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IFA launch semi-final ticket initiative

The Irish FA has launched a £5 ticket initiative for children under 16 for the forthcoming Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-finals involving Glentoran, Portadown, Coleraine and Dungannon.

With adult prices set at £10 the IFA, in partnership with cup sponsor The Co-operative Insurance, aim to encourage more families to attend the semi-finals, which take place at Windsor Park and the Oval.

The semi-final fixtures will see 2008/2009 winners Portadown take on competition favourites Glentoran at Windsor Park on Tuesday, February 2 (kick-off 7.45pm), with Coleraine facing Dungannon Swifts at the Oval on Wednesday, February 3 (kick-off 7.45pm).

With matches to be decided on the night and a place in the prestigious Co-operative Insurance Cup Final at stake, both ties are expected to be packed with excitement and high drama.

Tickets for both semi-finals can be purchased directly from the relevant clubs.


To celebrate the forthcoming semi-final fixtures, The CT has teamed up with The Co-operative Insurance to give you the chance to win a smart set of Co-operative Insurance junior football strips, including 16 shirts, shorts and socks and a handy Co-operative Insurance kit bag to carry the kit to and from games.

The kit comes in either chest size 32in or 34in (32in generally suits children from ages 10 to 12, and 34in for children from 12 to 14).

To have a chance of winning this prize all you have to do is answer the following question:


Send your answer, along with your name, address, contact details and kit size preference, to: Richard Singleton, Sponsorship Team, Co-Operative Insurance, 1st Floor, 1 Balloon Street, Manchester M60 4EP or by email to richard.singleton@cfs.coop. Closing date for entries is Friday, February 5.

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be 16 or over to enter the competition; They must also supply a valid contact number and delivery address; No cash alternative will be provided; Standard competition rules apply; The editor’s decision is final.

Belfast Telegraph