Holders see red as Glens clinch dramatic comeback victory in front of FIFA royalty

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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino at Oval. Pic: Glentoran FC.

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The draw’s been made for the semi-finals of the Irish Cup - by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

He’s been in Northern Ireland for a meeting of world football officials.

Ballymena will meet Coleraine in the last four at the end of the month.

It's after the Sky Blues beat Ballinamallard 2-0 at Ferney Park on Saturday.

The Bannsiders had a 3-2 win in Larne on Friday night. 

The other semi is a Belfast derby, Glentoran against Cliftonville.

Both teams won 2-1 in their quarter-finals on Saturday - the Reds away to Dungannon, the Glens at home to Crusaders.

The Crues had two players and manager Stephen Baxter sent off.

Jordan Forsythe and Gerard Doherty saw red for incidents before and after the final whistle.

Robbie McDaid's disputed penalty won it for Mick McDermott's men.

We asked top football writer Stephen Looney for his assessment immediately after the game...












Courtesy Glens TV/DigiVibe Media.


This week's fixtures, Danske Bank Premiership 

Tuesday 7.45pm - 

Coleraine vs Glenavon
Crusaders vs Cliftonville
Dungannon Swifts vs Ballymena United

Saturday 3pm - 

Ballymena United vs Coleraine 
Carrick Rangers vs Linfield 
Crusaders vs Institute
Dungannon Swifts vs Warrenpoint Town
Glentoran vs Cliftonville

5.30pm - 
Larne vs Glenavon



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