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U15 HEAD COACH VACANCY

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.

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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 ian@bohemians.ie for further information.

 

 

 

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Coach (Youth Section) – Volunteer Application

Due to their expansion, Bohemian FC would like to invite applicants for the volunteer role of Coach (Youth Section).

Bohemian FC are one of Ireland’s leading football clubs, winning the League of Ireland on 11 occasions, and the FAI cup 7 times.

The club are based in North Dublin, and having been founded in 1890, are the oldest League of Ireland club. Bohemian FC is 100% owned by the members of the club

The youth teams are based in Albert College on the Ballymun Road, Dublin 9; as well as Dalymount Park in Phibsboro, Dublin 7.

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Description

The position will involve implementing fun and healthy training structures with a Bohemian FC Youth Team, based on the development of the player towards the goal of representing the club at Senior Level. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a highly respected League of Ireland club with a proactive Youth Management. This position will require the commitment of 2 Training Days and 1 Match Day per week.

Successful applicants will join the existing coaching team and also have the opportunity to increase their sport networks, and learn valuable skills such as event management, communication, high performance coaching techniques and financial planning.

Skill Requirements

  • Administrative and Organisational Skills
  • Self Motivated
  • Flexible to achieve Youth Development Goals
  • Ability to produce verbal and written reports
  • Understanding of the sports and recreational environment
  • Access to both email and phone
  • Fluency in English
  • Drive to achieve player development

Interested candidates should email their application and CV to Ian Morris at ian@bohemians.ie.

 

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BOHS SNAP UP KEITH WARD AND OSCAR BRENNAN

Bohemians have completed the signings of Keith Ward from Derry City and Oscar Brennan from Cabinteely.

Midfielder Ward, 26, rejoins the Gypsies after four years away with Sligo Rovers, Dundalk and Derry City.

Manager Keith Long said: “Midfield was an area where we knew we had to strengthen.

“Keith’s a very good player. He’s good at keeping the ball, he has excellent technical ability and he has a great range of passing.

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“He was offered a new deal by Derry but felt that he wanted to come home.

“It’s a big season for him and he knows that. He had a decent year with Derry last year but probably feels he hasn’t always produced the form he is capable of over the last few years.

“But he’s at home now. He had a very good year with Bohs when he was here last in 2012. He was a bit of a fans’ favourite then and we’ll be looking for him to reproduce that form.”

Brennan, 20, signs after a breakthrough season with Cabo having previously played with UCD in the Leinster Senior League.

Long added: “Oscar can play at centre-half and centre-midfield.

“It’s a big leap from playing for Cabinteely in the First Division to playing for Bohemians in the Premier Division.

“But we’ve watched him and we think he has the attributes required to make that step up.

“He’s young, big, strong and hungry and we believe he has it in him to make a big impact.”

2017 BOHEMIANS SQUAD

NEW SIGNINGS:
Goalkeeper: Greg Murray. Defender: Rob Cornwall. Midfielders: Fuad Sule, Keith Ward, Jamie Doyle, Oscar Brennan, Phillip Gannon. Strikers: Dinny Corcoran, Kaleem Simon.

RE-SIGNED:
Goalkeeper: Shane Supple. Defenders: Daniel Byrne, Derek Pender, Ian Morris, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Stephen Best. Midfielders: Eoin Wearen, Patrick Kavanagh. Striker: Ismahil Akinade.

PROMOTED FROM U17s/19s:
Defenders: Dominic Peppard, Warren O’Hora. Midfielder: Dean Casey.

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2016 BOHEMIAN FC CHRISTMAS DRAW

Please find below the list of winners from last night’s Christmas Draw.

Congratulations to all those who won prizes.

Thank you to all of you who bought and sold tickets for the club, in particular to Jimmy O’Connor and all of his fundraising team.

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2016 BOHEMIAN FC CHRISTMAS DRAW 

