Round one of this season’s Sadler’s Peaky Blinder kicked off on Tuesday night with seven of the 10 opening ties being played.
Dean Shiels’ Dungannon Swifts saw off Glenavon with a 2-1 win at Mourneview Park while last year’s beaten finalists Ballymena United eased to a 4-1 success over Portadown.
There was also a comfortable 5-1 win for Cliftonville against Portstewart while Andy Waterworth and Shayne Lavery were on target as Linfield defeated Annagh United 2-0.
Paul Heatley’s late long-range strike was enough to send Crusaders through to the second round at the expense of Coleraine at the Showgrounds.
Above: Crusaders' Paul Heatley celebrates after netting the only goal of the game to see off Coleraine
Warrenpoint Town banked a 2-1 victory over Ballyclare and Carrick Rangers put three past Belfast Celtic without reply.
The final three ties of the round will be played on Saturday (1 May) with Ballinamallard United welcoming Dergview, Kockbreda hosting Newington and Loughgall taking on Banbridge Town.
Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup R1 results | 27 April
Ballymena United 4 (McElroy 5 & 57, Waide 42, McCartan 76p) v Portadown 1 (Bonis 40)
Carrick Rangers 3 (Smith 3, Loughran 70p, Forsythe 86) v Belfast Celtic 0
Cliftonville 5 (Breen 3, O'Connor 8 & 70, Kearns 71, R. Curran 80) v Portstewart 1 (Vauls 63)
Coleraine 0 v Crusaders 1 (Heatley 85)
Glenavon 1 (Purkis 10) v Dungannon Swifts 2 (Mayse 32, S. McGinty 67)
Linfield 2 (Waterworth 53, Lavery 85) v Annagh United 0
Warrenpoint Town 2 (McCaffrey 40, Swan 75) v Ballyclare Comrades 1 (Dobbin 55)