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The very first in a long line of hugely popular Glentoran shirts and considered by many to be the definitive Glentoran image. This shirt first appeared in the 1966 Irish Cup final at the Oval. Glentoran defeated Linfield 2-0 to lift the trophy, but the accompanying photographs of Albert Finlay being carried from the pitch by an RUC officer alongside Trevor Thompson and of a smiling Walter Bruce holding the Irish Cup with thousands of Glentoran supporters behind him will live long in the memory. The Glens took to the field in this wonderful shirt accompanied for the first time by black shorts. This version of the jersey was also worn against Glasgow Rangers in the European Cup Winners Cup and for a time during the 66/67 campaign. It will be also forever linked to the managerial tenure of the enigmatic Scotsman John Colrain.
1966/1967
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The first pictures of this jersey can be found contained in the match report of a Glentoran friendly against a Sofia Select XI on the 3rd November 1966. The only noticeable difference in this top and the 66 Cup Final version was that the hoops around the midriff were now separated. The colour sequencing remained the same. Eric Ross was famously photographed in this shirt being carried from the field of play, again by Trevor Thompson with blood streaming from his face. Ross was to become injured in this way on numerous occasions due to his
insistence on wearing his glasses instead of contact lenses.

1966/1968