Saturday 13th August v. Glenavon (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Danske Bank Premiership fixtures announced
Newry City Match Preview
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BALLYMENA United and Newry City both travel to Mourneview on Tuesday evening for the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup semi-final.
The last time the sides met was at Ballymena Showgrounds in December 2018 in the top flight, United running out winners with second half goals from Cathair Friel, Ryan Mayse and Adam Lecky securing the points.
Newry City:
Newry City sit in prime position for automatic promotion to the Danske Bank Premiership after an excellent league campaign seen them win 21, draw 7 and lose 9 games, resulting in a total of 70 points with one game to play.

The Newry men beat neighbours Warrenpoint Town 2-1 away from home in the first round of this seasons Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, going on to defeat Ards 1-0 at home in the second round. They were beaten 1-0 at The Oval by Glentoran in the third round, but the East Belfast side were thrown out after it was shown they'd played in ineligible player, leading to Newry automatically going through to face Ballymena United.
Ballymena United:
For Ballymena United, it's been a long tough season which leaves us to finish 8th in the Danske Bank Premiership for the second year running. A 3-0 victory at home to Carrick Rangers on Saturday will have provided much optimism going into the Irish Cup game.

The Sky Blues hosted Loughgall in the opening round of the cup, goals from Christopher Rogers and Andrew McGrory in either half enough to earn a second round game against Portstewart at home. Again, United put the visitors to bed with some ease, goals from Ryan Waide, Paul McElroy and Michael Place resulting in a 3-0 win. Next up was an impressive Larne side at the Showgrounds, an incredible encounter which seen United come from behind twice within the 90 minutes to draw 3-3 and, with nothing of note in extra-time, the game ending in a win for the home side, 4-3 on penalties.
Ticket Information:
Anyone wishing to attend the game must buy a ticket online from the ticketmaster website here - Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup semi-final tickets.

Prices are £12 adults and £8 concession and all sales will be online using the above link. There will be no cash turnstiles and no tickets will be available to buy at the ground on the night. Supporters should be aware there is a cap on the number of concession tickets.
Supporters Information:
United supporters will be housed in the Glenfield Road Stand (normal away end) and should enter via the turnstiles at the Tandragee Road end of the ground.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Andrew Nethery. Assistant 2: Stephen Bell. 4th Official: Evan Boyce.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
Having virtually secured their place in next season's Danske Bank Premiership at the weekend, Newry will be coming into this game full of confidence, despite the narrow defeat to Ballinamallard United. Whilst inconsistent at times, the Braidmen have shown on multiple occasions over the course of the season that they can play exquisite football, a 3-0 win on Saturday raising hopes that we can make the final. Make your way to Mourneview Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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