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Summary

  1. Linfield beat Dungannon 1-0
  2. Holders Glenavon fall to Coleraine 2-1
  3. Final at Windsor Park on 6 May

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig and Andy Gray

All times stated are UK

Final whistle

Blues and Bannsiders set for showdown

That's all from us after two drama-filled semi-finals in the Irish Cup. Linfield and Coleraine both scored late goals to secure their place in the final on 6 May.

Thanks for following our coverage and we'll be back next Saturday for Premiership action, which includes a top-two tussle between leaders Crusaders and double-chasing Linfield. 

Coleraine fans salute their heroes

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine


          Coleraine midfielder Darren McAuley celebrates with Bannsiders supporters at the final whistle.
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Coleraine midfielder Darren McAuley celebrates with Bannsiders supporters at the final whistle.

Oran proud of Bannsiders team

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

Family affair

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine


          Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney celebrates with his son after the semi-final success
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Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney celebrates with his son after the semi-final success

King James

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

Celebration time for Kearney

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

We're delighted for everyone at the club - sometimes you just feel it's going to be your day and this was one of those occasions. You've got to hand it to James McLaughlin as he's a man for the big occasion. It's a game of small margins and we dug really deep to win it. Linfield at Windsor Park in the final is always going to be tough but tonight we will celebrate.

Oran KearneyColeraine manager

Quality counter-attacking from Coleraine

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

It was a great game for the neutral and it could have gone either way. I thought for a time that Glenavon were going to nick it but Coleraine were superb on the counter-attack.

Liam BeckettSaturday Sportsound summariser

FULL-TIME

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

Coleraine celebrate as they make the decider for the first time since 2008 - they will meet Linfield in the final on 6 May. Oran Kearney's team send the holders out and extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches.

GOAL

Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

James McLaughlin is the Coleraine super-sub, the striker heading in from Eoin Bradley's cross in the 88th minute. The Bannsiders have one foot in the final - can they hold on for the three minutes of added time.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Glenavon 1-1 Coleraine

Action aplenty at the Showgrounds - Guy Bates strikes the Coleraine post from the tightest of tight angles before Coleraine forward James McLaughlin fires wide. Six minutes left and both sides are going for it. No more goals and it's extra-time and possibly penalties.  

Singleton scores in the Showgrounds sun

Glenavon 1-1 Coleraine

No joke for Jamie

Glenavon 1-1 Coleraine

Jamie McGonigle should have restored Coleraine's lead but, with time and space on his side, he slides his shot across goal and wide.

GOAL

Glenavon 1-1 Coleraine

Glenavon have been pushing for a leveller and they've finally been rewarded. An unmarked James Singleton connects perfectly with a corner to head into the Coleraine net on 69 minutes.

Sharp stop from Johns

Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

So close for Moorhouse

Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

Lurgan Blues substitute Mark Sykes fires in a cross and Greg Moorhouse heads over from a yard out. Maybe a bit too much pace on the ball but that's another opportunity gone as Glenavon chase an equaliser.

Highlights

Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Linfield

The match at the Showgrounds will decide who plays Linfield in the final on 6 May. Here is how David Healy's Blues beat Dungannon Swifts 1-0 at Mourneview Park.

Stephen Lowry scores late goal as Linfield beat Dungannon 1-0 in Irish Cup semi-final

CLOSE!

Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

Glenavon striker Guy Bates plays the ball into the path of Ciaran Martyn but the veteran midfielder scuffs wide from close range. Another Glenavon chance and this time it falls to Greg Moorhouse - his angled drive is saved by Chris Johns.

Lyons on target for Bannsiders

Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

GOAL

Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

A perfect start to the second half for the Bannsiders as Brad Lyons flicks in from close range. Lyons stretches out a leg to connect with Ciaron Harkin's corner and give Coleraine a 48th-minute lead. 

David's delight

Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

I'm absolutely delighted to be in the final. We were unfortunately beaten in last year's final and the players have a chance to redeem themselves. Stephen Lowry showed a lot of character with a composed finish after missing the penalty.

David HealyLinfield manager

Chances at both ends

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

Rhys Marshall
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Glenavon defender Reece Marshall sends the ball upfield in the semi-final against Coleraine

Beckett's thoughts at the break

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

Even stevens at half-time is a fair reflection of the game. There's not a lot of composure out there and as I expected it is a tight contest with no quarter given. So it's all to play for in the second half.

Liam BeckettSaturday Sportsound summariser

HALF-TIME

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

CLOSE!

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

Andy Hall flashes a volley into the Coleraine side-netting before the Bannsiders launch an attack, with Jonathan Tuffey twice denying Eoin Bradley. 

Coleraine waste opening

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

Darren McCauley squanders the best opportunity of the game as the Coleraine midfielder bursts through but drags his shot wide with just keeper Jonathan Tuffey to beat.

No way past Tuffey

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

GREAT SAVE!

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

An excellent reflex save from Glenavon keeper Jonathan Tuffey keeps out Ciaron Harkin's near-post effort.

Lurgan Blues inches from opener

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

CLOSE!

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

Coleraine keeper Chris Johns fails to connect from a corner and there's a goalmouth scramble before Greg Moorhouse hooks over from close range.

Frenetic start at the Showgrounds

Glenavon 0-0 Coleraine

Seven minutes gone at the Showgrounds and it's high-tempo stuff from the Lurgan Blues and Bannsiders. No chances yet.

Congratulations to Warrenpoint

Town back in top-flight

Warrenpoint Town have secured promotion back into the Premiership after a 3-2 victory over Institute on Saturday.

Kick-off delayed

Glenavon v Coleraine

The match will start five minutes late at 17:20 as spectators continue to come into the Ballymena Showgrounds.

Lowry a happy Blue

Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

It was a good ball into me and I was just glad to find the net after the penalty miss. We had a couple of good chances in the second half and Roy Carroll made a fantastic save. Dungannon could have nicked it so we're delighted to get through.

Stephen LowryLinfield scorer

Lowry wins it for Linfield

Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Class from Carroll

Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Sympathy for Swifts

Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Linfield showed excellent game management at the end. For Dungannon it's a cruel way to lose a game - they matched Linfield and gave it their all. For me, Chris Hegarty was man of the match as he was superb and led by example. It was a fantastic cup match - we had a penalty miss, a world-class save from Carroll and a late winner.

Darren MurphySaturday Sportsound summariser

FULL-TIME

Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Linfield leave it late but they are through to the decider. Heartbreak for the Swifts, who pushed the Blues all the way. 

CLOSE!

Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Paul Smyth fizzes a shot just wide as Linfield chase a second goal.