DALYMOUNT CLEAN-UP

Bohemians are calling on members and supporters to raid their sheds of all brushes, tools and power-washers, and come down to Dalymount this Saturday to help get the ground looking spick and span ahead of the new league season.

Any fan who has any time to spare between 9am and 6pm is encouraged to help out in this volunteering initiative.

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Dalymount is our home – let’s take more pride in it!

If you feel you can help out, please contact Anthony Donnelly at anthony@bohemians.ie.

(Pic: Peter O’Doherty)

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OWEN HEARY Q&A THIS WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 8pm, MEMBERS’ BAR, DALYMOUNT PARK

Bohemians will be hosting a public question and answers session with Owen Heary on Wednesday February 26 in the Members’ Bar at Dalymount Park.

The Bohemian boss will give supporters the low-down on his team’s pre-season preparations and reveal his expectations for the coming season –  the Gypsies’ first competitive game of 2014 is the following evening against Bray Wanderers in the Leinster Senior Cup.

A member of the first-team squad will also be present to field questions.

General admission is €5 –  and free for club members.

 

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REMINDER – BOHEMIAN MEDIA MEETING/APPEAL TONIGHT

Calling all reporters, tweeters, bloggers, photographers, interviewers, video operators, feature writers and others who want to contribute to the Bohemian web site and other media in the coming season …

Please come to a 2014 planning meeting at Dalymount Park (Members’ Bar) tonight (Thursday 23rd January) from 7-8pm.

We want to hear any suggestions you may have for improvements in the services we provide to supporters and we want to get as many as we can involved in contributing to making those improvements.

We’re happy that many of our contributors from last season will continue but we also want to have cover for all positions on the team.

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We need to ensure we keep up the flow of match reports, match previews, post-match interviews, player profiles, history features, Twitter match updates, photographs, coverage of the under-19 team, and lots more.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you cannot attend but wish to contribute, please email Brian Trench bohspro@bohemians.ie and Luke O’Riordan luke@bohemians.ie with your details and skills.

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BOHEMIAN MEDIA MEETING/APPEAL

Calling all reporters, tweeters, bloggers, photographers, interviewers, video operators, feature writers and others who want to contribute to the Bohemian web site and other media in the coming season …

Please come to a 2014 planning meeting at Dalymount Park (Members’ Bar) on Thursday 23rd January, 7-8pm.

We want to hear any suggestions you may have for improvements in the services we provide to supporters and we want to get as many as we can involved in contributing to making those improvements.

We’re happy that many of our contributors from last season will continue but we also want to have cover for all positions on the team.

READ MORE

We need to ensure we keep up the flow of match reports, match previews, post-match interviews, player profiles, history features, Twitter match updates, photographs, coverage of the under-19 team, and lots more.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you cannot attend but wish to contribute, please email Brian Trench bohspro@bohemians.ie and Luke O’Riordan luke@bohemians.ie with your details and skills.

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Fans fight their fears to raise funds

DALYMOUNT FIGHT NIGHT (Saturday September 14th, 7pm; Members’ Bar open from 5pm)

Players and supporters of Bohemian FC step into the ring next weekend as Dublin’s oldest football club hosts a Fight Night, writes BRIAN TRENCH.

The brave volunteers have been in training for five weeks as they prepare for battle under the Dalymount Park floodlights on Saturday 14 September.

Paul Walsh, lead singer with rock band Royseven (‘We Should Be Lovers’) and Bohemian fan, is among those taking part. Bohemian striker Dave Scully will take on his brother William.

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They will follow in the illustrious footsteps of Barry McGuigan and Charlie Nash, who fought at Dalymount Park in October 1981, and of Jack Doyle who boxed in front of 23,000 people at Dalymount during World War II. Doyle’s nickname, The Gorgeous Gael, has been claimed by one of next Saturday’s participants, Bohs supporter Brian Gartlan.

Other fighters have also taken on names aimed at instilling fear and awe. So, the Scully family affair pits Mad Dog Scully against The Bully Scully. The bill includes too The Silent Assassin and The Meath Mauler.

The fights are over three rounds of one-and-a-half minutes each and the opponents have been matched with each other on the basis of similar size and ability. There will be ten or more fights involving the volunteers and a couple of exhibition bouts of kick boxing.

The fighters’ training has involved three or more intensive gym sessions a week, as well as running and other fitness work. The participants report on the strength and conditioning exercises as a form of torture: while doing “the plank”, lying down with only hands, elbows and toes touching the floor, they were liable to have the trainer kick them in the stomach for not keeping it in the right position.

When it came to full sparring, as Ben ‘The Donaghmede Destroyer’ Ryan noted, “Getting punched full-force in the face had the same effect on most of us who had never boxed before – all instructions on combinations, stance, defence and so on went out the window and a brawl developed until exhaustion set in”.

Tickets at €15 are available for this fund-raiser event at shop.bohemians.ie, at the Dalymount Park offices and at the venue on the night. Doors open on Saturday 14 September at 7pm and a DJ will provide music after the fights.

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