Suspended quartet get green light for Irish Cup double header at Windsor Park

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Cliftonville defenders Jamie Harney and Garry Breen have been cleared to play in Monday's Irish Cup semi-final against Glentoran.

The Reds have won their appeal against the players being suspended for the game at Windsor Park.

Cliftonville said on Sunday afternoon the ruling meant Steven McCullough would be able to play for Ballymena in the other semi against Coleraine while Sky Blues boss David Jeffrey could be on the touchline, as their bans would also be lifted. 

The news was later officially confirmed by both clubs and the Irish FA.

They had argued the suspensions would have been served but for the league season being cut short due to Covid-19. 

Ballymena-Coleraine kicks off at 4pm on Monday with the Belfast derby at 8pm.

Both games are being played behind closed doors.

The final is scheduled for this Friday (Windsor, 8pm) and the IFA is planning to admit 500 fans to the decider. 

The news was later confirmed to Q Radio:

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