'Paint the town red' call after Larne FC's win

A community group has urged residents to 'paint the town red' following Larne FC's semi-final victory on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 11:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 11:57 am
The public art piece near the flyover.
The public art piece near the flyover.

They will play Linfield in Friday’s showpiece, with to 1,000 fans allowed to attend the final.

Commenting on the win, Larne Renovation Generation said: "Brilliant performance by Larne Football Club to get into the Irish cup final on Friday.

Unveiling the 'topiary footballer' last week.

"LRG is calling on business owners and community groups from Carnlough to Islandmagee and everywhere in between to paint the town red!"

It follows the group's unveiling last week of a 'topiary footballer', sporting a Larne FC shirt, near the flyover at Bridge Street.

The piece was funded by the Larne FC's 'Brighter Futures' scheme and supported by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, who assisted LRG with cleaning up the flowerbeds and installing the topiary.

Click here for pictures from Larne FC’s dramatic Irish Cup semi-final victory.

Meanwhile, Crusaders Football Club have appointed counsel following Tuesday’s controversial penalty shootout defeat to Larne in the Irish Cup semi-final - read more here.