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The new SSE Airtricity League season kicks off on February 16 and we want as many people to be a part of it as possible.

To that end, Bohemian FC has released a new promotional video, written by Daniel Lambert, produced by Jamie Goldrick and funded by the Gypsies Supporters’ Trust, on our social media platforms.

Using the hashtag #TerracesNotTV, the aim of the video is to encourage parents to get their children to enjoy the unrivaled buzz of watching live football from the terraces instead of being sat at home in front of a television.

Watch the video on our Facebook or twitter pages.

We all have a shared interest in promoting our games, so we would very much appreciate if all our supporters could share this video.

When doing so, please also use the hashtag #TerracesNotTV and help us build our Bohmentum.

Thank you for your support.

“There’s no messing – you’re up and early”

Ahead of the big kick-off against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park on February 16, Bohemians midfielder Oscar Brennan takes behind the scenes as the team and management prepare for the 2018 season.

This is the second instalment of Oscar’s pre-season diary.

We need to reach a level of fitness that we can maintain over the course of the year.

We train on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Saturday mornings, you’re in the gym at 6.45 for a 7am start, so there’s no messing – you’re up and early.

Most of the lads like that, because you have your weekend then.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday we’re out on the pitch at 6pm. You can’t make anyone do anything, but it’s standards, it’s expected that you go to the gym, that you eat well and look after yourself.

It’s a 24/7 thing, it’s not just the contact-hours, especially the responsibility is with us as players.

If you’re in England the gym is on sight, the canteen is just there, you’re not going to work or rushing in and out – there’s people there constantly to help.

We do have people constantly helping us at Bohs, Cian McCaffrey our strength and conditioning coach, if you ask him for anything he’d help you with it.

He gives lads use of his gym. he’d go through 1-1 sessions with lads if you get out at the right time but the responsibility does lie with us.

It’s good, it forces us to take ownership of the team, we’re the players. It’s the fans’ club, but it’s us on the pitch and we have to take responsibility for that.

There’s a good mix to the work we do in the gym and it’s not a case of us doing the same work all season.

We had a seven week off-season programme with four different gym sessions across two blocs, meaning he split the off-season into two groups.

Bloc 1, we were doing the first and second bits of the programme on Mondays and Fridays and then, after four weeks, you did gym sessions three and four.

You’re alternating all the time.

You just go in and it’s very general, you do a warm-up which is mainly body-weight stuff like walk-out press-ups, then you go into the weighted stuff – its not all weights, there are chin-ups and press-ups and the resistance bands – pushing and pulling with them and then we finish with cardio.

If it’s the Saturday morning after a match, it’s usually just the lads who didn’t play who do extra. We’ll use the battle-ropes or boxing against the pads, 20 seconds on and then 20 seconds off.

It’s nearly harder for the pad-man, because he’s doing 20 seconds of burpees when you’re resting and he still has to take the punches which is hard as well!!

We use the prowler as well, which is heavy and you’re pushing at 100%.

It’s mixed, he’ll do something different the next time.

The exercises kind of change, but the structure stays the same.

We do a lot of injury prevention stuff, which is massive these days.

It’s about maintaining the body, especially this year when there’s so many mid-week games – we’ll be playing Friday – Monday – Friday a lot of the time. That’s just the league.
Once the League Cup fixtures are announced, we’ve the Leinster Senior Cup to fit in, it’s all about maintenance during the season.

You’re getting your gains in the off-season and pre-season.

Oscar Brennan


The kick-off time for Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers on Friday February 16 has been brought forward to 7.30pm to facilitate live coverage on RTÉ.

This game will almost certainly sell out in advance and we advise non-members and non-season ticket holders to buy as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Jodi Stand tickets can be bought at and will also be on sale from Dalymount Park at tomorrow’s Keith Long Q&A and Friday’s friendly against Finn Harps.

Online/Jodi Stand sales for this game are for home fans only. Any away fans in the Jodi Stand face being removed from the ground.

Away fans will have to purchase tickets directly from Shamrock Rovers – their allocation for the Des Kelly Stand will be made available from Tallaght Stadium early next week.

NBB Display - Photo by Inpho


On Thursday January 25, Keith Long and members of his first-team squad will give a Q&A session for supporters in the Members’ Bar.

