Draw made for North West Women’s Cup
The draw for this year’s Women’s Cup competition was made earlier today with last season’s finalists, Bready and Fox Lodge, paired together in a cracking second round tie.
A total of 11 teams will contest the event with Bready and Coleraine entering second XIs who will also participate in the second tier of the league programme over the summer.
Three first round ties will take place on Monday 13 June with Bready 2’s entertaining Newbuildings, Bonds Glen hosting Killyclooney and Coleraine’s second string at home to Ballyspallen.
That ‘big two’ clash at Magheramason heads up a second round programme which also sees Eglinton, Coleraine and Strabane take on the respective winners of those three earlier ties.
And while Bready and the Foxies would have preferred crossing swords later in the competition, it’s fair to say one half of the draw is now quite open.
Details of the Women’s League programme will follow soon, but the full cup draw is as follows-
Round 1- Monday 13 June
Bready 2 v Newbuildings; Bonds Glen v Killyclooney; Coleraine 2 v Ballyspallen
Round 2- Monday 27 June
Bready 1 v Fox Lodge; Strabane v Coleraine 2 or Ballyspallen; Bonds Glen or Killyclooney v Coleraine 1; Bready 2 or Newbuildings v Eglinton
Semi-finals- Mon 11 July
Bonds Glen/Killyclooney/Coleraine 1 v Bready or Fox Lodge
Strabane/Coleraine 2/Ballyspallen v Bready 2/Newbuildings/Eglinton
The cup final has provisionally been set for Friday 29 July, but date and venue will be confirmed in due course.