Not only have Kernan’s have been huge supporter of the Harps over the Years they are also a main sponsor of Harps underage.
Paddy McBride speaks to Finn Harps media about his football passions.
1) Which football teams did you grow up supporting?
Finn Harps and Leeds United
2) Tell us about your favourite football memories and matches following above teams?
For Finn Harps has to be all the playoff victories especially BJ’s goal and Mickey Funstons to bring us back into the match.
For Leeds winning the League against all the odds in 1992 and the football that Bielsa’s team produced.
3) Your favourite football jersey of all time?
The Finn Harps luminous yellow jersey
4) Why do you think it’s important for people in Donegal to support the Harps?
Finn Harps mean a lot to most football people in Donegal and surrounding counties. People might not always be able to get to the matches but they will always look out for the “Harps” result so it is important to keep the club at as high a level as possible. Great to see all the young wearing Harps tops when they are out and about now.
5) Who do you think will win
- a) The SPL –
- b) The EPL – Arsenal.
- c) The champions League- Man City.
- d) The league of Ireland in 2023- Shamrock Rovers
6) What are the best things about match nights at FinnPark?
The atmosphere when we are on top, the same people we meet every week and the soup.
7) Who are your three favourite players of all time?
Brendan Bradley, Paddy Mc Granaghan and Johnny Speak
8) What are your hopes for the future of Finn Harps?
That we get back to the premier division and be competitive there, and that we at last get our stadium built (so important to get it built to attract new supporters and sell the club to sponsors)
9) Why did Kernans decide to sponsor Finn Harps underage?
It’s important for us at Kernan’s to help give young players across the county the best possible chance of achieving their full potential. Seeing players like Kevin Jordan, Shane McMonagle and others progress to the Harps first team squad shows that with the right pathway environment young players who work hard can progress to senior football.