The Board of Directors of Finn Harps have confirm that Felix Healy and Peter Hutton will take over as Harps’ management team with immediate effect. Felix Healy returns to the club he led to the First Division title in 2004 as Director of Football, while Peter Hutton arrives at Finn Park as Manager. In addition, ‘A’ Team Manager Paddy Foy will combine his current role by becoming Assistant Manager to Peter Hutton.
Felix Healy is a former player and manager with the club. He played the first seven games for Harps during the 1978/79 season, including both legs of the UEFA Cup 1st Round fixture against English side Everton, before leaving Finn Park to sign for Port Vale. Healy returned to Finn Park in 2004 after Noel King’s resignation as Manager. He led Harps to the First Division title in his first season in charge, recording a record haul of points in the process. Although he never played with the club, Peter Hutton has strong links to Finn Harps. His father, Peter senior, played 228 games for the club during it’s first decade in the League of Ireland, and was a member of the 1974 FAI Cup winning team.