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Frustrated onlooker: Lyndon Kane’s injury ruled him out of Coleraine’s Irish Cup final victory in 2018

Frustrated onlooker: Lyndon Kane’s injury ruled him out of Coleraine’s Irish Cup final victory in 2018

Lyndon Kane

Lyndon Kane

Frustrated onlooker: Lyndon Kane’s injury ruled him out of Coleraine’s Irish Cup final victory in 2018

Coleraine may have already punched their ticket to European football next season, but defender Lyndon Kane insists winning the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup is still their priority.

The Bannsiders face rivals Ballymena United in this afternoon's semi-final showdown at Windsor Park, which marks the return of senior football after the coronavirus shutdown.

Oran Kearney's boys were deprived of a possible triple trophy success when global football went into lockdown in March. They already had the League Cup sitting proudly on the shelf, while they were hot on the heels of Linfield at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership before the Blues were crowned champions on a points-per-game basis with seven fixtures left to play.