Busy start with six games in March

Busy start with six games in March

Finn Harps supporters might not have seen their team in competitive action since their play-off win over Limerick, but they'll get their fill of games over the coming weeks.

Tomorrow night's league opener with Derry City marks the beginning of what's an extremely busy few weeks for Ollie Horgan's side.

They travel to play Dundalk at Oriel Park on Friday week, March 11th.

It's the first of four games in the space of 14 days.

Pictured is one of Harps' new signings, Dave Scully, who is sure to feature in Ollie Horgan's plans

On Monday, March 14th, Harps will have their second home game of the season when Shamrock Rovers are the visitors to Finn Park.

The following Saturday, March 19th, Harps make the short jaunt to the Showgrounds for another derby meeting, this time against Sligo Rovers.

They follow that up with their EA Sports League Cup round 1 tie with Cockhill Celtic. That match is at Finn Park on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Harps are at home again the following Friday night, March 25th, when they play Longford Town.

It's an incredibly busy opening month for Harps - they have six games in March alone.

In contrast, Harps will go well over a month without a home game later in the season.

They play Sligo Rovers at home on Friday, June 3rd, but then don't have a league fixture in Ballybofey until Friday, July 8th against Galway United.

The season takes a break for the European Championships in June and when Harps return to action, they have two matches away from home before their match against Galway.

Cork City

Significantly, Harps must travel to play Cork City twice in the campaign.

And they will also be away from home in two of their three meetings with Wexford Youths.

Wexford, promoted to the Premier Division for the first time ever, are one of the sides thought most likely to be involved in a battle with Harps to avoid the drop.