Cork City defender joins Finn Harps on loan

Another new addition at Finn Park

Diarmaid Doherty


Diarmaid Doherty



John Kavanagh signs for Harps

John Kavanagh has joined Finn Harps on loan until the end of this season

As Finn Harps prepare for what promises to be an exciting end-of-season run-in, the club has this morning confirmed another new signing.

24-year-old defender John Kavanagh has joined on loan from Premier Division champions Cork City for the remainder of the season.

The arrival of the experienced defender is a timely boost to Harps' promotion hopes and follows the recent signings of Nathan Boyle, Jacob Borg and Oluwantunmise Sobowale.

Kavanagh had been on-loan with Waterford Utd for the first half of the campaign but returned to Turners Cross earlier this month.

He also spent a time on loan with Cobh Ramblers last season - and he could make his Harps debut against Cobh on Saturday night.

Harps boss Ollie Horgan said he's delighted to have Kavanagh on board. 

“It’s good to get John signed on loan from Cork City for the rest of the season," he said.

"Hopefully he can play a part now in keeping us in contention for a place in the promotion play-offs.

"John has been with Cork since he was a teenager and knows what is like to play at a high level in the League of Ireland. Hopefully that experience will have a positive impact on our squad for the upcoming games."

Kavanagh first joined Cork City in 2011 and was part of two U19 double winning sides. He made his league debut for the Leesiders in 2013.