CIARAN COLL SPENT too long in the First Division and insists that Finn Harps aren’t going back to those days.
After winning promotion last year, Harps returned to the top flight for the first time since 2008.
Coll was signed for Harps by Paul Hegarty after the club’s relegation that year and last night made his 200th appearance for the club in the one-all draw with St Patrick’s Athletic at Finn Park.
Picture caption: Ciaran Coll in action for Finn Harps against St Patrick’s Athletic at Finn Park last night. Picture by Gary Foy.
“We were down for so long – We’re not going down there again, no matter what,” Coll told Donegal Sport Hub on a landmark night for the St Johnston man.[adrotate group=”50″]
“It was a brilliant point for us. It’s just a pity that we didn’t nick a winner.
“Housty is on fire. It was a great strike and the crowd really got behind us after that.
“Sometimes it seems like we can just pick it up when we go a goal down. We’re not out of the relegation battle just yet, so we need to keep it going. The fixtures are coming at us so fast.”[adrotate group=”85″]
Harps now face a long trip to Cork City on Friday before traveling to Wexford Youths a week later. In the last two weeks, Harps have played five times and it has become a strain on the part-time players.
Coll, who works in Lifestyle Sports in Letterkenny, has echoed the calls made a couple of weeks ago by his manager, Ollie Horgan, for Harps hierarchy to consider a move to full-time football.[adrotate group=”80″]
Coll said: “We have to get up for work in the morning and we aren’t getting the proper recovery. Hopefully we might be able to go full-time at this club soon.
“Hopefully the club can get people behind us to go full-time, but it’ll be a tough ask for them. Maybe in a few years’ time we can.”
Listen to the full interview below …