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Who would win if our Ballymena United and Coleraine dream teams went head to head?

Who would win if our Ballymena United and Coleraine dream teams went head to head?

Old rivals: Jim Ervin and Eoin Bradley lock horns

Old rivals: Jim Ervin and Eoin Bradley lock horns

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Des Loughery

Des Loughery

Davy O'Hare

Davy O'Hare

SUNDAY LIFE

Double act: Lyndon Kane and Aaron Canning with the League Cup

Double act: Lyndon Kane and Aaron Canning with the League Cup

G-Force: Coleraine defensive duo Paul Gaston (left) and Gareth McAuley in 2002

G-Force: Coleraine defensive duo Paul Gaston (left) and Gareth McAuley in 2002

Norman Clarke and Mal McDonnell

Norman Clarke and Mal McDonnell

Jim Platt and Eddie Russell playing for Ballymena United against Glentoran in 1969

Jim Platt and Eddie Russell playing for Ballymena United against Glentoran in 1969

Arthur Stewart lifts the Gold Cup

Arthur Stewart lifts the Gold Cup

Who would win if our Ballymena United and Coleraine dream teams went head to head?

With the Irish Cup semi-final clash against the A26 rivals just three days away, we've been checking out Ballymena United and Coleraine's all-time dream teams.

We asked two men who know all about their respective sides and the fierce derby rivalry between them to select their top teams; Jackie Fullerton for Ballymena and Alan Simpson for Coleraine.

JACKIE FULLERTON’S BEST BALLYMENA UTD XI

Goalkeeper: Jim Platt (1968-70, 1983/84)