Irish Cup final expected to be all-ticket game

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Details of which stand Glenavon will be allocated for the Irish Cup final should be revealed next week.

The match on Saturday, May 3 is expected to be all-ticket with prices already announced at £15 adult and concessions £8.

Not only are Glenavon on the brink of getting their hands on the Irish Cup, but also passage into the Europa League.

Glenavon chairman Adrian Teer praised the huge Glenavon support which was at the semi-final. “In terms of numbers and vocal encouragement our fans were absolutely fantastic. They outnumbered the Crusaders supporters by more than two to one - and the Crues were a Belfast team playing at a Belfast venue. When our players most needed their backing, especially chasing the equaliser and throughout extra time, they drove them on and the size of our crowd and their colour in the North Stand really added to the atmosphere and occasion,” said Teer.

“I believed that our support would be our 12th man and that’s how it proved to be. Also the minute’s applause in memory of Jimmy Jones was conducted impeccably. Our supporters were a credit to our club and to Irish League football.”

The chairman was rich in his praise for manager Gary Hamilton and his staff. “I pay tribute to Gary, Paul Millar. Nigel Law and Reggie Hillen for their magnificent achievement in masterminding the defeat one of the best teams in the Premiership, a team that has lost only five times in the league this season.”