The Welsh Cup and the Shrewsbury Town Team
The FAW Welsh Cup was first played in 1922 and is currently known as the JD Wales Cup for reasons of sponsorship. Teams from the Welsh league system compete for the trophy, and it is widely regarded as the top cup competition in domestic Welsh association football. As such, the competition is now hosted in the United Kingdom. Here are some facts about the Welsh Cup and the competition. Let’s take a look! And don’t forget to check out our Shrewsbury Town team article!
The Anglo-Welsh Cup was a cross-border rugby union competition, involving 12 Premiership Rugby clubs and four Welsh regions. Most of the clubs in the tournament used it as a chance to try out new players, so many regular team starters were rested. However, the competition proved to be a success, with the Premiership Rugby clubs winning the competition in 2009, 2010, and 2012.
The competition is held in Wales between teams from the Aviva Premiership and the Pro 12. The final is contested by the top two English teams from each pool. Teams will play each other once during the competition, with the winners of each pool progressing to the semi-finals and final. The competition was last played in 2015, due to the Rugby World Cup taking place in England. The competition was revived in 2016, but its name was changed due to the loss of LV= sponsorship.
The Anglo-Welsh Cup was originally intended to be a competition between primary school teams. The idea of an international competition was recorded in a minutes book of the Swindon Schools’ Football Association. The secretary received an invitation from the Bristol Schools’ Football Association and the Cardiff and Newport Schools’ Football Associations to take part in the League Cup. The Swindon Schools’ Football Association, which had existed for only four years and played only a handful of friendly matches, was keen to establish a competition for its youngest representative sides.
Women’s Hundred Ball Welsh Cup
The inaugural Women’s Hundred Ball Welsh Cup is a major international cricket competition that combines both men and women teams. The event is part of the Commonwealth Games programme and will be held on August 3 and August 11, respectively. The matches will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The winning team of the inaugural competition will face the Northern Superchargers on Thursday 11 August. The tournament will feature six knockout rounds, each with five teams in the running.
The match saw Colwyn Bay advance to the Women’s Hundred Ball Welsh Cup North Plate final, where they will face Bethesda. The hosts lost the last game to Tudno by 65 runs and lost eleven wickets, making their total a modest 10. Hannah Thornton scored 62 not out off 66 balls for the hosts while Jane Smith and Kerry Roberts collected four fours each off 20 balls. Despite the defeat, Colwyn Bay were able to make it to the final by 29 runs, with Sherrington scoring eight runs and Kerry Roberts taking three wickets.
The ECB have announced the schedule for the women’s version of the tournament, which will start a week after the Commonwealth Games. This will be the first time that women’s cricket will be played in a T20I format. The ECB have made some changes to the women’s schedule, removing eight matches from the schedule. They have also changed the format of the competition, making it more accessible for women.
League of Wales
The League of Wales is one of the oldest football associations in the country. It was established in 1974 and has been a leading force in Welsh football for over forty years. The league is now sponsored by the Loosemores club in Cardiff. Since its inception, the league has had a number of notable names involved in its governance. Former players, such as John Williams and Mark Delaney, have played for several top clubs in England and have even gone on to become Premier League players.
Until the Second World War, the leagues in Wales were separate. The National Division, the Mid-Wales League and the Cymru Alliance all existed independently until the mergers with the Abacus League in 1992. In addition to the League of Wales, there were separate Welsh divisions. Both the Welsh Alliance and the Mid-Wales League were merged in 1990 and in 1992, they were known as the League of Wales.
A semi-professional Wales side wins the inaugural home nations tournament, beating Scotland, Ireland and England. As a result of the leak in the Sunday paper, Honda subsequently pulls out of a proposed sponsorship deal with the league. After the league’s emergence, Barry Town and Caersws suffer defeats to English Premier League and Champions League teams. Concerns over the future of the league are heightened as two top teams fail to win their respective home leagues.
