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2017 HOME JERSEY IN STORE

The new 2017 jersey has arrived in store in time for Christmas.

The Bohs Store at Dalymount Park is open from 2pm-5pm today and again during the Christmas Draw tonight from 7pm.

Tailored by Hummel, the new shirt features their signature chevrons on the sleeve and a new round collar.

Distinctly Bohemian, the back of the jersey feature the famous club sign from Dalymount Lane.

The jersey costs €60 for adults. Limited stock is available on our online store. Kids sizes, priced at €50, are not yet in stock but are due to arrive in the coming days.

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BOHS STORE CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

  • Saturday December 17th: 2pm-5pm & at Christmas Draw from 7pm
  • Sunday December 18th: 1pm-3pm
  • Monday December 19th: 10.30am-2.30pm
  • Tuesday December 20th: 10.30am-2.30pm
  • Wednesday December 21st: 10.30am-2.30pm  & 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Thursday December 22nd: 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Christmas Eve Saturday December 24th: 10am-12pm

Queries? Mail store@bohemians.ie

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CHRISTMAS DRAW 2016

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17th
Members’ Bar, Dalymount Park, 7pm until late

The 2016 Bohemian FC Christmas Draw takes place this Saturday December 17th at Dalymount Park.

The Members’ Bar will open from 7pm until late for the event with live music and free food for all who attend.

With over cash prizes of €10,000 on offer every year, the Christmas Draw is our biggest annual fundraiser.

€2000 was handed out at last month’s Early Bird Draw – and there is a further €8016 up for grabs on Saturday.

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Tickets, which cost €20 each, remain on sale from the club’s online store.

You can also help promote this event by inviting your friends to attend.

As always, the club would like to thank all of you who have already supported this fundraiser by either buying or selling tickets.

In particular, we would like to thank Jimmy O’Connor and his fundraising team for their dedicated and tireless efforts.

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2017 SQUAD TAKING SHAPE

Bohemians manager Keith Long is excited about the challenges ahead as he continues to build his squad for 2017.

Long now has 19 players signed so far for next season.

Nine of the 2016 first-team squad have re-signed again for 2017, while three have been promoted from the U17/19 teams.

They are joined by seven new signings.

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Goalkeeper Greg Murray is reunited with the club after three seasons with Shelbourne, while defender Rob Cornwall makes the switch from rivals Shamrock Rovers.

Midfielders Fuad Sule, Jamie Doyle and Philip Gannon join from St Patrick’s Athletic, Shelbourne and Longford Town respectively.

Up front, Dinny Corcoran is back for his third spell with the club after two years away with Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic, while Kaleem Simon signs from Longford Town.

Long said: “We’ve a lot of new faces and we’re confident we can get the best out of them.

“It’s going to be a challenging year. But it will be an exciting one too – there are good characters in the dressing room.

“We’ve kept a lot of experience from last year too – we have a very experienced back five.

“Other clubs have increased their spending, so we know it’s not going to be easy.

“But we have targeted young players who we feel we can help reach their potential and we hope to sign one or two more.

“The players we’ve brought in are not household names. But it’s a youthful squad with potential and character.”

There are changes in the backroom too. Long has appointed Trevor Croly as his assistant manager, while former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Darren Kelly is the club’s new goalkeeping coach.

Croly joins the club with a considerable coaching pedigree, most notably as assistant manager at Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic, and subsequently as manager of Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers.

Long added: “We’ve freshened things up a bit by bringing in a new backroom team. But I’d like to thank Graham O’Hanlon and Fred Davis for all their service to the club over the last few years and I also wish Ger McDermott well in his new role with the FAI having been the club’s fitness coach in 2016.

“I’m delighted to have both Trevor and Darren on board and look forward to working with them both.”

NEW SIGNINGS:

DINNY CORCORAN: This will be Corcoran’s third spell at Bohemians after two years away with Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic respectively. Having first signed for the club in 2012, Corcoran rejoined in July 2013 after a brief spell with UCD. He proved a key man as the Gypsies turned their season around to avoid relegation.
Position: Striker
Date of birth: February 13th 1989 (27)
Former clubs: St Patrick’s Athletic, Sligo Rovers, UCD, Drogheda Utd, Shelbourne (loan), Sporting Fingal.
Manager’s notes: “He didn’t play much this year with St Pat’s but Dinny had a good year with Sligo in 2015. He really feels at home at Dalymount – he’s delighted to be back. He’s an excellent professional and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

FUAD SULE: Sule was a star man for the St Patrick’s Athletic U19s as they topped the SSE Airtricity U19 Northern Elite League this year and finished runners-up in the Enda McGuill Cup.
Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: January 20th 1997 (19)
Former clubs: St Patrick’s Athletic, Shamrock Rovers
Manager’s notes: “Fuad is a strong central-midfielder and we expect big things of him. He’s had two years with St Pat’s and has a lot of potential.”

