Irish Women's Cup

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IFA Women's Challenge Cup
Founded 2005
Region  Northern Ireland
Number of teams 40
Current champions Cliftonville Ladies
(1st title)
Most successful club(s) Glentoran Belfast United
(6 titles)
Website Irish Cup

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

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


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 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[5] Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers 2–0 Glentoran Belfast United
2012 Glentoran Belfast United 3–2 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2013 Linfield Ladies 2–1 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2014[6] Linfield Ladies 2–2 a.e.t (8–7 pen) Newry City
2015 Cliftonville Ladies 4–1 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers

Glentoran Belfast United has won six titles, Newtownabbey Strikers and Linfield have two titles and Cliftonville Ladies one title.


  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". 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!". 23 September 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "LINFIELD LADIES WIN CUP FINAL THRILLER". 25 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Cup at
  • Cup at NIWFA, Northern Ireland Women's Football Association
  • Cup at