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“I’M BEING KEPT ON MY TOES”

UCD v BOHEMIANS
Friday February 22 2019, UCD Bowl, Belfield, 7.45pm

Dinny Corcoran believes Keith Long’s new-look Bohemians can continue to improve as the season progresses.

Corcoran, 30 earlier this month, is the second-oldest player in the squad behind skipper Derek Pender in what is otherwise a youthful and inexperienced Bohs team.

There were five debutants – James Talbot, James Finnerty, Luke Wade-Slater, Conor Levingston, Danny Mandroiu – in the starting line-up on opening night.

Three more – Ryan Swan, Scott Allardice and Sam Byrne – were sprung from the bench as Bohs came out 1-0 winners against Finn Harps at Dalymount last Friday.

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Corcoran bagged the winner and said: “It wasn’t the prettiest of games at times but it was the perfect result to start of the season with.

“The new lads settled in and adapted and they’re all looking to continue to improve.

“We have some technically gifted players and I think that will show as the season progresses.

“We’ve got competition in the squad now and that is pushing everyone on. I’m being kept on my toes!”

It took Corcoran seven league games to net his first league goal in 2018 so the fans’ favourite was relieved to start 2019 with an early goal.

He said: “It took me a while to get off the mark last season so I was delighted to score in the first game.”

Bohs go into tonight’s game looking to make it two wins from two against the division’s newly-promoted sides.

But Corcoran warned: “We’re in no position to take any team for granted. We have to be on top of our game.

“They’re a young team with a lot of good, technical players. They’re a bit like ourselves in that way – although we have one or two oldies too!”

He hopes that last week’s sold-out Jodi Stand is a sign of things to come this season and that the Gypsies will have a big support behind them out in Belfield, adding: “It’s a good game for fans, they can make it feel like a home game out there.

“In previous seasons when UCD were in the division before our fans always travelled out in numbers so we should have a big crowd there like we had in Dalymount last week.”

TEAM NEWS

Michael Barker (hamstring), Promise Omochere (ankle) and Cristian Magerusan (cruciate) remain out.

Kevin Devaney (knee) was a late withdrawal against Finn Harps and remains a doubt. Danny Grant (hamstring) comes back into contention.

Bohemians Squad Portraits 2019

BOHEMIANS v SHAMROCK ROVERS: JODI STAND SOLD OUT

Match tickets for the Jodi Stand (home section) for Monday week’s Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers have just sold out.

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VIDEO: DINNY CORCORAN POST-MATCH

Dinny Corcoran started the season in perfect fashion, grabbing the only goal in Bohs’ 1-0 win over Finn Harps on Friday night. Jamie O’Halleron spoke to him after the game. Filmed by Sean De Faoite.

VIDEO: KEITH LONG POST-MATCH

It was a full house in Dalymount on the first night of the season, and Bohs didn’t disappoint, winning 1-0 v Finn Harps. Keith Long took some time after the game to discuss the performance, a challenging pre-season and his hopes for the young squad. Interview by Jamie O’Halleron, filmed by Sean De Faoite.

BOHS KICK OFF NEW SEASON WITH VICTORY

BOHEMIANS 1 FINN HARPS 0

CORCORAN THE MATCHWINNER, continuing where he left off last season with the only goal in a hard fought one-nil victory over Finn Harps.

112 days , nine new signings in the off season but it was the Bohs “old guard” who got them over the line at a packed Dalymount park.

The much changed Bohs side, giving debuts to five players, looked to take the game to the newly promoted visitors and should have taken the lead with just 10 minutes played. Keith Wards delightful pass over the top found the right to left run of Dinny Corcoran who controlled well, but scuffed his left footed volley straight at Burke.

The visitors stemmed the tide and began to get a foot hold in the game, with skipper Gareth Harkin making his presence felt in the middle of the park. Ollie Horgans men were terribly unlucky not to snatch the lead when Daniel O’Reillys header hit the foot of the post from Gareth Harkins inswinging delivery.

