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U17/U19 SEMI-FINALS DRAW

The semi-final draws for the SSE Airtricity U17 and U19 Leagues were made today.

If Graham Lawlor’s Bohemians U19s beat Limerick in their quarter-final at Dalymount Park this Wednesday, they will host Sligo Rovers in the last four.

Jimmy Mowlds’ Bohs U17s, who overcame Stephen Rice’s Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght on Sunday, will face a trip to play Waterford in their semi-final. No date has been set for this tie.

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BOHS BUS TO DUNDALK

The Bohemians supporters bus is bound for Oriel Park this Friday for our SSE Airtricity League clash with Dundalk.

  • Departs: 5.30m sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Fare: €15
  • Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place.
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U19s HOST LIMERICK IN DALYER

BOHEMIANS U19s v LIMERICK
SSE Airtricity U19 League quarter-final
Wednesday October 19, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Having finished top of the Northern Division, Graham Lawlor’s Bohemians U19s host Limerick in a rearranged SSE Airtricity League U19 Elite quarter-final at Dalymount Park this Wednesday.

Admission is free for all and the Members’ Bar will open at 7pm ahead of the game.

Get down to Dalyer and give this team the support they deserve.

Bohs U19s

MITCH PERFECT

​SHAMROCK ROVERS 0 BOHEMIANS U17s 1
SSE Airtricity U17 League quarter-final

Following on from the first team claiming Dublin derby bragging rights with a win in Tallaght in July, the Bohemians U17s did likewise today.

Mitch Byrne (pictured) got the only goal of the game in extra-time as Jimmy Mowlds’ side claimed victory away to Stephen Rice’s Hoops in the quarter-finals of the SSE Airtricity U17 League.

The semi-final draw will take place tomorrow with Cork City, Galway United and Waterford all in the pot.

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“WE’VE NOTHING TO FEAR”

Keith Long says Bohemians have “nothing to fear” from champions-elect Cork City tomorrow.

John Caulfield’s men need just two points from their remaining games to win the title.

The Gypsies are confident though having been the first side to inflict a league defeat on City this season back in July, breaking their 22-match unbeaten run.

City remain on course to be crowned champions despite losing three games since.

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Bohs on the other hand are looking looking to consolidate their position in sixth and if possible to climb further up the table.

Long knows his side will be up against it once more, but they are looking forward to embracing the challenge.

Long said: “It’s a great game to be involved in. There’s a lot of expectation on Cork City.

“But we’ve shown we can beat them already this season – we were the first team to do so.

“We will have to be at our very best again but we’ve nothing to fear from them.

“Cork have their job to do, we have ours. Our players have pride in the jersey – pride in playing for Bohs – and will want to win.”

A bumper crowd is expected as Cork City look to lift the league trophy for the first time since 2005.

Long said: “That’s what players want – to play on big occasions in front of large crowds.

“Cork have nearly sold out their allocation for the Des Kelly Stand and we hope our fans will do likewise in the Jodi Stand.

“We would love a full Jodi Stand and our fans behind us like they have been all year.”

Having lost just once in their previous seven league games, Long was disappointed to see his side go down 1-0 away to Sligo Rovers last Saturday.

Having fallen behind in the ninth minute through Vinny Faherty, Bohs’ efforts were made all the more difficult 15 minutes later when Keith Ward was shown a straight red card.

Long added: “We had a difficult night in Sligo. We conceded early and were down to ten men.

“We had two good chances to get back into the game in the second half but we didn’t take them.

“Our performance wasn’t up to the standards we’d set in previous weeks. It wasn’t down to lack of effort, but we didn’t click on the night.

“We want to get back to winning ways now and finish as high up the table as we can.

TEAM NEWS

Bohs must plan without Lorcan Fitzgerald (knee) and Warren O’Hora, who aggravated a hamstring problem while on international duty with the Ireland Under-19s.

Both defenders could miss the rest of the season.

Ward (ban) misses out but Paddy Kavanagh return from suspension.

Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remains sidelined.

Cork City v Bohemians - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

“CONFIDENCE IS THERE”

SLIGO ROVERS v BOHEMIANS
SSE Airtricity League
Saturday October 7 2017, 7.45pm, The Showgrounds

​Keith Long has challenged Bohemians to once again pick up where they left off.

The Gypsies have sat out three weekends of the last six with no competitive game due to the scheduling of this year’s FAI Cup.

But despite a stop-start fixture list, they have so far managed to maintain good form and have now built up a five-point cushion in sixth place.

Long said: “The gap between our games hasn’t been ideal, you would like a bit more continuity.

“But we’re in good form. We’ve only lost one in our last seven league games, so there is confidence there.”

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Bohs’ last run-out saw them come out 3-2 winners in an enthralling Dublin derby against St Patrick’s Athletic at Dalymount Park a fortnight ago.

Long said: “We played some really good stuff. We played with a lot of purpose and our attacking play was excellent.”

Last month, Long challenged his team to be more clinical in front of goal and they responded with seven goals in two games.

That hasn’t gone unnoticed with play-maker Keith Ward, who hit a hat-trick in the 4-1 win against Drogheda United three weeks ago, nominated for the September SWAI/SSE Airtricity Player of the Month Award.

He said: “The front four have been excellent. Izzy Akinade caused St Pat’s endless amount of problems.

“Dinny Corcoran has been excellent all year – I can’t praise him enough. His finishing has been outstanding all season.

“Keith has been in great form too and he deserves the recognition of being nominated for Player of the Month.

“We will really miss Paddy Kavanagh through suspension tomorrow, he’s been in good form for us lately too.”

Another man sitting this one out is Warren O’Hora as the Cabra man is in Waterford on international duty with the Ireland Under-19s.

