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Cup hero Tuffey was motivated by the desire to repay faith shown in him by Mourneview bosses

By Graham luney

Published 09/05/2016

Terri-Louise Farren celebrates with Glenavon celebrate after winning todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
Terri-Louise Farren celebrates with Glenavon celebrate after winning todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
Glenavon Manager Gary Hamilton celebrates winning Irish Cup. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon celebrate after winning todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Terri-Louise Farren celebrates with Glenavon celebrate after winning todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Terri-Louise Farren celebrates with Glenavon celebrate after winning todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
Glenavon celebrate the Irish Cup win ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' celebrations as they win the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' celebrations as they win the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon celebrate after winning 0-2. and lifting the cup. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon celebrate after todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon celebrate after todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' celebrations as they win the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon celebrate after todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' celebrations as they win the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon celebrate after todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon celebrate after todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon celebrate after winning 0-2. and lifting the cup. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon celebrate after winning 0-2. and lifting the cup. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon celebrate after todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Kris Lindsay after todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon celebrate after winning 0-2. and lifting the cup. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' celebrations as they win the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' celebrations as they win the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Andrew Hall scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final GlenavonÕs Andrew Hall scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final GlenavonÕs Andrew Hall scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Andrew Hall scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final GlenavonÕs Andrew Hall scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Andrew Hall scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Andy Hall celebrates during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Paul Smyth and Glenavons Mark Patton during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields David Healy during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Kevin Braniff scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Stephen Lowry and Glenavons Andy Kilmartin during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Kevin Braniff scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Kevin Braniff scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Kevin Braniff scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
Kevin Braniff scores for Glenavon. Picture - David Hunter.
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andrew Hall scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andrew Hall scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andrew Hall scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andrew Hall scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andrew Hall scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' fans celebrate in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andrew Hall scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Eoin Bradley and Kevin Braniff celebrate in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andrew Hall scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' fans celebrate in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 7th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield Andrew Waterworth header close to Glenavon goal keeper Jonathan Tuffy during Saturday's Tennent Irish Cup Final at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' fans celebrate in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 7th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Glenavon Kevin Braniff scores against Linfield during Saturday's Tennent Irish Cup Final at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Gareth Deane looks on as Andy Hall hits home during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Andy Hall celebrates during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Eoin Bradley celebrates during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
Kevin Braniff scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Andrew Waterworth and Glenavons Joel Cooper and Ciaran Martyn during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Kevin Braniff scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 7th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield Ross Gaynor and Glenavon Rhys Marshall during Saturday's Tennent Irish Cup Final at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Kevin Braniff scores in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 7th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield Ross Gaynor challenged by Glenavon Rhys Marshall and Andrew Hall during Saturday's Tennent Irish Cup Final at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Linfield's Stephen Lowry with Glenavon's Kevin Braniff. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon's Ciaran Martyn (left) and Eoin Bradley struggle with Linfield goalkeeper Gareth Deane to score a goal which is disallowed. . Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon's Ciaran Martyn (left) and Eoin Bradley protests after a goal is disallowed. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon's Ciaran Martyn (left) and Eoin Bradley protests after a goal is disallowed. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon's Eoin Bradley protests after a goal is disallowed. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons Eoin Bradley scores a goal only for it to be called disallowed during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Stephen Lowry and Glenavons Andy Kilmartin during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavon fans during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Andy Waterworth during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Aaron Burns and Glenavons Simon Kelly during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andy Kilmrtin and Linfields' Stephen Lowry in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Eoin Bradley and Linfields' Sean Ward in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Mark Haughey and Glenavons Eoin Bradley during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Matthew Clarke and Glenavons Andy Hall during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Linfield line up before the match. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Eoin Bradley and Linfields' Stephen Lowry in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2016 Tennent's Irish Cup Final at the National Stadium, Windsor Park. Linfield Vs Glenavon. Glenavon fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Eoin Bradley and Linfields' Stephen Lowry in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Andy Kilmrtin and Linfields' Stephen Lowry in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' goal disallowed in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Stephen Lowry and Glenavons Joel Cooper during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Andrew Waterworth and Glenavons Joel Cooper and Ciaran Martyn during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Andrew Waterworth and Glenavons Conor Dillon during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Andrew Waterworth almost scores during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final LinfieldÕs Ross Gaynor and GlenavonÕs Rhys Marshall during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Ross Gaynor and Glenavons Andrew Hall during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Ross Gaynor and Glenavons Andy Kilmartin during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final LinfieldÕs Paul Smyth and GlenavonÕs Rhys Marshall during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final LinfieldÕs Mathew Clarke and GlenavonÕs Andrew Hall during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Glenavons goal is disallowed during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final LinfieldÕs Andrew Waterworth and GlenavonÕs Rhys Marshall during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final An applause for MARK FARRAN during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/05/2016 Glenavon v Linfield Tennents Irish Cup Final Linfields Ross Gaynor and Glenavons Rhys Marshall during todays Irish Cup Final at Windsor park. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER
Glenavon's Eoin Bradley and Linfield's Stephen Lowry in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Linfields' David Healy in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Simon Kelly and Linfields' Andrew Waterworth in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Linfields' David Healy in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Linfields' David Healy in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Linfields' David Healy in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Linfields' David Healy in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' fans in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Stephen McCabe, Alex McCabe and Brian Perry in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' Wade Family in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield fans Brian Moore from Bangor supporting Linfield ahead of the Tennents Irish Cup Final against Glenavon at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield fans William Donald, Emily and David Wilson from Bangor supporting Linfield ahead of the Tennents Irish Cup Final against Glenavon at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield fan Chris Murray from Newtownards supporting Linfield ahead of the Tennents Irish Cup Final against Glenavon at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield fans William and Jamie McNeill from Antrim supporting Linfield ahead of the Tennents Irish Cup Final against Glenavon at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield fan Paige Hawthrone supporting Linfield ahead of the Tennents Irish Cup Final against Glenavon at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield fans (l-r) Calvay,Caron and William Bridley supporting Linfield ahead of the Tennents Irish Cup Final against Glenavon at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Linfield fans Tommy Hawthorne, Olive Hawthorne, Alan Galloway, Paige Hawthrone (11)(, Alastair Galloway and Thomas Hawthrone supporting Linfield ahead of the Tennents Irish Cup Final against Glenavon at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' goal disallowed in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Glenavons' goal disallowed in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - May 07, Pictured is Linfields' David Healy in action during the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park on May 07, 2016 Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Glenavon goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey described the feeling of his first Irish Cup success as "absolutely sensational". The Lurgan Blues number one, who has been the most consistent shot-stopper in the Danske Bank Premiership this season, produced more heroics in the Irish Cup final to haunt his old club Linfield.

