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KEITH LONG INTERVIEW

It was a disappointing night for Bohs after losing 2-0 in the Dublin Derby in front of a packed Dalymount. Jamie O’Halleron spoke to Keith Long after the game. Filmed by Sean De Faoite.

FUAD SULE INTERVIEW

A disappointed Fuad Sule spoke to Jamie O’Halleron after the game on Friday and gave his thoughts following the Dublin Derby defeat. Filmed by Sean De Faoite.

Bohemians 0 Shamrock Rovers 2

Derby day heartbreak for the Gypsies as the old enemy run out 2-0 winners in a hotly contested encounter at a bouncing Dalymount Park.

With two defeats to their old rivals this season, and in potentially the last Dublin Derby at “the home of Irish football” was enough of a motivation for the Gypsies to go all out for a much needed three points but found themselves trailing after just six minutes.

Following a great run from Graham Burke, crossing low and towards the edge of the box, Brandon Miele was on hand to smash home from the edge of the area. Rob Cornwall had a terrific chance to equalize just moment’s later, finding himself free on the penalty spot, but got his header all wrong.

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Rovers doubled their lead in a fairly scrappy first half through a quite outstanding finish from Trevor Clarke. The wide man cut inside on his left foot from the right wing and bent a wonderful curling effort to the far post giving Shane Supple no chance.

The full blooded affair showed no signs of slowing down in the second half with both Rob Cornwall and Fuad Sule booked early on as the Gypsies tried desperately to claw their way back in to the game.

The Hoops defence stood strong to anything the Gypsies threw at them, and despite a barrage of long Ian Morris throw-ins, Bohs just could get a clear effort on Tomer Chencinski’s goal, much to the frustration of the home fans.

Rovers saw out the game in relevant comfort for the last few minutes despite the home sides best efforts to make it three wins from three against the Gypsies this season

A bitterly disappoint defeat for Keith Longs troops as they look nervously at the relegation battle ahead but Rovers look to be playing to their potential with another big win following the victory over reigning Champions Dundalk last week.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Dan Byrne, Rob Cornwall, Dinny Corcoran, Kaleem Simon, Patrick Kavanagh, Oscar Brennan, Fuad Sule, Ian Morris

Subs: Greg Murray, Philip Gannon, Keith Ward, Jamie Doyle, Dean Casey, Georgie Poynton, Dylan Hayes

Shamrock Rovers: Tomer Chencinski, Luke Byrne, Dave Webster, Roberto Lopes, Ronan Finn, Brandon Miele, Gary Shaw, David McAllister, Simon Madden, Trevor Clarke, Graham Burke

Subs: Kevin Horgan, Michael O’Connor, Daniel Devine, Sean Boyd, James Doona, Sean Heaney, Sam Bone

Referee: Paul McLoughlin

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Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers tickets

​Tickets for the Friday May 12th Dublin derby between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers are selling briskly.

The game is all-ticket and we encourage all non-members and non-season tickets holders to purchase match tickets well in advance of the game.

WHERE CAN TICKETS BE PURCHASED?

The easiest way to purchase is online from tickets.bohemians.ie.

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Alternatively, tickets can be bought at the following locations:

  • Dalymount Park: Monday – Friday (10-3pm)
  • Bang Bang (Leinster St, Phibsborough): Tuesday-Friday (8am-5pm)

Away supporters must purchase tickets to the Des Kelly stand from the Shamrock Rovers shop. They will also be on sale at Rovers’ game v Dundalk.

GET DOWN EARLY: WE OPEN AT 5PM

Recent derby games have seen severe crowd congestion in Dalymount Lane in the run-up to kick-off, leading to people missing the start of the game.

The stadium and Members’ Bar are both open from 5pm and we encourage all supporters to get to the ground as early as possible to help alleviate the strain at the turnstiles.

Buying tickets online will allow the speedy entrance through a pre-sales only entrance.

Please assist us in conveying this information to fellow supporters.

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“It’s given everyone a big lift”

​DERRY CITY v BOHEMIANS
Friday May 5th, Maginn Park, Buncrana, 7.45pm

Bohemians are determined to build a run of form after recording their first win in five league games.

Bohs ended a sequence of four defeats in a row with a 2-0 victory last Friday after a determined performance against Finn Harps.

The Gypsies had earned plaudits for the manner of their performances during their winless streak, but manager Keith Long was relieved they finally had something to show for their efforts.

