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Wednesday 16 Mar 2016
Tennent’s Irish Cup Semi-Finals rescheduled following formal request from PSNI

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has formally requested the Irish Football Association to reverse the scheduled Tennent’s Irish Cup Semi Final matches planned for the 1st and 2nd April 2016.

They cite a number of reasons for this request; including potential public disorder, raised community tension and other events occurring in the city on the evening of 1st April.

After careful consideration the Challenge Cup Committee of the Irish FA has agreed to the formal request and re-scheduled the games as follows: Glenavon v Crusaders @ 7.45pm on Friday 1 April 2016 Linfield v Lurgan Celtic @ 3pm on Saturday 2 April 2016 The matches will be played at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.