Defence begins at Moyola Park

Cup holders Glenavon face trip to Moyola Park.
Cup holders Glenavon face trip to Moyola Park.

Glenavon’s defence of the Irish Cup begins at Moyola Park on Saturday, January 10.

Chairman Adrian Teer is happy with the draw.

“You always like to be at home, but there are a lot harder draws we could have had so it is not too bad,” said Teer.

“It’s a big day and a big occasion for Moyola Park to host the holders and we all know shocks can happen in the cup so we will have to prepare well and make the most of the chance to progress.”

The full draw is as follows:

Annagh United v Ballyclare Comrades, Armagh City v Newtowne, Ballymena United v Crumlin Star, Bangor v Brantwood, Cliftonville v Ards Rangers, Coleraine v. Warrenpoint Town, Crusaders v Newington YC, Dungannon Swifts v Ballinamallard United, Glentoran v Ards, HW Welders v Derriaghy CC, Institute v Loughgall, Larne v Carrick Rangers, Moyola Park v Glenavon, Portstewart v Dundela, PSNI v Portadown, Tobermore United v Linfield.