PRIZE  WINNER NUMBER SELLER
€2016 Mary Woods 1215 Mick Scully Chelsea Supporters’ Club
€1000 Jason Baker 0331 Pancho An Post, Finglas
€750 Sea Biscuit 0922 Henry Byrne
€500 Aishling Fitzgerald 0712 James Fitzgerald
€250 Charles Kerr 0740 Self
€200 Catherine Murphy 0480 Mick Cassin
€200 Catherine Smullen 0515 DJ Mono
€200 Martin Peters 0402 Stephen McLoughlin
€200 Sinéad Fitzgerald 0714 Jimmy Fitzgerald
€200 Mary Fox 1290 Anto Farrell
€200 Betty McDonagh 0145 Liam McDonagh
€200 R. Quinn 0157 Tony Colmey
€200 Willie Darcy 1450 Joe Carr
€200 Anne Delaney 0135 Self
€200 May Healy 0060 Liam Parsons Traders Pun
€100 Audrey Fitzgerald 0713 James Fitzgerald
€100 Jacinta Dunne 1401 Bohs Online Store
€100 Tim Morris 1416 Bohs Online Store
€100 Dan McSwiney 0810 Self
€100 Scott Ennis 0567 Matt Devaney
€100 Stephen Brannigan 0349 Carmine
€100 Marie Feely 0873 Noel Feeney
€100 Tom Casey 0337 Pancho, An Post Finglas
€100 Darren Kenny 1385 Joe Kenny, Sally Glen GS
€100 Stephen Martin 0028 Mick Greene DIT
€50 Gordon Hogan 0450 Stephen McLoughlin
€50 Shirley and Linda White 0223 Vinny Bracken
€50 Monica Arcaya 0365 Peter Arcaya
€50 Dave Scully 0488 Gerry Sexton
€50 Colm Grace 0600 Self
€50 Tommy and Tricia Martin 0645 Dave McManus
€50 Noel Mahon 0312 Ursula O’Dowd
€50 Danny and Macker 0554 Stephen Lambert
€50 M. Darcy 0972 Self
€50 Terence Ó Floinn 1084 Self
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2017 HOME JERSEY IN STORE

The new 2017 jersey has arrived in store in time for Christmas.

The Bohs Store at Dalymount Park is open from 2pm-5pm today and again during the Christmas Draw tonight from 7pm.

Tailored by Hummel, the new shirt features their signature chevrons on the sleeve and a new round collar.

Distinctly Bohemian, the back of the jersey feature the famous club sign from Dalymount Lane.

The jersey costs €60 for adults. Limited stock is available on our online store. Kids sizes, priced at €50, are not yet in stock but are due to arrive in the coming days.

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BOHS STORE CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

  • Saturday December 17th: 2pm-5pm & at Christmas Draw from 7pm
  • Sunday December 18th: 1pm-3pm
  • Monday December 19th: 10.30am-2.30pm
  • Tuesday December 20th: 10.30am-2.30pm
  • Wednesday December 21st: 10.30am-2.30pm  & 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Thursday December 22nd: 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Christmas Eve Saturday December 24th: 10am-12pm

Queries? Mail store@bohemians.ie

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CHRISTMAS DRAW 2016

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17th
Members’ Bar, Dalymount Park, 7pm until late

The 2016 Bohemian FC Christmas Draw takes place this Saturday December 17th at Dalymount Park.

The Members’ Bar will open from 7pm until late for the event with live music and free food for all who attend.

With over cash prizes of €10,000 on offer every year, the Christmas Draw is our biggest annual fundraiser.

€2000 was handed out at last month’s Early Bird Draw – and there is a further €8016 up for grabs on Saturday.

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Tickets, which cost €20 each, remain on sale from the club’s online store.

You can also help promote this event by inviting your friends to attend.

As always, the club would like to thank all of you who have already supported this fundraiser by either buying or selling tickets.

In particular, we would like to thank Jimmy O’Connor and his fundraising team for their dedicated and tireless efforts.

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2017 SQUAD TAKING SHAPE

Bohemians manager Keith Long is excited about the challenges ahead as he continues to build his squad for 2017.

Long now has 19 players signed so far for next season.

Nine of the 2016 first-team squad have re-signed again for 2017, while three have been promoted from the U17/19 teams.

They are joined by seven new signings.

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Goalkeeper Greg Murray is reunited with the club after three seasons with Shelbourne, while defender Rob Cornwall makes the switch from rivals Shamrock Rovers.

Midfielders Fuad Sule, Jamie Doyle and Philip Gannon join from St Patrick’s Athletic, Shelbourne and Longford Town respectively.

Up front, Dinny Corcoran is back for his third spell with the club after two years away with Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic, while Kaleem Simon signs from Longford Town.

Long said: “We’ve a lot of new faces and we’re confident we can get the best out of them.

“It’s going to be a challenging year. But it will be an exciting one too – there are good characters in the dressing room.

“We’ve kept a lot of experience from last year too – we have a very experienced back five.

“Other clubs have increased their spending, so we know it’s not going to be easy.

“But we have targeted young players who we feel we can help reach their potential and we hope to sign one or two more.

“The players we’ve brought in are not household names. But it’s a youthful squad with potential and character.”

There are changes in the backroom too. Long has appointed Trevor Croly as his assistant manager, while former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Darren Kelly is the club’s new goalkeeping coach.

