Thanks to everyone, including members of our current first team, who either attended or helped with the Budweiser night on Saturday past in the Bedeck Sports Bar as we celebrated our sensational victory over Linfield in the 1989 Budweiser Cup Final reply. A special thanks to our compere for the night, Bobby Carlisle for the excellent job he did; to Maynard Collins for his technical help and to former referee, Alan Snoddy who, of course, had been in charge for the game.

We were also pleased that the late Bill Ireland’s daughter, Karen, was able to attend on the evening. Our victory in the 1989 final will, for many, always be associated with her father’s superbly written match report. Thank you also to our sponsors: Wee Paddy’s Bistro; LA Drinks, Lurgan and Neill Harvey.

Finally, we were delighted that so many of the 1989 squad were able to attend and help us relive memories of that never to be forgotten night in April 1989. Glenavon 6, Linfield 1.