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20/01/2015 - Primary School Pupils to compete for Finn Harps Art Spot

Finn Harps Roads Safety 

Finn Harps Football Club have again teamed up with Donegal County Council to assist in the promotion of Road Safety in the County. Finn Harps have offered the Donegal Road Safety Working Group a free advertising hoarding in Finn Park to continue its ongoing commitment to raising the awareness of the dangers on our roads.


The Road Safety advertising hoarding will be designed by a student from one of the county’s national schools through an open art competition. The competition was officially launched in Lifford by the Cathaoirleach, John Campbell and Director of Roads, John McLaughlin.


Speaking at the launch, Cathaoirleach, John Campbell said, “We are delighted with the continued efforts of Finn Harps Football Club to help us promote greater awareness of the dangers on our roads. This art competition will allow a tremendous amount of Road Safety learning in the schools and it will be a brilliant reward for the winner to have their work displayed in Finn Park for all to see.”


Entries must be original and the applicant’s own work and should be on paper no larger than A3 size. Details are currently being sent to all national schools in the county and the competition has a closing date of the 20th February 2015.


Finn Harps Football in the Community Officer, John Campbell, stated, “Finn Harps School’s Programme are delighted to be partners yet again with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group on this major Road Safety promotion. As the only senior soccer club in Donegal, we work with school children on a daily basis and we feel this Competition presents a fantastic opportunity to promote Road Safety in Donegal. This is the sixth year that this Competition has taken place and we look forward to another successful year”.


Information on the competition can be obtained from Brian O’Donnell, Donegal County Council on 074 9172403 or John Campbell, Finn Harps on 087 3872973. The closing date for the competition is 20th February 2015 and entries should be sent through the school to: The Road Safety Art Competition, Road Design Office, Donegal County Council, Lifford, Co. Donegal.





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