Linfield win coin toss for Co Antrim Shield Final venue

Ballymena's Jim Ervin battles with Andrew Waterworth on the opening day of the Premiership season in August
Linfield will meet Ballymena United in an Irish Cup tie three days before the Shield decider

Linfield will have home advantage for the County Antrim Shield final against Ballymena United on 12 January.

This follows a coin toss for the final venue on Wednesday night.

The Blues progressed to the Shield decider after goals from Niall Quinn and Mark Stafford ensured a 2-0 victory over Carrick Rangers on Tuesday night.

Ballymena earned their final place thanks to a 3-2 semi-final victory over Larne at Inver Park after extra-time on 1 December.

Three days before the Shield decider, Linfield will meet Ballymena in an Irish Cup fifth-round tie at Windsor Park.