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Finn Harps – the 2014 season in numbers

Harps celebrate Kevin McHugh scoring against Avondale United in the FAI Cup quarter-final replay

Harps celebrate Kevin McHugh scoring against Avondale United in the FAI Cup quarter-final replay

BY CHRIS MCNULTY

31 – Harps used a total of 31 players during the 2014 season

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2 – Two players, Ryan Curran and James Gallagher, were named as substitutes during the season, but didn’t see game time

4 – Four players – Chris Flanagan, Oisin Hassett, Cathal McDaid and Hugh Moy – made appearances only as substitutes

9 – Nine players who began the season on Harps’ books are no longer at the club: Ruairi Keating, Johnny Bonner, Graham Fisher, James Doherty, Mark Forker, Thomas Bonnar, Paul McVeigh, Ryan Curran and Chris Flanagan

6 – With six goals to his name (five in the League and one in the EA Sports Cup), Ruairi Keating, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Finn Park from Sligo Rovers, was Harps’ top goalscorer

176 – Kevin McHugh’s brace against Avondale United in the FAI Cup quarter-final replay took the Killea man’s goals tally for Harps to a total of 176

823 – Harps’ biggest attendance at Finn Park this season was the 823 who paid in to the opening game of the season against Waterford United. It was closely followed by the 793 in attendance at the Avondale United game last month

11 –  Harps drew eleven League games in 2014

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1 – Only once this season did Ollie Horgan name the same starting eleven in two consecutive games, back in March when the team that defeated Cobh Ramblers 5-0 was retained for the following week’s match against Galway FC

3 – Harps missed three penalties in 2014: Michael Funston against Shelbourne in the first half of the 2-0 defeat at Shelbourne in April; Kevin McHugh in the 2-2 draw at home to Wexford in August; and last Sunday when Sean McCarron spurned a spot-kick against Longford Town in the final game of the campaign

70 – In League football in the 2014 season, Harps accumulated a whopping 70 yellow cards

11 – During the course of the season, Harps players had eleven red cards flashed their way. Ollie Horgan was also sent from his dugout twice

11,686 – The SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division truly is a division for the road. Harps were in Cobh twice, Avondale once, Waterford twice and Wexford on three occasions. In total, Harps travelled 11,686 kilometres in return journeys from Ballybofey

34 – Pat McCann played in 34 of Harps’ 35 games in all competitions, the most of any player. Ciaran Coll, with 33 appearances, was next in line

2,856 – Minutes played by midfielder Pat McCann, who spent more minutes on the pitch than any of the Harps squad during the 2014 season

5 – Harps hit Cobh Ramblers for five back in March. The 5-0 rout in Ballybofey was their biggest win of the season

6 – In the FAI Ford Senior Cup semi-final, St Patrick’s Athletic managed to blast six goals past Conor Winn. That 6-1 loss was Harps’ heaviest of the season

For third time in two seasons, Cork prevailed 1-0 in Ballybofey

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