Larne up for cup challenge but boss insists Jeffrey's Sky Blues are the red-hot favourites

Larne manager Tiernan Lynch.

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Three rearranged Tennent's Irish Cup quarter-finals are being played on Tuesday night.

They all kick-off at 7.45pm and will be played to a finish. 

Cup holders Linfield host Cliftonville, Glentoran go to Coleraine and Ballymena welcome Larne.

The Championship club's manager, Tiernan Lynch, has told Q Radio there's huge interest in the town...

He says despite Larne's recent renaissance and an unbeaten run of 14 matches, David Jeffrey's Sky Blues are the firm favourites in the derby clash...

Lynch won the cup twice while part of Eddie Patterson's management team at Glentoran.

They did it against the odds and the Glens will need another upset to make this year's semis with a win at Ballycastle Road...

Here's interim boss Ronnie McFall...

Cliftonville go into the Belfast derby at Windsor Park on the back of their impressive 3-1 Premiership victory against Crusaders at the weekend.

Manager Barry Gray says winning the cup after missing out for 39 years would be a dream come true...

But Blues boss David Healy has his eyes on retaining the prize...

The semi-final draw will be made after the games.

Loughgall are already in the hat after their shock victory against Glenavon in the last eight tie at Mourneview Park on March 3rd, when the other three cup fixtures were postponed.

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