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CLUB STATEMENT

Bohemian FC has launched an internal investigation following allegations made in a newspaper report today.

The newspaper alleges that a former club volunteer was involved in an inappropriate incident with a minor 18 years ago.

The report’s allegations, made by the club’s then first-team manager, Roddy Collins, were first communicated to us by a journalist at the newspaper on Sunday evening.

We immediately began investigating these allegations so far as this is possible given the lapse of time.

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We have already spoken at length today and yesterday to individuals involved at board level, the youth set-up and other areas of the club at the time of the alleged incident.

We will continue to consult with parties involved and appeal to any individual who has concerns, or who may have more information, to come forward to speak to us and/or Mountjoy Garda Station.

But contrary to Mr Collins’ assertions, club officials involved in 1998 insist he never communicated any allegations of such nature to them, nor did Mr Collins bring these allegations to the attention of An Garda Síochána.

However, the accused individual was indeed investigated by officers at Mountjoy Garda Station over an incident with a minor, who was not a member of the Bohemian FC youth set-up or affiliated to the club, which is alleged to have taken place in Dalymount Park in 1998 and was quickly reported to the Gardaí by the child’s father.

The safety of children is of utmost importance to Bohemian FC. As such, when notified of this investigation, the accused was immediately removed from his position and had no further affiliation with the club.

We have made contact with An Garda Síochána today to seek their assistance in establishing the exact nature and conclusion of that investigation.

Furthermore, when separate allegations against the individual not involving the club were made almost a decade later, for which this individual was later found guilty of, Bohemian FC board members and youth set-up volunteers alike assisted An Garda Síochána with their inquiries.

Bohemian FC will be making no further comment on this issue at this time.

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2017 PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES

Bohemians have arranged the following pre-season fixtures for January and February 2017.

DATE VENUE FIXTURE KO
Friday January 20th Porterstown Rd St Mochta’s v Bohemians 7.45pm
Friday January 27th Venue TBC Shelbourne v Bohemians 7.45pm
Sunday February 5th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Cobh Ramblers 2pm
Thursday February 9th City Calling Stadium Longford Town v Bohemians 7.45pm
Friday February 17th Athlone Town Stadium Athlone Town v Bohemians 7.30pm
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Early Bird Draw winners

Thank you to all who entered in time for the Early Bird Draw.

Missed out? You can still enter the main Christmas Draw here.

Early Bird Draw winners:

€200 Gay O’Toole
€200 Elaine Bermingham
€200 Kate O’Toole
€200 Bernie Brady
€200 Denis Fitzgerald
€100 (Ticket Number 764, Seller Derek Kelehan)* Can’t make out the writing on the winner’s name.
€100 Gerry Stafford
€100 John Byrne Jnr
€100 Johnny Bayley
€100 Deirdre Clifford
€100 Mick Hoey
€100 Mick Keegan
€100 Ray McLoughlin
€100 Aidan O’Hare
€100 Robbie Kennedy

 

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS INTERN POSITION

Bohemian FC are currently accepting applications for the role of Performance Analyst Intern.

The successful candidate will assist and deliver high-level analysis of both the team and individual player performance.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the First Team Manager and Coach the person will:

  • Assist with all aspects of Performance Analysis for Bohemians FC including; analysing team, individual and opposition performances.
  • Provide coded footage from video immediately after the game for coach use. Updating this with finalised team and individual coding by lunchtime the next day, along with full statistical report as directed by 1st team coaches.
  • Ensure footage is available to coaches and players at all times.
  • Maintain and update video and statistical databases for coach use.
  • Technical set up and support on match day
  • Be innovative in your approach to developing analysis systems and best practice for the benefit of the coaching staff and squad.

Skills and Competencies

  • Student in Sport Science, Statistics or Performance Analysis.
  • High standard of knowledge of Football.
  • Excellent understanding of performance analysis Software.
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Excel/Numbers, Keynote/Powerpoint.
  • Technical knowledge of video capture, conversion and presentation.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi discipline team.
  • Good communicator and listener.
  • Organised and skilled in time management to aid planning of workload.

Personal Qualities

  • Carry out duties and responsibilities to a high standard.
  • Establish efficient and effective workflows and work practices.
  • Provide accurate coding and statistical presentation to coaches and players of Bohemians FC.
  • Provide efficient and reliable technical and analytical support to coaches and players of Bohemians FC.
  • Show initiative in the development of analysis skills and best practices to enhance the level of analysis at Bohemians FC.

