Finn Harps will tonight unveil a special tribute to beloved club steward, Ronan Roddy.
Ronan, a revered member of the Finn Harps community, passed away in January at the age of 44.
He will always be in the hearts and minds of the club, and this season, his legacy will be enshrined on the back of the first team’s home and away shirts.
A poignant orange symbol and label #ForRonan will be proudly displayed on the kit for the 2023 season. A minute’s applause will also take place tonight at Finn Park in memory of Ronan.
A spokesperson said: “Tonight’s much anticipated first match of the season v Galway will be an evening of mixed emotions for everyone associated with Finn Harps.
“The welcome return of live football for Harps fans and volunteers will bring with it a huge sense of loss as the club acknowledges the contribution of much loved steward Ronan Roddy who passed away last month.
“None more so than our long serving steward Tommy Dullaghan who manned the gates at players tunnel with Ronan for the best part of two decades.
“Tommy and Ronan standing at the tunnel entrance in their orange steward jackets has become recognised by supporters as a permanent fixture on matchnights at Finn Park.
“We look forward to welcoming the Roddy family and showing our gratitude to Ronan with a minutes round of applause.”
Finn Harps host Galway United in their SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Men’s First Division season opener this Friday night.
Kick-off at Finn Park is 8pm and tickets can be purchased online at www.finnharps.ie
The fixture is new Harps boss Dave Rogers’ first competitive game in charge.