Long said: “We knew it would be a battle against Finn Harps. We kept our discipline and put in a professional display.

“It was a good win and it was important to get the three points. We were a bit nervous, but we’ve played better in other games and got nothing.

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“The most important thing was that we won the game. It’s given everyone a big lift and should inject some confidence into the boys.”

Having taken the lead through an own goal, Oscar Brennan sealed the deal with a stunning effort in the second half.

Long is delighted with the progress of the 21-year-old, who started the season in the centre of defence having signed from Cabinteely, but has since more often been deployed in midfield.

Long said: “It was a good goal and he deserved it.

“Oscar has been very good all year. It’s a big step up from playing in the First Division but he’s showing us what he can do.

“He really wants to do well for the team and has a brilliant attitude. That’s half the battle.”

The Gypsies face a Derry City side who are on a winless run of their own.

Having started the season with four league wins on the spin, Kenny Shiels’ side have struggled to regain that form since the tragic passing of club captain Ryan McBride in March.

The Candystripes are six league games without a win since but Long is understandably cautious of a team that beat Bohs 4-1 at Dalymount on the opening day of the season and who have now beaten the Gypsies in each of the sides’ five previous meetings.

He said: “We’ve seen how good they can be already against us on the opening night. They are an excellent side with some excellent individual players and they will get back on track.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohs hope to be boosted by the return of Dinny Corcoran. The striker has not featured since being forced off with a knee injury against Galway United on St Patrick’s Day.

He has trained all week and it is expected that he will take his place on the bench at Maginn Park.

Derek Pender (quad) and Dylan Hayes (hip) are both doubts, but it is hoped they too will be available for selection.

Ismahil Akinade (surgery to remove spleen) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain out.

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TICKETS v SHAMROCK ROVERS

Tickets for the Friday May 12th Dublin derby between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park are available online from tickets.bohemians.ie.

Recent derby games have seen severe crowd congestion in Dalymount Lane in the run-up to kick-off, leading to people missing the start of the game.

The stadium and Members’ Bar are both open from 5pm and we encourage all supporters to get to the ground as early as possible to help alleviate the strain at the turnstiles.

We also strongly advise non-members and non-season ticket holders to purchase tickets online ahead of the game. This will allow the speedy entrance through a pre-sales only turnstile.

Please assist us in conveying this message to fellow supporters.

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SUPPORTERS’ BUS TO BUNCRANA

Bookings are now being taken for the Bohs supporters’ bus to see Bohemians face Derry City at Maginn Park, Buncrana this Friday May 5th.

  • Departs: 1.30pm sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Fare: €20
  • Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place.
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KEITH LONG INTERVIEW

After an April to forget, Bohs recorded an important 2-0 win over Finn Harps on Friday in Dalymount. Jamie O’Halleron spoke to Keith Long after the game to gauge his thoughts. Filmed by Sean De Faoite.

BOHEMIANS 2 FINN HARPS 0

Two injury hit sides played out a bruising encounter in Phibsboro this evening. With a massive three points on the line, it was the home side who came out as victors thanks to an own goal and a thunderbolt from Brennan.

The Gypsies came into the game a point behind the visitors and despite a poor recent run of results they have been turning in some good performances and this continued tonight with a strong professional job at home.

Bohs got the dream start going one nil up after just six minutes following a poor goal kick from Ciaran Gallagher. The ball fell to the feet of Kaleem Simon just inside the centre circle, and the forward cleverly played the ball through to the onrushing Georgie Poynton who found himself one on one and just as the midfielder was about to pull the trigger, defender Damien McNulty stretched in to poke the ball past his own keeper.

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The game descended into a very scrappy affair with neither keeper being overly worked. Both teams opted for the killer ball over the top to pacey strikers. The valuable three points that were so crucial to both sides added an element of “tension” to the affair. Finn Harps manager was given a stern talking to by referee Graham Kelly and right before half time the flash point occurred.

Winger Caolan McAleer went down pretty soft under pressure from Georgie Poynton but didn’t hear the referee’s whistle. And as he got back up to chase the ball, clashed with Paddy Kavanagh in a 50/50, resulting in handbags from both sides.

