DOCTOR Paul Armstrong has left his position as the Finn Harps club doctor.
Dr Armstrong has been the club doctor since 2008 when he took over from Dr Brendan Forkan.
Picture: Dr Paul Armstrong. Picture by Joe Boland (North West Newspix)
Dr Armstrong fulfilled the role in a voluntary basis after being approached by Alex Harkin and Liam Breen,
“I had been attending some of the games on the terraces as a fan before that,” he said.
“I enjoyed the ups and downs over the years, especially the big nights for the play offs and the local derbies although there were many nights with smaller crowds, bleak weather, poor results and injured players.
“Some hairy times too with half time and post match stitching of home and away players. One night we had a match delayed for 30 minutes with two players unconscious on the pitch from an accidental head collision. They both recovered well.”
Dr Armstong paid tribute to those he had worked with and the managers he served at Finn Park.
He said he ‘marvels’ at Ollie Horgan’s achievements in retaining Harps’ Premier Division status and added: “I’ve enjoyed most of it. Being a team doctor is a big commitment and it’s time for me to move on.”
Finn Harps secretary Kathy Taafe said: “We are immensely grateful to Paul for all the evenings he has given freely of his time and expertise. We will miss Paul’s reassuring presence in the clubhouse on match nights.”Tags: