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Paddy McCourt celebrates Finn Harps' promotion back to the top flight after the final match on his playing career.
Paddy McCourt celebrates Finn Harps' promotion back to the top flight after the final match on his playing career.
SSE Airtricity League First Division Promotion/Relegation Play-off Series Final Second Leg, Market's Field, Limerick 2/11/2018 Limerick vs Finn Harps Finn Harps’ Paddy McCourt after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Paddy McCourt reacts after being taken off with an injury in his final match.
Paddy McCourt in action in his final game.
SSE Airtricity League First Division Promotion/Relegation Play-off Series Final Second Leg, Market's Field, Limerick 2/11/2018 Limerick vs Finn Harps Finn Harps' Paddy McCourt in the dugout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Finn Harps' Paddy McCourt walks out for his last game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Finn Harps' Paddy McCourt warms up for his final game.
Paddy McCourt's hair reached its peak during his spell at Derry City.
FAI Carlsberg Cup Final 3/12/2006 Derry City vs Saint Patrick's Athletic Pat McCourt of Derry gets away from his marker Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Paddy McCourt of Celtic celebrates after scoring during the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on September 11, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Celtic's Paddy McCourt celebrates the opening goal during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Despite his wonderful skills Paddy McCourt failed to secure a regular starting place at Celtic
Paddy McCourt
Paddy McCourt savours scoring for Northern Ireland against the Faroe Islands
Golden night: Paddy McCourt celebrates his brace against the Faroes in August 2011
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 11: Paddy McCourt (L) of Northern Ireland competes Frodi Benjaminsen of Faroe Islands (R) during the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Paddy McCourt of Brighton attacks past Jordan Bowery of Rotherham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Rotherham United at The Amex Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Far right is Celtic and Northern Ireland footballer Paddy McCourt among the Foyle Harps team from 1992 Mallusk NI U-11 Tournament Winners? Picture kindly submitted by Liam Quinn
In March 2015, McCourt played for a Derry City Select against a Northern Ireland Select in the Mark Farren Fund Match by Derry boss Kenny Shiels opted against signing the local man, paving the way for his move to Glenavon.
Moving on: Paddy McCourt has struggled to adjust to life with the Lurgan Blues and will weigh up his options
McCourt helped Glenavon win the Charity Shield against Crusaders. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Paddy McCourt could make his final appearance for Finn Harps tonight.

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