  • Thursday January 25
  • Members’ Bar, Dalymount Park
  • Bar: 7.30pm
  • Q&A: 8.30pm
Keith Long by Michael Ryan


Ahead of the big kick-off against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park on February 16, Bohemians midfielder Oscar Brennan takes behind the scenes as the team and management prepare for the 2018 season.

This is the first instalment of Oscar’s pre-season diary and we’ll catch up with him again in the coming days…

Over Christmas, there was a picture doing the rounds of Celtic midfielder Scott Brown training in the snow in his t-shirt and shorts, surrounded by lads in snoods and leggings.


Oscar Brennan

Irish Amputee Football Association National League Senior Cup champions

B won the inaugural Irish Amputee Football Association National League Senior Cup in Middleton yesterday.

James Boyle claimed all three of Bohs’ goals as the Gypsies beat Cork City 1-0 and rivals Shamrock Rovers 2-0 at Knockgriffin Park, while Amanda King played a starring role.

Both the competition and the Bohs team were organised by Christy McElligott, a former St Patrick’s Athletic footballer who is now an FAI Football for All Coach.

McElligott said: “These games were the pilot now for what we hope will be an extended league with more League of Ireland clubs involved in March.

“Everyone involved had a brilliant time yesterday and it’s something we want to build upon. It exceeded all expectations.”

Photos courtesy of Cork City FC and Doug Minihane.



Tickets to all of Bohemians’ 2018 SSE Airtricity League games are now on sale from

Bohs kick off the new season at Dalymount Park on Friday February 16 against Shamrock Rovers.

Please note that online sales for this game are for home fans ONLY. Any away fans in the Jodi Stand face being removed from the ground.

Away fans must purchase tickets directly from Shamrock Rovers – their allocation for the Des Kelly Stand will be made available from Tallaght Stadium in the coming weeks.

Keith Long's red and black army - A Baldiemann


The More Than A Club Programme was launched at Dalymount Park today by the Football Association of Ireland, Bohemian FC and the Bohemian Foundation.

The More than a Club Programme is a partnership between Bohemian FC and the FAI with the objective of creating a sustainable social enterprise in our community, which will develop and deliver life sciences and sporting programmes to promote social inclusion.

This programme is funded through the European Regional Development Fund’s Ireland-Wales Programme and will be rolled out by two SSE Airtricity League clubs (Bohemian FC and Cork City FC) as well as two clubs in Wales (Conwy Borough FC and Haverfordwest County AFC), for an initial 18 months.

Each club will be provided with two full-time and one part-time staff for the duration of the project.


Carina O’Brien and Shane Fox will be working full-time with Bohemians, while Ger Coughlan has take up the part-time role.

Programmes which will be delivered from February 2018 will engage with all age groups in our diverse community including:

  • Numeracy through football with primary school children
  • Run the Club with young people aged 16-24
  • Sporting Memories with older people
  • Walking Football with people with disabilities
  • Football playing and coaching in Mountjoy Prison

It is envisaged that the More than a Club Programme will build on the success of the Bohemian Foundation and enable it to expand its reach throughout our community.

Bohemian FC President Chris Brien said: “We are proud of what we do in the area.

“We have been involved with the northside community for 128 years and as a members-owned club, we are very aware of our responsibilities to that community.

“The Bohemian Foundation has carried out a lot of work with minimal resources in terms of finance and people.

“We’ve carried out weekly walking football sessions in Cabra with children with autism and adults with mental health issues, we have walking football in Ballymun for unemployed and retired people.

“In Mountjoy Prison, we run football coaching and competitions as well as comedy workshops with the prisoners. We’ve also run the comedy workshops for homeless people with Focus Ireland.

“We visit schools regularly to advise children of healthy eating habits among other things.

“We don’t do this to feel good about ourselves. We as a club are in and of the north Dublin community and we have a duty to contribute to that community.

“We have a duty to help improve the situations of those people living in the area from which we garner our support.

“We hope that this partnership will allow us to move to another level so we can expand and build upon the work we’ve already been doing.”

FAI Director of Competitions Fran Gavin said: “We expect that the project will empower football clubs to recognise and utilise the powerful attraction of football and the value of their own club brand locally to promote social good.

“It will encourage them to work in partnerships with key agencies and groups with an interest in community development to deliver important social programmes.

