On this May 21 date 15 years ago in 2005 Linfield won the inaugural Setanta cup trophy defeating Shelbourne 2-0 at Tolka park in Dublin.
Official Linfield media will mark this significant anniversary over the coming days culminating in the As Live re run broadcast of the game on the club’s official Facebook site on Saturday evening.
Those who were in attendance in Dublin on that unforgettable night will remember the occasion vividly but for those who were maybe too young to be present, we reproduce the match details below and feature several souvenir items of the occasion and the group games which brought Linfield to the final against Shelbourne on this exact date 15 years ago today.
The goals were scored by Ferguson (27) and Thompson (37)
The team line up was
Mannus, Douglas, W.Murphy, Bailie, D.Murphy, Mouncey (McCann, 73), McAreavey, Gault, O’Kane, Thompson (Larmour, 77) and Ferguson
The unused subs were
McShane, Hunter, Picking, King and Shannon
The group game programmes below
Longford 2 Linfield 1
Linfield 3 Glentoran 2
Linfield 1 Longford 0
Glentoran 2 Linfield 4
Shelbourne won their group comprising of games against Cork and Portadown.