GREG MURRAY
Having previously served as understudy to Dean Delany, Murray rejoins after three seasons with Shelbourne in the First Division. He is best remembered for keeping a clean sheet in only his second league start as Bohemians recorded their first win in Tallaght over Shamrock Rovers in September 2012.
Position: Goalkeeper
Date of birth: August 30th 1993 (23)
Former club: Shelbourne
Manager’s notes: “Greg comes back to the club a lot more experienced now with three seasons in the First Division under his belt. He will provide good competition for Shane Supple.”

JAMIE DOYLE
Doyle was Shelbourne’s Player of the Year in 2016 having joined from UCD where he played in all four of the Students’ Europa League games in 2015.
Position: Midfielder/striker
Date of birth: October 30th 1993 (23)
Former clubs: Shelbourne, UCD
Manager’s notes: “Jamie can play left-wing or up front. I was really impressed with him when he was with UCD and he’s another player we looked at signing last year. It’s a big step-up from the First Division but we’re confident he can make it. He’s 6ft 3in but for a big lad, he’s got good feet and is comfortable on the ball.”

KALEEM SIMON: Simon can play on both flanks or up front. A product of UCD’s U19s, he joined Longford Town in 2014.
Position: Winger/striker
Date of birth: July 8th 1996 (20)
Former clubs: Longford Town, UCD
Manager’s notes: “He’s very quick and powerful. Again he’s a very young player but he’s had two seasons of Premier Division football under his belt and I think we can help him to progress even further.”

PHILLIP GANNON: A central midfielder, Finglas man Gannon spent two years with West Brom’s academy before signing for Longford Town in August 2015.
Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: October 11th 1996 (20)
Former clubs: Longford Town, West Brom
Manager’s notes: “Phillip has good pedigree. He has very good technical ability and a wide range of passing. He’s had 18 months of Premier Division football under his belt and he’s only just turned 20. He’s another player we hope to educate and improve.”

ROB CORNWALL: A graduate of the St Patrick’s Athletic U19s, Cornwall’s first taste of Premier Division football came with Shelbourne in 2013. He was signed by Trevor Croly for Shamrock Rovers in 2014. He went on loan to Derry City in 2015. But back in the first team in Tallaght in 2016, he made 22 starts.
Position: Defender
Date of birth: October 16th 1994 (22)
Former clubs: Shamrock Rovers, Derry City (loan), Shelbourne, St Patrick’s Athletic
Manager’s notes: “Rob can play at centre-back or at right-back. He’s someone we wanted to sign last year . He’s still only 22, so he’s young and someone we’re keen to develop here.”

RE-SIGNED - Goalkeeper: Shane Supple. Defenders: Daniel Byrne, Derek Pender, Ian Morris, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Stephen Best. Midfielders: Eoin Wearen, Patrick Kavanagh. Striker: Ismahil Akinade.

PROMOTED FROM U17s/19s - Defenders: Dominic Peppard, Warren O’Hora. Midfielder: Dean Casey.

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CLUB STATEMENT

Bohemian FC has launched an internal investigation following allegations made in a newspaper report today.

The newspaper alleges that a former club volunteer was involved in an inappropriate incident with a minor 18 years ago.

The report’s allegations, made by the club’s then first-team manager, Roddy Collins, were first communicated to us by a journalist at the newspaper on Sunday evening.

We immediately began investigating these allegations so far as this is possible given the lapse of time.

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We have already spoken at length today and yesterday to individuals involved at board level, the youth set-up and other areas of the club at the time of the alleged incident.

We will continue to consult with parties involved and appeal to any individual who has concerns, or who may have more information, to come forward to speak to us and/or Mountjoy Garda Station.

But contrary to Mr Collins’ assertions, club officials involved in 1998 insist he never communicated any allegations of such nature to them, nor did Mr Collins bring these allegations to the attention of An Garda Síochána.

However, the accused individual was indeed investigated by officers at Mountjoy Garda Station over an incident with a minor, who was not a member of the Bohemian FC youth set-up or affiliated to the club, which is alleged to have taken place in Dalymount Park in 1998 and was quickly reported to the Gardaí by the child’s father.

The safety of children is of utmost importance to Bohemian FC. As such, when notified of this investigation, the accused was immediately removed from his position and had no further affiliation with the club.

We have made contact with An Garda Síochána today to seek their assistance in establishing the exact nature and conclusion of that investigation.

Furthermore, when separate allegations against the individual not involving the club were made almost a decade later, for which this individual was later found guilty of, Bohemian FC board members and youth set-up volunteers alike assisted An Garda Síochána with their inquiries.

Bohemian FC will be making no further comment on this issue at this time.

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2017 PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES

Bohemians have arranged the following pre-season fixtures for January and February 2017.

DATE VENUE FIXTURE KO
Friday January 20th Porterstown Rd St Mochta’s v Bohemians 7.45pm
Friday January 27th Venue TBC Shelbourne v Bohemians 7.45pm
Sunday February 5th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Cobh Ramblers 2pm
Thursday February 9th City Calling Stadium Longford Town v Bohemians 7.45pm
Friday February 17th Athlone Town Stadium Athlone Town v Bohemians 7.30pm
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Early Bird Draw winners

Thank you to all who entered in time for the Early Bird Draw.

Missed out? You can still enter the main Christmas Draw here.

