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In pictures: Banbridge return to win Kirk Cup after three year absence

Banbridge celebrate their victory in the Kirk Cup final.
Banbridge celebrate their victory in the Kirk Cup final.
Banbridge's Bruce Mc Candless, right is challenged by Annadale's Peter Corrie during the Kirk Cup Final at Lisnagarvey. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge's David Rae, let, is challenged by Annadale captain Ryan Burgess during the Kirk Cup Final at Lisnagarvey. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge's Bruce Mc Candless, right is challenged by Annadale's Peter Corrie during the Kirk Cup Final at Lisnagarvey. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge's Peter Brown, left, is challenged by Annadale's Ryan Getty during the Kirk Cup Final at Lisnagarvey. Pic by Peter Morrison
Annadale's Ben Wallace, centre, is challenged by Banbrdige's Zach McClellan, right, during the Kirk Cup Final at Lisnagarvey. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge Winners of the Kirk Cup Hockey Final celebrate after defeating Annadale at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge Winners of the Kirk Cup Hockey Final celebrate after defeating Annadale at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. Captain Josh Moffett holds the cup. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge Winners of the Kirk Cup Hockey Final celebrate after defeating Annadale at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge Winners of the Kirk Cup Hockey Final celebrate after defeating Annadale at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. Captain Josh Moffett holds the cup. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge Winners of the Kirk Cup Hockey Final celebrate after defeating Annadale at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. Captain Josh Moffett holds the cup. Pic by Peter Morrison
Banbridge Winners of the Kirk Cup Hockey Final celebrate after defeating Annadale at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Hockey Club have won the Kirk Cup for the first time since 2014.

Bann and their fellow Irish Hockey League sides had been refused entry to the Kirk Cup until the ban was lifted this season and the County Down club have made the most of that rule change in the best possible way, beating Annadale 4-1 at Lisnagarvey's Comber Road.

The win completed a stunning double for the town, with Banbridge Town FC winning the Bob Radcliffe Cup.

Even without their inspirational captain Eugene Magee, Bann led 3-0 by the break with Johnny McKee and Josh Moffett amongst the scorers in a crucial 15 minute period leading up to half-time.

Tumilty's men didn't look back after the break, adding the fourth before Peter Caruth netted a consolation for Annadale.

Earlier in the day, Pegasus had won the Ulster Shield on penalties.

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