Donegal honours Finn Harps great Patsy McGowan

Patsy McGowan. Photo Brian McDaid/Cristeph Studio

Patsy McGowan, the Ballybofey man who managed Finn Harps three times, and who guided them to their one and only FAI Cup victory in 1974, was afforded a civic reception by Donegal Co. Council yesterday evening.

The civic reception - which followed a proposal last year from Cllr. Frank McBrearty - was attended by a number of distinguished soccer figures, including Finn Harps legend Brendan Bradley and former Harps chairman Derek Wilkinson.

A civic reception is the highest honour that a local authority can bestow on an individual.

McGowan, a founder member of the club which joined the League of Ireland in 1969, was delighted with the honour...