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Championship: Around The Grounds, October 26

Championship clubs will enter the draw for the second round of the Intermediate Cup on Tuesday night.

The second round is set for November 22, although with the majority of teams receiving draws, your team may not be in action until December 13.


Ards have been informed that they cannot play new signing Johnny Topley in the Irish Cup, the Intermediate Cup or the Steel & Sons Cup until January. He can however play in the County Antrim Shield.

This means he can play in Tuesday's Shield game against Newington, but not Saturday's Steel Cup tie against Nortel.


Carrick Rangers were left frustrated after their league game against Loughgall on Saturday was postponed due to the Bob Radcliffe Cup quarter-final between the Villagers and Lurgan Celtic. Loughgall won on penalties, setting up a semi-final with local rivals Armagh City.


Bangor will have a chance to further extend their lead at the top of the Belfast Telegraph Championship on Saturday. They travel to Wilgar Park to face Dundela on Saturday. Lisburn Distillery host Dergview, while Ballyclare Comrades play Armagh City in the only other Championship One tie.


Harland & Wolff Welders' 3-1 defeat at the hands of Larne on Saturday at Tillysburn ends their unbeaten league record. That means Bangor are now the only team left in Championship One with their unbeaten record left in tact. 

Belfast Telegraph