Stephen Doherty signs first professional contract with Finn Harps

Wed, Jul 31 2019

Shane Doherty in action for Finn Harps against Linfield Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

Premier Division strugglers Finn Harps have confirmed that midfielder Stephen Doherty has signed a professional contact with the club.

Doherty signs his first professional deal with the Co. Donegal side having risen through the club’s underage set-up.

The 19-year-old joined the club at under-17 level before featuring with Joe Boyle’s under-19s recently.

The midfielder scored his first senior goal for Harps in April against Sligo Rovers in their EA Sports Cup win over the Bit O’Red.

Speaking with his club’s media team, the Donegal native noted his delight upon signing a professional contact with the club.  

“I played with the seniors in the game up at Linfield on Saturday so hopefully through time I can get more opportunities to play in the first team.

“It’s been great to be involved with the first team training over the season and the two wins against Derry and Waterford has helped the confidence.

“I was a sub for the Derry game, and it was a great experience to be part of that. It’s great that Ollie has shown faith in me by offering me the professional contract.”

Manager Ollie Horgan added; “Stephen is a very modest lad, who conducts himself well and is dedicated to improving his game.

“He’s been with our 17s and 19s so it’s good see him making progress through from the underage system to the senior panel” Horgan finished.