With nothing between the sides, it took until five minutes before the break for the first real bit of footballing quality to rear its head in the game and it was three of the “regulars” who combined brilliantly. Ward fizzed a through ball to Corcoran, who had the presence of mind to step over the ball to Keith Buckley, who in turn, layed it off first time back to Corcoran to tap home, with the help of the post.

The Gypsies dominated much of the second half and just after the hour mark really should have put the game to bed. The hugely impressive Danny Mandroiu played in fellow debutant Luke Ward-Slater for a one on one, but shot straight at Burke. From the resuting rebound Dinny Corcoran skied his effort with the goal at his mercy.

Bohs eventually got over the line and hung on for a valuable three points following some severe Harps pressure as Keith Longs new look side get off to an impressive start showing some grit and determination with flashes of brilliance through man of the match, Mandroiu.

BOHEMIAN FC: James Talbot, Derek Pender, Darragh Leahy, Rob Cornwall, Danny Mandroiu (Scott Allardice, 91’), Dinny Corcoran (Sam Byrne, 89’), Conor Levingston, Keith Ward, Keith Buckley, James Finnerty, Luke Wade-Slater (Ryan Swan, 80’)

FINN HARPS: Peter Burke, Daniel O’Reilly, Jacob Borg (Mark Coyle, 64’), Gareth Harkin, Caolan McAleer, Sam Verdon (Tony McNamee, 81’), Nathan Boyle, Raffele Cretaro (Mikey Place, 64’), Sam Todd, John Kavanagh, Niall Logue

Bohemians v Finn Harps - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

“A packed Jodi Stand can spur on our new players”

BOHEMIANS v FINN HARPS
Friday February 15th 2019, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Bohemians welcome newly-promoted Finn Harps to Dalymount tomorrow with skipper Derek Pender telling his new team-mates to embrace the season’s opening night but warning them to be prepared for a tough battle.

Harps have not beaten the Gypsies at Dalymount Park in 20 years but every point won against Ollie Horgan’s teams is a hard-earned one.

That is a message the experienced Pender – 35 and begining his eighth season at Dalymount Park – is keen to impress upon his inexperienced team-mates.

There is a feeling that there is potential in this Bohs dressing room. Players of experience – such as Shane Supple and Ian Morris – have left and have been replaced by youth.

Pender is the oldest player in the squad by five years with Dinny Corcoran, 30 yesterday, the only other player not in his teens or 20s.

New arrivals such as James Talbot in goals, James Finnerty in defence and Daniel Mandroiu, Luke Wade-Slater and Conor Levingston in midfield, will be hoping to copy the example set by Darragh Leahy, thrown in at the deep end for his debut aged 19 on opening night last season against Shamrock Rovers, and rising to the challenge of first-team football.

Pender said: “We’ve done well against Harps at home when they were in the division before before but we all know that they have got results against us in the past too – most notably in the cup in Ballybofey two years ago – so we expect a really tough opening game.

“People might think they’re a team we should be beating but football doesn’t always work that way. We have a lot of new and young players and it will take time for them to adapt to the physical side of the game in our league.

“We don’t know how long it will take them to adapt. It took us a while to find our rhythm last year but we are determined to get off to a good start this year and hopefully we can click a bit earlier this season.

“It’s a big step for our new players. They’ll soon find that our league is a tough one. You don’t get a minute – it’s fast and furious. They will need to learn quickly and that’s why we try to make our training as competitive as when you’re playing so it’s not such a shock to the system.”

Pender and Co are all the more determined to hit the ground running having had hopes of a positive season curtain-raiser – an IRN-BRU Cup quarter-final against East Fife – dashed due to a frozen pitch at Dalymount a fortnight ago.

Bohs fans turned up in good numbers that Saturday afternoon but left disappointed not to see Keith Long’s new-look side.

Pender said: “There was a good crowd here for the East Fife game and we were disappointed it had to be called off, as I know our fans were too.

“But hopefully that whetted the appetite a bit and we’ll have a big crowd for the first game. A big crowd will be something new for our new players and playing in front of a packed Jodi Stand with our fans behind them will be an experience for them that will really lift them and hopefully spur them on.

“Our fans have really driven us on in recent years and they can really drive our new players on too. They’ve always been behind us, particularly in the last few years.

