Glentoran hero Elliott Morris says Irish Cup glory for the club this year will feel as sweet as any league title triumph.
The experienced goalkeeper accepts the league championship is the biggest prize in domestic football but he believes the pride and joy of winning the Cup next Friday night would be just as special. Linfield claimed the title without being able to finish the job on the pitch but the Glens do still have an opportunity to capture silverware on the Windsor Park surface if they can overcome Cliftonville in Monday's semi-final.
Ballymena United and Coleraine will meet in the earlier last-four showdown and Morris (right) had identified Cup success as a more realistic target for his side than title heroics.
After playing in five deciders and lifting the trophy three times, including as club skipper, the 39-year-old player-coach knows all about the emotions that come with winning and losing semi-finals and finals.
"In some ways, winning the Irish Cup could feel better than winning the league," said Morris.
"It's a special trophy and it's such an important day in the season that it can make you feel as good as winning the league. The title is the biggest prize but the Irish Cup remains a major trophy and it was a more realistic target for us this season than the league championship which wasn't able to be completed.
"Any major trophy for ourselves would be fantastic."