Early Bird Draw winners:

€200 Gay O’Toole
€200 Elaine Bermingham
€200 Kate O’Toole
€200 Bernie Brady
€200 Denis Fitzgerald
€100 (Ticket Number 764, Seller Derek Kelehan)* Can’t make out the writing on the winner’s name.
€100 Gerry Stafford
€100 John Byrne Jnr
€100 Johnny Bayley
€100 Deirdre Clifford
€100 Mick Hoey
€100 Mick Keegan
€100 Ray McLoughlin
€100 Aidan O’Hare
€100 Robbie Kennedy

 

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS INTERN POSITION

Bohemian FC are currently accepting applications for the role of Performance Analyst Intern.

The successful candidate will assist and deliver high-level analysis of both the team and individual player performance.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the First Team Manager and Coach the person will:

  • Assist with all aspects of Performance Analysis for Bohemians FC including; analysing team, individual and opposition performances.
  • Provide coded footage from video immediately after the game for coach use. Updating this with finalised team and individual coding by lunchtime the next day, along with full statistical report as directed by 1st team coaches.
  • Ensure footage is available to coaches and players at all times.
  • Maintain and update video and statistical databases for coach use.
  • Technical set up and support on match day
  • Be innovative in your approach to developing analysis systems and best practice for the benefit of the coaching staff and squad.

Skills and Competencies

  • Student in Sport Science, Statistics or Performance Analysis.
  • High standard of knowledge of Football.
  • Excellent understanding of performance analysis Software.
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Excel/Numbers, Keynote/Powerpoint.
  • Technical knowledge of video capture, conversion and presentation.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi discipline team.
  • Good communicator and listener.
  • Organised and skilled in time management to aid planning of workload.

Personal Qualities

  • Carry out duties and responsibilities to a high standard.
  • Establish efficient and effective workflows and work practices.
  • Provide accurate coding and statistical presentation to coaches and players of Bohemians FC.
  • Provide efficient and reliable technical and analytical support to coaches and players of Bohemians FC.
  • Show initiative in the development of analysis skills and best practices to enhance the level of analysis at Bohemians FC.

All those wishing to apply should email a full CV and cover letter to:
lynn@bohemians.ie with the subject line “Analysis Intern Application.”

Closing date: Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is recruited.

Salary: Voluntary position.

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“DOMO” SIGNS FOR FIRST TEAM

Dominic Peppard has capped off a stunning year by signing his first professional deal with the Bohemians first team.

“Domo”, who can play in defence or midfield, has starred for the Bohs U17s and U19s this season, which culminated in him helping Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s lift the Mark Farren Memorial Cup after a 2-0 win against St Parick’s Athletic at Richmond Park last week.

His form for both teams has earned international recognition too. First, he helped Paul Osam’s Ireland U16 side win the UEFA Development Tournament in Hungary in May.

He followed that up by making his debut for Colin O’Brien’s Ireland U17s in their 3-1 friendly victory over Austria in August.

Competitive recognition at U17 level came next with Peppard included in the Ireland squad for the UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round tournament in Andorra last month where he helped them to qualification, scoring in a 5-1 win against Andorra in the process.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Greg Murray – most remembered for his starring role as a 19-year-old in Bohs’ first win in Tallaght over Shamrock Rovers in 2012 – has rejoined the club after three seasons with Shelbourne.

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A MESSAGE FROM GRAHAM O’HANLON

A message from assistant manager Graham O’Hanlon who has departed Bohemians after six years’ dedicated service to the club:

“I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude to Bohemian FC, its fans, players and staff for their help and support during my six seasons with the club.

“Progressing from the U19 team through to the first team has ensured I have been privileged to get to know this great club inside out and the deep passion people have for it.

“This passion has helped sustain the club through turbulent times and will no doubt drive it on to greater, even more successful heights, in the future.

“From a personal point of view, the time has now come to move on to new challenges, including completing my UEFA Pro Licence.

“I want to wish the club, the fans, Keith and his staff all the very best of luck for the season ahead.”

Graham O'Hanlon - by Eddie Lennon

MARK FARREN CUP WINNERS

Congratulations to Jimmy Mowlds’ Bohemians Under-17s who were crowned Mark Farren Cup winners on Wednesday night.

Goals from man-of-the-match Robbie Dunne on five minutes and Steven Nolan on 73 minutes gave the Gypsies a 2-0 win over St Patrick’s Athletic in the final at Richmond Park.

In a highly polished performance, substitute Ryan Hart also found the net for Bohs but his effort was ruled offside.

Skipper Stephen Morley collected the Mark Farren Memorial Cup from Ireland international James McClean – a friend and former Derry City team-mate of the late Mark Farren.

Bohemians: Paul McCarthy, Mitch Byrne, Eoin Doyle, Shay Curley, Jamie Hanley (Ryan Hart 78), Stephen Morley (C), Gabi Aghinita (Lido Lotefa 60), Domo Peppard, Robbie Dunne (Jordon Maguire 90), Aaron Lynch (Aaron Townley 78), Steven Nolan. Subs: Eoghan Moloney.

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemians - Mark Farren Memorial Cup
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