Harps make trip to Galway

Harps make trip to Galway

Finn Harps will be hoping to bring a poor run of results against Galway United to an end when they meet tomorrow night.

Harps haven't beat Galway in their last six games in the league and league cup.

And Ollie Horgan said the time has come to finally get the better of Galway on Friday night at Eamonn Deacy Park (7.45pm).

“In fairness, we said the same before we played Longford Town,” the Harps boss said this week.

“We hadn't beaten them for a number of games, but managed to win at Finn Park.

“But this is a different game again. Galway have been very good this year, especially at home.

“They're unbeaten and haven't conceded a goal there. They're flying in the division and have major ambitions this year.

“It's another big game for us, but we're looking forward to it.”

Harps had no game last weekend following the postponement of their fixture with St. Patrick's Athletic at Finn Park because of a waterlogged pitch.

Horgan said, on the plus side, the cancellation gave some of his players some much needed rest.

“For the likes of Ciaran Coll, who was a doubt going into that game, at least he's had a bit more time to recover,” Horgan agreed.

Tomorrow night's game marks the beginning of another busy run of matches for Harps.

The rearranged game with St. Pat's is on Monday night in Ballybofey and then next Friday, April 15th, Harps are at home again, this time to Bray Wanderers.

On Monday week, April 18th, Harps are away to Galway United again, in the second round of the EA Sports League Cup.

“It's not going to be easy, especially for an amateur team,” the manager said.

“It wouldn't be easy for a professional club.

“But that's where we're at. And sure isn't it great to have these games and to be playing at this level?

“This is what it's all about.”

Harps remain in seventh position in the Premier Division, three points and two places behind Galway who lost last Friday night at Shamrock Rovers.

Tomorrow night's match is one of four in the top division. Joint leaders, Derry City, will go clear at the top of the table on their own if they avoid defeat against Shamrock Rovers at the Brandywell.

Dundalk, level on points with Derry, are away to Longford Town on Saturday evening.