But Long is happy to see a product of Bohs’ Under-17 and Under-19 teams get the recognition he deserves.

Having made his first-team debut off the bench against St Patrick’s Athletic in July, the 18-year-old has earned great plaudits for his confident performances ever since.

Long said: “Warren’s accomplished a lot since he’s come into the team.

“He’s assured and has a level of mentality beyond his years, especially in such a key position.

“There aren’t many 18-year-olds playing as a regular centre-half in the Premier Division but he’s taken it in his stride.”

While the Bohs’ current position and recent attacking flair belies pre-season predictions, tomorrow’s opposition will feel they have under-performed this season as find themselves in the relegation zone.

Long added: “They’re another team fighting for their lives. We know we’ve work to do.

“We have to be organised and ready for them.”

TEAM NEWS

Warren O’Hora (international duty), Paddy Kavanagh (suspension), Lorcan Fitzgerald (knee) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) all miss out.

Oscar Brennan comes back into the reckoning having been suspended for the St Pat’s game.

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COME ON YOU BOHS IN GREEN

Best of luck to Warren O’Hora who is included in the Ireland Under-19 squad for their European Championship 2018 qualifying triple-header, which kicks off at the RSC today.

O’Hora made his Ireland Under-19 debut in a 2-1 friendly win against Czech Republic last month.

Ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Azerbaijan, the FAI have released a short video interview with Warren previewing the games.

You can watch the video below.

UEFA Under-19 Championship 2018 Qualifying Round Group 7

Wednesday, October 4
Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland, RSC, KO 15:00

Saturday, October 7
Republic of Ireland v Cyprus, RSC, 19:00

Tuesday, October 10
Republic of Ireland v Serbia, RSC, 13:00

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BOHS BUS TO SLIGO

The Bohemians supporters bus is bound for The Showgrounds this Saturday for our SSE Airtricity League clash with Sligo Rovers.

  • Departs: 3.30m sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Fare: €20
  • Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place.
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FOUNDATION’S DUTCH OF CLASS

Reproduced courtesy of the Northside People

The Bohemian Foundation have succeeded where many top professionals have failed by picking up winning medals at an international tournament.

The Foundation was representing Ireland at Euro Football Norgerhaven, a unique 7-a-side tournament that took place at an open prison in the Dutch village of Veenhuizen.

The tournament was made up of teams from soccer foundations in Germany, Norway, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, and the fans were mostly inmates of Norgerhaven Prison.

Many of the players taking part were former prisoners who use soccer as part of their rehabilitation, while some were from disadvantaged communities who had turned their lives around through sport.

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Others were former internationals, like Glenn Helder, who played four times for Holland and was George Graham’s last signing for Arsenal before the arrival of Arsene Wenger. What they had in common was a desire to give something back to sport, and collectively the teams had much to prove at Norgerhaven.

The Irish team had the smallest squad of the tournament, with only seven players available, but Bohemian Foundation President Thomas Hynes says what they lacked in numbers, they made up for in talent and confidence.

“They’re Northside lads mostly from Ballymun who play together in the Leinster League,” he told Northside People.

“A lot of them would have grown up together and gone to the same schools.

“They play as the Bohemian Foundation team in all the tournaments and exhibition games we’re involved in.

“I was worried about how we’d get on in the tournament but the lads were convinced from the start that they’d win.”

The 12-team tournament involved two groups of six teams with the top two progressing to the semi-finals.

The small Irish squad was supplemented by super subs, 46-year-old coach Kenneth Coakley and Bohemian Foundation community director Jeff Conway.

As the tournament progressed, other teams and the crowd began to sit up and take notice of the Bohemian Foundation team as win followed win.

They progressed through their group unbeaten, with keeper Graham Bedford pulling off a series of fantastic saves, and an impressive German side was disposed of in the semi-final.

The Irish team then won the tournament in a tight final against a Norwegian side thanks to a late winner from Karl McMahon, who was the competition’s top scorer.

“The standard of the games was really high and they were all really tight,” said Hynes.

“When we got to the final everybody there was convinced we were going to be beaten. The place went silent when Karl scored. It was brilliant.

“It was very nice because we were presented with the Irish flag and the played Amhrán na bhFiann. It was a wonderful moment for the team. I’m sure some of them never thought they’d be representing their country at an international tournament.

“The lads did really well and I think the authorities over there were impressed with both the team and the work the Bohemian Foundation does.

“We’ve been invited back next year to defend the trophy.”

Hynes says Irish representation at the tournament, which attracted attention from the Dutch media, is thanks to Mountjoy Prison, where the Foundation regularly brings over Bohs players to coach inmates.

“We were greatly helped by the Governor of Mountjoy who gave us a generous donation that allowed us to bring the team over to Holland and we’re very thankful for that,” he said.

Bohemian Foundation celebrate in the Netherlands

COME ON YOU BOHS IN GREEN

Those working behind the scenes with our elite underage teams are enjoying the fruits of their labour in the form of international recognition for Bohemians players.

Having made his Ireland Under-19 debut last month in a 2-1 friendly victory against Czech Republic, Warren O’Hora has now been selected for the squad for their upcoming European qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Greece.

Both games will take place at Waterford’s RSC on Wednesday October 4 (3pm) and Tuesday October 10 (1pm) respectively.

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Having previously captained both our Under-17 and Under-18 teams, O’Hora has been a mainstay at the heart of Bohemians’ first-team defence since breaking into the team in June.

His mature performances saw him sign his first pro contract at the start of August – that deal sees him contracted to the club until the end of next season.

Two further Bohs players, Jamie Hamilton and Ryan Graydon, are on the Ireland Under-19 standby list for the same games.

O’Hora’s call-up does, however, mean he will be unavailable for Bohs’ SSE Airtricity League trip to face Sligo Rovers in eight days’ time.

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