Major disruption as Harps' new structures arrive 

Problems getting equipment into Ballybofey ground

Major disruption as Harps new structures arrive

The lorry carrying the first piece of portacabin into the Harps ground finds itself unable to move

Finn Harps have a new line of defence ...but this one isn't on the field!

The long-awaited new structures to accommodate Covid-19 changes needed at
Finn Park arrived on Tuesday afternoon in Ballybofey but there was a problem as it proved tough
going when it came to getting the cabins inside the ground.

The view from inside Finn Park

Two lorries carrying the portacabins arrived at Chestnut Road attempting
to get in the entrance beside the Aldi store but difficulties reversing into the
ground meant the road was blocked for some time.

The crane inside the ground waits for the structures to get in

Bollards in front of the entrance on the other side of the street also
curtailed the lorries' ability to get enough room to reverse into the ground to
where a crane was waiting to lift the new structures in place.

Three local gardaí were on duty redirecting traffic and no cars were allowed to come in off Main Street or Navenny Street.

A garda watches as the lorry driver attempts to reverse into Finn Park

Harps return to action on Saturday, August 1 with an away match at Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Their first home match is the following Tuesday night, August 4, against Shelbourne in Finn Park.


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