Stunning saves from Stephen Lowry and Aaron Burns contributed to the Blues' downfall while Kevin Braniff and Andy Hall found a way past Gareth Deane at the other end. The eight times capped Northern Ireland international was given efficient protection from a composed back four but when called into action Tuffey showed his class.

"It's a great day, absolutely unbelievable," said the 29-year-old, who was in tears at the finish.

"It's my first Irish Cup winner's medal and it's absolutely sensational. It's been an unbelievable season for me.

"I owe Glenavon, Gary (Hamilton) and Paul (Millar) so much and I just want to repay the faith they have shown in me when I play.

"Hopefully I'm starting to chip away at that and I've another big season coming up. It's not good enough to do it for one season, you have to perform consistently and I'm looking forward to getting going again."

The bitter irony for Linfield fans is that Tuffey was allowed to leave the club a year ago.

"I know it was a former club I was facing but you play who's in front of you and it was an Irish Cup final, a special occasion for me as it was my first one," added Tuffey.

"It would probably be unfair to pick out individuals. I thought we were excellent and we set out our stall early doors. We knew what we wanted to do and we stuck to the game plan.

"The back four were terrific but we also took our chances. Psychologically, those goals are massive and to score literally at the end of the first half was a perfect boost for us.

"It's been an unbelievable year and we will enjoy the next few days but we won't get carried away and it will be back to hard work in the summer."

While Tuffey cherished his first Cup winner's medal, Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton gave his to Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien who missed out on making the 16-man squad.

Belfast Telegraph

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