Irish Cup: Reds face Ballymena in sixth round

Ballymena and Cliftonville will also meet in the league Cup final later this month
Ballymena and Cliftonville will also meet in the league Cup final later this month

Premiership champions Cliftonville will host Ballymena United in the sixth round of the Irish Cup.

Saturday evening's draw also sees Linfield host Warrenpoint Town, holders Glenavon face a trip to H&W Welders and Portstewart will entertain Portadown.

Crusaders are way to Championship pacesetters Bangor, Glentoran will play Armagh City at the Oval and Dungannon Swifts are away to Ballyclare Comrades.

Institute will travel to Larne or Carrick Rangers in the last 16.

The eight fixtures will be played on Saturday 7 February.

Cliftonville and the Sky Blues will also meet in the League Cup final later this month.

Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton expects another stiff test against H&W Welders after edging out Moyola Park 3-2 on Saturday.

"They are a tough outfit and we must make sure our attitude is right because there are no easy games."

Irish Cup sixth round draw

H&W Welders v Glenavon

Portstewart v Portadown

Larne or Carrick Rangers v Institute

Glentoran v Armagh City

Linfield v Warrenpoint Town

Cliftonville v Ballymena United

Ballyclare Comrades v Dungannon Swifts

Bangor v Crusaders

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