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Friday 09 Feb 2024
Institute-Linfield Irish Cup tie switched to 3 March

The Clearer Water Irish Cup quarter-final tie between NIFL Championship leaders Institute and NIFL Premiership leaders Linfield next month will be played on Sunday 3 March at 1pm.

A switch of date for the fixture follows discussions between the two clubs and the PSNI.

The original date for the game at the Brandywell Stadium in Derry-Londonderry was Saturday 2 March, however it would have clashed with a major GAA football match between Derry and Dublin at nearby Celtic Park on that day.

The move means the Clearer Water Irish Cup quarter-finals fixtures schedule will now be spread across three days.

The last eight tie between Portadown and Cliftonville – it is set to be livestreamed by BBC Sport NI – will kick things off on Friday 1 March (7.45pm).

The following day there will be two more Premiership v Championship clashes: Glentoran at home to Ballyclare Comrades and Larne versus Newington at Inver Park.