A big crowd is expected in Finn Park tomorrow night as Finn Harps host Galway United in their SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Men’s First Division season opener.
Kick-off at Finn Park is 8pm and tickets can be purchased online at www.finnharps.ie – the game is also live on loitv.ie
The fixture is new Harps boss Dave Rogers’ first competitive game in charge.
Rogers confirmed a clean bill of health for the clash with all players available for selection.
As fate would have it, Friday will also see Ollie Horgan’s return to Ballybofey in the opposition dugout after departing the club three months ago.
“The enthusiasm and positivity so far has been great,” Rogers said.
“Everyone knows that we’re starting from scratch here, it’s a clean slate. It’s a complete rebuild and we knew that coming into the position. We’re under no illusions coming into this.”
Rogers said himself and assistant manager, Darren Murphy, are only interested in men who want to play for Harps for ‘the right reason.’
“We also believe we’re capable of putting together a group of players and – more importantly – a group of people that want to play for Finn Harps for the right reasons. It’s been productive, it’s been challenging but you get on with it.
“It’s great for Ollie to come back and I’m sure the fans will give him a great welcome. But for myself, Darren, the rest of the backroom staff and the players, we’ve got one aim and that’s to go try to win a game of football.”