Soccer

Annagh pull out a festive plum in Clearer Water Irish Cup

Dundela manager Stephen Gourley
Dundela manager Stephen Gourley Dundela manager Stephen Gourley

ANNAGH United, a club hit so badly by the recent floods, will be delighted to have pulled out the plum draw among the PlayR-Fit Championship sides in the Clearer Water Irish Cup fifth round with a trip to big guns Glentoran. 

Annagh's BMG Arena in Portadown was left under water during the flooding which hit large parts of the north and the Co Armagh side will be hopeful of boosting the coffers at the Oval on January 6. 

In the midweek Championship fixtures, Annagh drew 1-1 at home to high-flying Institute while Dundela surged three points clear of Portadown at the top - with a game in hand - thanks to a 3-2 win over Dergview at Wilgar Park.

Stephen Gourley's Duns will face Newington in the Irish Cup at Larne's Inver Park - the ground-sharing north Belfast Swans assured of 'home' advantage after the top flight champions were drawn away at Championship side H&W Welders - while Ards go to holders Crusaders.