Holders Blues draw Mid-Ulster team in Irish Cup - and there's a Mourne ultimatum

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Linfield boss David Healy with the 2021 Irish Cup

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The draw's been made for the first round of the Irish Cup next month.

Holders Linfield play Oxford Sunnyside - a Mid-Ulster Intermediate League team from Lurgan - while Glentoran face Championship side Dergview. 

There's an all-Premiership clash with Glenavon hosting Crusaders.

The other ties include a Mourne derby - Warrenpoint at home to Newry - and another clash of local rivals from different divisions, Ballyclare against Larne.

All Premiership and Championship clubs were included in the draw, alongside eight qualifiers who made it through the preliminary stages.

The ties on Saturday January 8th will be played to a finish.

The 2021 Irish Cup winners, Linfield

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