Cowan out for eight weeks with hairline fracture

Finn Harps will have to plan without Keith Cowan for the next eight weeks after it was learned last season’s club player of the year suffered an ankle fracture against Limerick FC on Friday night.

Finn Harps will have to plan without Keith Cowan for the next eight weeks after it was learned last season’s club player of the year suffered an ankle fracture against Limerick FC on Friday night.

Harps lost 2-1 against the league favourites at Jackman Park when Paudie Quinn and Rory Gaffney were on target, whilst Adam Clarke pulled one back for Harps.

Former Swilly Rovers player Cowan was replaced at half-time by Clarke and yesterday the club’s director of football Felix Healy confirmed the news on his central defender.

“We lost Keith at 2-0 down and it looks like he has a couple of hairline fractures,” Healy said. “He will be in a plaster cast for four weeks and it will be another two to four before he’s back, which is a shame. He has a great presence and is passionate about the club. It’sa pity.”

Elsewhere, former Harps winger Stephen McLaughlin from Doagh Island scored the winning goal for Derry City in their 1-0 win over Bohemians in the first game of the Airtricity League Premier Division.