Foy leaves Harps over lack of first team action


Foy leaves Harps over lack of first team action

Last year’s Finn Harps player of the year, Raymond Foy, has parted company with the club.

Harps confirmed on Friday that Foy had left the club by mutual consent. Harps thanked Foy fior his efforts, along with Michael Rafter and Matthew Crossan who had left in recent weeks. Crossan has since signed for Fanad United in the Ulster Senior League.

Foy’s departure comes as a surprise however, as he was very much part of Ollie Horgan’s first team squad this season.

His last appearance came on Friday night when he came off the bench in the second half of Harps’ defeat at home to Derry City.However, he made only a handful of starts in the team this year.

The midfielder took to Facebook today to voice his frustration at not being a regular in the side this season.

“Unfortunately I have decided to call it a day with Finn Harps for now,” Foy said.

“To go from player of the year in one of the greatest seasons in the club’s history to a limited role within the set up this year was hard to swallow.

“ I feel that in order to begin enjoying my football again I need a change as any player will know the ultimate reward after a hard week on the training pitch and in the gym is pulling on the shirt at the weekend and playing a game of football. Ultimately we can begin to forget what football is really about enjoyment and entertaining the people who pay there money to come through the gate to watch you. For me it is the ultimate compliment when a working man, women or young kid put a night aside which is dedicated to coming and watching you play football at their own expense.

“ I want to thank all the players. There is a group there in which a majority are local lads and the togetherness within the group is fantastic.”

Foy also thanks the Harps supporters for their support during his time at the club.