Finn Harps FC have confirmed that First Team Manager Ollie Horgan has departed the club by mutual consent.
During Ollie’s tenure the club has earned promotion to the Premier Division twice, and has spent six of his nine years in charge competing in the top flight.
From reaching an FAI Cup Semi-Final in his first season, to securing the club’s best league finish in over twenty years in 2020, the past nine seasons have seen many a magic night at both Finn Park and around the country.
Everyone at the club wishes to thank Ollie for his dedication, tireless work ethic and success during his time at Finn Park.
Chairman Ian Harkin said: “We would like to thank Ollie for his efforts on behalf of the club throughout his time at the club. His work ethic and passion are legendary. We wish him every success in the future.”
The Finn Harps FC Board of Directors will begin work to appoint a new manager immediately.
Horgan took over in 2013 to replace Peter Hutton, with the club finishing 6th in the First Division.
The side finished 5th in his first year in charge and reached the FAI Cup semi-final, their furthest run in the Cup since the 1999 Cup final trilogy with Bray which ended in a loss.
In his second year in charge, Horgan guided the team to promotion via a play-off win and a memorable night at Finn Park as BJ Banda netted a late extra-time header to beat Limerick at Finn Park.
They survived relegation in 2016 but were relegated the following year before another memorable play-off win against Limerick, this time at the Markets Field.
And the club enjoyed three successful seasons avoiding relegation before UCD’s win at Finn Park Friday week ago confirmed their relegation back to the First Division.