Soccer – Finn Harps Sack Manager Gallagher

James Gallagher

Finn Harps begin the search for a new manager today following James Gallagher’s sacking on Friday night. The Donegal outfit remain in the bottom two of the league of Ireland First Division following last night’s 2-1 defeat at Finn Park to Longford Town. It’s been reported Gallagher was told he was no longer in charge after Friday’s loss. Harps have gone seven games without a win since the season started.

The Board of Finn Harps this morning confirmed that the club had parted company with Manager James Gallagher and Assistant Manager Anthony Gorman with immediate effect. The Chairman and Board of Directors also expressed their gratitude to both James and Anthony for their efforts and commitment during their times with the club. The Board will begin a recruitment process immediately to identify suitable candidates and appoint a new Manager.

Finn Harps Chairman Joey O Leary spoke with Oisin Kelly.

Finn Harps 1 Longford Town 2
Harps stay second from bottom in the Airticity First Division following the Good Friday defeat by Longford Town in Ballybofey. A much improved second half performance from the home side wasn't enough to deny Longford the win. The visitors led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Jacques Morley (32) and Austin Skelly (42). Harps got themselves back into the contest when Marc Brolly powered home a header from Conor O'Grady's corner on 47. However, despite their best efforts, the home side couldn't find an equaliser and they remain second from bottom - still without a win this season.

Highland’s Finn Harps Correspondent Diarmaid Doherty spoke with the then Harps manager James Gallagher after the game.