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“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

Friday February 24th, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long has urged his new-look Bohemians team to start as they mean to go on when the 2017 season kicks off on Friday night.

The Gypsies welcome Derry City to Dalymount Park for their season opener and manager Long is relishing the challenge.

Long, in his third season in charge at Bohs, said: “We can’t wait to get started. It’s been another long off-season so we’re all eager to get out there now.

“It’s the first day of the season, so we know we’ll have a big home support.


“It’s potentially the club’s last year in Dalymount, so we hope people will come and support us.”

Having lost some experienced players over the closed season, Long has had his work cut out rebuilding his squad.

But he has succeeded in attracting previous fans’ favourites such as Keith Ward and Dinny Corcoran back to the club from Derry City and St Patrick’s Athletic respectively, while defender Rob Cornwall joined from rivals Shamrock Rovers.

That experience has been complemented by the additions of exciting young talent such as Oscar Brennan (Cabinteely), Jamie Doyle (Shelbourne), Philip Gannon (Longford), Georgie Poynton (Dundalk – loan), Kaleem Simon (Longford) and Fuad Sule (St Patrick’s Atheletic).

Bedding in so many new players will be a challenge, but Long is placing high demands on his new recruits.

He said: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

“We’ve a lot of new faces and it’s important they try and get off to a good start.

“We want the supporters on our side from day one so we have to give them something to shout about and put in a good performance.”

Long has been impressed by his players’ dedication during pre-season.

He said: “They’ve worked extremely hard. They’ve bought into what we’re trying to do and their application has been first class.

“But pre-season is over. The serious business starts now. It’s about going out and delivering on the pitch.”

For all the positives of pre-season, there have been some negatives too. Midfielder Eoin Wearen suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear which is set to rule him out for the majority of the season.

Long said: “It was an impact injury in training and he will be out for six to nine months.

“It’s a big blow but it’s up to others in the group to see it as their opportunity to step up. One door closes, another one opens.”

In 2015, Bohs succeeded in beating Derry City three times out of three.

But it was a different story last year as it was the Candystripes’ turn to complete the clean sweep in the league, while Kenny Shiels’ side also knocked Bohs out of the FAI Cup.

Bohs were left frustrated on each occasion and felt they should have got something out of each of the four meetings.

Long added: “We lost too many games by the odd goal last year and against Derry that was no different.

“There were defeats we could have turned into draws and draws we could have turned into victories.

“We will have to rectify that this year. With the way the league is being restructured, every point is massive. Everyone will be scrapping.”

SSE Airtricity & FAI Photoshoot with League Players

Win a pair of VIP season tickets with Mr Green

Show your colours to win a pair of VIP season tickets with Mr Green.

Our friends at Mr Green write:

The 2017 season kick-off is in sight, Dalymount is ready, we want to see how you’ll be showing your colours in support of Bohs. Got a jersey as old as the hills? A scarf on its last threads?

Post your photo in the comments here to enter. The more creative the better.

Mr Green will pick his favourite entry and the winner will be announced here on Monday February 27th at midday.

Prize includes: Entry to all home games in 2017, seats in the sponsorship box, half-time hospitality, match programme and a feature piece on you in the programme.

Mr Green


The Bohemian Foundation Comedy Night, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed until Saturday April 8 with the same line-up and venue.

Tickets will be valid for the new show or you can obtain a refund by emailing


You winning jersey

The fans have spoken and your votes have been counted!

We’re very proud to announce the winning  away kit design, decided by a poll on the Mr Green Sportsbook Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Your winning jersey


The Bohemian Foundation Comedy Night, originally scheduled for February 16th, has been postponed until Saturday April 8 with the same line-up and venue.

Tickets will be valid for the new show or you can obtain a refund by emailing



Bohemians, in conjunction with our sponsors Mr Green, are giving supporters the chance to decide our away jersey for the 2017 season.

Vote for your favourite now and you could WIN one of five shirts – or one of ten €20 Mr Green FREE BETS.

Since joining forces in 2014, the past three seasons have seen the Gypsies don green away kits as part of our partnership with Mr Green.

But now we think it’s time for change – and both Bohemians and Mr Green want our fans to decide what we will wear on our travels this year.

The poll is being conducted on the new Mr Green Sportsbook page.

To cast your vote, react with ‘love’ for option 1, ‘haha’ for option 2 or ‘wow’ for option 3.

Voting closes Monday 13th at noon, and winners will be drawn at random. Get voting!

