Whoever approved this shirt as an away option mustn't have looked at it very closely. Glentoran required an away kit in the event of a clash of colours in Europe and for the rare occasions when they would play Dundela who also played in green. Despite having red and blue trim this shirt was even worn in a Steel and Sons Cup final by Glentoran Seconds. Due to the limited usage it would remain in place for five years as an away jersey. Even the number was blue.
It was that old chestnut again. Glentoran qualified for the 1986 Irish Cup Final and again Bass banned shirt sponsorship. Glentoran ran out at a wet Windsor Park for the May 3rd Final against Coleraine in an Umbro shirt devoid of advertising. Gerry Mullan gave the East Belfast side the lead with a header before Alan Snoddy awarded a penalty against Glentoran's Terry Moore for handball. With less than twelve minutes left on the clock Billy Johnston threw on substitute Paul Millar in an attempt to finish it, (Millar had had the remarkable knack of scoring in every round of the competition that season). With the game in injury time “Windy” hit a speculative drive from the edge of the box which ended up in the back of the Coleraine net. There would be no way back for the Bannsiders. Glentoran's love affair with Irish Cup continued. Glentoran would wear this shirt again for the 1990 Irish Cup semi-final probably because they were unable to access a sponsorless shirt from Umbro for the semi. Glentoran won the 1990 semi-final against Linfield. A game remembered for Raymond Campbell’s Maradona like winner.