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Friday 20 Oct 2023
Glens and Reds prepare for cup battle

Something will have to give in the Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup Final tomorrow (Saturday 21 October).

The cup decider at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park (6pm start) will see Glentoran Women and Cliftonville Ladies battle it out.

Holders Glentoran are slight favourites to retain the trophy following their successes in the previous four finals, however Cliftonville will have other ideas.

In this year's NIFL Women's Premiership the two sides could not be separated. They drew against each other twice. However, there has to be a winner tomorrow.


Glentoran's Jessica Foy, who captains the recently crowned league champions, says that although the team were not able to get the better of their cross-city rivals in their league encounters, their preparation and focus ahead of the final will maximise the opportunity to continue their impressive run of success in the cup competition.

“It’s been a fantastic season for us, probably a more consistent season for us throughout the league and cup campaign,” she said. “Hopefully we can go another step further and win the cup.”

Cliftonville Ladies midfielder Vicky Carleton said: “In the league we had 2-2 and 1-1 draws so we’re hoping to go one better and get the win in 90 minutes.”

Tickets for the final cost £6 for adults and £3 for juniors, exclusive of £1 booking charge. Group bookings of 10 or more will receive a 50 per cent discount. Kiosks are cashless and accept card only payments. 

For those unable to make it to the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, the match will be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website.