IRISH CUP: Semi-final games switched following PSNI request

Lurgan Celtic will now play Linfield on Saturday, April 2
Lurgan Celtic will now play Linfield on Saturday, April 2
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Next month’s Tennent’s Irish Cup semi-finals have been switched following a request from the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

It means Glenavon’s tie with Crusaders will now be played on the Friday night, April 1 (7.45pm) with Linfield’s meeting with Lurgan Celtic moved to the Saturday, April 2 (3pm).

Both games will be played at Windsor Park.

The PSNI cited a number of reasons for the request, including potential public disorder, raised community tension and other events occurring in the city on the evening of April 1.

After careful consideration the Challenge Cup Committee of the Irish FA agreed to the formal request and rescheduled the games.