December 5, 2023

Darren Murphy has been appointment as the brand new Head Coach at Finn Harps FC. 

Murphy was assistant on the membership within the 2023 season.

He holds a UEFA PRO teaching license and was beforehand head coach at Dungannon Swifts and in addition held first group teaching roles at Linfield and Crusaders.  He has been Elite UEFA Academy Coach and Elite Efficiency Coach for the IFA and has managed Northern Eire Worldwide sides at U16, U17 and U19 ranges.

Murphy was appointed following the job being marketed and numerous candidates interviewed.

Finn Harps chairperson Ian Harkin mentioned “We owed it to our shareholders, followers and business supporters to do a radical assessment of the function, together with promoting the job and interviewing candidates, having made the choice final yr to nominate a full-time supervisor.  We imagine that call to have been the precise one and we’re dedicated to a pathway of being a professionally run membership each on the pitch and off it.

“Darren’s document each on the taking part in pitch and off it as a coach could be very spectacular. Having been in Ballybofey 12 months now he has constructed a familiarity with our neighborhood, the league itself and the gamers on the membership.

“We’re dedicated to growing our personal and now we have seen some superb skills flourish this yr, these lads all have expertise now and we’re assured we will push on and be aggressive in 2024.  In the course of the yr now we have tied down the most effective of the expertise in Donegal and within the off season hopefully we will carry again a few of those that are taking part in both within the county or outdoors it again to Finn Harps as soon as once more to symbolize our membership.

“We have now a large yr forward from a number of angles, there may be heaps to be enthusiastic about in 2024, together with our stadium.

“It’s thrilling watching our personal become senior footballers, now we have a quantity we imagine have the potential to make it to the very best stage.  In 5 years time you need to have the ability to say “I used to be there when he performed for Harps” and in growth phrases they couldn’t be in higher arms with Murph on the wheel.”

Darren Murphy mentioned “I want to thank Ian Harkin and the remainder of the board for giving me this improbable alternative. After taking the group for the ultimate six weeks of the season, it was one thing that I actually, actually loved.  So, when the chance arose to take the function in a full-time capability it was one thing that I jumped at.  The explanations behind the choice for me had been that I needed to problem myself, I needed to problem the gamers and the truth that I’ve actually loved the final 12 months working at Finn Harps Soccer Membership.

“I’m grateful to be given the possibility to discover the chance even additional.  I’ve totally loved working with all of the individuals across the membership and most significantly I’ve loved working with the gamers.

“I might additionally prefer to acknowledge that the supporters and the individuals round Donegal have been improbable to me since I arrived.  I hope to verify some appointments of my backroom group within the subsequent brief whereas.

“Lastly, I’m actually trying ahead to the problem and what I want to say to the Finn Harps followers is that I’ll give the function 100% and I’ll do the most effective that I can to place a group out on the pitch that they’re pleased with.”

Followers are welcome to listen to from Murphy at a convention within the Cappry Suite within the Villa Rose on Monday at 5pm.

Finn Harps FC appoint new Head Coach was final modified: November third, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin