Northern Irish Women's Challenge Cup Cancelled

Thu, May 21 2020

The 2019-20 Women's County Antrim challenge Cup has been cancelled due the Coronavirus Pandemic. The quarter-final stage was scheduled to take place on 18 May.

A statement from the County Antrim FA read; "Given the current situation and particularly restrictions relating to football, the Committee have determined that the competition cannot be completed this season and the cancellation of such will allow teams further capacity to complete league fixtures, should the current restrictions be lifted."

Glentoran won the trophy last season beating Crusaders 2-1 thanks to a Kerry Beattie double. 

It was part of a remarkable campaign for the East Belfast side as they picked up all three domestic cup trophies on offer. 

Emma McMaster scored the only goal of the game as they edged out Linfield in the Irish Cup final at Windsor Park after Demi Vance, who has since moved on to Rangers, scored a double in the League Cup final against Sion Swifts. 

Glentoran were set to start their defence against St Oliver Plunkett whereas league champions Linfield were ready to welcome Rosario to Midgley Park. 

Due to the ongoing situation the Danske Bank Women's Premiership that was due to begin on 22 April, was also postponed with Linfield aiming to win their fifth consecutive title.