Irish Cup Final heartache for battling Ballymena United as they lose to Glentoran after extra-time

GUTTED...Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey was dejected at the final whistle.

THERE was Irish Cup final heartache for Ballymena United as they lost 2-1 to Glentoran after extra-time at Windsor Park on Friday night.

Glentoran had taken the lead before Ballymena levelled through Cathair Friel.

Banners on show at the match.


However, a Glentoran winner near the end of extra-time broke Ballymena hearts.

Although beaten, Ballymena fans were proud of the spirited performance shown by their side.

The Ballymena United FC Facebook page said: ‘That’s it for another season, they gave it their all, but sometimes the luck is just out.’

There were only 500 fans – 250 from each club – allowed in the ground because of coronavirus restrictions.

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