Small world. Especially, it seems, when it comes to the self-styled Greatest League in the World.
Finn Harps have made a stunning start to the new League of Ireland season, racing to the top of the division after impressive wins over Dundalk and Bohemians. They've also just secured government funding for a long-awaited new stadium in Stranorlar. They dropped the ball yesterday – albeit, off the pitch, rather than on it.
Broadcasting the winners of a fundraising raffle run by the club, a familiar foe was named as the lucky recipient of one of the top prize, a brand new Dacia car. It took a moment for those in the room to realise who Colin Feehily, CEO at Sligo Rovers, was.
Congratulations to our CEO @colinfeo14 on winning a car in the @FinnHarpsFC Mega Draw today. It's a fitting reward for his hard work and no surprise to see him supporting football in the region
Why do we get the feeling this could be used in a team talk?https://t.co/AIk8qTOs3D pic.twitter.com/8x4x0SQ94M
— Sligo Rovers (@sligorovers) April 4, 2021
The north-west rivals haven't met on the pitch yet this season, but it's first blood to the Connacht club. The response from the Harps MC spoke volumes.
Sligo Rovers... We don't like giving much away to Sligo Rovers, but there you go.
Joint top of the Airtricity League table, and with two weeks until the next meeting of the sides, the mind games have begun.