Holders Glentoran Women have been drawn to face Comber Rec Ladies in the semi-finals of this year’s Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup.
The Glens, who are currently leading the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership on goal difference from Linfield Ladies, will take on first time semi-finalists Comber at a neutral venue (TBC) on Saturday 17 August.
Reigning league champions Linfield, who lost last year’s Women’s Irish Cup final against their Belfast rivals, were drawn to face another Belfast team, Crusaders Strikers, in the other semi-final. Again it will be played at a neutral venue on 17 August.
The draw was made by Elaine Junk, chair of the Irish Football Association’s Challenge Cup Committee, and Anne Smyth of Electric Ireland.
Elaine congratulated all four teams on reaching the semi-final stage and in particular applauded Premiership newcomers Comber Rec Ladies on reaching the last four of the competition for the first time.
Image: At the semi-final draw for the Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup were Sarah McKillen of Comber Rec Ladies, Rachel Rogan (Glentoran Women), Elaine Junk, chair of the Irish Football Association’s Women’s Challenge Cup Committee, Anne Smyth of Electric Ireland, Crusaders Strikers player Chloe Archibald and Alison Smyth of Linfield Ladies.
You can view a full gallery of images from the semi-final draw below.