In The Irish News - Sep 18 1996: Coleraine win Ulster cup but boss Kenny Shiels lands in hot water
Ulster Cup Final: Coleraine 1 Crusaders 1
(After extra time: Coleraine win 4-3 on penalties)
COLERAINE lifted the Ulster Cup last night after a wait of ten years, 120 minutes and a painstaking penalty shoot-out at Windsor Park.
But Coleraine boss Kenny Shiels could now face the wrath of the Irish League following his half-time dismissal for speaking out at referee Herbie Barr and later hitting out at Crusaders.
Shiels blasted: “I was sent off at half-time for ‘remonstrating’. I’d like to know what that means because we have a player in hospital with a broken nose.”
Local lad Pat McAllister was hero turned villain turned hero again, scoring Coleraine’s only goal of normal time before missing a penalty.
But the Lenadoon-born midfielder was the man who lifted the honours and brought cup glory back to the north-west.
Crusaders: McKeown, Dornan, McMullan, Dunlop, Callaghan, Murray, O’Brien, Dunne (booked 30 mins), Baxter, Hunter, Burrows,
Subs: Chris Morgan for Hunter (79), Dwyer for Dunne (79)
Coleraine: Lamont, McAuley, Brunton, Aspinall, Gaston, Doherty, Shiels, O’Dowd, McCallen, McAllister, Surgeon
Subs: Ramage for Surgeon (109), McIvor for O’Dowd (14 mins)
Scottish Coca-Cola Cup quarter-final: Hearts 1 Celtic 0 (after extra time)
JOHN Robertson snuffed out Celtic’s Coca-Cola Cup challenge at Tynecastle last night – and reclaimed some pride for Hearts.
The Edinburgh side were at the centre of controversy on Saturday when four Jambos were dismissed against Rangers.
But Robertson made light of the four suspensions to pounce in the 110th minute of last night’s extra-time marathon and sent Jim Jefferies’ men through to tomorrow’s semi-final draw. Hearts included Andy Thorn, an emergency signing from Wimbledon, in a makeshift team which nevertheless contrived to trouble Tommy Burns’s men throughout the game.
Hearts were reduced to 10 men in 61 minutes when Salvatori was red-carded for his second bookable offence for a foul on Di Canio to become the fifth Hearts player in two matches to be sent off.
Extra time was only three minutes old when Celtic were also reduced to 10 men.
Defender Peter Grant was shown his second yellow card for a lunging challenge on Thorn and was sent off.
The decisive goal came in 110 minutes when McCann found Robertson and he had an easy chance to beat Marshall with a powerful low shot
IT’S on the move once again, for the club known as the Cradle of Boxing Champions.
The St Malachys/St Georges amateur boxing club in Belfast Markets district, will be vacating their Sussex Place Gym in a fortnight’s time to make way for a youth club facility.
For Irish international coach Jimmy Clinton it will be a case of deja vu.
This is the 10th time he’s had to uproot the gym in the last 25 years.
The club was established 70 years ago in 1929 under the St George’s Banner. Gilmore’s Wholesale Fowl Dealers in East Street provided the first site but since then it has had many homes including a stable, a pub outhouse and factory premises.
A Sports Council Coach Of The Year in 1994, Jimmy is thankful that this time round, the flit will be a short one.
‘It’s not too bad this time. We have arranged to move into another room at the back of the building.
“The problem is that the upstairs section of this old school premises which presently houses the youth club, is just not suitable.”
“They have had problems insurance-wise, so this is the only way we can keep both clubs open for the kids,” added club secretary Bobby McKeown.
The late Johnny Black from Joy Street in the Markets area was a founder- member and held the post of Ulster vice-president for many years.
Paul Ireland, currently campaigning on the Belfast Fight Night bills in the professional code, ended his amateur career in the green and white St. Malachy’s/George’s colours.
The highly-skilled welterweight Brendan O’Hara was another of Clinton’s pupils and the St George’s name went into the record books on Thursday night in February 1952 at the Ulster Hall.
They had seven through to the Ulster Senior Championship – the highlight of the provincial calendar – coming away with six champions.
It has yet to be broken.
IRELAND will be represented at the 1996 ten-pin bowling World Cup finals at the Dundonald International Icebowl in November by Marsha Goldwater and Philip Dunne. Goldwater, the current British Junior Open Champion, will be making her first appearance in the World Cup.