Landmark Match Guide: H&W Welders v Larne

Mar 1, 2023 | All News

Larne are back in Irish Cup action on Friday evening, as we travel to Blanchflower Park in East Belfast to take on Championship side H&W Welders. Kick-off in this one is 7.45pm and you’ll find all you need to know below ahead of the game.


Entry prices for this game have been set at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions, with all under 10’s gaining free access if they accompanied by an adult. This can be paid for at the turnstile on the night, with no tickets required in advance.

The game is also being streamed live by BBC Sport NI on the red button, iPlayer and their website.

With all three Supporters’ Club’s having sold out their buses, the club have decided to lay on an extra bus to the game. The bus will leave Inver Park at 6:30pm and will cost £12 for adults and £8 for youth’s. With demand high and spaces limited, a first come first serve basis is in operation after payment has been made. To secure your place, please email to receive your payment link.


The 1889 will be open from 5pm for all supporters who want to call in before travelling to the match. For those unable to make the match in person the big match will be on the screens.


H&W Welders have been in excellent form of late, winning 10 of their last 14 games in all competitions. Paul Kee’s men have also enjoyed a fine run in the Irish Cup, beating two Premiership outfits on route to the last eight. They knocked out Newry City at the Showgrounds in Round 5, while they went on to topple Glenavon at Mourneview Park in the last eight.

The club moved to their new surroundings 18 months ago, and it will be an historic night for the Welders hosting a live televised quarter-final clash under the lights.


Friday’s game brings a break from league action after winning home ties against Crumlin United and Linfield to make the last night. It is a competition which has been good to Larne since Tiernan Lynch took over, with three quarter-final, one semi-final and one final appearance in the previous five full seasons.

Larne will be without Cian Bolger, who is suspended after his late red card at Carrick, while Mark Randall’s injury is likely to rule him out. Other than that, Tiernan Lynch is expecting to have a full panel to choose from.

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