Soccer – Mervue Utd v Finn Harps

Finn Harps bring to an end their first series of games in this season’s First Division on Friday night when they make the trip to Galway to take on Mervue United. And supporters of the boys in blue will be hoping that, at the eleventh attempt, Harps can record their first victory of the season. It’s been a more than disappointing season so far for the club, who have only three home draws to show from their nine league games so far in 2011. And Friday night’s opponents, Mervue United, have already knocked Harps out of the EA Sports League Cup – recording a 1-0 extra-time victory – back in March. Harps will have to plan again without the injured duo of Conor O’Grady and Gareth Harkin, who are both a week or two away from been back in contention. Ciaran Coll is out with tonsillitis, Packie Mailey is a doubt with a foot injury and Gary Whoriskey picked up a knock to his knee in training this week.