“Every time I step on to the pitch they give me a lift. I’ve been a player in this league for a good number of years and nothing lifts you like Bohs supporters when they’re behind you.

“Even in the cup semi-final defeat to Cork City last season when we were all so devastated, they stayed behind to lift us. I’ve never experienced anything like what we had there.

“That bond is special and that’s something we want to build on. We always want to give something back to the fans for their support. People might say that’s a cliche but for me it’s not – I really mean it.”

TEAM NEWS

Michael Barker (hamstring), Promise Omochere (ankle) and Cristian Magerusan (cruciate) all miss out.

Bohemians Squad Portraits 2019

Bohemian FC League of Ireland LAST MAN STANDING 2019

Bohemian FC is launching an LOI LMS for 2019, starting on the March 15th.

It is €10 to enter and a grand prize of €300. Deadline to enter is 7.15pm on March 15th.

Pay your entry fee before the deadline via the PayPal button below.

Each week, simply pick ONE team to win.

If your team wins, you go through – lose or draw and you’re out.

Further rules outlined here.

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

You then need to sign up via mylastman.com and enter the code in join a league to be entered in the league.

Queries? Mail brianbohs@live.co.uk

Last Man Standing

MOUNTJOY HOSTS BOHEMIAN FOUNDATION NIGHT OF COMEDY AND MUSIC

The Bohemian Foundation continues to grow from strength to strength. This was clear as the Foundation hosted another great night of comedy and music in Mountjoy Prison last Friday.

Shane Supple was interviewed by Tommy Tiernan and the prisoners were delighted to hear that despite recently retiring, Shane aims to continue his work with the Foundation inside Mountjoy.

“Although I now have full-time job outside football and with the evenings getting brighter, I’ll have time to come into Mountjoy. Even though we recently lost players that were stalwarts of the Foundation, the new players are eager to get involved.

He added: “From my experience they’ll personally benefit greatly from working with the Foundation.”

Deputy Governor of Mountjoy Prison, Donnacha Walsh, explained on the night that this continuity is vital for the continued success of the development of the prisoners.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring said: “What Thomas Hynes and the Bohemian Foundation are doing, in terms of reaching out to the community is fantastic,” he said. “The Foundation does stellar work in preparing prisoners to reintegrate into the community after their release and tonight was just another example of that.”

One of the eminent guests on the night was also full of praise for the work of the Bohemian Foundation. Lecturer in Criminology in Maynooth University, Dr Ian Marder said, “recent research indicates that physical activity in prisons, such as sports, can have a number of benefits for prisoners, including for their mental health and wellbeing. It can also act as a pathway to education, where sporting qualifications are made available.”

However, he stressed that the most important thing the Bohemian Foundation does is bring the community inside the prison walls.

Dr Marder said, “what the Bohemian Foundation is trying to do is show that the prison and the people in there are part of the community. The Foundation does this through the respect they show to the people they work with and by bringing the community into the prison with all the events they organise.”

Renowned medical anthropologist, Dr Dana Walrath, was also in attendance and she thanked the Bohemian Foundation for the invitation. She said, “it was such a wonderful night and I am so excited to work with the Foundation with any events they have planned in the future.”

Radie Peat, Shane Supple, Lord Mayor Nial Ring, Governor Walsh, Dr Dana Walrath, Dr Ia Marder, Dr Laura Booi, Dr Sophia Carey - Photo by Kim

COME ON YOU BOHS IN GREEN

Bohemians were the most represented team in Stephen Kenny’s first Ireland U21 team last week with four.

Former St Kevin’s Boys trio Danny Mandroiu, Robbie McCourt and Darragh Leahy as well as ex-St Joseph’s Boys man and ex-Bohs U19 captain Andy Lyons spoke to the first of the FAI’s Club And Country series.

BOHS’ BLOCKS MAY REARRANGE BUT ITS HEART WILL REMAIN THE SAME

Bohemian FC Poet in Residence John Cummins takes a look at our club and stadium’s history and its future ahead of Friday’s 2019 season opener when we welcome Finn Harps to Dalymount Park.

Video by PushPull Collective

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