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James Doherty parts ways with Finn Harps

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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.”

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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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