The Inver Reds’ Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup campaign begins this Saturday, as we welcome Belfast Celtic of the Ballymena & Provincial Football League to Inver Park. Below is everything you need to know before coming to Inver Park.
Due to cup regulations, Season Tickets and Larne Youth passes WILL NOT be valid for entry into the stadium on matchday. Tickets can be purchased from 1889 Sports & Social Club in the days leading up to the game. They are also available online here: www.larnefc.com/tickets/ and will be available from the Ticket Kiosk from 1pm on the day of the game.
ENTRY AND PARKING
Segregation will in place, with away supporters located in our brand new Larne Port P&O Ferries McKay Stand. This can be accessed via the Church Road, where stewards and club officials will be situated to help with any enquiries.
Home supporters will be located in to Main Stand and terrace, as normal. We ask that everyone continues to be respectful to local residents when parking, using Riverdale, Laharna Retail Park our First Larne Church car park which are all just a short walk from the stadium.
1889 Sports & Social Club will be open from 12pm until LATE this Saturday. Live football will be available from 12.30, including Gillette Soccer Saturday at 3pm.
Ellen McClure will be playing live music both pre and post-match as we build up the matchday atmosphere, with Paul Sexton finishing the night.
Our first Irish Cup edition of the matchday programme will be available to purchase from our roaming sellers in the main car park. This week’s copy includes Marty Donnelly’s best XI and interviews from Michael Dougherty, Johnny McMurray and Stephen Small. Pick yours up for just £3.
BRIGHTER FUTURES SHIRT SWAP
Mark Randall’s home shirt will be up for grabs in this week’s Shirt Swap ballot. Supporters can buy a raffle ticket in the main car park ahead of kick-off, with all proceeds going towards our new charity, Brighter Futures.
Belfast Celtic currently sit in 6th place in the top division of the Ballymena & Provincial League, with a number of games in hand on the teams around them. Promotion will certainly be the aim for the Belfast side, who will come to Inver Park confident in their ability to cause an upset. They include former Larne striker Darren Stuart among a number of ex-Irish League players.
It is expected that new signing, Dean Jarvis will be available for selection for the first time since his move from League of Ireland winners Dundalk last month. Following the confirmation that his loan spell has been extended, Harry Flowers will also be available to make his Irish Cup debut.