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BBC Sport NI to broadcast Women's League Cup final

By Adam McKendry

BBC Sport NI will broadcast next Friday's NIFL Women's League Cup final between Cliftonville Ladies and Linfield Ladies live.

The match will be shown on BBC's Red Button service, as well as being streamed online and via the BBC Sport app.

Michael Clarke will provide commentary from Seaview, with former Northern Ireland Women's international Gail Redmond assisting him as co-commentator.

"Women's football has been going from strength to strength in Northern Ireland and it's great news to announce that we'll stream the League Cup final live on BBC Sport NI between Linfield and Cliftonville" said Jane Tohill, executive producer of BBC Sport NI.

"We've been covering women's football across our services but this is our first live women's club football match in Northern Ireland.

"We've enjoyed streaming the home games for the women's national team in their World Cup qualifiers live so we're looking forward to this game and hope the coverage will bring the local women's football to an even wider audience."

Andrew Johnston, managing director of NIFL, added: "We're delighted to work with BBC Sport NI to deliver the first domestic women's match broadcast in Northern Ireland with our League Cup final later this month.

"It has been a fantastic start to our Women's Premiership season to date and viewers can look forward to two of the top teams going head to head at Seaview so we would encourage as many fans to come out and support this landmark game."

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