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“I don’t need to be here and keep going, but it’s harder to get out than to get in”

AND SO IT BEGINS, AS OLY HORGAN HAS TO BEND AND REBUILD AGAIN.

The fact that Horgan is constantly keeping Finn Harps in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division is even more striking by the lack of continuity in his team, and this offseason has seen more results than usual.

Since last season, Harps has lost 11 players, including Sean Boyd and Mark Coyle in Shelbourne, Will Seymour and Tunde Avolabi in St. Patrick’s Athletic and Shane McElline in Derry City.

The meeting with Horgan at the league’s launch last week was like a conversation with a soldier on the eve of the war.

“We lost 11 players from the lineup, which is a severe loss,” Horgan says. “On and off the field, we lost people who are very difficult to replace. There is only one way to find out and that will be in the next month or two.

“We’ve always lost a pair and managed to replace them, but now we’ve lost 11. If Shamrock Rovers had lost 11 players, they wouldn’t have kept their position and we have to keep ours to survive. We’ve had battles for years, but it’s going to be the biggest of all.

“We didn’t take 11, we got eight or nine. You run the risk if many of them are not Irish guys. They are good guys, very good, but it is important whether they can adapt to the country, climate and, most importantly, the league. It’s mass, not gambling, because we have no choice. We failed to attract the Irish guys with what we offer. We have a few, but in our eyes we have not been able to get value for money in the country. We had to move on. It has always been so, but not in as many bodies as what we did.

“It went beyond [other clubs offering an additional] 100 euros per week. It seems that money is returned in the league, and clubs that are capable can do it. We could not afford it and set other goals. They are always challenging in the off-season, but it was the hardest. Normal for us is bad.

“We tend to accept guys who get lost to give them a chance. Maybe that’s why we lost as much. No player asked to leave, we wanted them all to stay. We didn’t feel we could recover. We were satisfied with 11, but they received the best offers, both at home and abroad. “

Bastion Harry and Yoyo Mahdi arrive at Harps with extensive experience in the Irish League, but they are certainly recruited from afar: Spanish defender Jose Carillo has been signed by Slovakian club Senica, Dutch Erol Erdal Alkan has arrived from Turkish club Usak. former Croatian underage striker Filip Mikhalevic has moved to Balibofei from Cambodia’s top summer.

“How do we do that? Lots of phone calls, lots of trips and a couple of good people to help you benefit from the player. Unlike financial gain for yourself. But there are risks. You really know what type of players you are when you go to see a player in person, and even then you gamble on their identity.

“You won’t know about it until the start of the season when you’re in the heat of battle. We are glad that we have attracted what we have attracted ”.

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Oli Horgan poses with the league trophy at the season launch event.

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Horgan did not go into the specifics of some of his scout trips.

“My wife doesn’t know [where he’s been] and I have no intention of speaking to the public! This was not as superfluous as in other years when there were no travel restrictions. I would certainly have gone far or wide. We are not the only ones who look at the street because of the price and quality. ”

Harp season kicks off at home at Drogheda United on Friday night, and when asked to peek into the first weeks of the 2022 season, Horgan showed off an amazing look heat it would arouse skepticism even in Kerry GAA.

“It’s always feared. We are probably the only easy game for other teams. Well, last year we took players that no one wanted, and suddenly they did well and went on. While we can’t complain that anyone got the best deal, it’s a push on the teeth. It’s hard and you need to go again.

“If we lose 11 again at the end of next year, we are doing well. I don’t moan. I don’t need to be here or continue like anyone else, but getting out is harder than getting in. That’s long and short.



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“I don’t need to be here and keep going, but it’s harder to get out than to get in”

AND SO IT BEGINS, AS OLY HORGAN HAS TO BEND AND REBUILD AGAIN.

The fact that Horgan is constantly keeping Finn Harps in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division is even more striking by the lack of continuity in his team, and this offseason has seen more results than usual.

Since last season, Harps has lost 11 players, including Sean Boyd and Mark Coyle in Shelbourne, Will Seymour and Tunde Avolabi in St. Patrick’s Athletic and Shane McElline in Derry City.

The meeting with Horgan at the league’s launch last week was like a conversation with a soldier on the eve of the war.

“We lost 11 players from the lineup, which is a severe loss,” Horgan says. “On and off the field, we lost people who are very difficult to replace. There is only one way to find out and that will be in the next month or two.

“We’ve always lost a pair and managed to replace them, but now we’ve lost 11. If Shamrock Rovers had lost 11 players, they wouldn’t have kept their position and we have to keep ours to survive. We’ve had battles for years, but it’s going to be the biggest of all.

“We didn’t take 11, we got eight or nine. You run the risk if many of them are not Irish guys. They are good guys, very good, but it is important whether they can adapt to the country, climate and, most importantly, the league. It’s mass, not gambling, because we have no choice. We failed to attract the Irish guys with what we offer. We have a few, but in our eyes we have not been able to get value for money in the country. We had to move on. It has always been so, but not in as many bodies as what we did.

“It went beyond [other clubs offering an additional] 100 euros per week. It seems that money is returned in the league, and clubs that are capable can do it. We could not afford it and set other goals. They are always challenging in the off-season, but it was the hardest. Normal for us is bad.

“We tend to accept guys who get lost to give them a chance. Maybe that’s why we lost as much. No player asked to leave, we wanted them all to stay. We didn’t feel we could recover. We were satisfied with 11, but they received the best offers, both at home and abroad. “

Bastion Harry and Yoyo Mahdi arrive at Harps with extensive experience in the Irish League, but they are certainly recruited from afar: Spanish defender Jose Carillo has been signed by Slovakian club Senica, Dutch Erol Erdal Alkan has arrived from Turkish club Usak. former Croatian underage striker Filip Mikhalevic has moved to Balibofei from Cambodia’s top summer.

“How do we do that? Lots of phone calls, lots of trips and a couple of good people to help you benefit from the player. Unlike financial gain for yourself. But there are risks. You really know what type of players you are when you go to see a player in person, and even then you gamble on their identity.

“You won’t know about it until the start of the season when you’re in the heat of battle. We are glad that we have attracted what we have attracted ”.

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Oli Horgan poses with the league trophy at the season launch event.

Source: Harry Murphy / SPORTSFILE

Horgan did not go into the specifics of some of his scout trips.

“My wife doesn’t know [where he’s been] and I have no intention of speaking to the public! This was not as superfluous as in other years when there were no travel restrictions. I would certainly have gone far or wide. We are not the only ones who look at the street because of the price and quality. ”

Harp season kicks off at home at Drogheda United on Friday night, and when asked to peek into the first weeks of the 2022 season, Horgan showed off an amazing look heat it would arouse skepticism even in Kerry GAA.

“It’s always feared. We are probably the only easy game for other teams. Well, last year we took players that no one wanted, and suddenly they did well and went on. While we can’t complain that anyone got the best deal, it’s a push on the teeth. It’s hard and you need to go again.

“If we lose 11 again at the end of next year, we are doing well. I don’t moan. I don’t need to be here or continue like anyone else, but getting out is harder than getting in. That’s long and short.



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