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Linfield start Irish Cup defence

New signing Mark McAllister is set to make his debut as the Blues begin their bid to retain the JJB Sports Irish Cup against the PSNI on Saturday.
The striker joined the Blues from Dungannon Swifts in midweek for a fee of around £35,000..

Glentoran, who are still without keeper Elliott Morris (knee), host Limavady United in their fourth round tie.

Cliftonville midfielder Francis Murphy (calf) is a doubt for the game against Warrenpoint at Solitude.
Ronan Scannell is suspended after his dismissal in the 2-1 midweek defeat at Linfield.

Crusaders welcome back midfielder Eamon Doherty (ankle) after five weeks on the sidelines for the Seaview encounter with Ballymoney United.

Last year's beaten finalists Coleraine are missing the in-form Darren Boyce (suspension) for the tricky test at the Showgrounds against Ards.


JJB Sports Irish Cup fouth round (1500 GMT)

Ballinamallard Utd v Donegal Celtic (1430)
Ballyclare Comrades v Ballymena Utd
Banbridge Town v Lisburn Distillery (1400)
Bangor v Carrick Rangers
Cliftonville v Warrepoint Town
Coleraine v Ards
Crusaders v Ballymoney Utd
Dungannon Swifts v Downpatrick
Glenavon v Newington YC
Glentoran v Limavady Utd
Islandmagee v Institute (at Drumahoe)
Larne v Loughgall
Linfield v PSNI
Newry City v Portstewart
Portadown v Dergview
Tobermore Utd v Killyleagh YC (1400)

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Not many big ties here with all the premiership teams avoiding each other in this round. Tie of the round probally Ballinallmalard Vs DC, as they have a small rivalry with each other as they challenge for promotion to premiership this season.

My predictions for winners in bold
 

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Fifth round - results

BALLYMENA UTD 0 -1 CRUSADERS

CLIFTONVILLE 2 - 0 DONEGAL CELTIC

GLENAVON 1 - 3 LINFIELD


GLENTORAN 2 -1 COLERAINE


INSTITUTE 1 - 0 DUNGANNON SWIFTS

LISBURN DISTILLERY 1 -0 TOBERMORE UTD

NEWRY CITY 1 -0 BANGOR

PORTADOWN 5 - 0 LOUGHGALL


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Quarters, my predictions in bold

Linfield - Distillery
Glentoran - Cliftonville
Crusaders - Portadown
Institute - Newry


Would go watch Dsitllery game if i didnt have to work :(
Portadown was a bit of a red herring too because although they are not playing amazing in the league this year they have been masters of cup competions, winning league cup earlier in the year so i fancy them for this.
 
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