Finn harps

Schools Programme

"The Finn Harps Schools Programme exists to support children in the development of positive life skills. Our mission is to provide safe, enjoyable recreation opportunities where each child has a positive, rewarding experience while learning the basic skills and fundamentals of the soccer football regardless of skill level and where each child will learn the importance of sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, respect, and integrity while sharing with their coaches and teammates the emotions of success and failure."

Some facts on the 68 Primary Schools we work with throughout Co. Donegal

• Some 7663 Children 51 Percent Male 49 Percent Female

• Schools Rural /Urban ALL denominations

• Each school get MINIMUM 4 Coaching sessions

• Each School invited to play in3@4 year Cup and Fields Cup

• 680 Male and female players participate in each over 7 days

• Inclusion cup held for schools to small to field teams on their on schools who take part different backgrounds

• Skills day 400 Kids participate each year in DMG Donegal

• All participants invited free to Harps matches

• All Junior Clubs Schoolboys invited free to matches

• Family Fun day each year

• 300 Children attend the FAI Cup average each year for FREE

Those who assist programme: Donegal Road Safety Working Group,     Donegal Co Co, DMG Motors, Donegal Local Development Company Programme content includes Skills, Matches, Nutrition Road Safety Comp Eating Right for sport    
FAI Coaches all are Voluntary, all are Garda Vetted, all have Child Protection, all have done first aid, WE have the first muslim female Coach in Ireland

The Programme Was set up 10 years ago by John Campbell is still coordinated by John Campbell, Dessie Mc Glinchey is our head Coach

This year ourselves and the Academy came together The priority being we want the children at Schools U12 to U19 to be coached and play in the same way


Dessie Mc Glinchey

Iram Iftiker

Keith Jones

Karl Mc Hugh

Stuart Connolly

Chantelle Grant

Micael O Dochartaigh

Shauna Patton

Shauna Devanney

Gavin Campbell

Ann Shields

Kevin Gallagher

Conor O Reilly

and many many Finn Harps Players

Upcoming Events

3@4 Year Cup North

3@4 Year South

Skills Day DMK Motors

Family Dun Day

Fran Field  Cup 3 Days

Children to matches

Clubs to Matches

Child Protection 1 Day Course

Road Safety Winner unveiled at 1st home match of the season


The Office is manned by Aisling Dighman and from now on Jacob Borg and Harry Ashcroft will assist in the programme