Your guide to the games in Ballymena

Football fans in the Ballymena area will be spoiled for choice when the Milk Cup kicks off next week!

Northern Ireland Milk Cup.

Sides representing some of the top names in club and international football will be in action on our doorsteps, including Newcastle United and Manchester United.

Listed below are the matches scheduled for the first three days of the tournament.

After that, Ballymena Showgrounds, Broughshane and Clough will host a number of games in the various knockout tournaments - keep checking next week for full fixture updates.

Matches listed so far include:


Monday, July 29 - Manchester United v County Antrim (Premier section, 8pm).

Tuesday, July 30 - County Armagh v Newcastle United (Premier, 8pm).

Wednesday, July 31 - CSKA Moscow v SC Corinthians (Premier, 8pm).

Friday, August 2 - Northern Ireland v Mexico (Elite section, 6pm).


Monday, July 29 - Co Down v Watford (Junior 12 noon); Strikers FC South Coast v TuS Altenburge (Premier, 3.30pm).

Tuesday, July 30 - Co Tyrone v Southampton (Junior, 12 noon); Vendee FC v Cruz Azul (Premier, 3.30pm);

Wednesday, July 31 - Co Fermanagh v Strikers FC South Coast (Junior, 12 noon); Club America de Mexico v Otago Utd (Premier, 3.30pm).


Monday, July 20 - Plymouth Argyle v Strikers FC South Coast (Junior, 1.30pm).

Tuesday, July 31 - Co Armagh v Swindon Town (Junior, 1.30pm).

Wednesday, July 31 - Co Antrim v Ipswich Town (Junior, 1.30pm).