FINN Harps have announced that defender James Doherty has left the club by mutual consent due to work and personal commitments.
The Kilmacrenann native made his first team debut in a 2-0 victory over Kilkenny City in October 2006 and subsequently went on to make 116 first team appearances in Harps colours.
Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan said: “James approached me and was typically very honest about his current situation and his problem giving the time and commitment required for senior football. He is a very popular figure around the club and the lad is Harps through and through. So of course we accept his decision and wish him the best for the future.”
James Doherty said: “After so many years here naturally I am disappointed to be leaving, but I felt I had to be honest with myself and the club. I am a player who likes to give 100% dedication and my work and personal situation doesn’t allow for that at the moment. I would like to thank everyone at Finn Harps for the great experience I have, and I intend to be a regular visitor at Finn Park when I can. I would also like to say that I feel Ollie & James and staff have put together the most professional training and preparation regime I have seen at the club, and I hope everyone will give them their backing over the coming seasons.”
Everyone at Finn Harps would like to thank James for his services both as a player and as a schools coach and wish him well in his future endeavours.
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