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Coronavirus outbreak would give Irish FA a big call to make for Irish Cup, say Ballymena's Covid-19 officer

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Ballymena United's Iain Black

Ballymena United's Iain Black

Ballymena United's Iain Black

One of the Irish League's first Covid-19 officers, Ballymena United's Iain Black, says he's confident the Irish Cup semi-finals and final can proceed without incident, however he admits the Irish FA will have a big call to make if one of the clubs is hit with the virus.

Each of the semi-finalists - Glentoran, Cliftonville, Coleraine and the Sky Blues - have appointed a Covid-19 officer as part of strict health procedures to ensure the matches at Windsor Park can go ahead safely.

The officers have received training and the players, who have undergone Covid-19 testing, recognise the importance of minimising the health risk.