Vital victory for Finn Harps’ under-17s


A 4-0 win over Shelbourne in Killygordon on Saturday keeps the Finn Harps U17s side on track for a place in the knockout stages of the national competition.

Two goals each from captain Shane Blaney and Niall McGinley sealed the victory for Declan Boyle’s side.

Shels came to the Curragh in contention to qualify from the Northern Section but this defeat is a setback for the Dublin outfit.

Harps led 3-0 at the break thanks to a double from Blaney, which included a penalty, with McGinley also finding the back of the Shels net.

And it was McGinley’s second goal that rounded off a super win for Boyle’s boys.

Next Saturday, the Harps U17s make the short trip to take on Derry City in a local derby.