Stage set for a cup classic as McConaghie puts 30th birthday celebrations on hold

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Coleraine defender Gareth McConaghie - hits the big 3-0 on cup final day.

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The stage is set for the biggest match of the local football season.

Cliftonville and Coleraine go head-to-head in the Tennent's Irish Cup final at Windsor Park this afternoon (2.30pm). 

The Stripes were beaten by Linfield in last year's decider.

Manager Oran Kearney says they'll need to be at their best today to make amends against a team featuring star strikers Joe Gormley and Rory Donnelly...

It's an extra-special day for Bannsiders defender Gareth McConaghie who's also celebrating his 30th birthday...

Cliftonville haven't won the cup for 39 years.

Club captain Chris Curran says the players today have a chance to make history...

Reds assistant manager Harry Fay came close in the cup 11 years ago when his Dungannon team lost on penalties to Linfield.

He admits it was a painful experience and says he doesn't want a repeat performance...










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