The draw for the quarter and semi-finals of the BetMcLean Cup was made at the Mervyn Brown Suite on Wednesday evening, and promises some mouth-watering ties to look forward to.
Drawn by former Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton and sponsor Paul McLean, the stand out tie pairs league champions Larne with cup holders Linfield at Inver Park, while Portadown - conquerors of Crusaders in the Second Round - were rewarded with a home tie against either Annagh United or Loughgall.
Coleraine, winners of the third longest penalty shoot-out in history in their derby defeat of Ballymena United, will face either Limavady United or Glenavon.
And Dungannon Swifts, following their narrow win over Cliftonville, will host Newry City who edged past Carrick Rangers on spot-kicks.
Dungannon Swifts v Newry City
Portadown v Annagh United or Loughgall
Larne v Linfield
Coleraine v Limavady United or Glenavon
Ties to be played on Tuesday 5 December 2023
Coleraine or Limavady United or Glenavon v Portadown or Annagh United or Loughgall
Dungannon Swifts or Newry City v Larne or Linfield
Ties to be played Tuesday 16 or Wednesday 17 January 2024