Match Info

Date: 22/05/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Finn Park

Officials

Referee: John McLaughlin (Athlone).

Finn Harps - St Patrick's Athletic

Finn Harps moved off the bottom of the Airtricity League table on goal difference as the Donegal side swatted St Patrick's Athletic aside, winning 3-1 at Finn Park.

Danny Morrissey bagged a brace in the first half and Packie Mailey headed home a third as Ollie Horgan's men picked up a first win in six league outings.

Just when the cold hand of relegation was beginning to be felt around Ballybofey, Harps gave their supporters new hope tonight with a win over an insipid St Pat's side.

Although Christy Fagan managed to net a late consolation for Saints, it was to prove another trying night for Pat's, who looked to have arrested their own slide in recent weeks.

They were beaten here even by the time John McLaughlin, the referee, shrilled the half-time whistle.

Morrissey headed home from a Michael Funston cross in the ninth minute to give Harps the lead.

Harps had been in a wretched run of form and had to start without Kilian Cantwell, Ciaran O'Connor, Barry Molloy and Paddy McCourt - but they were back in their groove in the opening 45 minutes.

After 28 minutes, Morrissey intercepted Gavin Peers' tame back-pass to goalkeeper Conor O'Malley and steered home number two.

Pat's had threatened with Ian Bermingham curling a free kick into the side-netting, with Morrissey's second giving Harps a real grip on things,

Mailey, another man making his return from injury, headed home from Jonny Bonner's 42nd minute free-kick and Harps were in dreamland with a 3-0 lead.

Pat's brought on Josh O'Hanlon and JJ Lunney at half-time and did make a fist of things after the break, with Fagan seeing one shot deflected wide before the Pat's hit-man steered a fine effort past Ciaran Gallagher in the 82nd minute for a consolation goal.

Gallagher had saved from O'Hanlon and Conan Byrne whizzed past the post but Harps were long since on their way to the points.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 22nd 2017LeagueFinn Harps3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 11th 2016LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 11th 2016LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
October, 3rd 2008LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 11th 2008LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
July, 2nd 2005LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
December, 23rd 2000LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
November, 20th 1999LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 20th 1999LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
September, 26th 1998LeagueFinn Harps2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
September, 22nd 2017LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 28th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Shelbourne1REPORT
August, 25th 2017FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Galway United2REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 13th 2017FaiCupPortmarnock0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
May, 22nd 2017LeagueFinn Harps3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 13th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps2REPORT
October, 11th 2016LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 17th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
April, 11th 2016LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
October, 5th 2014FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic6Finn Harps1REPORT
October, 3rd 2008LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 6th 2008LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Finn Harps1REPORT
April, 11th 2008LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
September, 22nd 2017LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT