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LORD MAYOR ADDS FIZZ TO WOMEN’S CUP

Release Date: 10/04/2008

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Jim Rodgers, hosted the 2008 launch of the Coca Cola Women’s Cup in the impressive surroundings of the City Council Offices at Clarendon Docks this morning

Forty three clubs will compete to lift the trophy, the final of which will be held mid September. The preliminary round of the competition kicks off week commencing 21 April with three matches (29 byes), followed by 32 clubs entering round one, played week commencing 5 May. The eight premier league clubs; Ballymena, Fermanagh, Glentoran, Newbridge Predators, Newtownabbey, Northland Raiders, Linfield, and Mid Ulster will enter the competition in the third round.

The draws for the preliminary round of the competition followed by the first round draw for the first 16 matches were made by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, IFA President Raymond Kennedy, and Coca Cola Project Development Manager Trina Stewart.

Last year's competition proved a to be a tough fight for the competitors, culminating in Glentoran Belfast United beating rivals, and 2007 League winners, Newtownabbey Strikers 2-1 in a very entertaining final last September.

DRAW DETAILS

Preliminary Round
Blackieville Ladies v. Larne Ladies
Armagh City Ladies v. Carrick Rangers Ladies
Downpatrick Ladies v. Crumlin Ladies

Byes: Abbey Villa, Ballymoney Ladies, Ballynahinch Olympic, Ballyvange Ladies, Banbridge Ladies, Bangor Ladies, Cappagh Spurs, Cliftonville Ladies, Coleraine Ladies, Donegal Celtic, Dromara Village, Dromore Amateurs, Drumaness Mills Ladies, Dungoyne Ladies, Glenavon Women, Killyleagh YC, Knockbreda Ladies, Limavady Ladies, Loughgall Lakers, Moneyslane Ladies, Moyola Park, Portaferry Sports Club, PSNI Ladies, Rossglass County, St. Matt's Girls, Tollymore Athletic Ladies, Wellington Rec., YMCA Ladies

Round One
Drumaness Mills Ladies v. Portaferry Sports Club
Dromara Village v. Tollymore Athletic Ladies
Rossglass County v. Dromore Amateurs
Bangor Ladies v. Wellington Rec.
Glenavon Women v. Loughgall Lakers
Moyola Park v. PSNI Ladies
Banbridge Ladies v. Downpatrick Ladies or Crumlin Ladies
Knockbreda Ladies v. Cliftonville Ladies
Limavady Ladies v. Dungoyne Ladies
Ballymoney Ladies v. Donegal Celtic
Killyleagh YC v. Ballyvange Ladies
Moneyslane Ladies v. Abbey Villa
Crusaders Ladies v. Ballynahinch Olympic
Armagh City Ladies or Carrick Rangers Ladies v. St. Matt's Girls
Blackieville Ladies or Larne Ladies v. YMCA Ladies
Cappagh Spurs v. Coleraine Ladies

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    Picture: Spike Hill

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