Causeway Chronicle

Ballymena Premier League returns to action on January 6, 2024

League and Cup action return on Saturday, January 6, and clubs are keen to get back into action following the Christmas and New Year Break

A full list of fixtures is scheduled to be played but the league will be relying on an improvement in the weather to guarantee all gamers are played.

The quarterfinals of the Crawford Cup have been decided for Groups One, Two and Three but there are Four games still to be played in Group Four.

The winners and runners are as follows:

Group One winners and runners-up will be decided when St James Swifts v Belfast Celtic play each other.

Group Two winners are Newbuildings United with Strabane Athletic runners-up.

Group Three winners are Rathcoole with Wellington Rec runners -up.

Crawford Cup – Quarter Final Draw

Winners of Group One v Strabane Athletic

Newbuildings United v Runners up Group One

Rathcoole v Runners-up Group Four

Winners of Group Four v Wellington Rec

An Open Draw between the Four Winning quarter finalists will decide semi-finals.

Week-ending Saturday 6th January 2024
Domestic Competitions Kick off @ 2.00pm
Intermediate League
Wellington Rec v Donegal Celtic @ Brookvale Park. Millbrook. Larne
Crawford Cup – Group One
Ballymoney United v Maiden City @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney
Group Two
Rathcoole v Glebe Rangers @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Newbuidlings United v Brantwood @ Duncastle Road. Newbuildings
Group Three
Newtowne v Desertmartin @ Scroggy Road. Limavady
Wakehurst v Cookstown Youth @ 3G Pitch. Ballymena Showgrounds
Group Four
St James Swifts v Dunloy @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast
IFA Irish Cup
Ballyclare Comrades v Strabane Athletic @ Dixon Park. Ballyclare
Belfast Athletic v Sofia Farmer @ Boys Model. Belfast
Desertmartin Swifts v St James Swifts Res @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin
3rd Ballyclare OB v Inspired Community @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
Greenisland Dev v Rathcoole Res @ Glenkeen Avenue. Greenisland
Maloneys v Cookstown @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Ballynure OB ‘B’ v Donegal Celtic Res @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh
Wellington Rec II v Ballyclare North End @ Brookvale Park. Millbrook. Larne
Loughside v North Ballymena Rgs @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast
Greencastle Rovers II v Grange Rangers @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Belfast Celtic Res v Red Star @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast
North Belfast United v Hightown Athletic @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
IFA Junior Cup 4th Round – Kick-off 1.30 p.m.
Killymoon Rangers v Athletic @ 3G Pitch, MUSA, Cookstown
Castlewellan Town v Greencastle Rovers

Maurice Bradley