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  1. Linfield beat Dungannon 1-0
  2. Holders Glenavon fall to Coleraine 2-1
  3. Final at Windsor Park on 6 May

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig and Andy Gray

All times stated are UK

  1. Final whistle

    Blues and Bannsiders set for showdown

    That's all from us after two drama-filled semi-finals in the Irish Cup. Linfield and Coleraine both scored late goals to secure their place in the final on 6 May.

    Thanks for following our coverage and we'll be back next Saturday for Premiership action, which includes a top-two tussle between leaders Crusaders and double-chasing Linfield. 

  2. Coleraine fans salute their heroes

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

          Coleraine midfielder Darren McAuley celebrates with Bannsiders supporters at the final whistle.
    Image caption: Coleraine midfielder Darren McAuley celebrates with Bannsiders supporters at the final whistle.
  3. Family affair

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

          Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney celebrates with his son after the semi-final success
    Image caption: Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney celebrates with his son after the semi-final success
  4. Celebration time for Kearney

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We're delighted for everyone at the club - sometimes you just feel it's going to be your day and this was one of those occasions. You've got to hand it to James McLaughlin as he's a man for the big occasion. It's a game of small margins and we dug really deep to win it. Linfield at Windsor Park in the final is always going to be tough but tonight we will celebrate. from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager
  5. Quality counter-attacking from Coleraine

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: It was a great game for the neutral and it could have gone either way. I thought for a time that Glenavon were going to nick it but Coleraine were superb on the counter-attack. from Liam Beckett Saturday Sportsound summariser
    Liam BeckettSaturday Sportsound summariser

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Coleraine celebrate as they make the decider for the first time since 2008 - they will meet Linfield in the final on 6 May. Oran Kearney's team send the holders out and extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches.

  7. GOAL

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    James McLaughlin is the Coleraine super-sub, the striker heading in from Eoin Bradley's cross in the 88th minute. The Bannsiders have one foot in the final - can they hold on for the three minutes of added time.


    Glenavon 1-1 Coleraine

    Action aplenty at the Showgrounds - Guy Bates strikes the Coleraine post from the tightest of tight angles before Coleraine forward James McLaughlin fires wide. Six minutes left and both sides are going for it. No more goals and it's extra-time and possibly penalties.  

  9. No joke for Jamie

    Glenavon 1-1 Coleraine

    Jamie McGonigle should have restored Coleraine's lead but, with time and space on his side, he slides his shot across goal and wide.

  10. GOAL

    Glenavon 1-1 Coleraine

    Glenavon have been pushing for a leveller and they've finally been rewarded. An unmarked James Singleton connects perfectly with a corner to head into the Coleraine net on 69 minutes.

  11. So close for Moorhouse

    Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

    Lurgan Blues substitute Mark Sykes fires in a cross and Greg Moorhouse heads over from a yard out. Maybe a bit too much pace on the ball but that's another opportunity gone as Glenavon chase an equaliser.

  12. Highlights

    Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Linfield

    The match at the Showgrounds will decide who plays Linfield in the final on 6 May. Here is how David Healy's Blues beat Dungannon Swifts 1-0 at Mourneview Park.

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    Video caption: Stephen Lowry scores late goal as Linfield beat Dungannon 1-0 in Irish Cup semi-final
  13. CLOSE!

    Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

    Glenavon striker Guy Bates plays the ball into the path of Ciaran Martyn but the veteran midfielder scuffs wide from close range. Another Glenavon chance and this time it falls to Greg Moorhouse - his angled drive is saved by Chris Johns.

  14. GOAL

    Glenavon 0-1 Coleraine

    A perfect start to the second half for the Bannsiders as Brad Lyons flicks in from close range. Lyons stretches out a leg to connect with Ciaron Harkin's corner and give Coleraine a 48th-minute lead. 

  15. David's delight

    Linfield 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

    Quote Message: I'm absolutely delighted to be in the final. We were unfortunately beaten in last year's final and the players have a chance to redeem themselves. Stephen Lowry showed a lot of character with a composed finish after missing the penalty. from David Healy Linfield manager
    David HealyLinfield manager