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ORAN TULLY RIP

Everyone at the club is very saddened to learn of the passing of Oran Tully.

A volunteer programme seller for the club, Oran was a dedicated supporter who followed Bohs up and down the country with an infectious passion for the team he loved.

For someone so young, he made an impact on so many people and he will be sorely missed.

RIP ‘Ginger Mourinho’.

Funeral details: Reposing at his family home on Wednesday, 29th, from 5pm to 8pm. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Skerries on Thursday, 30th, arriving 11:50am for 12 noon Funeral Mass, followed by cremation at Dardistown Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin, donation box in church.

Oran Tully celebrates in Tallaght in April

“If you take things for granted in a cup competition, you can very quickly find yourself out of it”

GALWAY UTD v BOHEMIANS
FAI Cup Rd 2
Friday August 24 2018, Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long says there is no room for complacency if you want to progress in cup competitions.

Bohemians are on a high after last week’s 1-0 Dublin Derby win away to Shamrock Rovers.

But no trophies are handed out for winning the Dublin Derby. While supporters lapped it up, the team’s celebrations were brief and measured as they knuckled down in preparation for tomorrow’s FAI Cup tie away to Galway United.

Long’s men are a team in form, however, and will travel west in confidence having won four of their last five games – losing only to the country’s form team Dundalk – and having kept four clean sheets while scoring 22 goals in the process.

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Long said: “The upturn in our form is no coincidence. We’ve been able to plan and recover properly playing games Friday-Friday as opposed to earlier in the season when we were playing Friday-Monday-Friday.

“Being able to plan for games consistently is very important and it’s played a big part in our results.

“We’ve been on a good run recently but tomorrow is a very important game for the club and it’s important we maintain those standards if we want to progress in the cup.”

The high tempo and energy-sapping nature of the Dublin Derby has at times in recent years seen Bohs struggle to reach the same heights in subsequent games but Long is confident this week’s recovery and preparations will ensure that the Gypsies will be well-primed.

He said: “I don’t think that’s going to be a factor for us.

“We were up in Derry on a Monday after the last time beating Rovers whereas this time we’ve recovered well on the Saturday and got back into our normal training schedule for the week.

“We had to win for our own reasons last week too – it wasn’t just because it was a derby. We wanted to put some distance between ourselves and the play-off spot and we managed to do so.

“Everyone was obviously in good spirits in training this week but everyone knows last week is in the past now. Tomorrow is a different game and a very important one.”

Bohs notched up a stunning 7-0 win in the last round in Ferrycarrig Park but before that game Long warned that “we can’t go looking ahead dreaming of a cup run without overcoming Wexford first.”

And Long and his troops will travel to Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow in very much the same frame of mind – First Division sides Drogheda United and Longford Town claiming the scalps of Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers respectively in the previous round a timely reminder to proceed with caution.

Long said: “If you take things for granted in a cup competition, you can very quickly find yourself out of it.

“Galway United is a club geared towards being a Premier Division club. They have some excellent players, excellent facilities and an excellent pitch.

“They will have been happy with a home draw so we will be going down there taking absolutely nothing for granted.

“Anything can happen in a one-off cup game. The onus is on us to go down there and impose our game-plan on Galway.

“They’ll have a big support behind them but I think we will too.

“This is a competition everyone at the club wants to do well in and know they’ll be right behind us down there. We’re looking forward to it.”

TEAM NEWS

Kevin Devaney (septum) misses out. Rob Cornwall (hamstring) returns. Ryan Swan (cruciate) remains sidelined.

Keith Long celebrates at the final whistle 17/8/2018

“We’re going to Tallaght, positive, confident and determined to do well”

SHAMROCK ROVERS v BOHEMIANS
SSE Airtricity League
Friday April 17 2018, Tallaght Stadium, 8pm

Keith Long says Bohemians will travel to Tallaght tomorrow positive and eager to continue their recent run of form.

Bohs are looking to extend their unbeaten Dublin Derby run against Shamrock Rovers tomorrow to five games.

But that will be easier said than done – the Gypsies’ 2-1 in Tallaght Stadium may have been the second time in a row that they have won at the venue but only the third since Rovers moved there in 2009.

There is a great sense of anticipation for these games but Long refuses to get caught up in that.

He said: “It’s the Dublin Derby so there’s a sense of occasion for supporters but for us as a team the most important thing is getting points and improving our league position.

“We want to build on the results we’ve had and move up the table.

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“We’ve struggled for consistency this season but we’ve a good run in the last few weeks and it’s important we try continue that and push on.”

Since a demoralising 3-0 reversal at home to Sligo Rovers a month ago, Bohs have dusted themselves down and earned deserved plaudits for three high-scoring victories since.

They have beaten Bray Wanderers and Limerick 6-0 and 5-0 respectively with a decent performance in a 2-0 defeat away to the league’s form team Dundalk sandwiched in between.

And last Friday they reached new heights by beating First Division Wexford 7-0 in the FAI Cup.

But continuing that good form against a Rovers side hurting from their exit from the cup against Drogheda United last Friday presents a fresh challenge.

Long added: “We’ve played well in recent weeks and we want to able to continue to do that against stronger opposition.

“The most pleasing aspect of those performances was the determination and confidence we showed in our play.

“Rovers are obviously a step up from the opposition we’ve beaten recently and they had been in good form up until their cup game last week.

“But we’re going to Tallaght, positive, confident and determined to do well.”

TEAM NEWS

Rob Cornwall (hamstring) remains a doubt. Ian Morris (back) returns. Ryan Swan (cruciate) remains sidelined.

