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MAURICE TOLAND HONOUR IN 1994

St Johnston’s Maurice Toland pictured receiving a watch from a sponsor after scoring for Finn Harps after just eight seconds of a Shield game against Drogheda United at Finn Park.

It is believed this remains the quickest goal ever scored by a Harps player.

Harps won the game - on September 3, 1994 - 1-0.

Also pictured is Jimmy Harte, the then Finn Harps Chairman.

In an interview some years later, Maurice remembered: “I was playing left-back that night and I went up to get on the end of a cross by Marty McGinley – Patsy (McGowan) did tell me to get forward as much as possible.”

Maurice Toland scored 15 goals in 97 appearances for Finn Harps.