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.


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 and Luke O’Riordan with your details and skills.


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.


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, 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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ENGLAND v IRELAND: Watch it at Dalymount

Con Martin and Peter Farrell in 1949, Alf Ringstead in 1957, Cabra man and former Bohemian Gerry Daly in 1976 and again in 1987, Ray Houghton in 1988 (pictured), Kevin Sheedy and Tony Cascarino in 1990, Niall Quinn in 1991 and David Kelly in 1995.

Who’ll be the next Irishman to put the ball in the England net? What better place to find out than the Home of Irish Football, Dalymount Park!

The Members’ Bar will be open from 6pm this Wednesday (May 29th) ahead of Ireland’s first meeting with England (KO 7.45pm) since the infamous 1995 abandoned match.

All pints €3.50 on the night – spread the word and invite your Facebook friends!



Bohs-mad Brush Shiels (pictured with Bernard Dunne) will perform a one-off special gig in the Members’ Bar at Dalymount Park on Friday June 21st.

Admission to this important fundraising gig for the club will be just €10.

More information and ticket details to follow – spread the word!

Meanwhile, another date for your diary is SATURDAY JUNE 15th as the DALYMOUNT SESSIONS return to the Members’ Bar from 8pm.

Admission to the Dalymount Sessions, which features musicians with a wide range of musical tastes, is FREE.



Your club needs you!

Bohemians are holding a volunteer appeal meeting on Wednesday evening (May 15th).

As a members-owned club, we have always relied on the support and goodwill of our supporters. Given our tight finances, that is true now more than ever.

If you feel you have the time and skills to volunteer for your club, please come to the Members’ Bar this Wednesday at 7.30pm.

If you are unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting but would still like to volunteer, please email VOLUNTEER@BOHEMIANS.IE with your name, contact details and areas of interest and/or expertise.

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