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The Irish Cup semi-finals and final will be played at Windsor Park later this month.

The Irish Cup semi-finals and final will be played at Windsor Park later this month.

Ballymena United chairman John Taggart

Ballymena United chairman John Taggart

The Irish Cup semi-finals and final will be played at Windsor Park later this month.

The Irish FA have reassured concerned clubs that the remaining Irish Cup games will be played later this month.

Approval from the Northern Ireland Executive is required for the semi-finals and final to be played at Windsor Park and the Association say they are confident the green light will be given. The Irish FA have kept the four clubs still involved updated on developments and completed a round of Covid-19 testing for players and staff.

Ballymena United chairman John Taggart, whose side are to face Coleraine, said the games were "a decision that will be taken by the Executive and not the IFA or NIFL. I don't think approval has been granted yet to hold the Irish Cup games. Approval has yet to come."