IFA Women's Challenge Cup

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IFA Women's Challenge Cup
Founded2005
RegionUlster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
Number of teams40
Current championsSion Swifts (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Glentoran Belfast United
(7 titles)
Website Irish Cup

For the equivalent tournament in the Republic of Ireland, see FAI Women's Cup.

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The IFA Women's Challenge Cup or Irish Women's Cup is the annual cup competition of women's football teams in Northern Ireland. It was first contested in 2005. [1] [2]

Format

The eight Women's Premier League teams enter the cup in the third round. Up to 32 other teams enter in the first round, if more enter a preliminary round is played.

List of finals

The list of finals: [3]

SeasonChampionResultRunner-Up
2005 Newtownabbey Strikers 2–0Northland Raiders
2006 [4] Glentoran Belfast United 3–0Northland Raiders
2007Glentoran Belfast United [5] 2–1Newtownabbey Strikers
2008Glentoran Belfast United4–0Linfield Ladies
2009Glentoran Belfast United1–0Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2010Glentoran Belfast United1–0Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2011Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers [6] 2–0Glentoran Belfast United
2012Glentoran Belfast United3–2Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2013Linfield Ladies2–1Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2014 [7] Linfield Ladies2–2 a.e.t (8–7 pen) Newry City
2015 Cliftonville Ladies 4–1 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2016Linfield Ladies2–1 Cliftonville Ladies
2017 [8] Sion Swifts 2–0 Newry City
2018 [9] Glentoran Belfast United2–1Linfield Ladies

Glentoran Belfast United has won seven titles, Linfield three, Newtownabbey Strikers two, Cliftonville Ladies and Sion Swifts one title.

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