Belfast Telegraph

Championship: Around The Grounds, April 19

By Keith Bailie

Warrenpoint Town will face one of Ards, Bangor or Carrick Rangers in the promotion / relegation play-off.

If it's either Ards or Bangor, the first leg will be played at the Bangor Fuels Arena on Tuesday April 28, with the second leg at Warrenpoint on Friday, May 1. As Carrick Rangers play Harland & Wolff Welders in the Intermediate Cup at Seaview on that Friday, there will be different dates should they finish second. The first leg would be at Taylor's Avenue on April 28, while the second leg would be played on Tuesday 5 May.


Dundela manager Mark Snodden has announced his intention to step down at the end of the season, after nine years at the helm of the east Belfast club. Although Dundela have been relegated to Championship Two, Snodden's tenure at Wilgar Park has been largely successful. Snodden guided the club to two Steel & Sons Cups (2007 and 2013), while also winning promotion from Championship Two in 2012.


Coagh United have parted company with manager Andy Smith, with Graham McKenzie taking charge. United are currently locked in a relegation battle with Ballymoney United. Both clubs have 11 points, although Coagh have better goal difference and a game in hand. The bottom club will be relegated out of league football, although the team that finishes 14th could still be relegated if Championship applicants Camlough Rovers win Mid Ulster Intermediate A.


Armagh City will play Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park on Tuesday night in the final of the Mid Ulster Cup, with kick-off set for 7.45pm. Armagh last won the trophy when they defeated Newry City 3-1 in the 2001 final. Dungannon will be looking to make it three on the trot after winning both the 2013 and 2014 editions.

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