Cliftonville are up for the cup as they aim to end the derby day Crusaders curse

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Cliftonville defender Jaimie McGovern

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Cliftonville host Crusaders in the last 16 of the Irish Cup on Saturday.

The Reds haven't beaten their north Belfast rivals since October 2014.

But defender Jaimie McGovern says it's the perfect occasion to end the hoodoo...

The Crues have been boosted by the deadline day signing of former Cliftonville striker Darren Murray from Warrenpoint Town, but he’s cup-tied. 

Manager Stephen Baxter says they need to bounce back from their mid-week League Cup semi-final defeat against Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park...

The Swifts are aiming to cause another upset in their Irish Cup clash away to Glenavon.

After Tuesday's tie went to extra-time, manager Rodney McAree welcomes reinforcements....

There's an intriguing North West derby at Ballycastle Road with Coleraine taking on Championship leaders, Institute. 

Other sixth round ties include holders Linfield at home to Newry City.

Blues boss David Healy says they've been spying on the opposition...

Glentoran go to Ballyclare.

Gary Haveron could hand a debut to ex-Liverpool midfielder Alex O'Hanlon.

The Glens chief expects a tough test...

Ballymena face Ballinamallard, who last week hit Cliftonville for six in the Premiership shock of the season.

Here's one of the scorers, Stephen O'Flynn...

Also in the cup this weekend, Larne entertain Dundela and Ards travel to Loughgall.


Ballymena have announced two new signings - Australian Patrick Weir, who's been playing in Germany, and ex-Derry City goalkeeper Thomas McDermott, who spent three years in the Spurs development squad.



Tennent's Irish Cup Sixth Round - kick-off 3pm

Ballyclare Comrades v Glentoran
Ballymena United v Ballinamallard United
Cliftonville v Crusaders
Coleraine v Institute
Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts
Larne v Dundela
Linfield v Newry City
Loughgall v Ards





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