Finn Harps mascot Harper hopes to add to the current feel good factor at Finn Park by taking home the prestigious Paddy Power mascot race trophy when he represents the club in the annual mascot race taking place at Naas Race Course on Bank Holiday Monday.
Donegal's favourite Dog is focused on putting recent controversies behind him as he prepares to take on Irish football's fittest mascots in a race that has captured the imagination of the sporting public.
Harper said "It has been ruff season for me at times, but I think getting a result on Monday would be the pawfect way to put all that behind me".
All sponsorship money gathered by Harper and other mascots will go to AWARE the chosen charity for this year's race.
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The race will be broadcast live from the "Just Follow the Floodlights" Faceboook page and will also be screened on Racing TV.
The gallant runners are:
Leo the Lion (Limerick)
Collee the Dog (UCD)
Stevie Capall (Kildare County)
Rocky the Seagull (Bray Wanderers)
Terry the Tiger (Galway United)
Bilberry the Goat (Waterford)
Corky the Cheetah (Cork City)
Harper the Dog (Finn Harps)
Longford Lion (Longford Town)
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