They're a substitute for pre-season friendlies, SC , and with reduced admission. Last season was, i think, £10 & £5. Good to get some players blending-in with the inevitable new faces before the serious stuff starts in the league.
Just remember there are loads of "Vultures" on the A77 down to Stranraer and its a 60 mph at best. A good road home providing you miss the Artics just coming off a NI ferry at Cairnryan. Otherwise a long, slow drive.
I've no expectations in progressing far in this Cup, so any success would be a bonus.