Jim Sheridan says Ollie Horgan has ‘worked wonders’ and the 1974 FAI Cup winning captain has backed Finn Harps to make a real fist of their return to the Premier Division.
After leading Harps to promotion for the second time in four seasons, Horgan is gearing up for the top flight again – but this time the Premier Division has only ten teams.
Picture: Jim Sheridan launches the 2018 Donegal Sports Star Awards. Picture by Geraldine Diver.
Harps navigated a tricky play-off labyrinth, including ties against Drogheda United and Limerick, to seal promotion.
“I’m absolutely delighted for Finn Harps and everyone connected to the club,” Sheridan told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“It’s great to see the present crop of players doing so well under Ollie and Ollie has worked wonders with them.
“Ollie and the Board of Directors of Finn Harps deserve great credit. There is no reason that they won’t do well. It won’t be easy, but there is no reason they won’t. The best of luck to them.”
Sheridan led Harps to glory in the ’74 Cup final against St Patrick’s Athletic at Dalymount Park and that image of the Rathmullan man, Cup aloft, remains one of the iconic images in Harps’ 50-year history.
The modest Sheridan, speaking as he launched the 2018 Donegal Sports Star Awards, said: “I don’t consider myself as a legend at all. I was a young fella from Rathmullan who did his best every time I went out.
“I was there for 13 years and we had great times. We had a very good team.”
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