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1983
And then there were four. The stage was set for the 1983 Irish Cup Final at Windsor Park on the 30th April 1983. In reality it turned into a turgid affair with a Lindsay McKeown penalty levelling the sides after Gerry Mullan's opener. The sides would decamp to the Oval for the replay a week later to a livelier location and to a pitch patrolled by a Rooster. It was that man Jameson who scored twice to win the Glens the Irish Cup. For the two games though Glentoran would wear the green shirt now with a round patch in place of a square one (again with the club crest embroidered on). Although the league had eluded McFall's side it had certainly been a successful season enhanced by Gerry Mullan's inclusion in all three of Northern Ireland Home International games in May.
1983
The Glens kicked 1983 off not in an Adidas kit, but in this Umbro number. Problems with the new season's shirt distribution meant that Glentoran had to rely on a strip purchased locally. It didn't affect the side in any way with McFall's team scoring 26 goals in the opening 6 games of the campaign. Normal service was resumed on the shirt front in time for the arrival of elite French side PSG at the Oval in the first round first leg of the European Cup Winners Cup. Adidas were back on board and once again Glentoran gave a superb account of themselves only being beaten 4-2 on aggregate and in turn scoring in the impressive Parc des Princes stadium in the French capital thanks to Gerry Mullan.