Aidan wants Harps fans to 'Fill the Car'!

Big game in Ballybofey on Friday night

Aidan wants Harps fans to 'Fill the Car'!

Wexford Youths are the visitors to Finn Park for Friday night's crucial SSE Airtricity First Division match against Ollie Horgan's Finn Harps.

Ahead of the game, Harps' Support Liaison Officer Aidan McNelis has encouraged supporters to 'Fill the Car' for the big game.

"Our club is pretty unique in that a lot of our support travel a relatively long distance to home games,” Aidan said.

“ It can be hard for people to get to games, or to convince others to give up their Friday night to support the Harps. And in recent times things have been a bit stop-start due to the mid season break and postponements for other clubs' European games.

“ With this in mind I'd like to encourage anyone driving to the game on Friday to ask around and see if there's anyone who might go if they have a lift there and back."

Aidan recalled how his own father always took a number of passengers to games in Ballybofey.

"Back when my Da was bringing me up to games he was always a great man for filling the car- there are regulars at Finn Park who started off coming up with us,” he said.

“ And when he wasn't able to get to a game there were always other Harps fans willing to help out.

“ One of the great things about the club is the willingness to help each other out and encourage new supporters to get involved- and with the club going so well it's a great time to make an extra effort.

“We're a fan owned club, mixing it with clubs with bigger budgets against all the odds. We have committed players busting a gut for the love not the money. Plus Friday's game is massive - win and we have a 14 point gap to the bottom two."

The game kicks off at 8pm on Friday and tickets will be available in Michael Murphy Sports Letterkenny, Balor Theatre Ballybofey, Kernans, Newtown, The Coachhouse Donegal Town and McCauley’s Restaurant, Lifford.

Aidan is Support Liaison Officer at Finn Harps and can be contacted on aidanmcnelis@finnharps.com or 087 9736064.