We are pleased to confirm a number of pre-season fixtures as preparations continue for our first-ever Champions League campaign.
The reigning NIFL Premiership Champions will face opposition the League of Ireland, Cymru Premier and fellow NI Football League sides as Tiernan Lynch puts his side through their paces.
First up will be a meeting with current League of Ireland leaders Derry City at Inver Park, before a repeat of last season’s Irish Cup quarter-final against H&W Welders.
The final Saturday in June brings a first meeting with Welsh side Haverfordwest County, who themselves are preparing for European action in July, having clinched Europa Conference League qualification.
We then travel to Bangor, before the Charity Shield pits us against Irish Cup winners Crusaders in a mouth-watering clash at Inver Park.
It all contributes to an exciting month, during which we will find out who we have been drawn against in the Champions League 1st Qualifying Round, on Tuesday 20th June.
Admission for these friendly games will be priced at just £6 for adults, £3 for concession and £1 for under-11’s. Tickets will be available to purchase online shortly.
Our confirmed pre-season fixtures are as follows:
Friday 16th June: Derry City (H) 7pm
Wednesday 21st June: H&W Welders (H) 7.30pm
Saturday 24th June: Haverfordwest County (H) 5.30pm
Tuesday 27th June: Bangor (A) 7.30pm
Saturday 1st July: Crusaders (H) 3pm
Tuesday 6th July: Ballyclare Comrades (A) 7.30pm