McGovern was in inspirational form in the final, pulling off three top-drawer saves to deny defending champions Real Lypis.
In the subsequent penalty shoot-out McGovern made the vital save to ensure Harps were victorious in the Arranmore Challenge cup competition which continues to go from strength to strength.
This year’s competition again seen a huge influx of players from England, Scotland, Northen Ireland and from other parts of Ireland descend on the island for a festival of football.
This years tournament again provided wonderful entertainment, with fast free flowing attacking football, and some cracking goals throughout the weekend.
Clannad Celtic and Real Lypis played out an absolute cracker of a quarter-final which the Scottish side won on penalties.
The Rebels managed by Shane Elliott were the surprise package of the tournament and won in dramatic penalty shoot-out against the highly fancied Stoncutters from Northern Ireland.
The Rebels reached the semi-finals of the competition, and they were narrowly defeated by Real Lypis who scored at the death to reach the final.
Harps also had McGovern to thank in their quarter-final clash with Gallaghers Tunnelling, when he again was the hero in the penalty shoot-out after the game ended 2-2.
Harps defeated Balaly Celtic comprehensively in the semi-final to set up what was a cracking final between two very evenly matched sides.
In the end up nothing could separate the sides, and it was down to penalties to decide who would win the competition.
Up stepped Harps keeper McGovern to be the hero of the final, and cap a wonderful tournament for the Burtonport man.