Defending champions Ballygunner will put their title defence on the line this afternoon when they face Eastern rivals Mount Sion in Walsh Park.
The Gunners made it five wins from five with victory over De La Salle last Sunday, while Mount Sion lost out to Lismore.
Gunners manager Fergal Hartley says they won’t be underestimating their opponents
Ballygunner will be wary of a backlash from Mount Sion after their loss last weekend.
Ballygunner have been flagged as firm favourites to lift the News & Star Cup again this year, but this is something Fergal Hartley isn’t buying into.
Throw-In is at 4 pm and Tomás McCarthy will have updates here on WLR
There’s an all-Western Quarter-Final tie between Lismore and Abbeyside this evening
They meet in the Fraher Field at 7.30.
Despite losing their goalkeeper Seanie Barry with a broken ankle Lismore proved to strong for Mount Sion last weekend.
Lismore manager Dave Barry says they will do everything possible to continue their good form into the game against Abbeyside.
Abbeyside booked their spot in the last eight with a narrow one point win over Ballyduff Upper last weekend, the Villagers manager Jimmy Healy says Lismore will be no pushover.
That one is preceded by the Relegation play-off.
Portlaw will be hoping to escape the drop for the second successive season, when they take on Ballyduff Upper, throw-in is at 6pm.