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All the latest club news and updates from Dalymount Park.

YOUTH FIXTURES

Bohs-SKB U17s extended their lead at the top of the Northern Elite Division to five points with a 1-0 win over Shelbourne at the AUL last night, Liam McGrath scoring the only goal of the game.

Our U19s, buoyed by their 6-0 win against Waterford on Wednesday night in the Enda McGuill Cup quarter-finals, look to close the gap on division leaders St Patrick’s Athletic when they host Shelbourne at noon tomorrow at IT Blanchardstown.

On Sunday, we ask supporters to get behind the Bohs-SKB U15s when they get the rare opportunity to play at Dalymount Park at 1.30pm.

Ger Browne’s side are just one point off Group 1 leaders St Patrick’s Athletic.

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STRIKER MASTERSON SIGNS

Bohemians have completed the signing of striker Ryan Masterson.

Having previously played for Hyde United, the 21-year-old joined Drogheda United last summer but saw his impact curtailed by injury.

Welcoming Masterson to the club, manager Keith Long said: “Ryan’s been training with us for the past few weeks and we’ve been impressed with him.

“He was unlucky with injuries last season, which stalled his progress at Drogheda, but he’s keen to get back playing now.

“It’ll take him a few weeks to get up to speed but we’ve seen that he has ability and he will offer us a different dynamic up front.”

While Long welcomes one new face to the club, a familiar one departs as 29-year-old winger Karl Moore has ended his second spell with Bohs by mutual consent.

Long added: “I was very reluctant to let Karl go. He’s worked hard and we’re disappointed to see him leave but he feels he needs to play more regularly.”

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MANAGER PRAISES DEPARTING GANNON

Everyone at Bohemians would like to wish Philly Gannon all the best with his future career after the midfielder left the club by mutual consent at the weekend.

Manager Keith Long said: “I’d like to thank Philly for his 18 months at the club.

“He’s worked extremely hard but he’s at the stage where he needs and wants to be playing regular first-team football.

“He is a good professional and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Philly Gannon and Keith Buckley celebrate 13/4/2018

BUS TO DUNDALK

The Bohs supporters’ bus is bound for Oriel Park this Sunday July 29.

  • Meet: 4.30pm  (Dalymount/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Departs: 5pm sharp
  • Kick-off 7pm
  • Fare: €15
  • Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place
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DANIEL KELLY POST-MATCH

It was a dream full debut for Daniel Kelly, scoring twice against his old club in Bohs’ 6-0 win over Bray.

Jamie O’Halleron caught up with him after the match. Filmed by Sean De Faoite

FIXTURE CHANGE

Bohemians’ game away to Dundalk, originally scheduled for Friday July 27, has been rescheduled for Sunday July 29, Oriel Park, 7pm.

Keith Long post-match

It was an empathic performance from Bohs last night in Dalymount Park, beating Bray Wanderers 6-0.

Manager Keith Long spoke to Jamie O’Halleron after the game. Filmed by Sean De Faoite.

BOHEMIANS 6 BRAY WANDERERS 0

Bohemians hit sorry Seagulls for six, as new signing Daniel Kelly makes himself an instant fan favourite netting two in a Dalymount demolition job.

Kelly, earning his first start against his former club after impressing off the bench in the defeat to Sligo Rovers, got the home side the dream start with just five minutes played. The pacey front man reacted quickest to Rhys Gorman’s header back to his keeper and nicked in ahead of Evan Moran to poke home.

Kelly, now relishing his role on the right wing, doubled his personal tally and the lead on the 22nd minute. Keith Ward took the ball on his chest in the box from a cross field ball but his snap shot was brilliantly saved by Moran, goal mouth scramble ensued and that man of the moment curled a delightful effort with the outside of his right boot to the far post.

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The home side sensed blood and made it three moments later from the spot. In keeping with the against the ex-player theme, it ws ex-Bohs defender Dylan Hayes who gave away the spot kick, bundling into the back of Ward who played a lovely one-two with JJ Lunney. Up stepped Dinny Corcoran to slot home. Just before the break the rampant home side made it four with a rocket from the right boot of Kevin Devaney form 20 yards out, who certainly doesn’t do tap ins.

The Gypsies wasted no time adding a fifth just minutes after the start of the second half. Rob Cornwall got in on the act following Ward’s deep corner. Corcoran did well to keep it alive and up rose the big centre half to nod home.

Amazing scenes were to follow as Bohs were awarded their second penalty of the game after Lyons was hauled down by Moran. Chants of “Kelly, Kelly” rang around Phibsboro – as the youngster was on a hattrick- but Corcoran ignored the crowd. The penalty was brilliantly saved by Moran, as a chorus of boo’s sarcastically erupted from the Gypsie faithful.

