Harps conclude difficult season with Monaghan loss

Finn Harps 0-2 Monaghan United

finnharpsThere was more talk about the demise of Derry City than the plights of Finn Harps or Monaghan United at a sparsely populated Finn Park on Saturday night. Harps' north-western rivals were stripped of their contract to compete in the League of Ireland earlier that evening and mumbles whisked around the chill of the night air in Ballybofey about the possible knock-on effects for the club from the Twin Towns. The team managed by James Gallagher have had little to play for in recent weeks, and their form in stuttering to the conclusion of the season continued against an ever-improving Monaghan, who won thanks to goals from front two Freeman and Darragh Hanaphy. Harps finished 8th in the First Division table 41 points behind winners UCD. Manager James Gallagher who replaced Paul Hegarty this season watched his side take eight victories, 9 draws and suffered 16 defeats. The Harps manager gave his reaction to the season…....