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Live Reporting

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  1. Thanks for joining us

    Another absorbing day in the cup

    That's it for our live text coverage of today's Irish Cup sixth-round action.

    Unlike the last round, there were no major surprises as Cliftonville edged out Rathfriland Rangers and Queen's University's dreams were dashed by Glentoran.

    Elsewhere, Crusaders comfortably saw off Carrick Rangers as Larne, Ballymena United, Coleraine, Dungannon Swifts and last year's beaten finalists Ballinamallard United all progressed.

    The quarter-final games will be played on Saturday, 29 February.

    We'll be back with coverage of Tuesday night's Irish Premiership coverage as Cliftonville host Carrick Rangers and Linfield face Dungannon at Windsor Park.

    See you then!

  2. Glens to host holders in quarter-finals

    Irish Cup quarter-finals draw

    Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

    Larne v Coleraine

    Ballinamallard Utd v Ballymena Utd

    Glentoran v Crusaders

    Ties to be played on 28/29 February


    Ballyclare Comrades 0-1 Larne (AET)

    It's all over at Dixon Park and Larne book their place in the last eight of the Irish Cup thanks to Dean Jarvis' header in the first period of extra-time.

    An impressive, battling performance by Ballyclare, but they fall short as the Invermen power on!


    Dungannon Swifts 4-2 Newry City

    The Swifts go through with a 4-2 win after extra-time.

    They looked like they were heading out at 2-1 down in the 86th minute before Dylan King popped up with a crucial header.

    Kris Lindsay's side got on top in extra-time with goals from Ryan Waide and Kris Lowe sending them through.

    Newry had twice led during the 90 minutes with Mark Hughes opening the scoring and Mark McCabe getting their second after Caolan McAleer had equalised.

  5. Coleraine 'huffed and puffed' - Kearney

    Coleraine 3-0 Banbridge Town

    Quote Message: We were missing a few today through injury and suspension and we were quite laboured after Monday night. We got a good goal through Aaron (Canning) in the first half but beyond that, we probably huffed and puffed. The key thing for us was keeping the back door shut and we managed to do that. Towards the last 15 or 20 minutes it opened up a wee bit - they go for it and allows us to see it out. from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager
  6. Baxter happy with Crues display

    Carrick Rangers 1-5 Crusaders

    Quote Message: It's always a difficult place to come to and Carrick have been playing really well this season. We were wary of the challenge and we knew they would put high ball balls into the box. We dealt with that really well and also scored a few goals so I'm pretty pleased with the performance. from Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager
    Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager

    Ballyclare Comrades 0-1 Larne (ET)

    Ballyclare have 15 minutes to rescue their Irish Cup dreams.

  8. Jarvis with the breakthrough!

    Ballyclare Comrades 0-1 Larne (ET)

    They had to wait a long, long time, but Jarvis' well-taken header has put Larne to within touching distance of the last eight.

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    Video caption: Dean Jarvis gets Larne on the scoreboard

    Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Ballymena Utd

    Ballymena come from behind to win but the real talking point was the unseemly scenes towards the end.

  10. GOAL

    Dungannon Swifts 4-2 Newry City

    Great strike from Kris Lowe extends Dungannon's lead.

    The ball fell nicely to him and Lowe absolutely lashed it home.

    Looking like a home win now after the Swifts survived thanks to that 86th-minute equaliser.

  11. GOAL

    Ballyclare Comrades 0-1 Larne (ET)

    And Larne finally have the breakthrough as Dean Jarvis rises highest to head Martin Donnelly's corner home!

    Ballyclare have defended stoutly all afternoon but questions will be asked about the manner in which they conceded that goal as Jarvis looked to be unmarked as he met Donnelly's cross.

  12. Close from McCabe

    Dungannon Swifts 3-2 Newry City

    Newry striker Mark McCabe fires an angled shot across the face of goal but it flashes wide.

    The Championship side aren't out of this yet!

  13. 'Crusaders gave such an accomplished performance'

    Carrick Rangers 1-5 Crusaders

    Liam Beckett

    Sportsound summariser

    Quote Message: I don't think Carrick played particularly well while Crusaders were professional, clinical and so secure defensively. Every time they broke they did it with pace and Crusaders gave such an accomplished performance. There was also a fabulous debut from Cameron Dummigan.
  14. McGrory fires United ahead

    Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Ballymena Utd

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    Video caption: Andy McGrory puts Ballymena ahead at Warrenpoint.
  15. Chaotic scenes at Warrenpoint

    Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Ballymena Utd

    There's some confusion as to what's happening at Milltown as both teams have left the pitch but the game may not yet be over.

    A fence was damaged during the melee a few minutes ago and the match appears to have been suspended, with supporters still in the ground.

  16. GOAL

    Dungannon Swifts 3-2 Newry City

    Ryan Waide heads home at the back post to give the Swifts the lead.

    It was a fine cross by Caolin Coyle and sub Waide added the finish.

  17. Extra-time at Stangmore

    Dungannon Swifts 2-2 Newry City

    Extra-time is under way at Stangmore after the match finished 2-2.

  18. Melee at Milltown

    Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Ballymena Utd

    Unseemly scenes at Warrenpoint involving players and supporters behind one set of goals.


    Ballyclare Comrades 0-0 Larne

    We're heading for extra-time at Dixon Park!


    Cliftonville 3-1 Rathfriland Rangers

    Cliftonville progress to the quarter-final, but the Reds were made to work against a spirited Rathfriland Rangers side.

    Jamie Harney headed the hosts into an 11th-minute lead but Stephen Hughes drew the visitors level at the second attempt after Declan Dunne had kept his initial effort.

    However, Cliftonville's nerves were soon eased, first through Ryan Curran, who restored the home side's lead with a well-taken finish before Joe Gormley wrapped up the win late on.