Finn Harps have been absolutely hammered by the FAI disciplinary committee following their FAI Cup semi-final defeat to St Pat’s.
Manager Ollie Horgan has been banned for THREE matches, Gareth Harkin for TWO and unbelievably Harps physio Mickey McGlynn has been given a ONE match ban.
Finn Harps play-maker Gareth Harkin was given a straight red card for an innocuous challenge late on in their 6-1 defeat to the Richmond Park outfit.
Ollie Horgan was dismissed for expressing his anger at the decision by referee Derek Tomney.
Fourth official Tómas Connolly reported Horgan for ‘offensive behaviour’ and the referee sent the Harps gaffer to the stands.
In his report to the FAI disciplinary committee Connolly also reported Harps physio Mickey McGlynn for what he deemed ‘offensive behaviour’.
McGlynn made a few throwaway remarks to Connolly after Horgan was removed from the technical area.
The popular Harps physio told Connolly he was ‘anti Donegal’ and had an agenda with teams from Donegal, and was a ‘typical Dub’.
McGlynn expressed his disappointment and surprise at the decision via his social media account on Facebook.
McGlynn said, “Been given a one game ban by the disciplinary committee after being charged with offensive behaviour, first ban after 24 years.
“Very disappointing, as I did not use any abusive or offensive language, made a genuine point about how I felt we were being treated.
“Will be interesting to see if the official who made the derogatory comment about Donegal and its people will face any action? Would not bet on it!
It’s not expected that Harps will appeal any of the sanctions and bans imposed by the FAI disciplinary committee.