All those wishing to apply should email a full CV and cover letter to:
lynn@bohemians.ie with the subject line “Analysis Intern Application.”

Closing date: Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is recruited.

Salary: Voluntary position.

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“DOMO” SIGNS FOR FIRST TEAM

Dominic Peppard has capped off a stunning year by signing his first professional deal with the Bohemians first team.

“Domo”, who can play in defence or midfield, has starred for the Bohs U17s and U19s this season, which culminated in him helping Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s lift the Mark Farren Memorial Cup after a 2-0 win against St Parick’s Athletic at Richmond Park last week.

His form for both teams has earned international recognition too. First, he helped Paul Osam’s Ireland U16 side win the UEFA Development Tournament in Hungary in May.

He followed that up by making his debut for Colin O’Brien’s Ireland U17s in their 3-1 friendly victory over Austria in August.

Competitive recognition at U17 level came next with Peppard included in the Ireland squad for the UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round tournament in Andorra last month where he helped them to qualification, scoring in a 5-1 win against Andorra in the process.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Greg Murray – most remembered for his starring role as a 19-year-old in Bohs’ first win in Tallaght over Shamrock Rovers in 2012 – has rejoined the club after three seasons with Shelbourne.

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A MESSAGE FROM GRAHAM O’HANLON

A message from assistant manager Graham O’Hanlon who has departed Bohemians after six years’ dedicated service to the club:

“I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude to Bohemian FC, its fans, players and staff for their help and support during my six seasons with the club.

“Progressing from the U19 team through to the first team has ensured I have been privileged to get to know this great club inside out and the deep passion people have for it.

“This passion has helped sustain the club through turbulent times and will no doubt drive it on to greater, even more successful heights, in the future.

“From a personal point of view, the time has now come to move on to new challenges, including completing my UEFA Pro Licence.

“I want to wish the club, the fans, Keith and his staff all the very best of luck for the season ahead.”

Graham O'Hanlon - by Eddie Lennon

MARK FARREN CUP WINNERS

Congratulations to Jimmy Mowlds’ Bohemians Under-17s who were crowned Mark Farren Cup winners on Wednesday night.

Goals from man-of-the-match Robbie Dunne on five minutes and Steven Nolan on 73 minutes gave the Gypsies a 2-0 win over St Patrick’s Athletic in the final at Richmond Park.

In a highly polished performance, substitute Ryan Hart also found the net for Bohs but his effort was ruled offside.

Skipper Stephen Morley collected the Mark Farren Memorial Cup from Ireland international James McClean – a friend and former Derry City team-mate of the late Mark Farren.

Bohemians: Paul McCarthy, Mitch Byrne, Eoin Doyle, Shay Curley, Jamie Hanley (Ryan Hart 78), Stephen Morley (C), Gabi Aghinita (Lido Lotefa 60), Domo Peppard, Robbie Dunne (Jordon Maguire 90), Aaron Lynch (Aaron Townley 78), Steven Nolan. Subs: Eoghan Moloney.

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemians - Mark Farren Memorial Cup

DAN BYRNE RE-SIGNS

Dan Byrne has re-signed for 2017.

The defender/midfielder first signed for the Gypsies in 2011 and rejoined the club in 2013 after a brief spell with Kilbarrack United.

The 23-year-old said: “I’m delighted I’ve signed back for Bohs again for next year. I’m glad it’s all sorted.

“It’s a big season ahead for me personally after a disappointing one last year.”

Patrick McEleney and Dan Byrne 23/10/2016

AKINADE RE-SIGNS FOR 2017

Bohemians are delighted to announce that striker Ismahil Akinade has re-signed for 2017.

The former Bray Wanderers striker, 22, was a star performer for the Gypsies in 2015, scoring 10 times in just 18 starts and one appearance off the bench.

He has seen his game-time curtailed by injury and illness season, however,  netting five league goals in 16 starts and two outings as a substitute.

Ismahil Akinade

JAMIE DOYLE SIGNS

Jamie Doyle is Bohemians’ first new signing ahead of the 2017 season.

The left-winger, who turned 23 yesterday, joins from Shelbourne having played in all four of UCD’s Europa League games in 2015.

Manager Keith Long said: “He’s a player who’s been on our radar for a while. He’s 6ft 3in, will offer an attacking threat and is capable of chipping in with a few goals.

“It’s a big step-up from the First Division but he has the ability to adapt to a higher level.”

Jamie Doyle
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