1966 saw Malahide and Old Belvedere meet for the third successive year in the Leinster Senior Cup Final. It also saw Old Belvedere win the cup for the third successive year when they had an impressive victory by 145 runs over Malahide at the Phoenix Park. It was the first year that the final was played at Phoenix Park and also the first time the final was sponsored, by Mineral Waters Distributors Limited. The final was, in fact, postponed until late in August, as opposed to its normal July date, as motor racing was scheduled for the Phoenix Park at the time the final would normally have taken place.

Old Belvedere won the toss, the third year in succession in which they did so, and batted first. After a slow start they gradually took control. Their most successful batsman was FA Daly, who hit a most attractive 72. He was well supported by a number of his colleagues and Old Belvedere finished with a total of 210. The most successful of the Malahide bowlers was J Sterry, who took 4-19. Quite a feature of play on Saturday was the splendid fielding of CD Smith of Malahide, who took four fine catches.

When Malahide went in to bat in reply, they in fact only scored 1-0 before play ended for the day. When the match resumed on Sunday they found themselves facing a target of a further 210 runs to win on what was an easy-paced batting wicket. However, they were struggling all the way and no less than five of their batsmen failed to score. They ended up all out for 65 as they were unable to handle AJ O'Riordan, who finished with 7-23. The leading scorer for Malahide was CD Smith with 17 runs.

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