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“WE’LL HAVE A GO”

BOHEMIANS v DUNDALK
Wednesday July 5th, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long has told Bohemians to relish the challenge of taking on the standard-setters of Irish football tonight.

Three-in-a-row champions Dundalk come to Dalymount after winning their last four games in a row, scoring 15 goals and conceding none in the process.

But Long is bullish. His side are unbeaten in four too with 10 points from a possible 12.

He said: “This is an opportunity to go head-to-head with the reigning champions. They’re a team who have set the standard for domestic football in recent years.

“Dundalk will feel they are hitting top form as they enter into their European campaig and we will have to be at our very best to get something from the game.

“It is a great opportunity for our boys to test themselves against a top side and it’s a challenge that I believe we are ready for as we come into the game with a good run of recent results.”

Bohs will, however, be without Dan Byrne and Oscar Brennan through suspension.

Ciaran O’Connor, who joined Bohs yesterday until the end of the season, and Georgie Poynton are also unavailable under the terms of their loan agreements from Dundalk.

But Rob Cornwall (hip) returns from injury and could line up at the back alongside promising defender Warren O’Hora, who made his league debut off the bench against St Patrick’s Athletic last month and made his first league start in the victory against Sligo Rovers last time out.

Long said: “It will be extremely difficult without Dano, Oscar and George. But Rob coming back is a big bonus. We feel there is healthy competition for places across the squad.

“The players have been really good showing great desire and hunger on the training ground, working extremely hard to improve individually and collectively.

“I believe we are now seeing the benefits of that in our performances.

“We have done okay so far this season against teams the are in and around us in the table, so the challenge for us tonight is to see how far we have come as a group and to get up against Dundalk, test our opponents, test ourselves, test our skill levels and to have a go.”

The arrival of striker O’Connor further strengthens Long’s squad following the additions of Stephen Donnelly and Keith Dalton.

Long hopes to further strengthen his squad in the coming weeks, something that would not have been achievable were it not for the support of members and fans for the Player Fund.

He added: “I would once again reiterate our appreciation of your efforts as supporters to help us raise funds to bring in some new players and to try and make the squad stronger in the July transfer window.”

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BOHS DRIVE FORWARD WITH WESTBROOK MOTORS

Westbrook Motors, the main Mitsubishi Dealer in Dublin City, has been officially unveiled as the new vehicle sponsor of Bohemian FC after penning an innovative agreement with the club.

Under the terms of the agreement, Westbrook Motors will provide significant financial and transport support for the club. They will also work with the club on a number of innovative content and fan engagement pieces, including what is being described as the vehicle equivalent of the crossbar challenge for their planned “Back of the Bed” promotion with the L200 Pick-up truck.

Bohemian FC Honorary Secretary Stephen Lambert said: “The competition for sponsorship is getting tougher and tougher so the challenge for us is to continue to deliver value and innovate.

“We’re delighted to have in Westbrook Motors a partner who thinks the same and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

Westbrook Motors Director Mark Clarke added: “As a business celebrating 70 years operating in the heart of the local area, we’ve seen firsthand how Bohs have grown to be an integral part of the community.

“We’re thrilled to be part of that now as Main Vehicle Sponsors, and are looking forward to engaging with those fans.”

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CLUB STATEMENT

On June 30th, Bohemian FC and St Kevin’s Boys FC signed the following agreement:

“Bohemian FC and St Kevin’s Boys FC hereby agree to enter a process to work towards creating a partnership, which will allow St Kevin’s Boys join the existing pathway to the National Leagues.

“Both clubs are committed to enter into this process in the spirit of good faith, and with a genuine commitment to agree a lasting and sustainable partnership.

“Both parties recognise and respect the current partnership between Bohemians and the NDSL.”

An FAI statement issued at lunchtime today to announce the make-up of the new SSE Airtricity Under-15 League included the following line:

“St Kevin’s Boys will compete in the shortened season after agreeing to work towards creating a partnership with Bohemian FC, which will allow St Kevin’s Boys to join existing partnerships into the National Leagues.”

The failure to mention our partnership with the NDSL was an unfortunate omission, which has led to some confusion today.

The SSE Airtricity League has since clarified this with the following addition online:

“Along with working towards a partnership with St Kevin’s Boys, Bohemians have committed to a partnership with NDSL.”

Bohemian FC wishes to reiterate our commitment to continuing and building upon our relationship with the NDSL.

