FINN HARPS ENTER another busy period with five games for Ollie Horgan’s team in a 12-day period, beginning tomorrow evening against managerless Galway United.
The Tribesmen this morning officially confirmed that they had parted company with Tommy Dunne following a poor sequence of results of late.
Galway had a flying start of the season and were well in contention for European qualification by the midway point.
Since they scored a surprise win over Dundalk in early August they have won just once and shopped nine goals in the last week, a 5-2 defeat to Shamrock Rovers followed by a 5-3 reversal at the hands of Cork City on Tuesday night.[adrotate group=”85″]
For the game against Harps tomorrow evening, Leo Tierney, who had been Dunne’s assistant, and Gary O’Connor will be in charge.
A statement on the club’s website said: “The club would like to thank Tommy for his hard work and dedication in the three seasons following Galway United’s return to the League of Ireland, including achieving promotion in his first season and reaching the EA Sports Cup Final in his second season with the club.
“Unfortunately, the club has not made the required progress this season and a recent run of poor results has led the board to the decision that a change in management is required.”
Harps themselves are stuck in a rut at the moment having not won, or scored a goal, since a 1-0 win over Galway in early July.
Harps have lost eight in a row now and this weekend’s game at Eamonn Deacy Park begins a hectic couple of weeks for the Ballybofey side.
The re-scheduled game against St Patrick’s Athletic at Finn Park, called off following a late pitch inspection last Friday night, has been pencilled in for Tuesday-week next, October 11.
After tomorrow’s game in Galway, Harps face Sligo Rovers on Tuesday night at the Showgrounds. Bray Wanderers are in Ballybofey next Friday night and after the St Pat’s fixture, Harps take on Cork on Friday, October 14.[adrotate group=”38″] Tags: