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Finn Harps Dublin Supporters Club Update

The Finn Harps Supporters Club Dublin Branch, originally founded in 1988, has been going from strength to strength in recent years. The dual aims of the supporters club are to support Finn Harps through fundraising and to support Finn Harps by attending their games. Last year, the DSC were able to donate approx 2500 euro to the club and are on course to raise a similar amount by the end of this season. We organise car pooling and sometimes buses to games both home and away. We meet socially before and after games and attempt to bring noise and atmosphere to games along with other Finn Harps supporters clubs and groups.

We are currently running a Golden Goal Competition for one lucky winner to score a framed Finn Harps Jersey signed by our current squad and management team, please check out our facebook page for further details on how to enter and your support with this draw would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Link to draw here: https://www.facebook.com/fhscdublin/photos/a.1698315147048432/2682391695307434

The Finn Harps SC Dublin Branch ran a very successful Last Man Standing a few months ago raising over 1500 euro and had the prize fund of 400euro for this kindly sponsored by the Donegal Dublin Business Network. Unfortunately, the Covid issue has meant that a planned Finn Harps Event involving our members and the Donegal Dublin Business Network attending a game and social event in Dublin where the Last Man Standing Winner would be presented with the prize and Finn Harps FC would be promoted through guest speakers and a presentation had to be cancelled. A similar event is still very much in the pipeline for when things return to normal whenever that may be. Our Annual Table Quiz, one of the highlights of the Dublin Social Calendar was another casualty of COVID19 but 2021 should see it return bigger and better than ever.

Our members will soon be voting for the Gerry Dunnion Memorial Player of the Year Award 2020 which is named in honour of one of the founding members and former chairperson of the Supporters Club who sadly and suddenly passed away a few years ago. The award will be presented at the end of the season and with plenty of worthy contenders this season, it is sure to be a tight vote as usual.

If you have an interest in Finn Harps and are based in Dublin or nearby, new members are always more than welcome and should get in touch with our PRO by emailing finnharpsdsc@gmail.com

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Finn harps v Shamrock Rovers Postponed

Our game vs Shamrock Rovers scheduled for Monday the 19th is now OFF due to positive COVID19 cases in the Rovers camp. We wish the affected players a full and speedy recovery.

A new date for the fixture will be set in due course.

Latest 500 Club Results, October 2020 Draws 1 and 2

The latest Finn Harps 500 Club draws have taken place and the results were as follows:

October Draw 1
€300 – James McGeady, Newtowncunningham
€100 – Paul Doherty, Drumboe Upper
€100 – Michael Gallagher, Letterkenny

October Draw 2
€300 – John Quinn (GoFundMe entry)
€100 – Peadar Conroy, Kilcar
€100 – Benny Gordon, Ballybofey

Thanks to all 500 club members for their support through this difficult time. Join the 500 Club today and be #PartOfTheTeam HERE

Previous winners listed HERE

Drive Into 2021: New Year New Car Draw Launched

Finn Harps FC have teamed up with Highland Motors to offer people the chance to start 2021 in style with the New Year New Car draw. For the price of €20 or €50 for three, entrants will be in a draw for a Renault Clio, A Dacia Sandero Stepway and a €1000 cash prize.

Finn Harps marketing director Aidan Campbell said, “These are wonderful prizes and offers people the chance to start 2021 on a serious high note as they pick up their new wheels from Highland Motors. I think we’ve all had a difficult year and the idea of being able to end it on a high note is very attractive.“

Stephen Ferry of Highland Motors with Ollie Horgan

Finn Harps director Ivan Harvey sees the draw as another opportunity to drive the club forward, “At the moment as a club we spend too much on training pitches, so the idea is to use whatever we bring in with this draw to improve the club’s training facilities. Once we do that, we can reduce the spending and time spent sorting that area. It’ll be an asset not just to the seniors but to the Academy as well to add to the great work already taken in Killygordon. We have land available to us to develop so it makes sense to move ahead with this as we face into 2021 and all the uncertainty that comes with it.”

Lawrence Harrigan of Highland Motors said “At Highland Motors we are delighted to help Finn Harps any way we can.  We are delighted to help the club build for 2021 and the future with the New Year New Car draw.”

