May date confirmed for Lakeview Park cup final

The scene at Lakeview Park on Boxing Day following the postponement of the Bob Radcliffe Cup final between Loughgall and Armagh City.
The scene at Lakeview Park on Boxing Day following the postponement of the Bob Radcliffe Cup final between Loughgall and Armagh City.

Loughgall’s bid to bank back-to-back Bob Radcliffe Cup titles will now take place on Friday, May 6.

The Mid-Ulster Football Association knockout showpiece was postponed on Boxing Day - with a rescheduled date now confirmed under the Lakeview Park floodlights.

Armagh City will arrive in Loughgall aiming to claim the derby spoils and Loughgall chairman John McCann is relishing the big game.

“After consultations we have reached an agreement and had the date confirmed by NIFL,” said McCann. “It is always difficult to match the appeal of a Boxing Day final but we all feel this is the next best option.

“There is a packed Mid-Ulster and Irish League programme over Easter.

“This date falls following our closing league weekend so to have the final as basically the last game helps maintain some prestige.

“Hopefully, it will attract a big crowd.

“Of course, the only sticking point now would be if we reach the Irish Cup final on May 7!”