The draw has just been made for the first round of the MU Cup.
Current MU Cup holders Glenavon will entertain Newry side Windmill Stars at Mourneview Park, meanwhile Bob Radcliffe Cup holders Hanover will make the journey to Stanmore Park for a tough encounter against top flight team Dungannon Swifts. Armagh City will host MUFL last year’s Intermediate A runners up Banbridge Rangers, whilst last season’s MUFL winners Dollingstown will travel to take on Warrenpoint Town off the NIFL Premiership. There is a Mourne derby to savour too, as Newry City welcome near neighbours Rathfriland Rangers, after the former’s quite remarkable journey of promotions in the last 5 seasons. We anticipate a keenly contested all PIL battle with Annagh Utd waiting to host Banbridge Town, leaving our 2 Championship sides Loughgall and Portadown preparing to entertain MUFL high flyers Fivemiletown Utd and Valley Rangers respectively.
Ties are due to take place on Tuesday 18th September with a 7:45pm kick off time.
The full draw is as follows:-
Armagh City v Banbridge Rangers
Glenavon v Windmill Stars
Warrenpoint Town v Dollingstown
Newry City AFC v Rathfriland Rangers
Dungannon Swifts v Hanover
Portadown v Valley Rangers
Loughgall v Fivemiletown Utd
Annagh Utd v Banbridge Town