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Paddy McCourt shows star quality on and off the pitch at Glenavon Charity Shield win

By David Mason

Published 01/08/2016

Glenavon celebrate after their Charity Shield victory at Mournview park in Lurgan.
Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
Glenavon celebrate after their Charity Shield victory at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Simin Kellly in action with Crusaders Gavin Whyte
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Rhys Marshall in action with Crusaders Michael Carville
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gregg Moorhouse in action with Crusaders Jordan Forsythe
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andy Kilmartin in action with Crusaders Gavin Whyte
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Michael Carville leaves the pitch with a head injury during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's manager Gary Hamilton. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Joel Cooper with Crusaders' Gavin Whyte. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's manager Gary Hamilton. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Joel Cooper with Crusaders' Howard Beverland Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Joel Cooper with Crusaders' Howard Beverland Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Colin Coates and Glenavon's Greg Moorhouse clash heads during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Michael Carville leaves the pitch with a head injury during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Rhys Marshall in action with Crusaders Gavin Whyte
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Paddy Mccourt in action with Crusaders Richard Clarke
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Marc Patton in action with Crusaders Gavin Whyte
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Paddy McCourt in action with Crusaders Jordan Forsythe
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Simon Kelly in action with Crusaders Michael Carville
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Guy Bates in action with Crusaders Howard Beverland
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Rhys Marshall in action with Crusaders Colin Coates
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Chris Lindsay in action with Crusaders Jordan Owens
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andy Kilmartin in action with Crusaders Philip Lowry
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andy Kilmartin in action with Crusaders Philip Lowry
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gregg Moorhouse in action with Crusaders Michael Gault
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Mark Patton gets a straight red card for denying Gavin Whyte a goal scoring opportunity
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Simon Kelly in action with Crusaders David Cushley
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Paddy McNally in action with Crusaders Philip Lowry
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Sean O'Neill and Glenavon's Guy Bates during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Michael Gault and Glenavon's Declan O'Brien during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Sean O'Neill and Glenavon's Andrew Doyle during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Sean O'Neill and Glenavon's Declan O'Brien during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Sean O'Neill and Glenavon's Guy Bates during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andy Kilmartin in action with Crusaders Philip Lowry
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Rhys Marshall in action with Crusaders David Cushley
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Sean O'Neill and Glenavon's Declan O'Brien during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Sean O'Neill and Glenavon's Declan O'Brien during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Gavin Whyte and Glenavon's David Elebert during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Matthew Snoddy is stretchered off during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Matthew Snoddy and Glenavon's Andrew Doyle square up during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Glenavon's manager Gary Hamilton is amused by his yellow card during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Crusaders Matthew Snoddy receives treatment during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Glenavon's manager Gary Hamilton is amused by his yellow card during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Glenavon's Jordan Jenkins celebrates his goal during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Glenavon's Jordan Jenkins celebrates his goal during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Glenavon's Jordan Jenkins celebrates his goal during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 30-7-16 Glenavon v Crusaders - Charity Shield Glenavon's Jordan Jenkins celebrates his goal during today's Charity Shield at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon celebrate after Jordan Jenkins(centre) scores to make it 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon celebrate after Jordan Jenkins scores to make it 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon celebrate after Jordan Jenkins scores to make it 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon celebrate after Jordan Jenkins(right) scores to make it 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon celebrate after Jordan Jenkins(right) scores to make it 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Crusaders manager Stepehrn Baxter Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Paddy McCourt with Crusaders' David Cushley Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Paddy McCourt with Crusaders' David Cushley Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Crusaders manager Stepehrn Baxter Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Declan O'Brien with Crusaders' Michael Gault Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Crusaders goalkeeper Sean O'Neill defends a cross against Glenavon's Andy Kilmartin. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
[Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Crusaders goalkeeper Sean O'Neill defends a cross against Glenavon's Andrew Doyle. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon take off Paddy McCourt and bring on Gary Hamilton. . Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon take off Paddy McCourt and bring on Gary Hamilton. . Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon take off Paddy McCourt and bring on Gary Hamilton. . Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon take off Paddy McCourt and bring on Gary Hamilton. . Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon take off Paddy McCourt and bring on Gary Hamilton. . Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's goal scorer Jordan Jenkins is presented with the shield after they win the match 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's goal scorer Jordan Jenkins is presented with the shield after they win the match 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's goal scorer Jordan Jenkins is presented with the shield after they win the match 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon are presented with the shield after they win the match 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Paddy McCourt with the with the shield after they win the match 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon are presented with the shield after they win the match 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 30th July 2016 Charity Shield Final - Glenavon v Crusaders atmMourneview, Lurgan. Glenavon's Paddy McCourt with the with the shield after they win the match 1-0. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Paddy McCourt
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Sir Bruce Robinson presents the Charity shield to goal scorer Jordan Jenkins
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavon celbrate after winning the Charity Shield
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Joel Cooper in action with Crusaders Gavin Whyte
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Joel Cooper in action with Crusaders Gavin Whyte
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Joel Cooper in action with Crusaders Gavin Whyte
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons goal scorer Jordan Jenkins
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gavin Whyte in action with Crusaders Andrew Doyle
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gavin Whyte in action with Crusaders Andrew Doyle
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gavin Whyte in action with Crusaders Andrew Doyle
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gavin Whyte in action with Crusaders Andrew Doyle
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gavin Whyte in action with Crusaders Andrew Doyle
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Gavin Whyte in action with Crusaders Andrew Doyle
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andrew Doyle pictured after a challenge with Crusaders Mathew Snoddy
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Crusaders Mathew Snoddy gets stretchered off after a challenge by Andrew Doyle
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Crusaders Mathew Snoddy
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andy McGrory in action with Crusaders David Cushley
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andy Kilmartin in action with Crusaders David Cushley
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Rhys Maarshall in action with Crusaders Philip Lowry
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders David Cushley and Glenavon’s Paddy McCourt during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Howard Beverland and Glenavon’s Guy Bates during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders keeper Sean O'Neill during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Gavin Whyte with Glenavon’s Joel Cooper and Andrew Doyle during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Gavin Whyte and Glenavon’s Rys Marshall during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Gavin Whyte and Glenavons Andrew Doyle during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Gavin Whyte with Glenavon’s Joel Cooper and Andrew Doyle during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Matthew Snoddy is taken off injured during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Gavin Whyte with Glenavon’s Joel Cooper and Andrew Doyle during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Gavin Whyte and Glenavons Andrew Doyle during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Glenavon’s Jonny Tuffey during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Crusaders Matthew Snoddy is taken off injured during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Glenavon’s Jordan Jenkins celebrates a goal during todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Glenavon’s Jordan Jenkins celebrates after todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Glenavon’s Jordan Jenkins celebrates after todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Glenavon celebrate after todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Glenavon’s Jordan Jenkins celebrates after todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/07/2016 Crusaders v Glenavon Charity Shield Final Glenavon’s Jordan Jenkins celebrates after todays Charity Shield at Mournview park in Lurgan. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andy Kilmartin in action with Crusaders David Cushley
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Rhys Maarshall in action with Crusaders Philip Lowry
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Jordan Jenkins celebrates after scoring to make the score 1-0 to Glenavon
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Jordan Jenkins celebrates after scoring to make the score 1-0 to Glenavon
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Andrew Doyle in action with Crusaders Jordan Owens
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Joel Cooper in action with Crusaders Billy Joe Burns
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Jordan Jenkins celebrates after scoring to make the score 1-0 to Glenavon
Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th July 2016 Photograph:Stephen Hamilton Northern Ireland Hospice charity shield match between Glenavon and Crusaders at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Glenavons Jordan Jenkins celebrates after scoring to make the score 1-0 to Glenavon

