IRISH CUP: Gers travel to Banbridge Town

Carrick Rangers boss Gary Haveron
Carrick Rangers boss Gary Haveron

Carrick Rangers have been handed a trip to Banbridge Town in fifth round of the Tennent’s Irish Cup.

Gers boss Gary Haveron, who attended Tuesday afternoon’s draw alongside club secretary David Hilditch, told the Times: “We’ve got to be happy with it. Although it has potential to be a banana-skin [tie], when we’ve been drawn away from home we want to play a team from the lower leagues. Banbridge are a Championship 2 side - and a good one at that.”

Fifth round draw (Saturday, January 9)

Armagh City v Portstewart or Moyola Park

Banbridge Town v Carrick Rangers

Cliftonville v Immaculata

Coleraine v Ballinamallard United

Crumlin Star v Oxford United Stars

Crusaders v Abbey Villa or Rathfriland Rangers

Dergview or Sport & Leisure Swifts v Institute or Newtowne

Dungannon Swifts v Warrenpoint Town

Glentoran v Ards

HW Welders v Glenavon

Linfield v Ballymena United

Lisburn Distillery or Knockbreda v Annagh United

Loughgall v Larne or Limavady United

Lurgan Celtic v Bangor or Coagh United

Portadown v Wakehurst

Tobermore United v PSNI