For the first time in fifteen years, Finn Harps will take their place in the last four of the FAI Senior Cup when they take on reigning League Champions St. Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park on Sunday.
The game will be the first time since Jonathan Speak hit the winner in a 2-1 victory over Galway United in a rain soaked Terryland Park in April 1999 that Finn Harps have reached this stage of the competition. And it is only the sixth time since entering League of Ireland football in 1969 that Harps have progressed to this stage of the cup.
Harps manager Ollie Horgan will have a near full-strength panel available for Sunday’s trip to Dublin. The only doubts are over the fitness of Brian McGrory and Gareth Harkin who are carrying slight knocks.
Ciaran Coll knows that Sunday's game will be a tough tie.....