The draw has been confirmed for the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 Energia Women’s All-Ireland Cup.
The first round game between Old Belvedere and UL Bohemians was postponed, leaving nine teams still in contention for the cup competition. Cooke await the winners of that encounter.
Blackrock College versus Railway Union catches the eye as one of the ties of the last-eight.
Blackrock nocked Railway out of the 2016 competition and went on to reach the final in both 2017 and 2019. Railway Union lifted the trophy in 2018.
Galwegians came through a tough test against non-league opposition when they beat Kerry in Tralee at the weekend. They will face a similar challenge at the quarter-final stage with a trip to Belfast to take on Queen’s University.
Wicklow and Ballincollig were both non-league sides the last time this competition was played and showcased their development with wins against Cavan and OLBC respectively. Their reward is a quarter-final showdown.
The quarter-final matches will be played on the weekend of January 8, 2022, with fixture details to be confirmed.
The Energia All-Ireland Plate will be contest by the four teams knocked out of the cup quarter-finals.
ENERGIA WOMEN’S ALL-IRELAND CUP QUARTER-FINALS:
Wicklow v Ballincollig
Queen’s University v Galwegians
Railway Union v Blackrock College
Old Belvedere/UL Bohemians v Cooke
ENERGIA ALL-IRELAND SHIELD QUARTER-FINALS:
The Energia All-Ireland Shield is for teams that lost in the cup competition’s round of 16. It commences with quarter-finals.
Kerry receive a bye first up and will visit the winners of Malone versus Tipperary in the semi-finals. The team that loses the cup game between Old Belvedere and UL Bohemians also has a bye and will have home advantage against the winners of Cavan v OLBC.
Quarter-final ties will be played on the weekend of January 8, 2022, with fixture details to be confirmed.
Cavan v OLBC
Bye v Kerry
Malone v Tipperary
Old Belvedere/UL Bohemians v Bye