Blast from the past: Larne win Steel Cup in ‘56

Francey Hughes receiving the Steel and Sons Cup trophy for Larne in 1956.
Francey Hughes receiving the Steel and Sons Cup trophy for Larne in 1956.
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Francey Hughes is pictured receiving the Steel and Sons Cup trophy from a County Antrim Football Association official after Larne defeated Linfield Swifts 3-1 in the 1956-57 final.

The photo was kindly submitted to the Larne Times by Ballymena man Jackie Hughes who played for the Invermen between 1956 and 1958. He was part of the treble-winning side which claimed the Steel Cup, ‘B’ Division and Louis Moore Cup and went on to sign for Glenavon.

In a brief letter which accompanied the image, he said he thoroughly enjoyed his time at Larne and has fond memories of the camaraderie among the players.