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Friday 13 Aug 2021
Venues for Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup semi-finals revealed

The venues have been confirmed for the semi-finals of this season’s Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup.

Cup holders Glentoran Women and Cliftonville Ladies will contest their last four tie at Clandeboye Park in Bangor on 27 August (7.30pm kick-off). 

And Sion Swifts Ladies and Crusaders Strikers will meet at Mill Meadow in Castledawson on the same date (7.30pm start). 

All four teams will be aiming to book a place in the final, which is set to be played on Friday 15 October at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

The Glens v Reds clash is the heavyweight tie of the last four. Glentoran are currently top of the NIFL Danske Bank Women’s Premiership but Cliftonville Ladies are just four points behind them with two games in hand.

The Glens arguably put down a marker last week by defeating the Reds 4-0 at Solitude, however the cup is always a different proposition.

The other semi-final, which is also an all-Premiership clash, should be an intriguing battle as well between two evenly matched sides. The Crues are currently third in the league, while Sion are fourth in the standings.

Image: Louise McDaniel (Cliftonville Ladies) shows off her skills as Danielle McDowell (Crusaders Strikers), Naomi Donnan (Sion Swift Ladies) and Jess Foy (Glentoran Women) look on. All four teams have reached the last four of this season’s Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup.