This Friday sees the Rams make the long trip to Finn Park as we face Finn Harps in Ballybofey.
We come into this game following our midweek win in the Munster Senior Cup Semi-Final away to Treaty United, where we ran out 3-2 winners in Limerick. It was a much-changed line up from manager Shane Keegan but goals from Conor Drinan, Liam Kervick and Jake Hegarty wer enough to earn a place in a second Munster Senior Cup Final in as many years. We now face Cork City FC in a repeat of the 2022 final, where Ramblers took home the historic trophy,
Our last league meeting ended in disappointment however, losing our first game of the 2023 season as Galway United ran out 2-0 winners in St Colmans Park on St Patrick’s Day. A goal in each half from the Tribesmen was enough to sink The Ramblers in front of a big crowd in Cobh. The Rams remain in second place despite the defeat.
Finn Harps will be aiming to build on their first league win last week where they beat Longford Town, in Bishopsgate. A late Ryan Rainey penalty was enough to give new boss Dave Rogers his first win as boss of the Donegal side.
The Ramblers haven’t faced Finn Harps since 2018, with our last trip to Donegal being a 1-0 win for the Rams, thanks to a first half goal from Cian Leonard.
Alan Patchell will be the referee for Friday’s contest in Ballybofey.
Finn Harps v Cobh Ramblers kicks off at 8pm on Friday night. The contest will be broadcast live from Finn Park on LOITV. A match pass costs €5 and can be purchased here.
Cobh Ramblers – W/W/D/W/L
Finn Harps – L/L/D/D/W
By Glenn Farrelly