Celtic off to Shamrock Park

Josh Barton of Lurgan Celtic will face his former club Portadown in the next round of the Irish Cup.
Josh Barton of Lurgan Celtic will face his former club Portadown in the next round of the Irish Cup.

Lurgan Celtic’s reward for beating Knockbreda on Saturday is an Irish Cup tie at close neighbours Portadown on Saturday, March 5.

Aaron Haire scored the only goal of the game at Knockramer Park to see the Hoops through to the last eight.

Colin Malone’s side will relish the challenge of a Premier League side and the fact it is a local derby should prove to be a fascinating tie.

The Hoops have two former Portadown players in their ranks, Josh Barton and January signing Shea Conaty.

Glenavon will host Loughgall after their superb 4-1 win over holders Glentoran.