Finn Harps FC were delighted to welcome Mulroy Academ as our flag bearers for our game against Bohemian FC.
Mulroy Soccer Academy was formed in 2002 with a vision of promoting and encouraging the development of underage football for boys and girls aged from 4 – 16 years in the Fanad, Kerrykeel and catchment area. The club officially launched on 27th April 2002 with Republic of Ireland goalkeeper and stalwart Packie Bonnar performing opening ceremony duties. Mulroy Academy entered the North-West Schoolboys League in 2003 before eventually joining Letterkenny & District Schoolboys League in 2006. The founding members of the club were Fergus McAteer, Colm McGonigle and Eamonn McConigley
Throughout the years there have been many achievements for the club, from League and Cup honours to representative teams on the national stage as well as a plethora of players selected for various representative and County teams. The club has formed a great partnership with Finn Harps Academy with many players on the Finn Harps Development squads as well as playing in the National League in the varying age groups
Today the club operates 14 teams across all the age groups with over 200 players registered in the club, participating in the Donegal Schoolboys and Women’s Leagues. This club also entered a team in the Donegal Schoolboys Youth League (under 18) for the first time this season.
The club has the recent distinction of becoming one of the first six clubs in the country to achieve the FAI Club Mark Award and were also one of the first clubs to achieve the FAI Club Mark One Star Award. The FAI Club Mark is an award based on best practice in the governance, management and administration of a football club.
Mulroy’s under 9 team represented the club on the Finn Park turf, fresh from their exploits last week in the Foyle Cup where they had a very successful week winning 6 of their 9 games through the week under the guidance of Manager Jonny Corcoran.