The 1980 Welsh Cup Final was the 93rd season of Wales’ main domestic cup competition. It was the first time Shrewsbury Town had reached the final, despite a goalless draw. The Welsh Cup final was played over two legs, and Newport County won the tie 5-1 on aggregate. The game also featured 30 minutes of extra time. However, the Welsh side deserved their success. They won the competition for the first time since 1876.
The competition was founded in 1877, in much the same way as the F.A. Cup in England. It is now only competed by Welsh clubs, although English teams near the Wales-England border competed in it until 1992. This was done to widen the competition. The Welsh side are the only ones to have won it more than one time, though, and they’re the most successful in the competition.
During the 1979-80 season, Shrewsbury Town’s only win in the Welsh Cup came against Chester. A goal from Stuart Rimmer after four minutes gave Shrewsbury the lead, and another from Chris Lightfoot six minutes later. The resulting 2-0 win makes Shrewsbury the second-ever Welsh Cup winners. However, the team’s only ever defeat was in the football league, as the newly-elected Shrews lost 3-1 to Chester in the first meeting. However, they were promoted as champions, and Chester finished as runners-up.
Draw for 2022/23 season
The Welsh Cup draw for 2022/23 season has been made at the FAW HQ in Hensol. The first qualifying round matches will be played over the weekend of 29/30/31 July 2022. The draw comprises matches between 194 clubs, with fifteen Tier 3 sides receiving a bye into Qualifying Round 2 based on their League position at the end of the previous season. The next round will be made on the first weekend of August 2022, with most matches taking place on the 20th and 21st August.
Denbigh Town and Caersws have been drawn against JD Cymru Premier sides Barry Town United and Cefn Druids respectively, while two wildcards have been drawn for the first round of the competition. This means that only four JD Cymru Premier teams will be able to qualify for the competition, with 16 JD Cymru North and 16 JD Welsh Cup teams receiving a place.
The Welsh League Cup, also known as the Nathaniel MG Cup, is the second biggest domestic cup competition in Wales. It was first established in 1992, with Connah’s Quay Nomads as champions. The competition features 44 teams in total, with two byes for each section. The other 12 clubs in the Cymru Premier will enter the competition as non-league sides.
The competition’s former format featured a single draw, with four teams from each of the two top tiers meeting in the first round. The Welsh Premier and Cymru Alliance sides were included in Round 1, but two wildcard entries were added for the second round. The competition also featured games on a knockout basis, with one game played live on TV. Until the 2019-20 season, there were no ties in the Welsh Cup.
The tournament was founded in 1897 and first took place in Wales’ Premier League. It is now known as the Nathaniel MG Cup. The competition’s name is derived from its sponsors. Among its previous names are Bangor City and New Saints. Interestingly, the current holders of the Welsh League Cup are Cardiff Met. They defeated Cambrian & Clydach Vale 2-0 to claim the trophy.
The former format of the Welsh Cup was restructured in 1998 after the six English clubs were excluded from the competition. The FAW needed another competition to get the country’s top domestic clubs playing against one another. The Premier Cup, which was known as the FAW Invitation Cup until 1998, had a new format and consisted of three English Football League clubs, Merthyr Tydfil, and four League of Wales clubs.
Bookmakers’ odds for 2022/23 final
As the first group stage of the UEFA Nations League kicks off this Wednesday, bookmakers’ odds for the Wales team to win the competition are at an all-time high. You can view the odds for all the games from June 1 to June 14 at the fanduel sportsbook in New Jersey. There are plenty of other bookmakers who offer 2022/23 Welsh Cup final odds.
Wales have a mixed record in the Six Nations tournament over the past decade. But they’ve recently gotten their foot in the door under the leadership of Warren Gatland. The former New Zealand coach guided his nation to a deserved quarter-final appearance, where they edged out their arch-rivals Ireland. However, Wales’ final-four appearance was more a disappointment than a success.
The United States have a deep squad and talented stars, but they’re not the favourite. While they beat Wales in a playoff, England will give IR Iran a run for their money in the next match. And with Iran last, they’ll likely be the last team standing. They’re still in the tournament, but the goal difference is just too high to ignore. While England are favourites, Wales are second favorites in this group.