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Friday 05 Jan 2024
At a glance: Clearer Water Irish Cup fifth round

Clearer Water Irish Cup fifth round is on the horizon and there are some fascinating ties in store this weekend.

It all kicks off on Friday evening when Coleraine welcome Cliftonville to the Showgrounds in a match set to be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website (19:45 KO).

Then, on Saturday, the remaining 15 ties are set to take place in a packed afternoon of football as 30 more clubs battle it out for a spot in the last 16.


Clearer Water Irish Cup coverage

Live stream

Coleraine v Cliftonville, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website

Social media

Live goal updates via @IrishFA on X (formerly Twitter)

Instagram - @IrishFA

Fifth round recap –

Did you know?

- The Irish Cup was first contested in 1881, and is the fourth oldest national cup competition in the world.

- Linfield are the most successful team in the history of the competition, having won it 44 times and finishing runners-up on a further 21 occasions.

Last year's final

Current holders Crusaders made it back-to-back successes when they defeated Ballymena United 4-0 in May 2023 thanks to goals from Ross Clarke, Adam Leckey, Philip Lowry and Paul Heatley.

Irish Cup winners over the past 10 seasons

2022/23 - Crusaders

2021/22 - Crusaders

2020/21 - Linfield

2019/20 - Glentoran

2018/19 - Crusaders

2017/18 - Coleraine

2016/17 - Linfield

2015/16 - Glenavon

2014/15 - Glentoran

2013/14 - Glenavon