Substitute Cristian Magerusan added insult to injury and, on his league debut, added a 6th with a very well taken finish on a memorable night for the youngster.

The massive victory puts a seven point gap between themselves and Limerick and, also, Keith Longs troops have a far superior goal difference (23 goals better off) which could count as an extra point come the end of the season if things get tight again.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Darragh Leahy, Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall, Dinny Corcoran, Keith Ward, Kevin Devaney, Keith Buckley, JJ Lunney, Daniel Kelly, Andy Lyons

Subs: Sean Bohan, Dan Byrne, Danny Grant, Paddy Kavanagh, Cristian Magerusan, Ian Morris, Paddy Kirk

Bray Wanderers: Evan Moran, Conor Kenna, Sean Heaney, Paul O’Conor, Ger Pender, Jake Kelly, Dylan Hayes, Rhys Gorman, Gary McCabe, Dragos Mamaliga, Sean Harding

Subs: Mark O’Connor, Calvin Rogers, Darragh Noone, Jake Ellis, Cian Walsh, Byron O’Gorman, Alex Rafferty

Referee: Neil Doyle

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“Expectation is part of the game”

BOHEMIANS v BRAY WANDERERS
Friday July 20, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long has told Bohemians they need to start learning to deal with expectation if they are to play their way out of danger.

Calamitous defending from two corners in the first half and the sending-off of influential skipper Derek Pender early in the second half culminated in Bohs succumbing to a 3-0 defeat at Dalymount Park to Sligo Rovers last week.

Unusually, Bohs are at home for the second week running and Long has challenged his side to make up for last week’s defeat and give fans something to cheer about.

Long said: “It was a great opportunity missed last week. We conceded really poor goals. It’s not good enough to concede from set plays.

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“We get good crowds who create a good atmosphere and the players enjoy playing in Dalymount.

“But I feel we seem to enjoy the tag of underdog a lot better than being favourites.

“There is more of an onus on us at home, which brings that expectation. But we have to be able to deal with this.

“Expectation is part of the game and we must show character and resolve now to answer our critics. I can think of nothing better than starting with a win at home to Bray.”

Tonight’s opponents have had a well-documented tumultuous past month.

Three weeks without pay has seen players leave and and a strike notice served, while manager Martin Russell quit late last night.

That strike notice is on hold for now after wages were finally paid yesterday and Long expects a fight from the division’s bottom side.

He said: “Bray players won’t let a change in manager affect them. They will be motivated and positive going into this game.

“Their players have been through the mill over recent weeks with the well-documented events taking place at the club regarding unpaid wages.

“The lads don’t seek or want this type of media attention – they are footballers and that’s what they want to do play football.

“They should not have to go on strike as a mechanism to get paid. Clubs need to be accountable and contracts need to be honoured.

“On the pitch, they haven’t let it get to them though so we have to be ready.

“They have have beaten Sligo in their last league outing and considering our last home game resulted in us losing 3-0 here, this game takes on even greater significance for us.

“We need to go out and show what we’re made of.”

TEAM NEWS

Derek Pender is suspended after being shown a straight red card against Sligo Rovers last week. As a result, Andy Lyons is promoted from the U19s as cover.

Goalkeeper Colin McCabe (shoulder) and striker Ryan Swan (cruciate) remain out.

Midfielder Philly Gannon has left the club by mutual consent with Long adding: “I’d like to thank Philly for his 18 months at the club.

“He’s worked hard but he’s at the stage where he needs and wants to be playing first-team football. We wish him all the best for the future.”

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FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2018

The 2018 Bohemians Fantasy Football Premier League is open for entries.

It’s €20 to sign up to play for the following guaranteed prizes:

  • 1st €500
  • 2nd €250
  • 3rd €125
  • 4th Golf for 4 at St Margaret’s Golf & Country Club
  • 5th Bohemian FC Season Ticket
  • 6th €75
  • 7th: €50
  • 8th: €50
  • 9th €50
  • 10th €50

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In addition, there are 10 great monthly prizes including €25 One4all voucher, €25 Glasnevin Glass voucher, Trouble Brewing Gift Basket, €20 Circle K (Westview, Swords) Fuel Card voucher, lunch for two in the Cowtown Cafe and Bohs match tickets.

There will also be extra valuable prizes to play for over the Xmas/New Year holiday period.

The August monthly prize will be golf for 4 @ St.Margaret’s.

Closing date for entries is strictly 7pm, Friday August 10.

5% of each entry fee will go to The Bohemian Foundation.

The Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the North Dublin community.

Its many programmes include walking football for the disabled and prison rehabilitation initiatives.

Queries? Contact us at fantasyfootball@bohemians.ie

NB: The league code will be displayed when you sign up via PayPal below (it takes about 10 seconds to appear).

If for any reason you miss it, mail us and we’ll revert quickly.

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