The NI Football League is delighted to announce that Bet are the new title sponsor of the League Cup for the next three seasons. 

Managing Director of the NI Football League, Andrew Johnston, says that attracting a progressive sports orientated company like Bet sends out another strong message that football in Northern Ireland is worth investing in. 

"We are delighted to have secured a long-term sponsorship agreement with Bet who have bought into our vision of how we want to grow local football, in particular the League Cup over the next three years." 

Paul McLean, Bet Managing Director, highlighted that the sponsorship of the League Cup fits with Bet McLean’s objective to support local sport. 

"Bet is proud to support local sport, from grassroots to senior clubs in Northern Ireland and we look forward to the final being broadcast live on Sky Sports in February 2018.

"With our close association with sport in Northern Ireland we are well aware of the passion of the fans, coaches and players and we are immensely proud to enhance our support through the sponsorship of the League Cup and we look forward to developing a successful relationship over the next three years."

The draw for the First Round (ties to be played Saturday 5th August) reads:-

Dergview v. Annagh United
H&W Welders v. Armagh City
Portstewart v. Limavady United
Sport & Leisure Swifts v. Lurgan Celtic

Byes: Banbridge Town, Donegal Celtic, Dundela, Knockbreda, Larne, Lisburn Distillery, Loughgall, Moyola Park, Newington, Newry City, Queen's University, Tobermore United