Celtic on the brink of breaking new ground this weekend

By John McGinley

May 28, 2022

Celtic FC Women can take a big step forward in the history of the team and the club this weekend with a Scottish Women’s Cup win over Glasgow City.

Fran Alonso’s side have already won the League Cup this season and are pushing for a women’s silverware double for the first time ever in Celtic history.

In fact, Celtic Women have never won this trophy, coming closest way back in 2008 when the side were beaten 3-1 by Hibernian after extra time.

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The cup hasn’t been contested since 2019 due to the pandemic, so this final is huge and beating City would be a magnificent achievement for the team.

City have won this tournament nine times and are the current holders.

The final takes on even more meaning for Celtic due to a disappointing third-place finish in the league behind both Glasgow teams. Winning two of the three trophies available in Scottish women’s football would be brilliant in that context.

The match kicks off at 4:10pm tomorrow at Tynecastle, with tickets still available. The match is also being broadcast on BBC Alba and the Pass To Paradise service for season ticket holders.

It all comes ahead of a new era for women’s football in this country.

An expanded SWPL1 will fall under the jurisdiction of the SPFL from this point onwards after the first AGM of the newly formed subsidiary company this week.

Celtic putting a marker down as double winners would be great momentum to bring into a new campaign that promises to be the biggest and most high-profile season to date.

In other news, New image of Adidas Celtic home kit as supporters await official unveiling.