Everyone at Bohemians would like to wish our Under-18s the best of luck as they travel to Poland at the end of the month.

Robbie Giles’ men will take on both Legia Warsaw’s Under-19 and Under-17 teams on Thursday November 28th and Saturday November 30th respectively.

Legia have also invited the Bohs boys to their senior team’s Europa League clash against Italian giants Lazio on Thursday November 28th.


Manager Giles said: “This trip is a bonus for everyone involved in the team. We’ll be up against top calibre opposition and that’s a challenge that’s really welcome because it’ll help get us to a level that you only get to when playing top level opposition.

“Our last season was extremely successful. We won every single league game, followed it with victory in the Kells Tournament and a great performance and ‘Golden Plate’ award during the prestigious Milk Cup competition in Derry.

“Our aim for this season is very clear – we want to win the league again and perform well in all cups we’re in. We also want to get good results from our trip to Poland. The lads realise they are in a great position representing the club and will be putting in a big effort.”

Under-18s coach Adam Firych is looking forward to accompanying the team to his native country.

He said: It’s a great opportunity to take the lads to my homeland and play against one of the best teams in Poland.

“Legia’s Under-17 won the Polish Championship last year and their Under-19s finished fifth in the top league. Getting more game-time and playing high tempo games will give us better experience to deal with high standard opposition.

“We will have to play to a high level against Legia teams if we are to compete, but we have the players and they know it’s a platform to display their ability. They’re a great bunch of lads and are anxious to give a good account of themselves.

“Wins in both games would be the best gift for Christmas but we don’t expect any presents from Legia! Their academy is really professional and some of the players have been capped for Poland Under-17 and Under-19 international teams. We need to be fully prepared physically, tactically and mentally. Our lads can’t wait for the trip.”

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