Crumlin Star pulled off the biggest upset in the Irish Cup 4th round, with a well-earned 1-0 away at Championship One club Lisburn Distillery.
Patrick O’Neill was the hero for Star, smashing an unstoppable drive into the top corner of the net at the start of the second half.

Star were one of four amateur clubs to dump Championship opposition out. Brantwood - who came within a play-off of reaching intermediate football earlier this year - pulling off a 2-0 win at Championship Two strugglers Coagh United. Elsewhere, Derriaghy edged out Wakehurst 3-2 in a highly competitive game, while amateur juggernauts Ards Rangers continued their fantastic form with a stunning 6-2 victory at high-flying Sport and Leisure Swifts of Championship Two.

There were three other casualties from the second tier of Northern Irish football, as Dergview went down 1-0 at home to in-form Larne, Knockbreda crashed out following a dramatic 2-1 win defeat against PSNI at Newforge, and Donegal Celtic threw away a two-goal lead to crash out 3-2 to Ballyclare Comrades after extra time.

Both Steel and Sons Cup finalists progressed to the 5th round despite potential banana-skins. Carrick Rangers struck twice within the opening ten minutes to overcome Albert Foundry 4-1, while 10-men HW Welders edged out Dollingstown 2-0.

Bangor, who have made all the headlines through cup upsets this season, avoided a shock defeat of their own by overcoming Championship 2 leaders Lurgan Celtic 2-1, with all goals coming in the first half. Ards, Dundela and Loughall also coasted into the next round – with comfortable 4-1, 4-1 and 6-2 victories over Banbridge Town, Ballymoney United and Tandragee Rovers respectively.

Elsewhere, last year’s shock semi-finalists Queen’s University were edged out 3-2 by fellow Championship Two side Newington at the Dub, while Limavaday United fell to a surprising 3-1 home defeat to North-West rivals Tobermore United after extra time, and in another all-Championship Two clash Moyola Park saw off Glebe Rangers with a 3-2 win.

In the remaining games, Annagh United, Armagh City, Newtowne and Portstewart all progressed with wins over 1st Bangor, Shankill United, Crumlin United and Newry City.

The most interesting piece of trivia from Saturday's games? Ballyclare's match-winner was player-manager Eddie Hill, formerly of Linfield. Hill celebrates his 37th birthday next Tuesday. Loughall gave a debut to Keith Kearney, who came on to score the sixth goal against Tandragee Rovers? Kearney is just 14 years old.

The draw for the 5th round of the Irish Cup, when all top flight sides enter the competition, will take place on Wednesday 17th December.

Full list of Irish Cup 4th round results:
Annagh United 3-0 1st Bangor Old Boys
Armagh City 2-0 Shankill United
Banbridge Town 1-4 Ards
Bangor 2-1 Lurgan Celtic
Carrick Rangers 4-1 Albert Foundry
Coagh United 0-2 Brantwood
Dergview 0-1 Larne
Derriaghy CC 3-2 Wakehurst
Donegal Celtic 2-3 Ballyclare Comrades (after extra-time)
Dundela 4-1 Ballymoney United
H & W Welders 2-0 Dollingstown
Limavady United 1-3 Tobermore United (after extra-time)
Lisburn Distillery 0-1 Crumlin Star
Loughgall 6-2 Tandragee Rovers
Moyola Park 3-2 Glebe Rangers
Newtowne 4-1 Crumlin United
Portstewart 2-1 Newry City AFC
PSNI 2-1 Knockbreda
Queens University 2-3 Newington YC
Sport & Leisure 2-6 Ards Rangers