Glentoran face Cliftonville test in Co Antrim Shield opener

Ballymena celebrate their Co Antrim Shield success

Glentoran will host league champions Cliftonville in the first round of the County Antrim Shield next month.

The match will be a repeat of last season's Irish Cup final, which was won by the Glens.

Ballymena United start the defence of the trophy at home against Donegal Celtic while Linfield go up against Ards at Windsor Park.

Crusaders have a Seaview meeting with Lisburn Distllery in the four first-round games on Tuesday, 24 September.

Co Antrim Shield first round

Donegal Celtic v Ballymena United (to be played at Ballymena Showgrounds)

Glentoran v Cliftonville

Crusaders v Lisburn Distillery

Linfield v Ards

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