Match: Finn Harps v Cockhill Celtic
Competition: EA Sports League Cup, 1 st Round
Venue: Finn Park
Date / Time: Monday 3 rd April 2017 / Kick-off 8.00pm
With a number of players ruled out due to injury Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan is not underestimating the challenge that Ulster Senior League side Cockhill Celtic will present in tomorrow night’s EA Sports Cup first round clash in Ballybofey.
In recent years Cockhill have been the top team in the USL and their squad includes a sprinkling of players with senior soccer experience.
“We will have our work cut out to get a win over Cockhill who are heading for another Ulster Senior League title. I have watched them recently and they have quality all over the pitch. So our lads will have to be mentally prepared for the challenge to win this cup game. After Friday night in Tallaght we have Ciaran O’Connor and Danny Morrissey out with hamstring injuries.
“Damian McNulty missed the Shamrock Rovers because of a hamstring problem as well so he won’t play either. Paddy McCourt and Barry Molloy have been carrying injuries over the past couple of weeks and won’t recover in time for the Cockhill game. Gareth Harkin and Ciaran Coll are also struggling after Friday night so we’ll just see how they are tomorrow. So there will be changes and it is an opportunity for other lads and some of the U19s to come in and stake a claim for regular places in the first team” Horgan said.
Doubtful: Ciaran Coll (hip), Gareth Harkin (knee)
Injured: Damian McNulty (hamstring), Ciaran O’Connor (hamstring), Danny Morrissey (hamstring), Barry Molloy (calf), Paddy McCourt (ankle)
Record against Cockhill Celtic (all competitions)
Tuesday’s game will be the 3 rd meeting of the two clubs, and the 3 rd to be played in Finn Park – also in the League Cup over the last few seasons ago.
Our last meeting with Cockhill Celtic: 2016 Season. 25th March 2016. Finn Park. League Cup 1 st Round.
FINN HARPS 1 Ethan Boyle (22).
COCKHILL CELTIC 0
Finn Harps: Richard Brush, Ethan Boyle, Matthew Crossan, Ryan McConnell, Tommy McMonagle, Gareth Harkin, Michael Funston (Damien McNulty 75), Raymond Foy, Kevin McHugh (Tony McNamee 59), Michael Rafter (Ryan Curran 46), Liam Flatley.
Cockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin, Jason Breslin (David Coyle 75), Peter Doherty, Gerard McLaughlin (Michael Coyle 91), Malachy McDermott, Jimmy Bradley, Derek Doherty (Paul McKinney 83), Gerry Gill, Garbhan Friel, Ronan Doherty.
Finn Harps Goalscorers 2017 (all competitions)
Ciaran O’Connor – 4
Sean Houston – 3
Ethan Boyle – 1
Kilian Cantwell – 1
Caolan McAleer – 1
Paddy McCourt – 1
Finn Harps Results 2017
Fri 24-Feb Finn Harps 0-1 Derry City
Fri 03-Mar Bray Wanderers 5–3 Finn Harps
Fri 10-Mar Finn Harps 1-1 Galway Utd
Mon 13-Mar St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-2 Finn Harps
Sat 18-Mar Limerick 1-1 Finn Harps
Sat 25-Mar Finn Harps 2-1 Sligo Rovers
Fri 31-Mar Shamrock Rovers 3-2 Finn Harps
Finn Harps remaining fixtures 2017
4-Apr, 8pm Finn Harps v Cockhill Celtic, Finn Park
07-Apr, 8pm Finn Harps v Dundalk, Finn Park
14-Apr, 7.45pm Derry City v Finn Harps, Maginn Park
21-Apr, 8pm Finn Harps v Drogheda United, Finn Park
28-Apr, 7.45pm Bohemians FC v Finn Harps, Dalymount Park
05-May, 7.45pm Cork City v Finn Harps, Turners Cross
12-May, 8pm Finn Harps v Bray Wanderers, Finn Park
19-May, 7.45pm Galway United v Finn Harps, Eamonn Deacy Park
22/23 May, 8pm Finn Harps v St Patrick’s Athletic, Finn Park
26-May, 8pm Finn Harps v Limerick, Finn Park
02-Jun, 7.45pm Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps, Showgrounds
16-Jun, 8pm Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers, Finn Park
23-Jun, 7.45pm Dundalk v Finn Harps, Oriel Park
30-Jun, 8pm Finn Harps v Derry City, Finn Park
07-Jul, 7.45pm Drogheda United v Finn Harps, United Park
14-Jul, 8pm Finn Harps v Bohemian FC, Finn Park
21-Jul, 8pm Finn Harps v Cork City, Finn Park
28-Jul, 7.45pm Bray Wanderers v Finn Harps, Carlisle Grounds
04-Aug, 8pm Finn Harps v Galway United, Finn Park
18-Aug, 7.45pm St Patrick’s Athletic v Finn Harps, Richmond Park
02-Sep, 6.30pm Limerick v Finn Harps, Market Field
15-Sep, 8pm Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers, Finn Park
22-Sep, 8pm Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps, Tallaght Stadium
07-Oct, 7.45pm Finn Harps v Dundalk, Finn Park
15-Oct, 2pm Derry City v Finn Harps, Maginn Park
20-Oct, 8pm Finn Harps v Drogheda United, Finn Park
27-Oct, 7.45pm Bohemian FC v Finn Harps, Dalymount Park
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