Enter today via newyearnewcar.ie

The draw will take place on December 31st 2020.
First Prize- Renault Clio
Second Prize- Dacia Sandero Stepway
Third Prize- €1000.00 cash

Preview: Bohemians vs Finn Harps

Finn Harps are back in action this weekend with a trip to Dalymount Park on Saturday night. It is the club’s first game in three weeks after COVID outbreaks around the league saw games against Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic postponed in recent weeks. Kick-off is 7.30pm and the game is live on watchloi.ie

Prior to the impromptu break, Harps were unbeaten in five of their last six league games, including an impressive defensive showing at Dundalk. However the good form saw only one league win, coming against Waterford back in late August.

Harps come into the game one point ahead of bottom side Cork City, albeit with two games in hand. Fans will be hoping the club can break their Dalymount hoodoo to pick up a vital three points – Harps are without a win over Bohemians at Dalymount since 1999!

Ollie Horgan had this to say on the club’s break in play: “The fact that we were going halfway well, we’d have loved to play the following week. We could have done without the break at this stage. We have to play games in a narrower space of time and it’s certainly not to our advantage.”

“Bohs are going very well. They’re second in the table for a reason. We’re going away, to play a side in good form, and have been playing over the past couple of weeks. But we’re not making excuses, it’s the situation we’re in and we’ll go there looking to come away with something. We cannot be depending on results around us.”

In team news, Mark Coyle misses the game through suspension after picking up a yellow card against Cork a month ago. Mark Timlin remains out while Leo Donnellan, Barry McNamee and Sam Todd are doubts.

Suspended: Mark Coyle

Injured: Mark Timlin

Doubtful: Barry McNamee, Mark Russell, Sam Todd.

Drive into the New Year in style here.

Preview: Finn Harps vs St. Patrick’s Athletic

Premier Division action returns to Finn Park for the first time in a month as St. Patrick’s Athletic make the trip to Ballybofey on Wednesday night. The game kicks off at 7.45pm and is live on watchloi.ie

The hosts come into the game in high spirits after an impressive victory over Bohemians at Dalymount Park at the weekend. The win guaranteed the club a place in the promotion/relegation playoff at least, with an opportunity to climb out of the bottom two if they can replicate Saturday’s result in their remaining three league games.

The reverse fixture saw St. Pats run out comfortable winners at Richmond Park after two goals from Donegal man Georgie Kelly. Harps had their revenge though, defeating Pats 1-0 in the FAI Cup First Round just three days later. Ryan Connolly’s goal inside five minutes was enough to see the home side through to the second round.

Harps boss Ollie Horgan believes that Pats will come to Finn Park looking to take all three points; “Pats beat us very comfortably in Inchicore in the reverse fixture a few months ago. They’re a serious side and have plenty of quality in lads like Chris Forrester, Robbie Benson and Georgie Kelly to name just a few. They are still in contention for a European place so they’ll come here looking for three points to get them up the table.”

Saturday’s victory at Bohs comes at a cost for Harps, as Leo Donnellan’s red card means he will be suspended for the game, while Karl O’Sullivan was forced off with injury early on and is unlikely to feature. Mark Timlin remains out but Mark Coyle is available for selection having missed the win over Bohemians through suspension.

Harps forward Adam Foley spoke to FinnHarps.ie ahead of the game: “Confidence in the squad is definitely high. When you go to the second placed team and come away with a good win its obviously going to give you a lift. I think maybe that bit of self belief is what we missed in some of our recent games where we felt we could have pushed on and got a win.”

Harps have not won a home league game since the opening night of the season back in February and Adam is hoping to to get off on the right foot ahead of three home games in a row; “We haven’t won at home since I came into the club so it’d be nice to get another win tomorrow and give us a real chance of getting up the table and out of the playoff spot.”

A massive thanks to North West Forest Services for their sponsorship of Wednesday’s game. We’d also like to thank the FBTN Supporters Group, match ball sponsors for the game.

Suspended: Leo Donnellan

Injured: Mark Timlin

Doubtful: Karl O’Sullivan, Gareth Harkin

Drive into 2021 in style

Harps Seek Applicants For National Underage League Head Coach Role

Finn Harps FC are seeking applicants for the following position:

Job – Head Coach – SSE Airtricity National Underage League

  • Are you interested in a head coach role with one of our National League Underage Squads
  • Improve yourself and players in a positive environment
  • Be part of an Elite Coaching team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Coaches must hold a minimum of UEFA B License
  • Up to date Garda Vetting & Child Awareness Cert
  • Be able to work within and alongside the Finn Harps Academy curriculum.

Send your footballing CV to – Admin@finnharpsacademy.com

Closing date for applications – Friday 6th November 2020 @ 4pm