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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