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ALL tickets for our upcoming friendlies against Derby County and Bradford City will entitle entry to BOTH games.

Two-game ticket prices as follows: Adults €15, students €10 and children/OAPs €5.

Saturday July 13th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Derby County 3pm
Saturday July 20th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Bradford City 1pm


After Bohemians’ EA Sports Cup defeat to Derry City on Monday, manager Aaron Callaghan gave his post-match reaction to Robbie O’Reardon.

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Intro Graphic by Ray O’Hanlon

Graham Parkinson Cancer Treatment Fund charity game

BOHEMIANS v O’DEVANEY/DUNARD (Saturday July 27th, KO 5.30pm)

Dubliner Graham Parkinson, 20, has been battling cancer for 6½ years.

Graham, an ex-Bohemians youth, has a rare tumour in his lower back, called a malignant peripheral nerve sheath and needs to raise substantial funds to travel to Germany for treatment as the treatment required is not available in Ireland or the UK.

Later this month, Bohemians are doing our bit to help Graham’s ongoing efforts as a Bohs XI hosts O’Devaney/Dunard in a friendly at Dalymount Park (Saturday July 27th, 5.30pm).


The match will be followed by an after-party and presentation night at Hanlon’s Pub (NCR) at 8pm, with DJ Ginger on the decks and spot prizes on offer, including two tickets to the upcoming sold-out Liverpool-Celtic Aviva Stadium friendly.

Tickets to the Bohs-O’Devaney/Dunard match and after-party cost just €10 with all proceeds going to Graham’s treatment fund. We hope to see you there!

For more information on Graham’s fight, please visit his Facebook page:

To donate directly, please visit:



Bohemians have announced times and dates for upcoming schoolboy trials.

All trials will take place in Albert College from 7pm to 8.30pm on the dates specified.

  • Under-11s (born 2003) – Monday July 8th.
  • Under-12s (born 2002) – Wednesday July 10th.
  • Under-14s (born 2000) – Monday July 8th.
  • Under-16s (born 1998) – Wednesday July 10th.
  • Under-17s (born 1997) – Tuesday July 9th.

Both players AND managers needed – contact Kay (086-3245694) for more information.



Bohemians have completed the signing of former Ireland Under-19 striker Conor Murphy from St Pat’s.

The 20-year-old previously lined out for Derry City, Monaghan United and Bray Wanderers.

Meanwhile, striker/winger Dwayne Wilson, who was released by Bohs last week, has signed for Bray.


DERRY CITY v BOHEMIANS (Friday July 28th, The Brandywell, 745pm)

Bohemians return to action with back-to-back games against Derry City in the Airtricity League and EA Sports Cup on Friday and Monday.

Manager Aaron Callaghan took the opportunity of the season break to develop strategies with his squad for the remainder of the season.

“Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees, so we took time to reflect on where we’re going,” he said. “Our highest priority is to put a league run together, ensure we stay in the Premier Division and finish as high up as possible. We know we have to improve, and we have to improve our home form particularly.”

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Focusing on the club’s league position means that chasing a possible trophy in the EA Sports Cup takes second place.

“We’ll go to Derry knowing that three points would give us a huge lift. But to come away with a point would be fantastic,” said Callaghan.

“We have to take heart from the fact that UCD went up there and won and we had a good result in Sligo a few weeks back.”

Bohemians have secured notable draws on their travels, in Tallaght, Inchicore, Drogheda and Sligo. “Our home form has been baffling at times. We don’t seem to start games well at home and we need to address that,” said Callaghan.

“But we’ve had some fantastic results away from home. The young lads have stepped up to the mark and we’ll be asking them to do it again.”

Bohemians will have to rely even more than usual on the younger players as they will likely be without their three most experienced players for Friday. Owen Heary has a recurrence of his hip injury, Dave Mulcahy has been out of training with a virus, and Derek Pender is suspended due to his sending-off two weeks ago against Shelbourne.

There are also doubts that Dave Scully (ankle), Ryan McEvoy (virus), Stephen Traynor (ankle) or Kevin O’Leary (virus) will be fit for selection.

