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BOHEMIANS LEGENDS XI v SHELBOURNE LEGENDS XI (Sunday November 17th, Dalymount Park, 3pm)

Over 100 league medals’ worth of talent will be on display at Dalymount Park on Sunday November 17th when a Bohemians Legends XI host a Shelbourne Legends XI in a tribute game in honour of Owen Heary, who last week played his final game of a glittering 21-season League of Ireland career.

Heary spent nine seasons at Tolka Park before making the short trip to Dalymount Park in January 2007 to sign for the club he supported as a boy.

His haul of seven league titles – five with Shels and two with Bohs – is a record he jointly holds with Johnny Matthews. He also won the FAI Cup twice, the Setanta Sports Cup and the EA Sports Cup.

Hibs manager Pat Fenlon – also a trophy-laden legend at both clubs – will take charge of the Bohs XI, while Dermot Keely – a 10-time league winner as a player and manager – will take the Shels hotseat again for one game only.


Guest players confirmed so far include Fran and Elmo from Love/Hate (Peter Coonan and Laurence Kinlan).

Admission: Adults €10 Adults; OAPs and U-12s €5.

TEAMS (Number of league medals in brackets):

BOHEMIANS: Manager – Pat Fenlon (8). Team – Glen Crowe (5), Killian Brennan (3), Neale Fenn (3), Jason McGuinness (3), Ken Oman (3), Gary Deegan (2), Dean Delaney (2), Thomas Heary (2), Paul Keegan (2), Anthony Murphy (2), Brian Murphy (2), Stephen O’Donnell (2), Conor Powell (2), Mark Rossiter (2), Fergal Harkin (1), Paddy Madden (1), Ryan McEvoy (1). Derek Pender (1).

Owen Heary (7).

SHELBOURNE: Manager – Dermot Keely (10). Team – Richie Baker (5), Jason Byrne (5), Ollie Cahill (5) Steve Williams (5), Stuart Byrne (4), Jim Crawford (4), Stephen Geoghegan (4), Joseph Ndo (4), Kevin Doherty (3), Jamie Harris (3), Wes Hoolahan (3), Glen Fitzpatrick (2), Alan Cawley (1), Declan Geoghegan (1), Alan Reynolds (1) .


GRESHAM HOTEL (Saturday November 16th, 8pm)

On the eve of Owen’s tribute match, there will also be a dinner held in his honour.

- 4-course meal
- €50pp (tables of 10 or individual bookings)
- Comedian Eric Lalor confirmed as guest speaker
- DJ and bar until 12.30am

For bookings and enquiries, contact Lynn O’Neill at lynn@bohemians.ie or 087 7448085.

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