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After Linfield's double delight, now for the treble

Healy wants one final big performance from Linfield to end season on a huge high

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Linfield lift the trophy after wining the league. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Linfield lift the trophy after wining the league. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew lifts the Gibson Cup after defeating Cliftonville at Solitude.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew lifts the Gibson Cup after defeating Cliftonville at Solitude. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Linfield players celebrate winning the Gibson Cup after defeating  Cliftonville at Solitude.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Linfield players celebrate winning the Gibson Cup after defeating Cliftonville at Solitude. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Linfield celebrate after the game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield celebrate after the game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield celebrate after todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield celebrate after todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield celebrate lifting the Gibson Cup for the 52nd time in their history. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield celebrate lifting the Gibson Cup for the 52nd time in their history. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield manager David Healy celebrates with his backroom staff after the game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield manager David Healy celebrates with his backroom staff after the game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield players celebrate winning the Gibson Cup after defeating  Cliftonville during Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match  at Solitude. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Linfield players celebrate winning the Gibson Cup after defeating Cliftonville during Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match at Solitude. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Linfield's Andrew Waterworth. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Linfield's Andrew Waterworth. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Linfield's Mark Stafford celebrates a goal  during Saturday's game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Linfield's Mark Stafford celebrates a goal during Saturday's game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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LinfieldÕs  Andy  Waterworth scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership LinfieldÕs Andy Waterworth scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . 

Cliftonville's Tomas Cosgrove with Linfield's  Aaron Burns.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017 Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . Cliftonville's Tomas Cosgrove with Linfield's Aaron Burns. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017

Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . 

Linfield  manager David Healey 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017 Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . Linfield manager David Healey Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017

Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . 

Linfield's fans celebrates after they score to make it 1-1. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017 Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . Linfield's fans celebrates after they score to make it 1-1. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017

Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . 

Linfield's fans celebrates after they score to make it 1-1. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017 Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . Linfield's fans celebrates after they score to make it 1-1. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

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CliftonvilleÕs Chris Ramsey is sent off  during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership CliftonvilleÕs Chris Ramsey is sent off during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership
LinfieldÕs  Andy  Waterworth scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership LinfieldÕs Andy Waterworth scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership
LinfieldÕs  Andy  Waterworth scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership LinfieldÕs Andy Waterworth scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores against Linfield at Solitude in Belfast.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores against Linfield at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores  during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

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Linfield’s Mark Stafford and Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership Linfield’s Mark Stafford and Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

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Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership
Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership Cliftonville’s Daniel Hughes scores during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

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Linfield fans are ejected from the home stand during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership Linfield fans are ejected from the home stand during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Linfield fans are ejected from the home stand during todays game at Solitude in Belfast.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/04/2017 Cliftonville v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership Linfield fans are ejected from the home stand during todays game at Solitude in Belfast. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . 

Cliftonville fans react as Linfield supporters are removed from the Cliftonville stand after a short time into the match. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 29th April 2017 Danske Bank Premiership - Cliftonville Vs Linfield at Solitude in north Belfast . Cliftonville fans react as Linfield supporters are removed from the Cliftonville stand after a short time into the match. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

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Linfield lift the trophy after wining the league. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Triumphant title-winning manager David Healy will demand his Linfield players give him "one more big game" to secure an incredible treble this season.

The Blues won the League Championship for the 52nd time on Saturday when they defeated Cliftonville 3-1 at Solitude to finish two points above Crusaders at the summit.

While the celebrations continued all weekend, Healy will insist the partying comes to an end as the Blues prepare to tackle Coleraine in the Tennent's Irish Cup final at Windsor on Saturday.

The Co Antrim Shield, along with the Gibson Cup, are safely locked away in the trophy cabinet at Windsor Park, and Healy would dearly love to add the Irish Cup to that collection.

The former Northern Ireland goalscoring sensation says: "Winning the title is fantastic and we have quite rightly enjoyed the celebrations after all our hard work, but we now have one more big game remaining and it is one I and I know the players will be relishing."

Healy, already with an eye on next season, looks set to win the race to sign Portadown midfielder Robert Garrett, ahead of a posse of other clubs.

Garrett, who turns 29 later this week, is expected to sign a two-year contract at Windsor Park in the next few weeks after choosing the Blues ahead of interest from Ballymena United, Crusaders and Glenavon.

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He returns to Linfield, where he previously played from 2008 to 2014, after spending the last three seasons at Shamrock Park.

Meanwhile, Portadown have confirmed that striker Mark McAllister will leave the club to join Crusaders.


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