Callaghan is aiming to refresh his squad in the transfer window from next week. Ahead of that, Shane Fitzgerald and Dwayne Wilson have been released.

The manager is looking to let several more go, and is “actively pursuing the chances to bring in three or four lads, to ensure we strengthen in those areas where we need to most”.



The Bohs bus heads to the Brandywell on Friday (June 28th) as the Gypsies travel take on Derry City in the Airtricity League.

Check-in is from 1.30pm. The bus will leave Dalymount Park at 2.30pm sharp and return straight after the game. The fare is €20 return.

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BOHEMIANS v DERBY COUNTY (Saturday July 13th, Dalymount Park, 3pm)

Bohemians welcome Nigel Clough’s Derby County to Dalymount next month and included in the travelling party from Pride Park will be three current members of the Ireland international team – Conor Sammon, Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick.

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni handed senior international debuts to a total of eight players in the past year, and among them were the Derby County trio, all of whom made their bows in a 2-0 friendly win against Poland in January.

Sammon will be familiar to many Dalymount regulars having lined out for UCD (2005-2007) and Derry City (2008) in the past.


Club boss Clough is a keen admirer. After the striker made his international debut, Clough said: “To leave Conor on all game is the biggest compliment the manager could pay him. On your debut, you usually get about 60 or 70 minutes and then a pat on the back.

“To leave Conor on and against good opposition shows how well he did. He gave the ball away late on and chased back 60 yards and won a throw-in. That sums up Conor. We have seen that honesty and appetite for hard work all season. It is the main thing that attracted us to him.”

Although Sammon has yet to get on the scoresheet in his seven caps to date, the Malahide man played an important role in getting Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.

Most notably he won a penalty, converted by Jon Walters, in the 2-2 draw against Austria in March. He then unselfishly teed up Robbie Keane to seal his hat-trick in the 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands earlier this month, having also provided the assist for his skipper in the 4-0 friendly win against Georgia five days previously.

Keane said:  “Conor came on against the Faroes and set up another goal for me, so that was two from two games. He’s very effective. He’s so big but he’s also quick. Against the Faroes, a player had 10 yards on him out on the right wing but he caught him. I didn’t realise how fast he was until then.

“Height-wise, he is like Niall Quinn but they are completely different. Because he’s tall, people look at Conor as a target-man but he has pace as well. With the two goals he set up for me, he showed that he’s got that in his locker as well.”

But perhaps the highlight of the 26-year-old’s brief international career to date came in Ireland’s last outing, the New York friendly defeat against Spain earlier this month. Although the World and European champions ran out 2-0 winners, Ireland’s performance provided some encouragement for the future with Sammon’s physical presence proving a nuisance for the Spanish defence.

In one break, he muscled unsuspecting Barcelona star Gerard Pique off the ball to create a chance out of nothing. Although Sammon’s subsequent shot let him down, Keane was once again impressed with his efforts and said:  ”Conor was a handful. I don’t think Pique knew what hit him when the two of them went down the line. It was a good experience for Conor coming in against these players.”

Another man to have gained vital experience last season is Sammon’s Pride Park team-mate Keogh. Having signed from Coventry City last summer, he was immediately handed the captain’s armband by Clough and went on to make 49 first-team appearances for his new club over the course of the season.

Like Sammon, Keogh is also 26 and a also a late bloomer on the international stage. His first taste of football at that level was his brief cameo role against Poland, having come on as a late substitute for Ciaran Clark. The Essex-born centre-half had to wait until June to add to his international appearances but in doing so, he capped off his first Ireland start with a goal in the win over Georgia.

After the game, Keogh beamed:  “It couldn’t have gone any better really. Great to get a first start and show the manager what I can do. To top it off with a goal, I’m over the moon. Every since I’ve been involved I’ve been made to feel very welcome. I’m buzzing.”

But one of the brightest prospects for both Derby County and for Ireland is undoubtedly Hendrick. Still just 21, the Dubliner now has four caps to his name and has already made 91 first-team appearances for the Rams.

Having established himself as a first-team regular at club level, the former St Kevin’s Boys starlet it tipped to do likewise for Ireland in the future, but he is keeping his feet on the ground.

