Cabinteely provided Harps with first home test of the year

Finn Harps

Although they already have two competitive games under their belts, Finn Harps will take to the Finn Park turf for the first time this season when they welcome League of Ireland new boys Cabinteely to Finn Park on Friday.

The game will also create a little bit of history as it will be Cabinteely’s first ever away game in senior league football. The Dublin side have had a dream start to senior football having recorded back-to-back 1-0 victories last weekend against Wexford Youths in the League and UCD in the EA Sports League Cup.

Harps started their season with a scoreless draw at Tolka Park against Shelbourne last Friday night but were knocked out of the EA Sports League Cup 72 hours later by Premier Division Galway United in Terryland Park.

Harps will have Gareth Harkin and Ciaran Coll available for a league game for the first time this season after missing last weeks game in Dublin – although both players started the EA Sports League Cup defeat in Eamon Deacy Terryland Park on Monday. Packie Mailey remains sidelined. Other than Mailey, Horgan has a full panel to choose from.