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“WHAT WE HAVE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL”

Keith Long has expressed his wish to thank Bohemians members and supporters for clubbing together to back efforts to strengthen his squad.

With the transfer window opening on July 1, a fans’ player fund was launched earlier this month to increase the club’s playing budget for the remainder of the season.

Supporters, who feel they are in a position to do so, can still donate to the fund here at playerfund.bohemians.ie.

Bohs manager Long said: “Other clubs are privately owned and have investors backing big budgets.

“We don’t have that luxury at Bohs. We have dedicated volunteers working hard behind the scenes to get funds into the club but we know resources are still tight.

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“But what we do have at Bohs is something special. This club has been continuously owned by its supporters for 127 years and that bond is incredible.

“It’s honestly a privilege to manage Bohs and to feel a part of its history.

“We have a proud and passionate group of fans who will do everything to try and help us be successful.

“Supporters dug deep when times got tough to keep the club afloat over the last decade.

“Now they’re continuing to show that dedication with their support for this fund and, for that, myself and all the playing and coaching staff are extremely grateful.”

Long is expecting a busy transfer window across the league.

He has already recruited promising young winger Keith Dalton from Dundalk and hopes to make further additions in the coming days.

He said: “Given the make-up of the division this year, we all know our rivals are going to strengthen.

“With the restructure of the league, it is a huge battle for all clubs. It’s a congested table and everyone is scrapping for anything that will give them an advantage.”

Given the manner of the Gypsies’ 3-1 comeback win over St Patrick’s Athletic a fortnight ago and confident 2-0 victory over Sligo on Friday, Bohs fans’ tails are up as the team climbed to sixth in the table.

Long added: “The enthusiasm in the stands is rubbing off on our players – I think people can see that from our last two results.

“The togetherness between players and fans at the end of both games is something we want to replicate.

“Nobody at the club can afford even a hint of complacency and we will guard against that. But with that vocal support behind us, we have renewed confidence.”

A reminder that with no game this weekend, our next fixture sees Bohs host champions Dundalk this Wednesday July 5 at Dalymount Park.

That will be followed by a friendly against FC United of Manchester at 3pm on Saturday July 8. Our bars are open from 1pm for what we hope will be enjoyable day of football and music between two fan-owned clubs.

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DALTON SIGNS

Bohemians are delighted to announce the signing of Keith Dalton from Dundalk.

The winger, 19, progressed through to the Lilywhites’ first-team squad from their under-19s.

Manager Keith Long said: “Keith is an exciting young wide player. He’s very talented and hungry to do well.

“We’re delighted to have him at the club having watched his progress with Dundalk’s under-19s.

“He will give us good options down the right side.”

The move will also see Dalton reunited with Georgie Poynton, who has had his loan spell from Dundalk extended until the end of the season.

The duo made their first league starts for Stephen Kenny’s side together against St Patrick’s Athletic in October of last year.

Long is expected to make further additions to his squad when the transfer window opens next week.

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BOHS v FCUM

Join us at the Home of Irish Football as two fan-owned clubs join in a celebration of music and football camaraderie.

Tickets are available at tickets.bohemians.ie.

While Bohemians and FC United of Manchester meet on the pitch at Dalymount Park, there’s plenty happening off it too.

The Phoenix Bar at Dalymout Park opens two hours before kick-off at 1pm as we kick off an all-day music event: The Sounds of the Terraces, which will continue late into the night.

DJs Dan Lambert, Ste Donnelly, Sam Gregan, Shane Walsh, Sam McGrath, Richie O’Connell, Jamie Whelan plus FCUM guest DJs will play classic sounds that have echoed around the terraces at home and abroad: Northern Soul, reggae, punk, mod, new wave, Madchester, hacienda sounds, acid house and more.

Get down to Dalymount. Let’s make a day of it. Adults €15. Student/concession €10. U12s €5.

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FIXTURE CHANGES

Bohemians’ game against Dundalk, originally scheduled for Friday July 7th, has been brought forward to Wednesday July 5th, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm.

Our away fixture against Cork City, originally scheduled for Friday June 30, has been postponed with no new date yet decided.

Both changes are to facilitate the opposition clubs’ European campaigns.

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WHAT’S THAT? FREE BOOZE?


GET DOWN EARLY

Our bars at Dalymount Park open at 5pm tomorrow ahead of our game against Sligo Rovers (7.45pm).

