Linfield begin campaign in defence of County Antrim Shield title

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Linfield launch their defence of the County Antrim Shield this evening.

They face Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park in one of eight first round ties.

The Championship side are hoping for a repeat of their shock win against the Blues in the League Cup in 2014.

But Linfield manager David Healy says he's planning for a place in the quarter-finals.


Last season's beaten finalists Crusaders host Donegal Celtic while Ballymena have yet another cup tie against regular knock-out opponents, Harland and Wolff Welders.

Here's the full list of fixtures - 

County Antrim Shield first round - 7.45pm
Ballyclare Comrades v Linfield
Ballymena Utd v H&W Welders
Carrick Rangers v PSNI
Cliftonville v Knockbreda
Crusaders v Donegal Celtic
Dundela v Glebe Rangers
Glentoran v Crumlin Star
Larne v Ards

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