Armstrong Cup draw throws up intriguing ties

Thursday, 6 July 2017

THE draw for the 2017 Armstrong Cup has thrown up a number of interesting ties involving local sides.

In the first round of the competition, the Armagh Blues will face city rivals Armagh City Reserves in one of the stand out ties of the draw which took place at the Orchard Leisure Centre last Wednesday morning.

Armagh outfit Red Star FC will take on the reigning champions Tandragee Rovers in the opening game of the competition on Friday, July 14.

Loughgall United will take on Mid-Ulster Intermediate A side Hanover, while Annagh United Strollers will take on junio opposition in Keady Celtic. Craigavon outfit Goodyear will take on Mid-Ulster Intermediate B side Tullyvallen Rangers.

Last year's runners-up United LT will take on local Intermediate B outfit Laurelvale, while double winners Richhill AFC will face Moira Albion in another intriguing tie.

Caledon Rovers, who finished as runners-up in 2015 will take on Markethill Swifts 2nd XI.



Friday, July 14

7pm - Red Star FC v Tandragee Rovers. (Match 1)

Saturday, July 15

11.45am - Loughgall United v Hanover. (Match 2)

Saturday, July 15

3pm - Annagh United Strollers v Keady Celtic. (Match 3)

Monday, July 17

7pm - Goodyear v Tullyvallen Rangers. (Match 4)

Tuesday, July 18

7pm - United LT v Laurelvale FC. (Match 5)

Wednesday, July 19

7pm - Armagh Blues v Armagh City Reserves. (Match 6)

Thursday, July 20

7pm - Moira Albion v Richhill AFC. (Match 7)

Saturday, July 22

11.45am - Caledon Rovers v Markethill Swifts 2nd XI (Match 8)

The quarter-finals will be played from Saturday, July 22 to Wednesday, July 26 and the winners of match one will play match two, match three will play four, match five will play the winner of match six and the two winning teams from match seven and match eight will face each other.



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