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Irish League Lives: Mickey Donnelly on Cliftonville's title-winning mayhem and his secret Cup final threat

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Former Cliftonville ace Mickey Donnelly at home with his family

Former Cliftonville ace Mickey Donnelly at home with his family

Former Cliftonville ace Mickey Donnelly at home with his family

Saturday, April 18, 1998, is a date etched vividly in the memory of one Michael Donnelly.

It was the day when Cliftonville Football Club wrote their own little chapter in the rich history of Irish League football - the day their 88-year title drought ended.

You couldn't have written the script, although the mathematics were simple. A Cliftonville win over Glentoran would mean the Gibson Cup would take up residence at Solitude.


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