Generous Paddy McCourt made one young Glenavon fan very happy by presenting him with his winners' medal after the NI Hospice Charity Shield game at Mourneview Park.

The Northern Ireland midfielder was politely asked to pose for a picture with the kid, before Paddy draped his first Irish League medal around the neck of the beaming Zach McCann.

McCourt, who wore the captain's armband, may have lasted just over an hour, but there was enough time for him to show glimpses of what Glenavon fans can expect when the serious stuff starts next week.

"It's another 60 minutes and it's only my second game in three-and-a-half months, but it was good to play for an hour," said the former Celtic man.

"I got tired a wee bit at the end because the plan was to play 45, but the extra 15 will do me the world of good. I know it was only the Charity Shield, but it was great to get the win and start the season off with some sort of silverware."

McCourt wasn't surprised the contest developed into a feisty affair with the Crues losing three players due to injury and Glenavon playing for over 60 minutes with only 10 men, having Mark Patton dismissed.

It was a tough introduction to the Irish League for any player.

He added: "There were a few tackles flying in, but I think it was played in good spirit. There were a few clashes of heads, but they were genuine attempts to get the ball.

"Our red card was one of those when the referee had no option because it was an obvious goal-scoring chance.

"It was a good game with a few tasty challenges, but I certainly don't think it was a dirty game.

"That was more like a proper league game than a friendly and both teams went for it.

"There was no holding back and that is great preparation going in to next week."

Belfast Telegraph

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