IRISH LEAGUE: Bet McLean on board as cup sponsor

Pictured at today's launch of the Bet McLean League Cup launch is Paul McLean, Andy Johnston NIFL and Conor McCloskey from Ballymena United.
Pictured at today's launch of the Bet McLean League Cup launch is Paul McLean, Andy Johnston NIFL and Conor McCloskey from Ballymena United.

A three-year sponsorship deal with Bet McLean.com was confirmed at the first-round draw of the NIFL League Cup.

The full first-round draw is as follows: H&W Welders v Armagh City, S&L Swifts v Lurgan Celtic, Dergview v Annagh United and Portstewart v Limavady United.

All first round ties take place on Saturday August 5.

Second-round byes have been handed to Banbridge Town, Tobermore United, Lisburn Distillery, Newry City AFC, Donegal Celtic, Loughgall, Newington, Moyola Park, Queen’s, Larne, Dundela.

The first-round draw is open to clubs finishing fifth or below in last season’s Championship and the Premier Intermediate League clubs, with four ties and the rest handed second-round byes.

The second round will kick off on Tuesday, August 29.