The Danske Bank Women's Premiership returns this April and the fixtures have been released.
After a stunning title race last season Glentoran Women will be on the hunt for a third consecutive league title after pipping cross-city rivals Cliftonville Ladies to the finish line.
Two new clubs have been promoted to the top division of female football in Northern Ireland, as the league continues to grow under the NI Football League umbrella.
Founder members of the NIFL Women’s Premiership Mid-Ulster Ladies return to the top flight for the first time since 2017 and they are joined by Lisburn Ladies for their debut season in division.
The new eight team league will feature a 17-game season for each club, with clubs playing each other twice home and away before a ‘split’ into two sections for the final three games of the campaign.
In an historic year for women’s football in Northern Ireland there will be a mid-season break from Premiership action to assist Northern Ireland’s preparations and participation in the UEFA Women’s European Championships this summer.
Champions Glentoran kick off their season at home to newly promoted Lisburn Ladies, whilst fellow newcomers Mid-Ulster Ladies also make the trip to Belfast to take on Linfield Ladies at Midgley Park.
Last season’s runners-up Cliftonville Ladies start their season away to Sion Swifts Ladies with Crusaders Strikers hosting Derry City Women in the eagerly anticipated start to the new season.
Gameweek 1 Fixtures
Wednesday 20 April 2022
Crusaders Strikers v Derry City Women
Glentoran Women v Lisburn Ladies
Linfield Ladies v Mid Ulster Ladies
Sion Swifts Ladies v Cliftonville Ladies