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Finn Harps admit the financial strains on the Club after Cork City game postponed (again)

Finn Harps club secretary John Campbell admitted that the cancellation of their home tie with last years FAI Cup finalists Cork City will put a strain on the club financially.

Its the second time the game has been rescheduled as Cork had European matches on in June and now have two players called up to the Ireland u21 squad.

It has now been confirmed that the rescheduled fixture has been put back two weeks and will now take place on Monday the 19th of September.

Campbell said the following, “First of all I want to wish the two Cork City players Kevin O’Connor and Sean Maguire well on their call up to the Irish U21 squad. Cork was entitled to seek a postponement and we have no problem with that but it’s the second time that our home match against them has been called off. The first time was because of their European commitments. The game has now been put back two weeks until the 19th of September. The problem for us is that we had budgeted for a significant amount of money in gate receipts from the Cork match in Ballybofey on Tuesday week the 6th of September. We need that income on that week to help keep the club ticking over and pay the bills including the players’ wages. So the postponement of the Cork game for a second time in the space of six weeks is very hard for a part-time club like Finn Harps to cope with this type of financial hit.” Mr Campbell concluded.

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