President’s Cup to kick off 2023 season
Last year’s Double winners Shelbourne will take on runners-up Athlone Town in Athlone Town Stadium in what promises to be an entertaining fixture that will kick-start the new campaign.
Now added to the annual fixture list, this game will follow on from the men’s version, which will be played on Friday, February 10th in the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium between Derry City and Shamrock Rovers.
The game, which will be broadcast live on LOITV, is supported by Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins, as he has done with the men’s Cup since 2014.
FAI President Gerry McAnaney said: “It is fantastic to have Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins endorse this President’s Cup for the Women’s Premier Division. The President has always been a fervent supporter and terrific ambassador for Irish football.
“This fixture is a welcome addition to the League of Ireland calendar and it will showcase the quality of our domestic game, which continues to grow on the back of a memorable season last year.
“As part of the rebrand of the League of Ireland, we want to mirror the promotion of the game equally across the men’s and women’s divisions. This game allows us to do just that and we are excited to see both Athlone Town and Shelbourne in action to help us launch the 2023 season.”
2023 President’s Cup
Athlone Town v Shelbourne
Saturday, February 25th
Athlone Town Stadium
LIVE on LOITV