Mr Green 2017

Keith Long Q&A/Jersey auction for Mags


Bohemians would like to welcome all supporters to the Members’ Bar at Dalymount Park this Friday for a question and answers session from 7pm with manager Keith Long and some members of his squad.

After the Q&A, we will be hosting a jersey auction for Mags Forkan, wife of club member Jimmy Dignam, who suffers from EDS and is currently fundraising for life-saving surgery in the United States.

Included in auction are Tony O’Connor’s 2001 double-winning jersey and the Pele-signed jersey from 2015.

More details will be posted about these items in the coming days. If you would like to bid before Friday, please email

More details about Mags’ condition can be found here and you can donate directly to Mags’ fund here.

Keith Long Q&A


We’re delighted to introduce the 2017 Bohs Top Tipster competition!

The rules are simple – each entrant predicts a winner from each of the tournaments (listed below) on their coupon.

These cover a range of sports, not just football! You score 25 points for each winning prediction – and 10 points if they finish as runner-up.

The entrant with the most points after the final event (Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship) wins.

We’ll also get you to predict the number of the winning Aintree Grand National and, in the event of a tie-break, the closest prediction takes top spot.


Deadline for entries is midday February 25th!


Sign up through the PayPal button below – and mail with this form completed. Once you receive a confirmation email, your entry will be complete


  • 1st: €500
  • 2nd: €250
  • 3rd: €150


If you sign up by February 10th, you have the option to change one of your selections before June 30th. Don’t worry, you don’t have to have your selections in early – just pay up early and you qualify for a free life! The same same February 25th deadline for selections as everyone else applies.


  • FOOTBALL:  SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division, Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup, Premier League, FA Cup, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FIFA Confederations Cup.
  • RUGBY:  Six Nations, European Champions Cup, Guinness PRO12.
  • GAELIC FOOTBALL:  All-Ireland Championship, Ulster Championship.
  • HURLING:  All-Ireland Championship, Munster Championship.
  • GOLF:  US Masters, British Open.
  • TENNIS:  Wimbledon Men’s Singles, Wimbledon Women’s Singles.
  • HORSE RACING:  Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cheltenham Top Jockey.
  • DARTS:  Premier League.
  • SNOOKER:  World Championship.
  • FORMULA 1:  Drivers’ Championship.
Bohs Top Tipster 2017

Remembering Harold Sloan

[drpopcap]O[/dropcap]ne hundred years ago this month, Harold Sloan, a former captain of Bohemian FC and Irish International, was killed on the battlefields of the First World War’s Western Front.

Harold was born in nearby Ashtown and in 1901, scored the first-ever goal at Dalymount Park. He was just one of over 40 Bohemian FC members who served in WWI, but was sadly not the only one to lose his life.


At 2pm, Saturday January 28th at Dalymount Park, Bohemian FC will host a talk on the life of Harold Sloan and the experiences of some of the dozens of former Bohemians during the First World War.

Speaking at the event will be noted historian Pádraig Yeates, who has written extensively on the history of Dublin, including definitive works on the 1913 Lock-out and Dublin during wartime, Ciaran Priestley, a Bohemian FC member whose original research has brought the memory of Sloan back to the consciousness of Bohemian supporters today and Gerard Farrell, who has researched the war experiences of a number of other prominent Bohemians from history.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments. It is free of charge, although attendees are asked to consider making a contribution to the Bohemian Foundation.

Harold Sloan2


Bohemian Football Club are inviting applicants to express their interest in the role of Head Coach for the League of Ireland U15 team, which commences August 2017.

We are looking for an enthusiastic coach with a good knowledge of the relevant age group of players, and the relevant leagues they play in.


Job Description

  • To assemble squad through talent identification for the beginning of the LOI U15 season
  • Organise, plan and deliver a suitable player development programme in line with the FAI and Bohemian FC coaching syllabus
  • Uphold the clubs code of conduct
  • Setting high standards for the players both ON and OFF the pitch
  • Create and maintain appropriate communication with players/parents/clubs/leagues relevant to the team
  • To work with the media in any area regarding Bohemian Football Club

Qualifications (Skills) Required

  • UEFA B Licence
  • Up to date Child Protection Certificate
  • Administrative and organisational skills
  • An ability to produce verbal and written reports
  • Long-term commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Access to both email and phone
  • Full driving licence
  • Fluency in English

Interested candidates should email Ian at for further information.




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