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BOHEMIANS 0 BRAY WANDERERS 0

Following two away victories in a week, Keith Long’s Bohemians side welcomed a spiritually depleted Bray Wanderers team to Dalymount Park as the visitors looked to halt their four-match losing streak.

Bohs started the game full of confidence but it was Bray who mustered up the first chance in an uneventful opening quarter as Jason Marks’ low drive forced Shane Supple to tip the ball around the far post.

Bray had Bohs pinned back but the home side managed to win a free kick on the edge of the Bray box as Georgie Poynton was tripped by Karl Moore, but the resulting free kick from Lorcan Fitzgerald came to nothing as Bray cleared the danger.

Bray started the second half the better team and created their best chance of the game as Bohs tried to find their rhythm. Mark Salmon slipped a ball through to Keith Buckley who perfectly executed a turn which beat Fitzgerald and he had space to cross just inside the box and his cross was met by Ryan Brennan who could only fire his header at the waiting Supple.

Bohs nearly created a goal scoring chance out of a long ball from Keith Ward in behind the Wanderers defence as Tim Clancy’s weak header to goalkeeper Lee Steacy was chased down by Izzy Akinade but the Bray shot stopper managed to beat the Nigerian to the ball and the danger was cleared.

Bohs began to put pressure on the Bray back four and a cross from Fuad Sule after a half cleared corner was met bet Dano Byrne, whose powerful header whistled agonisingly past the far post as Bohs pressed for a late winner.

The Gypsies again came close from an aerial position, Patrick Kavanagh was picked out on the edge of the Bray box by Ward and Kavanagh looped a ball in for Akinade, who directed his effort over the cross bar after beating Clancy to the header.

A mountain of late pressure for the home side wasn’t enough as the two sides had to settle for a 0-0 draw which stretches Bohs’ unbeaten run to three games and the draw in Dalymount also stops the Bray rot as they pick up points for the first time in four games.

Our next game is Friday August 11th away to Finn Harps in the FAI Cup.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple (GK), Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald (Patrick Kavanagh 67’), Rob Cornwall, Dan Byrne, Dinny Corcoran (Keith Ward 55’), Fuad Sule, Georgie Poynton (Ciaran O’Connor 77’), Ismahil Akinade, Dylan Hayes.
Substitutes: Kian Clarke (GK), Philip Gannon, Keith Ward, Ciaran O’Connor, Eoghan Morgan, Patrick Kavanagh, Ian Morris.
Bray Wanderers: Lee Steacy (GK), John Sullivan (Kevin Lynch 89’), Conor Kenna, Keith Buckley, Ryan Brennan, Mark Salmon, Aaron Greene, Karl Moore, Tim Clancy, Darragh Noone (Gary McCabe 74’), Jason Marks (Ger Pender 77’).
Substitutes: Ryan Coulter (GK), Derek Foran, Gary McCabe, Ger Pender, Kevin Lynch, Anthony Flood, Jake Ellis.
Bookings – Ismahil Akinade 41’ (Bohs), Patrick Kavanagh 73’ (Bohs) Oscar Brennan 77’ (Bohs).

Bohemians v Bray Wanderers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

TRIO SIGN UP FOR 2018

Warren O’Hora, Fuad Sule and Oscar Brennan have signed new contracts to remain at Bohemians until the end of the 2018 season.

Manager Keith Long said: “We are delighted to have secured them for next season. All three have done really well for us since breaking into the team.

“It’s important we retain our best young players. They have an affinity to the club already and we want to grow this group together at Dalymount Park.

“Hopefully this is just the start now and we can get others to commit in the coming weeks.”

Having turned down a scholarship in the United States, defender O’Hora, 18, made his league debut off the bench against St Patrick’s Athletic in June and has missed just one game since.

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Concussion sustained in Monday’s win against Cork City sees the Cabra teen miss out against Bray Wanderers tomorrow but Long is confident he has a bright future ahead.

Long said: “Warren is two years with the club now having captained both the Under-17s and Under-19s.

“He’s taken the step up to first-team football in his stride and has looked very comfortable.”

Sule, 20, joined from St Patrick’s Athletic in the closed season, got his first taste of first-team football in the EA Sports Cup against Cabinteely in April and has not looked back since.

Such has been his form in the centre of the park that he was today nominated for the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland July Player of the Month Award.

Brennan, 21, was one of Long’s final recruits in the closed season having joined from First Division Cabinteely and has steadily grown into a fans’ favourite in recent months.

Long added: “Fuad has deservedly gets a lot of plaudits for his performances and is another player with a big future ahead of him.

“Oscar probably doesn’t get the praise he deserves. He’s someone who gets so much of the unheralded dirty work done around midfield.

“He’s been a great asset and you only have to ask his team-mates how much they value his contribution to the team.”

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“THE CHALLENGE IS TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENCY”

BOHEMIANS v BRAY WANDERERS
Friday August 4 2017, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long is challenging his buoyant Bohemians side to maintain performance levels as they look to cement their place in the top half of the table.

Against all odds, the Gypsies secured two memorable victories away from home last Friday and Monday.

First, Long’s side came away from Tallaght Stadium with a 2-1 win in the Dublin derby – only the club’s second away victory over Shamrock Rovers since they moved to the stadium in 2009.

Then, despite five changes to his starting XI, Bohs left Turner’s Cross with a 1-0 win after inflicting a first league defeat of the season on runaway champions elect Cork City.

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Coming on the back of three defeats, those results have seen the Gypsies move up to sixth in the table. Victory against Bray would see them overtake Harry Kenny’s side in fifth.

