK

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    Glentoran celebrate after their 1-0 win over Portadown in the 2015 Irish Cup final
    Image caption: Glentoran celebrate after their 1-0 win over Portadown in the 2015 Irish Cup final

    Glentoran will party long into the night while Portadown will look back on what might have been, including a couple a controversial decisions which did not go their way. That's all from me and our live text commentary on the 2015 Irish Cup final.

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    Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson: "It's a huge financial windfall for us and European football next season."

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    Glentoran players are presented with their medals before captain Elliott Morris lifts the Irish Cup - champagne is sprayed and Glens fans salute their team.

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    Portadown boss Ronnie McFall: "In a cup final of this importance officials have to be up to the mark, and they were not today."

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    Glentoran match-winner David Scullion: "It's tough on Portadown but it was just meant to be our day and we will enjoy it."

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    A second Irish Cup success in three years and Glentoran's 22nd in total - there's also the cash windfall of Europa League qualification. A great day for the east Belfast side.


    Glentoran 1-0 Portadown

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    We're into four minutes of added time - can the Glens hang on?

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    A gate is opened in a stand occupied by Portadown fans and the game is temporarily halted as stewards prevent supporters coming on to the field.


    There's plenty of pushing and shoving after Gary Breen's tackle on Stephen McAlorum - the Ports defender picks up a yellow card.

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    Glens keeper Elliott Morris gets down to collect Ross Redman's low strike.


    Michael Gault goes in the book for a late challenge on Niall Henderson.

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    Glentoran are 11 minutes away from a 22nd Irish Cup triumph.

  14. CLOSE!

    Gary Breen's header from a Darren Murray long throw is tipped over by Elliott Morris


    Darren Murray replaces fellow Ports striker Mark McAllister with 18 minutes remaining.

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    Curtis Allen's attempted lob drops a yard wide - a good opportunity squandered.


    Ports defender Keith O'Hara is cautioned for a foul on Curtis Allen.

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    Robert Garrett rifles just over from 20 yards as Portadown press for an equaliser.

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    Portadown have penalty claims turned down by referee Ross after the ball strikes the arm of Glentoran defender Calum Birney.

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    So, controversy and a goal all within a minute - the Ports are rocked, can they bounce back?

  21. GOAL

    David Scullion celebrates after scoring Glentoran's winner against Portadown n the Irish Cup final
    Image caption: David Scullion celebrates after scoring Glentoran's winner against Portadown n the Irish Cup final

    Glentoran 1-0 Portadown (Scullion 54) The match comes to life as David Scullions slots into the bottom corner to put the Glens ahead. It came seconds after Ports midfielder Michael Gault went down as he broke clear on goal - replays suggest Willie Garrett was lucky not to be red-carded.

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    Sean Mackle's low shot is easily saved by Glens keeper Elliott Morris.

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    Referee Ross Dunlop blows his whistle to start the second half. Both managers have resisted making half-time changes.

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    David Jeffrey

    Former Linfield manager

    "It looks like both teams are desperate not to lose the match rather than trying to win it."

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    Portadown midfielder Sean Mackle gets a toe in ahead of Glentoran's Stephen Alorum
    Image caption: Portadown midfielder Sean Mackle gets a toe in ahead of Glentoran's Stephen Alorum

    A largely forgettable opening 45 minutes comes to an end - David Scullion's fizzing drive a rare highlight and surely it can only getting better in the second half

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    Marcus Kane puts in a superb tackle to block Mark McAllister's goalbound shot in Portadown's best chance of the match.

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    Ten minutes to the break and this game has yet to spark into life, with both teams failing to find a cutting edge in the final third.

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    Glentoran fans in full voice during the Irish Cup decider at a rain-lashed Oval
    Image caption: Glentoran fans in full voice during the Irish Cup decider at a rain-lashed Oval

    A crowd of 8,072 is watching the final unfold and there's a cracking atmosphere at the Oval.

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    Glens winger David Scullion drills a 25-yard effort just over - the closest we have come to a breakthrough

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    Robert Garrett's long-range volley drifts wide after a Portadown corner is cleared.

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    It's all a bit hectic and disjointed with little in the way of quality football. Error-strewn stuff in east Belfast.

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    A pretty even affair in the opening 10 minutes. Conditions not helping and defences on top so far.

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    Glentoran striker Curtis Allen heads wide with the first chance of the game. The Glens will hope to capitalise on having the wind advantage in the first half

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    We're under way with Portadown attacking the Sydenham end in the first half

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    Aaron_LFC_85: should have been a neutral stadium and Ravenhill would have been ideal

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    The teams walk out onto the Oval turf for the pre-match formalities - it may be wet and blustery, but it hasn't dampened spirits of the Glens and Ports faithful. Portadown are in their traditional red kit with Glentoran donning their away strip of white shirts and black shorts.

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    Ronnie McFall guided Glentoran to Irish Cup success in 1983 before winning the competition three times as Portadown boss. McFall, the longest serving manager in Europe, is chasing a 30th trophy.

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    David Jeffrey

    Former Linfield manager

    The BBC pundit believes the final should not be played at the Oval - "Every effort should have been made to take the match to Kingspan Stadium (home of Ulster Rugby)".

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    History favours the Glens, having won both finals contested between the teams. Eddie Patterson's side also have home advantage for the decider - will it prove decisive?

  41. Team news

    Final line-ups are revealed

    Glentoran: E Morris, W Garrett, M Kane, C Birney, S McAlorum, B Holland, N Henderson, S Gordon, J Stewart, C Allen, D Scullion.

    Subs: F McCaffrey, A Hogg, J Addis, K Nelson, D McKee.

    Portadown: D Miskelly, C Casement, R Redman, K O'Hara, G Breen, P McMahon, S Mackle, M McAllister, M Gault, G Twigg, R Garrett.

    Subs: B Brennan, C Ramsey, D Murray, S Conaty, J Lyttle.

  42. It's raining

    Not the cup final weather we were hoping for as it is cold, wet and windy in east Belfast for the showpiece match of the Irish League season.