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Friday 10 Sep 2021
Irish FA Harry Cavan Youth Cup first round draw revealed

The draw has been made for this season’s Irish FA Harry Cavan Youth Cup, sponsored by Dale Farm Protein Milk.

Cup holders Cliftonville Strollers will begin their defence of the U19/U18 trophy with a trip to Fermanagh to face Ballinamallard United’s U18s.

Unfortunately Institute U18s, who lost 5-1 to the Reds in last season’s decider at Mill Meadow in Castledawson, have not entered a team this time around.

But 32 teams will be vying for Northern Ireland’s premier youth trophy – and they will all be in action in the first round on Saturday 2 October.

The heavyweight clashes in the first stage of the Dale Farm Protein Milk-backed competition involve U18 teams from NIFL Danske Bank Premiership clubs: Crusaders v Linfield Rangers and Coleraine against Ballymena United.

The first round draw in full is:

Rosario YC U18 v Glenavon U18

Lisnaskea Rovers U18 v Mountjoy United

Maiden City U18 v Loughgall FC U18

Dungannon Swifts U18 v Bangor U18

Carrick Rangers U18 v Ballymoney United U18

Berlin Swifts v Ards U18

Dundela U18 v Larne Youth

Portadown Youth v Limavady United U18

Glentoran Colts v Bangor FA U18

Crusaders U18 v Linfield Rangers

Celtic Bhoys Academy v Craigavon City U19

St Oliver Plunkett U18 v Moyola Park Youth

St Mary’s Newtownabbey U18/U19 v Ballyclare Comrades U18

Coleraine U18 v Ballymena United U18

Ballinamallard United U18 v Cliftonville Strollers

Warrenpoint Town U18 v Fivemiletown United U19