Soccer – Harps End Season With Victory

League Of Ireland First Division
Finn Harps 4  Mervue United 0

There were tricks and treats aplenty as Harps served up a 'Halloween hooley' to bring the curtain down on the season with a 4-0 win over Mervue United on Saturday night. It was Harps' biggest win of the season and the perfect way to complete what's been an otherwise frustrating campaign for the Harps faithful.Harps led 1-0 at the break thanks to Thomas Bonner's wonderful volley shortly after the half hour. Kevin McHugh doubled the lead five minutes after half time with a delightful finish from mark Forker's through ball. After that, it was one way traffic. Second half substitute, Raymond Foy played his part in the win with a fine display in midfield, capped with his first senior goal on 75. Two minutes later, the hard working Oisin McMenamin headed the fourth to complete the win. It was a fine performance from Harps and after the game, Gallagher spoke of his intentions to try and keep his young squad together for next year and build on the experience the players have gained from this campaign. Of course Gallagher has to sort his own situation out as well - he'll sit down with the chairman over the next few weeks and says he hopes to be in charge for next year. He also believes he's got enough talent in the squad to push on from here - although another eighth place finish will once again be considered a disappointing return.

Harps Manager James Gallagher speaking with Diarmaid Doherty.