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For many seasoned supporters this shirt remains another iconic image of post war Glentoran. Most notably this is the shirt in which Tommy Hughes led his side back onto the Oval pitch as Glentoran returned to East Belfast on the 20th August 1949 in a game against Linfield. Many
Glentoran greats played in this kit. Sammy Hughes, Noel McCarthy, Billy Bingham, Sammy Lowry, John “Bap” Dunlop and Frankie Mulholland to name but a few. Jimmy McIlroy signed for Burnley from the Glens in March 1950. In 1951 the side captured the Ulster Cup, the City Cup too, they also won the League and the Irish Cup as Glentoran announced that they had arrived back home with a vengeance.