De La Salle celebrated victory in the Belfast Senior Cup for the first time since 2010 after earning a thrilling 3-2 win against St Mary’s GS at New Grosvenor on St Patrick’s Day.
In a dramatic contest, St Mary’s drew first blood when Gary Donnelly scored from the penalty spot after Ciaran Seacroft was fouled by Sean O’Hanlon.
However, De La Salle levelled courtesy of a looping header from Nathan Watts and then moved into the lead after Liam McKenna scored direct from a corner to make it 2-1 as half-time loomed.
Chris McGuinness strengthened De La Salle’s grip on the title when he struck on 55 minutes to make it 3-1.
There was drama when Donnelly was fouled and he stepped up to successfully convert his second penalty with four minutes remaining.
With the game delicately poised at 3-2, a frantic finale ensued but De La Salle managed to hold on for a brilliant triumph.