The first 150 people (over 18) into the ground will recieve a FREE can of White Hag Brewing Company’s new RÓC Lager!

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After that, we have even more bar promotions:

  • 3 White Hag cans €12
  • 3 bottles Bulmers (300ml) €10

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After the game, Phoenix Nights presents: The Shaking Hand.

The Shaking Hand are a five-man Dublin band featuring Mick Humphries, Warren Donohue, Emmet Sanford, Tomo Forde and Ben McGinn

They will be playing a selection of mod, indie and Manchester anthems as well of some of their own excellent work.

Stick around in the Phoenix Bar until late.

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“WE ALL WANT MORE NIGHTS LIKE THAT”

​BOHEMIANS v SLIGO ROVERS
Friday June 23 2017, 7.45pm, Dalymount Park

Keith Long hopes last week’s Dublin derby victory has whetted the appetite for challenges ahead – for players and supporters alike.

The first game back after the mid-season break, Bohemians were trailing 1-0 at half-time against St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park after a disappointing opening 45 minutes.

But, roared on by a passionate away support, Long’s men stormed back with a confident second-half performance to win 3-1.

That result leaves Bohs in seventh place, seven points off the European places but also six points off the relegation zone.

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With that in mind, Long is keeping feet firmly on the ground as the Gypsies welcome Sligo Rovers to Dalymount Park.

He said: “It was a very important win against St Pat’s.

“In previous seasons, we have been slow coming back off the mid-season break so it was vital, having drawn our last home game against Drogheda, that we got something from the game.

“Our second-half performance was really good and it was in line with what we feel this group of players is capable of.

“In the first half, we weren’t at the races. Pat’s deservedly went in at half-time in front.

“Oscar Brennan set the tone for the second half by showing great desire to be first to a 50-50 ball and great composure to slot the ball home to bring us back into the game.

“Dinny Corcoran continued his fine form in front of goal with an expert finish from a sublime Keith Ward pass.

“The night was complete when Georgie showed great energy to get on to another piece of clever play from Wardy and finish to the bottom corner.”

The victory sparked joyous celebrations in The Shed End of Richmond Park and Long appealed to those same supporters to assist the Player Fund set up by club members and fans last week.

Long said: “The scenes afterwards typify this club. We brought another big travelling support and the atmosphere generated on the back of what the lads produced on the pitch really spurred the players on.

“We all want more nights like that – more performances like the second half. If we can produce that, it could be an exciting second half of the season.

“We must, however, guard against any sort of complacency – throughout the club. We are not good enough to be complacent against any team.

“We are involved in a massive battle. The transfer window will open on July 1 and it’s important we try and strengthen our squad to give us the best chance of competing.

“Our rivals will invest. Case in point is our opponents tomorrow announcing the signing of two professional players from the UK (Rhys McCabe and Benny Igiehon).

“With three teams going down this year, other clubs will follow suit.

“It’s a difficult window to get players in but, if possible, we must recruit well and affect the squad in a positive way.

“Resources are finite and the recent appeal for donations to a player fund highlights this fact.

“But Bohs supporters are proud people who love their club and have always got behind any drive to support the club.

“We need their support. I have always said I want the players and supporters to be together. The rapport this group has built up with them is fantastic.

“Now we need them now more than ever to get behind the lads.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohemians welcome Lorcan Fitzgerald back from suspension. But Dylan Hayes remains suspended as he serves the last of his three-game ban.

Defenders Rob Cornwall (hip) and Ian Morris (knee) are both doubtful meaning 18-year-old defender Warren O’Hora, who made his league debut off the bench last week, could once again step in.

Ismahil Akinade (surgery to remove spleen) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain on the sidelines.

 

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PHOENIX NIGHTS: THE SHAKING HAND

After Friday’s game against Sligo Rovers at Dalymount, Phoenix Nights presents: The Shaking Hand.

The Shaking Hand are a five-man Dublin band featuring Mick Humphries, Warren Donohue, Emmet Sanford, Tomo Forde and Ben McGinn

They will be playing a selection of mod, indie and Manchester anthems as well of some of their own excellent work.
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Get down to Dalymount Park early. Our bars open from 5.30pm.

The first 150 people (over 18) into the ground will recieve a FREE can of White Hag Brewing Company’s new RÓC lager.

After that, we have even more bar promotions:
3 White Hag cans €12
3 bottles Bulmers (300ml) €10

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