Sports

No room for sentiment in Tennentís Irish Cup

Thursday, 1 March 2018

No room for sentiment in Tennentís Irish Cup thumbnailStriker Jamie McGonigle was forced off injured during the second half of Coleraineís win over Warrenpoint Town at the weekend,a game officiated by a team of visiting Saudi Arabian officials.

COLERAINE manager Oran Kearney has warned his players that they will need to be at their best if they hope to overcome Glentoran and book their place in the semi-finals of the Tennent's Irish Cup. The Glens visit the Showgrounds for an intriguing quarter-final tie on Saturday with much of the attention sure to be focused on visiting manager Ronnie McFall.
The 72-year-old has come out of retirement to assist former club Glentoran following the dismissal of Gary Haveron, guiding them to victory over Cliftonville at the weekend.
“Even without the change in manager, the quarter-final of the Irish Cup with a team like Glentoran coming down here and this being their last chance of silverware is a big game," admitted Oran.
“It's a massive game anyway and I don't think it will be magnified any by Ronnie being there.
“They got a good start on Saturday so they'll be buoyant and coming down here wanting to get a result. We'll need to be at our best."
And the Ballymoney man conceded that he thought he had seen the last of the former Portadown boss.

Share

Subscribe to read full newspaper »

Send to a friend

Please complete the following form to inform a friend about this page.

In order to process your information we must ask you to enter the letters in the image into the box:

CAPTCHA Image play audio version Reload Image

* Mandatory field - please complete