10-man Swifts lift first senior trophy as Mayse strikes twice on emotional night at Windsor

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Ryan Harpur and Terry Fitzpatrick lift the BetMcLean League Cup. Image courtesy NIFL.

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Dungannon Swifts have lifted their first ever senior trophy.

They beat holders Ballymena United 3-1 in Saturday night's BetMcLean League Cup final at Windsor Park.

Ryan Mayse scored twice with Cormac Burke getting the third goal before Swifts captain Ryan Harpur was harshly sent off in the last 10 minutes.

Manager Rodney McAree says the first cup win in the Swifts' 69-year history "means everything" to him, his family and everybody at the club - and he's praising his players.

The skipper's been speaking about his controversial dismissal.

Man of the match Mayse told the post-match press conference it's not the first time he's hit a double in a cup final!


Swifts supporters celebrated long into the night, including Ryan's family and friends of his teammates.

And it was an emotional evening for his uncle, Paul McLaughlin.




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