“In the process, we will see the clubs evolving as more valuable community entities and becoming more relevant to local people.

“The FAI is delighted to be able to facilitate this opportunity for Bohemians and the Bohemian Foundation.

“We believe that if football clubs engage with their community in a more inclusive way, it can positively affect the club’s sustainability.

“We hope this model being developed in cooperation with Bohemians can act as a flagship model, which other SSE Airtricity League clubs can look to emulate.

“Following engagement with all SSE Airtricity League clubs, Bohemians and Cork City were invited to participate in this pilot project because we believe that both clubs have a genuine appetite to broaden their footprint in the local community.

“The Bohemian Foundation’s community engagement policy has already made a difference in many people’s lives.

“Over the next five years, Dalymount Park will be transformed into a modern facility which will cater for the requirements of a successful SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club and, just as importantly, it will also cater for the needs of the local community, ensuring the club is placed at the centre of its community and fans.”

Carina O’Brien, Bohemian FC More Than A Club Football Enterprise Coordinator, said: “Society has become all too familiar with inequality and injustice where the wants of the individual are prioritised over the needs of the collective.

“However, as I’ve come to learn from my short time with the club so far, the ethos of Bohemians is to challenge this. In difficult times, the club has remained resilient.

“This new project will act as a scaffolding that will build upon the work already being carried out by the Foundation and help deliver programmes to the community.”

More Than A Club – Bohemian FC launch

O’Hora joins Brighton

Bohemians can confirm that defender Warren O’Hora has joined Premier League side Brighton for an undisclosed fee.

Having captained the Bohemians U17 and U19 sides, the 18-year-old’s rapid ascent saw him become a first-team regular after making his league debut against St Patrick’s Athletic in June.

The Cabra man’s final game in red and black saw him help Graham Lawlor’s Bohs U19s to the SSE Airtricity U19 League title with a win against St Patrick’s Athletic in November.

O’Hora, who joined Bohs from St Kevin’s Boys, said: “It’s been a really enjoyable few years at the club.

“I want to thank all the staff and fans for their support during my time at the club. I’ve loved my time at Dalymount.

“In particular I want to thank Keith Long for giving me my chance to play first-team football.

“Playing first-team football was very physical and much quicker than U19s football. I felt that I adapted well to it and learned a lot.

“I also owe a lot to Jimmy Mowlds who signed me for the U17s and to Graham with the U19s.

“Everyone at the club have been great for me.”

But now O’Hora is looking forward to trying to make a name for himself on one of the greatest stages in world football.


He said: “We all want to make it as professional footballers in the Premier League, so it helps to be at a good training ground with excellent surroundings every day.

“I just can’t wait to get started, get into the U23s, get in the gym and work hard every day. Hopefully I can do well and play in the Premier League at some point.

“I’ve met a few of the lads already, there’s a few Irish boys here already and I’ve played with some of them at international level.

“The team are great and made me feel right at home straight away. Knowing people from home makes it a bit easier.”

Wishing O’Hora all the best with his move, Bohs manager Long said: “Warren’s accomplished a lot in his few years with us.

“He has shown level of ability, maturity and mentality beyond his years and was a consistent performer for us in the second half of last season in a key position.

“He took the step-up to first-team football in his stride. Moving to a club in the Premier League at such a young age is obviously another huge step for him but I believe he has the ability to progress to that level.

“It’s a testament to his own ability and hard work but also to the work Jimmy has done at U17 level and that Graham is doing with our U19s that the club is producing players of his calibre.”



The board of Bohemian FC wish to extend our condolences to former club President Gerry Cuffe and his family on the passing of his mother, Bridie Cuffe.


CUFFE (née Macnamara), (Palmerstown, Dublin and formerly of Corofin, Co. Clare) January 10th 2018 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at Mount Hybla Nursing Home, Castleknock. Bridie, beloved wife of the late James and dear mother of Gerard and Anne. Sadly missed by her loving son, daughter, grandchildren James, Conor and Seán, son-in-law Gerard, daughter-in-law Kathleen, sisters, brother, relatives and friends.

Rest in peace

Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Lucan on Thursday (Jan 11th) evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Removal to St. Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown on Friday (Jan 12th) morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 10.00am followed by burial in Palmerstown Cemetery.

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