Around the grounds
TOALS are the new sponsors of the Steel & Sons Cup. The local bookmakers will sponsor the Christmas morning final at Seaview between Dundela and Immaculata.
NEWINGTON YC and Crusaders have struck up a sponsorship deal with local plumbing outfit PTS. The North Belfast company have agreed to sponsor one of both club's youth teams. Both clubs' first teams are based at Seaview.
SPORT & Leisure Swifts' derby game against Newington YC has been moved forward from Saturday, December 28 to Saturday, December 21 at 2pm. Elsewhere on Saturday the PSNI will host Banbridge Town, while Annagh United play Tobermore United
IRISH Cup Fifth Round draw will take place on Monday 16, at the Grand Opera House. There will be eight Championship One sides and nine Championship Two teams in the hat along with the 12 senior sides. The draw will be streamed live on the Irish FA website.
BANGOR midfielder Andy Hall won the club's official website Player of the Month for November. Unfortunately for the Seasiders, Hall will miss the next couple of games due to an ankle injury.
KNOCKBREDA'S abandoned game against Carrick Rangers must be replayed. NIFL determined that the two clubs must arrange another fixture after their last game was abandoned in the 74 minute with the scores posed at 1-1, after Carrick player Adam Dick was taken to hospital.
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