Eoghan Stokes celebrates scoring the sixth in Wexford - by Stephen Burke

IRN BRU CUP DRAW

Bohemians have been drawn away to play Peterhead in the Irn Bru Cup.

Tie is provisionally scheduled to be played Saturday September 8.

But we advise supporters not to make arrangements to travel until this fixture has been confirmed by the club.

Meanwhile, our FAI Cup clash away to Galway United has been confirmed for Friday August 24, 7.45pm.

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CUP JERSEY UPDATE

Hummel’s Sport Market Manager for UK and Ireland has confirmed that supporters’ special edition cup jerseys will be delivered next Wednesday.

We will provide more details on collection over the next couple of days.

We once again apologise for the delay.

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SHAMROCK ROVERS TICKETS

Tickets for #Bohs fans wishing to travel to Tallaght on Friday for the Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers are on sale at Dalymount Monday-Friday 10am-2.30pm.

The derby is all-ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance: none will be sold to away fans on matchday.

 

Keith Ward by Peter O'Doherty

“We can’t go looking ahead dreaming of a cup run without overcoming Wexford first”

WEXFORD FC v BOHEMIAN FC
IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP Rd 1
Friday August 10 2018, Ferrycarrig Park, 8pm

Keith Long says Bohemians need look no further than the league’s form team to realise the potential pitfalls of cup football.

Dundalk, on the back of winning 11 Premier Division games in a row, travelled to St Colman’s Park on Monday where nobody gave Cobh Ramblers a chance in their EA Sports Cup semi-final.

But the Lilywhites came away empty-handed after Stephen Henderson’s Ramblers proved that the romance of cup football is very much alive as their famous 1-0 win secured a place in a senior cup final for the first time in the club’s history.

There was a sense of relief among Bohs fans that their opponents at the first hurdle of this year’s FAI Cup were not another Premier Division side.

Keith Long’s side haven’t had much luck with FAI Cup draws in recent years – they’ve played four ties in the past three years, all of which have been against Premier Division opposition.

As fans covet a much sought-after cup run, Long and his players travel south to Ferrycarrig Park as strong favourites but he insists they are looking no further than tomorrow’s opposition.

He said: “We can’t go looking ahead dreaming of a cup run without overcoming Wexford first.

“You only have to look at Cobh beating Dundalk on Monday to know the dangers of cup football.

“You have to give the opposition the respect they deserve and prepare correctly. We’ll be going down having prepared for this game professionally as we would any other.”

But while Long has understandably urged caution, he has fair reason to be confident too.

Bohs have found their scoring touch in recent weeks with 6-0 and 5-0 wins over Bray Wanderers and Limerick respectively.

Long said: “It wasn’t just the scorelines that were pleasing but the overall manner of those performances.

“We had a guile about our play to try get ahead in games and smelt blood and went for it when it was appropriate to do so.

“We were ruthless and clinical but disciplined in our play also. The attitude of the players was spot on.

“Goals were spread around the team which was pleasing to see. Dinny Corcoran is obviously our No 9, our talisman. But we’ve had others in various positions chipping in too which is necessary.

“We’ve the likes of Danny Grant enjoying a good spell for us and Cristian Magerusan is knocking on the door too after coming back from injury set-backs.”

Grant and Magerusan were on the scoresheet for the Bohemians U19s on Tuesday night as they beat Limerick 4-1 away in the Enda McGuill Cup semi-final.

The other two goalscorers on the night – captain Andy Lyons and Steven Nolan – have also featured for the first team and that victory set up a Dublin derby Enda McGuill Cup final against St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park on Tuesday September 4.

Long added: “It’s important that we are challenging at U19 level and have players coming through our partnership U17 and U15 teams with St Kevin’s too.

“We’ve been able to bring Andy through in recent weeks when Derek Pender has been suspended and he did very well at right-back.

“We want to be able to afford them the opportunity in the first team but it has to be right for the balance of the first team too and it was on that occasion.

“I’m pleased that we are in a position now that some of our U19s are really asking a lot of questions of the players in our first team.

“It’s a positive situation to be in. Our U19s train alongside the first team at Blanchardstown so we regularly move players across to first-team training to see where they’re at.

“It’s good for the culture at the club for our underage players to see there’s a pathway there and it’s important for their development coming up against experienced players in training too.”

TEAM NEWS

Rob Cornwall (hamstring) looks set to miss out again, while Ian Morris (back) is a doubt. Ryan Swan (cruciate) remains out.

Keith Long by Michael Ryan

GOLF OUTING: THURSDAY AUGUST 23

THURSDAY AUGUST 23 2018
ST MARGARET’S GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 1.30pm

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APOLOGY: CUP JERSEY DELAY

We regret to inform supporters that Hummel has advised that they are unable to meet the deadline previously agreed for the delivery of the fans’ special edition FAI Cup jerseys.

The supporters’ jerseys will not arrive in time for Friday’s FAI Cup game away to Wexford.

We are awaiting further updates from Hummel and will provide more details as soon as we get them.

Tom Sinclair, Hummel’s Sport Market Manager for UK and Ireland, has guaranteed that the players’ kits will arrive in time for the team to wear on Friday.

We wish to apologise for this delay to all those who have placed orders. These circumstances are beyond our control.

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SUPPORTERS’ BUS TO WEXFORD

It’s FAI Cup week!‬ The Bohs supporters’ bus is bound for Ferrycarrig Park this Friday where we will face Wexford.‬

  • ‪Meet: 3.30pm. Departs: 4pm sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)‬
  • ‪Kick-off: 8pm‬
  • ‪Fare: €20‬
  • ‪Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place.‬
Kalonas with FAI Cup in 2008
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