Those teams in Belfast not eligible for the Towns Cup take part in the McCrea Cup which kicks off this weekend at the Quarter Final stage.

With the PSNI getting a bye there are only three fixtures to be fulfilled, as follows.

Queens University II v Grosvenor
Malone II v Academy
Cooke v CIYMS


Championship 2 side Grosvenor will be keen to consolidate an already successful season with a trip to the Kingspan and they would be clear favourites in their match against Queens University II.

Home advantage should make the difference for Malone II against Academy but the all Championship 1 match between Cooke and CIYMS could go either way.

CI won their last league meeting at home and while Cooke’s form has been somewhat erratic they are capable of putting in a big display at home as they did against Ballyclare a couple of weeks ago in a game they should have won. However, a betting man would probably put their money on CI.