Croly joins the club with a considerable coaching pedigree, most notably as assistant manager at Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic, and subsequently as manager of Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers.

Long added: “We’ve freshened things up a bit by bringing in a new backroom team. But I’d like to thank Graham O’Hanlon and Fred Davis for all their service to the club over the last few years and I also wish Ger McDermott well in his new role with the FAI having been the club’s fitness coach in 2016.

“I’m delighted to have both Trevor and Darren on board and look forward to working with them both.”

NEW SIGNINGS:

DINNY CORCORAN: This will be Corcoran’s third spell at Bohemians after two years away with Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic respectively. Having first signed for the club in 2012, Corcoran rejoined in July 2013 after a brief spell with UCD. He proved a key man as the Gypsies turned their season around to avoid relegation.
Position: Striker
Date of birth: February 13th 1989 (27)
Former clubs: St Patrick’s Athletic, Sligo Rovers, UCD, Drogheda Utd, Shelbourne (loan), Sporting Fingal.
Manager’s notes: “He didn’t play much this year with St Pat’s but Dinny had a good year with Sligo in 2015. He really feels at home at Dalymount – he’s delighted to be back. He’s an excellent professional and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

FUAD SULE: Sule was a star man for the St Patrick’s Athletic U19s as they topped the SSE Airtricity U19 Northern Elite League this year and finished runners-up in the Enda McGuill Cup.
Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: January 20th 1997 (19)
Former clubs: St Patrick’s Athletic, Shamrock Rovers
Manager’s notes: “Fuad is a strong central-midfielder and we expect big things of him. He’s had two years with St Pat’s and has a lot of potential.”

GREG MURRAY
Having previously served as understudy to Dean Delany, Murray rejoins after three seasons with Shelbourne in the First Division. He is best remembered for keeping a clean sheet in only his second league start as Bohemians recorded their first win in Tallaght over Shamrock Rovers in September 2012.
Position: Goalkeeper
Date of birth: August 30th 1993 (23)
Former club: Shelbourne
Manager’s notes: “Greg comes back to the club a lot more experienced now with three seasons in the First Division under his belt. He will provide good competition for Shane Supple.”

JAMIE DOYLE
Doyle was Shelbourne’s Player of the Year in 2016 having joined from UCD where he played in all four of the Students’ Europa League games in 2015.
Position: Midfielder/striker
Date of birth: October 30th 1993 (23)
Former clubs: Shelbourne, UCD
Manager’s notes: “Jamie can play left-wing or up front. I was really impressed with him when he was with UCD and he’s another player we looked at signing last year. It’s a big step-up from the First Division but we’re confident he can make it. He’s 6ft 3in but for a big lad, he’s got good feet and is comfortable on the ball.”

KALEEM SIMON: Simon can play on both flanks or up front. A product of UCD’s U19s, he joined Longford Town in 2014.
Position: Winger/striker
Date of birth: July 8th 1996 (20)
Former clubs: Longford Town, UCD
Manager’s notes: “He’s very quick and powerful. Again he’s a very young player but he’s had two seasons of Premier Division football under his belt and I think we can help him to progress even further.”

PHILLIP GANNON: A central midfielder, Finglas man Gannon spent two years with West Brom’s academy before signing for Longford Town in August 2015.
Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: October 11th 1996 (20)
Former clubs: Longford Town, West Brom
Manager’s notes: “Phillip has good pedigree. He has very good technical ability and a wide range of passing. He’s had 18 months of Premier Division football under his belt and he’s only just turned 20. He’s another player we hope to educate and improve.”

ROB CORNWALL: A graduate of the St Patrick’s Athletic U19s, Cornwall’s first taste of Premier Division football came with Shelbourne in 2013. He was signed by Trevor Croly for Shamrock Rovers in 2014. He went on loan to Derry City in 2015. But back in the first team in Tallaght in 2016, he made 22 starts.
Position: Defender
Date of birth: October 16th 1994 (22)
Former clubs: Shamrock Rovers, Derry City (loan), Shelbourne, St Patrick’s Athletic
Manager’s notes: “Rob can play at centre-back or at right-back. He’s someone we wanted to sign last year . He’s still only 22, so he’s young and someone we’re keen to develop here.”

RE-SIGNED - Goalkeeper: Shane Supple. Defenders: Daniel Byrne, Derek Pender, Ian Morris, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Stephen Best. Midfielders: Eoin Wearen, Patrick Kavanagh. Striker: Ismahil Akinade.

PROMOTED FROM U17s/19s - Defenders: Dominic Peppard, Warren O’Hora. Midfielder: Dean Casey.

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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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