Holders Glentoran Women will be aiming to lift the Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup again this year.
The Glens have won the past four Women’s Irish Cup finals – Covid meant the 2020 decider was not played – and they will no doubt be going all out for five in a row in 2022.
Glentoran completed a quadruple when they lifted the trophy at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park back in November.
The Electric Ireland-sponsored Challenge Cup produced some excellent games last season and the organisers are hoping for similar exciting encounters this time around.
Entries for the 2023 Irish FA Women’s Challenge Cup are now live on the Comet system - and the closing date is Friday 31 March 2023. The entry fee is £20.
The competition will kick off this year with a preliminary round on Friday 12 May followed by round one on Friday 16 June. Seeded teams enter the fray (second round) on Friday 28 July – and the quarter-finals are scheduled to be staged on Friday 18 August.
Friday 15 September is the date pencilled in for the semi-finals, while the final is due to be held at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park on Saturday 21 October.
Image: Glentoran Women, seen here celebrating their cup success in 2022.