We are delighted to welcome our local Little Blue Heroes to Finn Park once again as Harps take on Cobh Ramblers at 8pm on Friday. Tickets HERE
Little Blue Heroes Foundation, established in 2017, is a not-for-profit registered charity voluntarily led by Garda members, retired Garda members and civic minded people from communities. The charity employs one person from the community to operate the day to day administration of the charity.
We are independent of An Garda Síochána, and are funded entirely by donations and fundraising – we receive no money from state funding or directly from An Garda Síochána.
Little Blue Heroes Foundation’s vision is to support families of children with serious illnesses in Ireland while empowering the lives of children through positive community engagement.
Little Blue Heroes Foundation’s mission is to provide practical and financial support to families of children who have serious illnesses in Ireland while granting the wish of the children it supports to become Honorary Gardaí to empower the child and foster positive engagement with An Garda Síochána.
Identify, communicate and financially assist families of children who have serious illnesses in Ireland.
Provide practical support and enhance community links to families of children who have serious illnesses in Ireland.
To empower the children and create memories for families we support by fostering positive community engagement with An Garda Síochána.
Photos by Paddy Gallagher from the last visit of the Little Blue Heroes.
Harps Welcome Rasheney FC U13s to Finn Park
Rasheney Football Club was founded in 1976 and the club’s adult teams have participated in the Inishowen League down through the years. Rasheney FC is based in the Isle of Doagh – outside Ballyliffin in Inishowen. The club moved to its present location –Trawbreaga Park in July 1990. Ireland captain Paul McGrath – just back home from the World Cup in Italy – was present to cut the ribbon at the new grounds. Down through the years since then, the club has developed its facilities – floodlights have been installed, a second pitch has been added and most recently in October 2023 a new Sports Hall with artificial surface has been opened.
As well as developing club facilities – there have been major developments on the playing side of things. Over recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of underage players in the club and also the increasing involvement of females. This season the club has teams taking part in the Inishowen Youth and Schoolboys League – from U-8 age level right up to U-15 level. Meanwhile Rasheney fields girls teams at U-13 and U-15 age groupings as well as a senior ladies team in the Inishowen Womens League.
The club is lucky to have a great team of dedicated coaches who devote much time to the training of all its teams – at underage and adult level. Overall playing numbers have been increasing steadily and the club looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 3 years time – 2026.
Present at Friday’s match are members of Rasheney’s U-13 squad along with their coaches Paul Mc Daid, Gerard McColgan and Kieran O Neill (Finn Harps under 19 assistant Coach)
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