Tasty ties in store for NW sides in O’Neill’s Ulster Cup

Eglinton's Stuart Thompson will have to be at his best when they entertain O'Neill's Ulster Cup holders North Down.
Eglinton's Stuart Thompson will have to be at his best when they entertain O'Neill's Ulster Cup holders North Down.

Eglinton host holders North Down in the first round of the O’Neill’s Ulster Cup.

Long’s Supervalu Premiership champions Coleraine travel to Waringstown, Donemana host CSNI, Bready entertain Lisburn, Instonians have home advantage over Brigade, Strabane take on Carrickfergus and Ardmore visit Derriaghy.

In the Ulster Shield last year’s runners-up Fox Lodge travel to Academy.

Muckamore face Ballyspallen, Newbuildings host Bangor, Burndennett take on Woodvale, St Johnston visit Downpatrick, Glendermott will be happy with a home tie against Saintfield, Killyclooney come up against Armagh and Bonds Glen host Templepatrick.

In the Ulster Plate Bready II v Instonians II, Waringstown II v Donemana II, Brigade II v Downpatrick II, Muckamore II v Bonds Glen II, Strabane II v CSNI II, Carrickfergus II v Fox Lodge II and Coleraine II v Lisburn II.