Soccer star Kevin calls time on career after horrific accident

first_imgOne of Donegal’s greatest sporting stars, Kevin McHugh, has called time on his many years with Finn Harps.The Killea man suffered a horrific injury and lost a finger in a freak accident last week.Today the much-loved sportsman officially announced that he was calling time on his soccer career. Kevin told finnharps.com “Yeah, obviously a disaster for me personally with the recent accident and ultimately finishing my career at this level. It’s not how I imagined leaving the club, but that’s life in general isn’t it? No-one knows what’s around the corner, but you just have to get on with it. Between managing/coaching and work/family I’ll be kept pretty busy anyways.”The father of two runs the Donegal Soccer Academy and is keeping a close eye on emerging talent.Kevin, who works in the IT department of Donegal County Council, admitted that the tempo of the Premier Division is relentless but he is confident Harps can stay up – and will get stronger next season.“It’s an unforgiving Division, mistakes are punished and every point you get is well earned, so if Ollie is able to keep us up it will be a very successful season, despite all the recent negative press. This season will stand to this group in terms of tempo of the games, fitness levels and the realization of the commitment it takes to be a proper footballer in the premier division. It really is relentless.” A spokesman for Finn Harps wished Kevin every success for the future and hinted that they will honour his contribution to Harps in the coming weeks.“Harps players, management and volunteers are looking forward to recognizing Kevin’s huge contribution to the club and wish him the very best in his recovery,” said the spokesman.Soccer star Kevin calls time on career after horrific accident was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more