PREVIEW | FAI Women's Intermediate Cup Final

PREVIEW | FAI Women's Intermediate Cup Final

The battle to be crowned FAI Women's Intermediate Cup winners commences on Sunday, July 24th with Douglas Hall squaring off with Whitehall Rangers in Turner's Cross.

The game will be live streamed on FAI TV YouTube Channel.

Douglas Hall captain Amy McCarthy has been there and done it in this competition, but she is as motivated as ever to come away from Turner's Cross with a victory and a winners' medal around her neck.

"We're very confident going into it. It's obviously a home game for us - not home home, it's Turner's Cross but from local Cup games we'd be used to playing in Turner's Cross. The girls in training were absolutely buzzing, it's going to be a brilliant game," said McCarthy.

The Cork side were winners in 2013 but then lost the next year to Ballina Town, ironically in Turner's Cross. McCarthy was in the team that day and so too was midfielder Stacey Paul O'Regan, who remains a key player for them.

Former Cork City and Treaty United ace Maggie Duncliffe has come in and there is also the exciting talent of Aoibhe Noonan (younger sister of Republic of Ireland WNT international Saoirse).

Whitehall Rangers will be just as fired up for this game having lost in the Final in 2018. Captain Charlie Graham was part of that team so she is determined to be on the winning side this time.

"It would mean everything [to win]. We lost a couple of years ago against Wilton so everybody is still hurting from that. It is a goal to win on Sunday and hopefully we can get over the line," said Graham.

The Dublin outfit boast some quality players of their own, namely Rebecca Creagh who recently brought an end to a fantastic career in the SSE Airtricity Women's National League and will be an important part of their attack.

Whitehall will have learnt a lot from their recent EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup joust with Athlone Town and will be ready for the trip to Cork for what promises to be a thrilling game.

PAST WINNERS
2006 | Ballina Town
2007 | Kiltimagh / Knock United
2008 | Salthill Devon
2009 | Kilmacrennan Celtic
2010 | Lagan Harps
2011 | Ballyglass
2012 | Wilton United
2013 | Douglas Hall
2014 | Ballina Town
2015 | Shelbourne U18
2016 | Boyne Rovers Ladies
2017 | Manulla
2018 | Wilton United
2019 | TEK United

*No competition in 2020 & 2021 due to COVID-19

2022 FAI Women's Intermediate Cup Final
Douglas Hall v Whitehall Rangers
Sunday, July 24th
KO 14:00
Turner's Cross
LIVE on FAI TV
Referee: Mark Kennedy
Assistant Referees: Stephen Rooney, Colm Walsh
Fourth Official: Brian Higgins

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