Irish Cup Matchday Guide: Larne v Linfield

Feb 4, 2022 | Archive

Samuel Gelston’s Whiskey Irish Cup action returns to Inver Park on Friday evening, as Larne take on Linfield. The Second Round clash is a repeat of last year’s final, with the game kicking off at 7.45pm.


Tickets are now on General Sale for this one, price at £12 for adults, £8 for concessions.  As this is a Cup tie, supporters are reminded Season Tickets are not valid for this game.

You can purchase yours here:

Turnstiles open from 6.30pm.

1889 Sports and Social Club 

The 1889 will be open from 2pm on Friday, and we also have a new bar in operation in the Church End open from 6.30pm for those who have tickets for stand. Check out the 1889 facebook page for their latest offers HERE.

Club Shop

The Club Shop at Inver Park will be open from 6.45pm, with a great range of replica shirts, our brand new range of Nike merchandise and a variety of other Larne-branded goods. We have also fresh stock of our replica Nike 2021/22 home shirts.

Match Programme

This week’s edition includes interviews with Ben Doherty, Sandara Kelso-Robb from the Club’s Brighter Futures charity and notes from Tiernan Lynch & Gareth Clements, as well as much more. Priced at just £3, you can purchase yours at the kiosk outside the 1889 using cash or card.

Shirt Swap

For just £1, you could be in with the chance of winning Lee Bonis’ shirt. All proceeds will go to our official charity Brighter Futures to be re-invested back into the local community and create a Brighter Future for all.

The Opposition  

David Healy’s Linfield are in second place in the Danske Bank Premiership – with the two sides due to meet in the league at Windsor Park on Tuesday evening. As for the Irish Cup, Linfield won their first round tie 4-0 at home to Oxford Sunnyside. They are also the current holders of the competition, having defeated the Invermen 2-1 in last year’s decider.

The Inver Reds 

Larne come into this Cup tie off the back of two strong league victories, winning 3-0 away to Warrenpoint Town and 4-0 at home to Portadown. Former Ports striker Lee Bonis is also in a rich vein of form, having score three goals in those two encounters. Friday’s game will be the fourth meeting between the sides in all competitions this season. The head-to-head record is finely poised, with one win apiece and a draw in the three meetings so far. A place in next month’s quarter-finals is the prize for the winner.

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