Finn Harps FC will be welcoming Jason Quigley back to Finn Park for this evening’s game against Limerick. The twin towns man is the current holder of the North American Boxing Federation Middleweight Champion’s belt and has won all 13 of his professional fights. Quigley won that title despite a broken hand early in the fight.
As for all home league games, tickets are available around the county at the following outlets: Michael Murphy Sports, Letterkenny, Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, Kernans, Newtown, The Coachhouse, Donegal Town, McCauley’s Restaurant, Lifford, Macs Newsagents, Buncrana.
“This is a very big game for Ollie [Horgan], the players and everyone at Finn Harps. A big crowd backing them against Limerick is really needed. Despite where we are at in the table, the manager and the squad have kept working very hard to turns things around. Thankfully we got the three points against Pat’s on Monday night, but we need to keep that momentum going with a win over Limerick at Finn Park tonight. That is not going to be easy because they are coming here with a new manager and are still in with a chance of challenging for European football. We want to keep Premier Division football in Donegal, but we need the backing of our supporters coming through the turnstiles to do that. So I’m appealing to fans from all parts of the county to come out and get behind Ollie’s side tonight in Ballybofey because they really deserve it” Quinn said.
After the excellent win over St. Patrick’s Athletic on Monday, Quinn says Harps now need to bag another three points tonight ahead of the short trip to take on Sligo Rovers in the last the match before the pre-season break.
Ollie Horgan said: “Myself and Paul Hegarty watched Limerick in Dalymount on Tuesday night and they are a very good side. They got a crucial win against Bohs and the new manager Neil McDonald will be looking to Finn Park tomorrow night as a venue where he can get another three points. Limerick will still be looking to play in Europe next season.”
The Harps boss was also impressed with their fitness and physical strength. “They are physically fit and strong. There is a lot of talent in their squad with the likes of Lee Lynch, Robbie Williams, Sean Kelly, Ogbene and Tosi who are all fine players.”
While Ciaran O’Connor and Kilian Cantwell are back from suspension, Horgan says that both Paddy McCourt and Barry Molloy are extremely doubtful for the Limerick game while Gareth Harkin and Caolan McAleer weren’t fit to train on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, B.J. Banda and Eddie Dsane remain longer term absentees.
“Kilian Cantwell and Ciaran O’Connor are available after suspension. We still have injury problems again and with the quick turnaround from Monday night, Gareth Harkin is in bother with a hip problem and Caolan McAleer is still troubled by that foot injury and shouldn’t really have played against Pat’s. Gareth and Caolan weren’t able to train on Wednesday. On top of that, Paddy McCourt and Barry Molloy are both extremely doubtful with hamstring and groin injuries. It was good to see Danny Morrissey getting those two goals against Pat’s and hopefully he can push on and have a good season for us. The bottom line is that points are badly needed before the mid-season break starting with Limerick tomorrow night and then Sligo Rovers on Saturday week” Horgan concluded.
Doubtful: Paddy McCourt (hamstring), Barry Molloy (groin), Caolan McAleer (foot), Gareth Harkin (hip)
Injured: Eddie Dsane (back), B.J. Banda (knee)