But manager Long is urging caution. Some harsh lessons this season have taught Bohs not to look too far ahead in what is still an extremely congested league table.

He said: “To get six points from those two games was massive for us. The players were excellent but our challenge all season has been trying to maintain consistency.

“Those wins were much-needed too after three defeats beforehand but it’s important that we keep our feet on the ground.

“We have to strive to maintain those performance levels. Those wins are in the past and we have a fresh challenge now.”

Long believes that mantra is now ingrained in his players now too.

He said: “We’ve put ourselves in a good position to finish the season strongly and that is a massive incentive for everyone.

“As well as the performances and the results, one of the most pleasing things was the attitude of the players afterwards.

“They weren’t patting themselves on the back – they were already fully focused on Friday’s game.”

The off-field upheaval at Bray Wanderers is well documented but Long believes they are ready to draw a line under that now the distraction of the transfer window has passed.

Long added: “Bray have been in the top four or five all season. They’re there for a reason.

“They are an excellent side. They’ve had a difficult month off the field but now the transfer window is closed, they will be able to refocus on the rest of the season.

“But we just have to focus on our own performance first and make sure, collectively our performance is as good as it can be.”

TEAM NEWS

Defenders Dan Casey (ankle) and Warren O’Hora, who was carried off on a stretcher on Monday suffering from concussion, are both ruled out.

Greg Murray (hand) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain on the sidelines.

But skipper Derek Pender (hamstring) and Paddy Kavanagh (rib), who both sat out Monday’s game, are available once more for selection.

Georgie Poynton by Tom Beary

MOST ENJOYABLE DAY

Last Monday, local youths and Gardai teamed up once again for their annual match at Dalymount Park.

The game, organised by the MOST (Montpellier and O’Devaney Gardens Striving Together) project and the Bohemian Foundation, aims to cement links between Gardai from the Bridewell Garda Station and young people involved with the MOST Garda Youth Diversion Project.

It was attended and supported by local TD Maureen O’Sullivan and Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha.

Bohemians first-team players and Bohemian Foundation volunteers Shane Supple and Oscar Brennan were also in attendance to lend their support.

Check out Stephen Burke’s photos from the day: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bfc1890/sets/72157684154616221/

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CHARITY GAME THIS SATURDAY

BOHEMIANS v IRELAND AMPUTEE TEAM
Saturday August 5, Dalymount Park, 11.30am

Join us this Saturday for what promises to be a fun day as the Bohemians first team host the Ireland Amputee Team in a charity game at Dalymount Park (11.30am).

The game will act as a fundraiser for the medical costs of former Bohs youth player Stefan Balog, who sadly had to have his right leg amputated earlier this year after an accident.

Aged 20, Santry man Stefan is also a former pupil of Virgin Mary National School and Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School.

As well as facing a major readjustment in his life, Stefan is also facing an extensive medical bill as a result of his surgery.

There is no entry fee to Saturday’s game but there will be bucket collections and we ask you to donate generously.

There will also be a bucket collection at Bohs’ SSE Airtricity League game against Bray Wanderers the previous night.

If you are unable to make either game, you can donate directly here: https://www.gofundme.com/stefan-medical-fund

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TEAM NEWS v CORK CITY

CORK CITY v BOHEMIANS
Monday July 31st, 2017, Turner’s Cross, 7.45pm

Skipper Derek Pender (hamstring) and Patrick Kavanagh (rib) will not be risked tonight.

Both players were substituted in Friday’s Dublin derby win against Shamrock Rovers.

Greg Murray (hand) will miss out once more meaning 16-year-old goalkeeper Kian Clarke will take his place again on the substitutes’ bench.

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FIVE BOHS PLAYERS CALLED UP

Five Bohs players have been selected for this week’s three-day Ireland U19 training camp: Steven Nolan, Warren O’Hora, Brandon Kavanagh, Ryan Graydon and Jamie Hamilton.

Congratulations and best of luck to all.

Bohs U19s by A Baldiemann

TEAM NEWS v SHAMROCK ROVERS

SHAMROCK ROVERS v BOHEMIANS
Friday July 28th, 8pm, Tallaght Stadium

Bohemians welcome back defender Rob Cornwall from suspension.

Bohs’ options are otherwise unchanged from last week’s defeat to Derry City.

Skipper Derek Pender remains out with a hamstring injury with Dan Casey or Dylan Hayes vying for his usual position at right-back.

Eoin Wearen (cruciate) also remains sidelined.

TALLAGHT STADIUM NO BAG POLICY

We have been asked by Shamrock Rovers to inform supporters that Tallaght Stadium is operating under a no bag policy.

They will not be permitting any bags over A4 size into the ground.

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U19s HOST SHEFFIELD UTD AT DALYMOUNT

BOHEMIANS U19s v SHEFFIELD UTD U18s
Wednesday, July 26 2017, Dalymount Park, 7pm

With just one defeat in 13 league games this season, Graham Lawlor’s Bohs under-19s sit top of the SSE Airtricity Northern Elite Division.

It’s rare they get to showcase their skills at Dalymount Park. But tomorrow they host Sheffield United U18s there in a friendly at 7pm.

Get down and show your support – they deserve it.

Admission is free and the Members’ Bar will be open.

We are also still looking to recruit a reporter for our U19 and U17 teams to give them the coverage on our website and social media platforms that their efforts deserve. If you are interested, please email pro@bohemians.ie.

Bohs U19s by A. Baldiemann

Cork City game refixed

The postponed SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixture between Cork City and Bohemians has been rescheduled for Monday, 31st July at Turner’s Cross with a kick-off time of 7.45 pm.

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