FINN HARPS STRIKER Dave Scully admits it’s taking some time for him to understand the Donegal accent.
The Dubliner is part of the Finn Harps squad ahead of the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season, which the Ballybofey side start against Derry City on Friday, March 4.
“We had a bit of a laugh in the dressing room,” the 31-year-old told The Sun. “It’s hard to understand the lads. When I first went up, I told them it will take me a while to get used to their language! They all started laughing and that broke the ice a bit. They’re a good bunch.”
Scully opted to join Harps from Bray Wanderers, as their new training schedule, which includes two morning sessions, didn’t suit with his work safety rep for L&M Keating in Grangegorman and he also runs a kids coaching school in Cabra.
Enter Ollie Horgan, the Finn Harps manager, who persuaded Scully – who will share the commute with another new signing, Adam Hanlon – and indeed his wife Amanda into agreeing terms in the north-west.
“Ollie persuaded me,” Scully continued. “He rang me seven or eight times and then he turned up at my house as he was keen to meet my wife. He had to sort of persuade the wife.
“She was worried about the travel but Ollie persuaded me and then he persuaded her. It is a challenge but I just feel like I want to be out of my comfort zone, a change of scenery.”Tags: