Harps In The Community 2022 Review

Finn Harps FC is a community club and in 2022 our Community Officer Ann Kelly along with various Harps volunteers once again did immense work in reaching out to the community and in welcoming all to Finn Park.  This post just highlights a cross section of what happened in 2022- to cover it all is impractical!  Not covered here are Foroige YDP, Donegal Down Syndrome and any number of mascots and flagbearers- all were covered in our match programme throughout the year.  Thanks to everyone who got involved in 2022 and if you’s like to work with us in 2023 contact community@finnharps.ie

Harper Rose and Hayden Mc Dowell from Donegal Town and also Oliver, Liam and Ava Callaghan, great grandkids of former harps manager Bobby Toland were mascots v Bohemian FC.

We were delighted to support and welcome various local community groups and causes throughout the year:

Noah’s Bed Push
Picture from the Harps collection for Ukraine earlier this year showing various people including Harps volunteers holding a Harps flag and many boxes collected
Harps collection for Ukraine
Local Women’s Group welcomed to Finn Park

We were absolutely thrilled to welcome the students of Clare’s Little Stars – Pre-school and After School Playgroup to Finn Park

We were honoured to have the Little Blue Heroes at Finn Park

Finn Harps marked the tragedy in Creeslough at our game against Dundalk
Finn Harps marked the tragedy in Creeslough at our game against Dundalk
Finn Harps marked the tragedy in Creeslough at our game against Dundalk
Harps v Dundalk programme cover – all proceeds went to supporting the Creeslough fund
The programme cover captured the imagination and many people pitched in to buy programmes or to donate, this appeared in our final programme of the year featuring Amber Barrett. Clare McCahill our head of design was responsible for both
Finn Harps v Dundalk was jointly sponsored by the Donegal Liverpool and Man City Supporter clubs who were creating awareness for the annual “Fans Supporting Foodbanks” collection for We Care Foodbank Donegal taking place during the week leading up to Harps final home match v UCD.
James Bradley, age 8, a big Finn Harps supporter organised a raffle to raise funds for his favourite team
Sophia Sanchez Harkin, Cranford NS, winner of our poster competition sponsored by Century Cinemas with her brother Michael, Principal James Whoriskey and Barry McNamee.
Well done Sofia and we look forward to welcoming Cranford NS to Finn Park. Her poster and other entries were displayed in the tearoom.
Sophia Sanchez Harkin, Cranford NS, designed the winning poster

We were delighted to welcome various youth teams as flag bearers and guests at our games in 2022, here are a few examples

Letterkenny Rovers U10s
Mulroy Academy With Harper

 

Mulroy Academy Welcome Harps to the field in cup v Bohs
Finn Valley Gaels and Predators were Flag Bearers for the game against Bohemian FC
Finn Valley Gaels and Predators were Flag Bearers for the game against Bohemian FC
We were delighted to welcome two teams from Finn Harps in West Derby, Liverpool a thriving Junior Football club named in our honour
We were delighted to welcome two teams from Finn Harps in West Derby, Liverpool a thriving Junior Football club named in our honour

Finn Harps say no to hate.

Programme cover for Harps v Sligo, the rainbow flag was also proudly flown at Finn Park.  More on Pride and Finn Harps HERE