So we have a Crusaders v Coleraine League Cup Final to look forward to on 15 February. Seems a long way off now, but it will fly in.
After a slow start, the Crues took a firm stranglehold on their semi-final with Institute with Stephen Baxter's side having already put their stamp on the game before Joe McCready's outbreak of the head staggers in the second half.
But while Crusaders' win was predictable, few would have bet on Coleraine romping to a 3-0 victory over holders Linfield in tonight's other semi-final. Coleraine were so poor in Saturday's Premiership defeat against Institute but Jimmy Greaves used to say, "football is a funny old game" and Bannsiders were a completely different outfit tonight.
Congrats to both Crusaders and Coleraine. The 15 February date is already in my diary although we have plenty of football to look forward locally before that day as one of the most exciting Irish League races in years continues.
Thanks for your company tonight. Our full report of tonight's action is now up on the BBC Sport NI website with video highlights on both games also about to land.