He explained: “International football is different to the Championship. You are playing against better players and if you do give the ball away, you are more likely to be punished. So you have to maintain possession all the time really and there are times you can get away with it in the Championship but that is less the case in international football.

“I thought I’d be staying with the Ireland Under-21s so I’m just happy Trapattoni gave me the chance. I just want to keep trying to get into the squad and keep trying to improve my game.

“Everyone dreams of doing that when you are younger, that is what you always want to do but I didn’t think it would come this quickly. Hopefully, I can get a few more games and keep improving my game and see where that takes me.”


Our good friends at the Temple Bar Hotel have joined us in welcoming Derby County supporters to Dublin.

The hotel, with an unrivaled location in the very heart of Dublin city centre, is providing special weekend bed and breakfast rates for the travelling Rams of €95 per single room and €125 per double room.

To make a reservation, please contact the Temple Bar Hotel at or call +353 1 677 3333 – and make sure to mention you’re coming to Dublin for the Bohs game!

Nestled in the most vibrant area of city centre bars, restaurants and nightclubs, and close to all major bus and rail links in the city, this hotel offers every possible amenity on its doorstep.

Dublin’s most popular shopping streets – Grafton St and Henry St – are both within short walking distance, while the city’s most popular tourist attractions are accessible by foot and by bus/Luas.

And that’s not all… The Temple Bar Hotel not only has a great location, but offers guests full entertainment facilities all under one roof! Check out & for more details.




Bohemian FC and the North Dublin Schoolboy and Girls League are delighted to announce an official partnership between the two organisations.

Under this new arrangement, Bohemian FC will gain access to the best players in the NDSL to facilitate their transition from youth football to senior football.

Coaching relationships will also be built to ensure players get the best learning experience in a model that complements the football philosophy of the club. This will include coaching sessions conducted by Bohemian FC’s senior coaching staff.


This partnership is a perfect fit as it is a link between the North Dublin Schoolboy and Girls League and The Bohemian Football Club, which is the original north Dublin League of Ireland club, having been founded in the Phoenix Park and based locally throughout its 123-year history in north Dublin.

Speaking at the launch event at Dalymount Park, NDSL secretary Tony Gains said: “We believe it’s a good partnership for the North Dublin Schoolboy and Girls League as we now have a complete pathway for our players from 16 to 19 years of age.

“The history and tradition that Bohemian FC have will be a source of tremendous experience for our players, coaches and the league as a whole.”

And Bohemians president Matt Devaney added: “We are delighted to form this partnership with the NDSL. We believe that by having a direct link to the 80+ clubs and 13,000 kids in our catchment area of north Dublin, it will give us an unrivalled advantage in our efforts to grow our youth section and our fanbase. We look forward to working closely with the NDSL to ensure the partnership is maximised to its full potential.”

Bohs manager Aaron Callaghan said: “This is innovative because it gives young players a pathway to the elite level of football in this country. I’m excited by this partnership and the potential for the on-going sharing of ideas. It’s great for all players and coaches.”



English League Cup runners-up Bradford City will play Bohemians in a friendly game at Dalymount Park on Saturday July 20th (KO 1pm).

The game could see the return to Airtricity League turf of Carl McHugh, formerly of Dundalk.

The Donegal man played a pivotal part in the Bantams’ run to Wembley last season, helping them knock out three Premier League clubs – Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa – before Phil Parkinson’s side eventually fell at the final hurdle against Swansea.

The 20-year-old’s season highlight was netting an 88th-minute goal in their semi-final first-leg 3-1 win over Villa, which proved crucial in an eventual 4-3 aggregate giant-killing.


And despite having to be content with a place in the Bantams’ next trip to Wembley – their League One promotion-clinching play-off success – McHugh also capped off a remarkable season by winning his first caps for Noel King’s Ireland Under-21s, and also won the Football League Young Player of the Month Award for January.

(Picture shows Bradford players celebrating after knocking Aston Villa out of the English League Cup semi-finals. Carl McHugh (centre) with Donegal flag.)


Saturday July 13th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Derby County 3pm
Saturday July 20th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Bradford City 1pm


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