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The Harps' lament: How Donegal's League of Ireland club are battling against all odds

Donegal club Finn Harps are used to battling against the odds but, as Daniel McDonnell saw on a trip to Ballybofey, circumstances at home and abroad are making things even more difficult

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An aerial view of the Finn Harps FC new stadium development which has been lying idle in Stranorlar since 2011. Photo: Sportsfile

An aerial view of the Finn Harps FC new stadium development which has been lying idle in Stranorlar since 2011. Photo: Sportsfile

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An aerial view of the Finn Harps FC new stadium development which has been lying idle in Stranorlar since 2011. Photo: Sportsfile

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon in Donegal, a teacher was technically back at work in a classroom.

The explanation is straightforward in a Finn Harps kind of way, which means there's an element of improvisation.

This goes with the territory for a club that is largely recognised as the smallest trader in the League of Ireland Premier Division market.