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Home comfort for Ulster Cup holders as draw favours NCU

By Ian Callender

holders North Down and Civil Service North have been given the NCU home draws in the quarter-finals of the O'Neill's Ulster Cup.

But CIYMS and Waringstown will both fancy their chances of coming home with victories from Ardmore and Strabane respectively.

In the Ulster Shield, Bangor and Muckamore are the two teams who have to travel north West for their last eight games.

Ulster Cup quarter-finals: North Down v Bready, Ardmore v CIYMS, CSNI v Brigade, Strabane v Waringstown.

Ulster Shield quarter-finals: Fox Lodge v Bangor, Downpatrick v Woodvale, Glendermott v Muckamore, Armagh v Templepatrick. All games to played on June 26.

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup, to be played on Sunday July 10 will be made today.

It is second round day in the NCU Intermediate Cup on Saturday with holders Downpatrick II beginning their defence at home to Woodvale II, who had an exciting three wickets win in the first round against CSN III.

The match of the round should be at The Lawn where the top two in Junior League Two clash.

Quarter-final draw: Downpatrick II v Woodvale II, Donaghcloney II v Muckamore III, Waringstown III v Carrickfergus II, Templepatrick II v Derriaghy II

In the North West the first three quarter finals in Readers Qualifying 1 Cup are also played on Saturday with a repeat of last year's final as holders Donemana II visit Eglinton II

Other games: Sion Mills v Bready II, Coleraine II v Bonds Glen II. Also: Brigade II v Fox Lodge II (playing June 25).

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