Just five minutes after half time Bohs doubled their lead with an excellent 25-yard effort from midfielder Oscar Brennan following a neat little backheel set up from striker Simon. The physicality didn’t let down in the second half and just moments later things went from bad to worse for the visitors with Barry Molloy receiving a second yellow for a late challenge in the midfield.

Paddy “the Derry Pele” McCourt was unable to pull the strings in the middle as he would have liked, but it was evident he was not at 100%. And Bohs hardworking midfield gave the ex-Celtic man little or no space to work with.

Bohs saw out the game in professional manner, with Shane Supple having little to do but it it’s a hard earned three points as they look to pull away from the relegation zone. Finn Harps to their credit battled bravely right to the end but being down to 10 men and unable to fill a full bench ultimately proved just too far a stretch.

Bohs make the long trip up to Derry next week looking to build momentum whilest Ollie Horgan’s walking wounded face another tough away trip to runaway leaders Cork.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Derek Pender (c), Dan Byrne, Rob Cornwall, Kaleem Simon, Patrick Kavanagh, Oscar Brennan, Jamie Doyle, Ian Morris, Georgie Poynton

Subs: Greg Murray (GK), Philip Gannon, Keith Ward, Fuad Sule, Dean Casey, Dylan Hayes, Steven Nolan

Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher, Damien McNulty, Ciaran Coll (c), Killian Cantwell, Gareth Harkin, Ciaran O’Connor, Caolan McAleer, Sean Houston, Barry Molloy, Paddy McCourt, Ethan Boyle

Subs: Tommy Lee McCarron, Gareth Doherty, Simon McGlynn, Dylan McCroary, Eddie Dsane

Referee: Graham Kelly

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“We have to develop a winning mentality”

​BOHEMIANS v FINN HARPS
Friday April 28th, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long has told Bohemians to start turning good performances into results.

The Gypsies welcome Finn Harps to Dalymount Park determined to end a four-game losing run in the league.

That dip in form – albeit two of those defeats came against the best two teams in the country – has seen Bohs drop from fourth in the table to ninth.

Long’s men have drawn plaudits for the manner of their performances in their last three losses, but the manager would clearly rather see points on the board.

He said: “Past performances count for nothing. We’ve done okay in some of those games but that’s immaterial now.

“We need to turn good performances into results and develop a winning mentality.”

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Bohs’ cause has not been helped by the continued absence of Ismahil Akinade, who is recovering from surgery to remove his spleen, and Dinny Corcoran, who remains out with a knee injury first picked up against Galway United on St Patrick’s Day.

Corcoran had five goals in five league games before being sidelined and Bohs have scored just one league goal in his absence.

But Long is adamant it is time for others step up to the mark and said: “That’s the hand we’ve been dealt. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.

“We’ve still no recognised out-and-out centre-forward, so the goals are going to have to come from elsewhere.”

It’s not just in front of goal where Long is demanding improvements.

While his team has earned praise, much of their good work in the middle of the park has been undone by costly mistakes at the back.

Long said: “We have to get better collectively from a defensive perspective. We want to be a team nobody wants to play against.

“But we are positive too and I think that will be seen in how we approach the game.

“It’s going to be a difficult one – Finn Harps have done very well on the road this year. But we are determined to go out and do what it takes to get the win.

“We’re not even a third of the way into the season yet, there’s a long way to go. But we want to finish off the last of the first series of games with a victory.”

Recent injury pile-ups and the focus on improving the team’s league position have seen experimental line-ups deployed in both the EA Sports Cup and Leinster Senior Cup.

That experiment fared well in the EA Sports Cup victory against Cabinteely and they put up a fight in the 3-1 defeat against a strong Shamrock Rovers XI in the same competition.

But Long was disappointed with the manner of the 3-0 loss to Shelbourne in the Leinster Senior Cup on Monday.

He added: “Obviously we want to move up in the league, that has to be our priority. We don’t necessarily have the squad to play three games in eight days either.

“We used the games in the League Cup as an opportunity to play younger players and players around the first team lacking game-time.

“It was the same in the Leinster Senior Cup on Monday, although Shels chose to play their first team.

“I was disappointed with our performance. We have a tight squad and you can’t be feeling sorry for yourself that you’re not in the first team.

“Monday was a chance for players to scream at us that they should be in the team every week, but we didn’t have that from enough of them.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohs continue with the exact same squad as last week, which means Dinny Corcoran (knee), Ismahil Akinade (surgery to remove spleen) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain on the sidelines.

 

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