The Bank of Ireland senior cup quarter-finals take pride of place on Saturday with three second-tier teams in the last eight.

At least one of them will be involved in the semi-final draw too as Ballyspallen host Strabane at the weekend while Newbuildings won't be overawed by the visit of next-door-neighbours Bready to their new ground.

Both ties look likely to be keenly contested and while the Red Caps travel as marginal favourites to the Roe Valley they will be met by a home side showing plenty of confidence. The rub of the green here or there could be crucial but with Aaron Gillespie and Kevin Pretorius seemingly at the top of their form at the minute, Strabane can nick it.

Bready should have enough about them as well but with local bragging rights at stake in this one, there are likely to be a few frayed nerves.

The cup ties mean that only two league matches will now go ahead; Killyclooney playing a league game away from home for the first time this season as they go to the Rectory while Burndennett entertain St Johnston in the other.

Newbuildings will have little time to reflect on their cup game with Bready on Saturday as they head to County Meath on Sunday for their National Cup replay at Knockharley.