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If shirts could talk, then this one could tell a tale. This simple design first saw the light of day as Glentoran mounted an assault on the Gibson Cup during the 1963/64 season. This was the shirt worn by the Glens when they went to Windsor in the Irish League on the 4th April 1964. Glentoran hadn't won at Windsor since March 1947. No one could have predicted that not only would Glentoran come away victorious but they would crush the old enemy 8-1 in the process. Ike McDowell steered the Cock 'n' Hens to another 5-1 thumping of the Blues in the semi-final of the County Antrim Shield before retiring from football with the Irish League Championship safely back on Mersey Street. Significantly this design was also worn by Glentoran against Greek Champions Panathanaikos under the newly commissioned Oval floodlights. Radical changes were about to overhaul Glentoran colours however this shirt would remain as an away option right up until 1973 when it was worn in the final of the Blaxnit Cup.
The first V design on a Glentoan shirt since 1902, this must rank as one of the most bizarre kits Glentoran have ever worn. During a period of upheaval at boardroom level, director, the late Paddy Hunt purchased this shirt for the Glens. Its introduction even made the local papers with a picture of Glentoran fan Mrs Connie Duncan gazing admiringly at the new strip. Its lifespan was short but its arrival also brought with it the introduction of numbers on the player's shorts. Glentoran lifted the Irish Cup in April 1966 in the famous Terry Conroy final (not in this kit), along the way though it took two replays against Distillery to dispose of the Whites, played out wearing this memorable shirt. In Europe the Glens were up against Royal Antwerp again in the Fairs Cup. Trevor Thompson was on fire.