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Editor's Viewpoint

Return of local football is a welcome distraction for all

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'Today is one of the main soccer events in the calender, with Cliftonville, Glentoran, Ballymena United and Coleraine contesting the Irish Cup semi-finals.'  (stock photo)

'Today is one of the main soccer events in the calender, with Cliftonville, Glentoran, Ballymena United and Coleraine contesting the Irish Cup semi-finals.' (stock photo)

'Today is one of the main soccer events in the calender, with Cliftonville, Glentoran, Ballymena United and Coleraine contesting the Irish Cup semi-finals.' (stock photo)

Today is one of the main soccer events in the calender, with Cliftonville, Glentoran, Ballymena United and Coleraine contesting the Irish Cup semi-finals. They will do so in the absence of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is a pity that these games have to take place behind closed doors, but this is yet another important sporting event that has had to adapt to prevailing circumstances.

However the final later this week will have some supporters at the game.

This is an example of life returning to a kind of normality.

It is also a distraction from more serious issues - but for fans all games are always serious!

Belfast Telegraph