IFA Women's Challenge Cup

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IFA Women's Challenge Cup
Founded2005
Region Northern Ireland
Number of teams40
Current championsSion Swifts (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Glentoran Belfast United
(7 titles)
WebsiteIrish Cup

For the equivalent tournament in the Republic of Ireland, see FAI Women's Cup.

The IFA Women's Challenge Cup or Irish Women's Cup is the annual cup competition of women's football teams in Northern Ireland. It was first contested in 2005.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The eight Women's Premier League teams enter the cup in the third round. Up to 32 other teams enter in the first round, if more enter a preliminary round is played.

List of finals[edit]

The list of finals:[3]

Season Champion Result Runner-Up
2005 Newtownabbey Strikers 2–0 Northland Raiders
2006[4] Glentoran Belfast United 3–0 Northland Raiders
2007 Glentoran Belfast United [5] 2–1 Newtownabbey Strikers
2008 Glentoran Belfast United 4–0 Linfield Ladies
2009 Glentoran Belfast United 1–0 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2010 Glentoran Belfast United 1–0 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2011 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers [6] 2–0 Glentoran Belfast United
2012 Glentoran Belfast United 3–2 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2013 Linfield Ladies 2–1 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2014[7] Linfield Ladies 2–2 a.e.t (8–7 pen) Newry City
2015 Cliftonville Ladies 4–1 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2016 Linfield Ladies 2–1 Cliftonville Ladies
2017[8] Sion Swifts 2–0 Newry City
2018[9] Glentoran Belfast United 2–1 Linfield Ladies

Glentoran Belfast United has won seven titles, Linfield three, Newtownabbey Strikers two, Cliftonville Ladies and Sion Swifts one title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newtownabbey women win Irish Cup". BBC. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ "BRILLIANT end to the inaugural Nationwide Irish FA Women's Cup". irishfa.com. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Northern Ireland - List of Women Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Glentoran Belfast United complete the treble!". irishfa.com. 23 September 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Northern Ireland (Women) 2007". www.rsssf.com. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Crusaders Strikers Win Coca Cola Women's Irish Cup". www.irishfa.com. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  7. ^ "LINFIELD LADIES WIN CUP FINAL THRILLER". irishfa.com. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Sion Swifts Lift Electric Ireland Cup - She Kicks Women's Football Magazine". shekicks.net. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45615699

External links[edit]

  • Cup at IrishFA.com
  • Cup at NIWFA, Northern Ireland Women's Football Association
  • Cup at women.soccerway.com