Landmark Match Guide: Ballymena United vs Larne

Feb 17, 2024 | First Team, Match Guide

The Inver Reds travel to the Ballymena Showgrounds this afternoon to take on Ballymena United in the Shanes Hill Derby. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Below is all the information our travelling support needs to know before making their way to the game.



Tickets are still available to purchase online for today’s game here. There will also be a cash gate available at the stadium.

Admission prices have been set at £13 for adults and £9 for concessions, while children under the age of 12 are priced at just £3. Away supporters will be accommodated in the Warden Street Stand of the Ballymena Showgrounds as normal.



All three supporters clubs are running buses to today’s game.

Inver Red and Whites bus for today still has limited seats remaining and will depart Ruby’s Bar at 2pm. To book your seat, please contact their Facebook page or get in touch with a member.

Larne NISC’s have two buses running to the Ballymena Showgrounds this afternoon and have limited spaces remaining. The bus will leave Larne Rangers Club at 1.30pm, picking up on Station Road before heading to the game. To book your space, please contact a member.

Larne FC Reds still have spaces remaining on their bus this afternoon. The bus will leave 1889 Sports and Social Club at 1.45pm. To book your space, text Jenny Harvey on 07734026666 or by contacting their Facebook page.




For those wishing to enjoy a pre-match pint, 1889 Sports & Social Club will be open from 12pm this afternoon and will also be open for buses returning from the game.

Enjoy live Premier League action on the screens before the buses leave as Brentford take on Liverpool in the 12.30pm kick-off.



Ballymena United currently occupy 11th place in the Sports Direct Premiership standings ahead of today’s Shanes Hill derby.

The Sky Blues are still in search of their first league victory of 2024 and will be hoping to upset the odds against Tiernan Lynch’s league leaders.

The two sides last met back in December at the Ballymena Showgrounds in a game that finished 0-0 with neither side able to find the advantage to take all three points.




The Invermen are in fine form at the moment, currently on a 19 game unbeaten run in the league and sitting top of the Sports Direct Premiership standings.

Tiernan Lynch’s side are yet to concede a goal in league action during 2024 and that is something that they will be looking to continue this afternoon.

The Inver Reds will be hoping to pick up all three points in the Shanes Hill derby today, with one victory and one draw against Ballymena United so far this season.



After today’s game, Tiernan Lynch’s men are back in action on Friday 23rd February as they welcome Glentoran to Inver Park.

At the start of March, the Clearer Water Irish Cup takes over as the Invermen take on Newington FC at Inver Park in the quarter-final of the competition.

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