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“WE’LL NEED THAT GRIT”

​BOHEMIANS v ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC
Friday March 31st, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long has warned against complacency as Bohemians look to extend their unbeaten run to five games.

The Gypsies have amassed 10 points from a possible 12 having lost their opening two fixtures of the 2017 season.

That recent run of form has seen Long’s side move up to fourth, but he insisted: “Nobody is getting carried away.

“We’re six games into the season – the league table doesn’t come into consideration at this point.

“I’m more concerned about getting our next result, not about what’s been and gone.”

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Bohs’ latest victory was a scrappy 1-0 win away to Drogheda United last Saturday.

Long said: “We didn’t play particularly well, but we got the result.

“They lads dug it out and we will need that grit and determination to get results throughout the season.

“But our first-half performance wasn’t where we wanted it to be.

“We improved in the second half, created a few chances, but Shane Supple did very well to keep it at 0-0 early in the second half.”

The winner came from a swooping header from Dan Byrne after an excellently-placed free-kick from Lorcan Fitzgerald.

For Byrne, a lifetime fan, it was a special moment as he ran the full length of the pitch to celebrate with his son.

Long said “Dan’s been great. He’s in great shape, both mentally and physically.

“I believe he will continue to improve as a player as the season progresses.

“It’s early days but there is great potential in the partnership at the back between him and Rob Cornwall.

“I’ve been delighted with Rob also. He’s come into the club and gone about his business in a quiet and professional manner.”

The victory also saw 16-year-old Steven Nolan make his first-team debut for the club, albeit for the last few moments of injury-time.

Long said: “As a club, we want and need players progressing through to the first team from the Under-17s and Under-19s.

“Steven’s done really well for our Under-17s last season and was promoted to Graham Lawlor’s Under-19s this year.

“He’s someone who looks like he can make the step up and he’s adapted to every challenge so far.”

Bohs host a St Pat’s side who brought their stumbling start to the season to an end with a Dublin derby victory last Saturday.

With just one point from their opening five games, Liam Buckley’s men got off the mark with a morale-boosting 2-1 win against Shamrock Rovers.

Long added: “Pat’s have some excellent players, results were going to come.

“But we have to concentrate on ourselves. Our performance needs to be better than it was in Drogheda.

“We are at home, hopefully we can have another big crowd.

“The fans have given the players a big lift both at home and away so far this year and we hope that will continue.”

TEAM NEWS

Ian Morris (knee) and Derek Pender (groin) are doubts, while Dinny Corcoran (knee) remains out.

Long-term absentees Izzy Akinade (recovering from surgery to have his spleen removed) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain out.

Rob Cornwall and Dan Byrne - by A. Baldiemann

COMEDY NIGHT

SATURDAY APRIL 8th
Dalymount Park, Doors open 7.30PM

The Bohemian Foundation hosts a stand-up comedy night on Saturday April 8th 2017, in the Jackie Jameson Bar in Dalymount Park.

The show stars Joe Rooney and Pat McDonnell and our MC for the evening will be John Colleary.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the show will commence at 8.15pm.

Tickets cost €20 and can be obtained from any member of the board of management of The Foundation – foundation@bohemians.ie.

They will also be on sale at Friday’s game against St Patrick’s Athletic.

Bottled beers and wine will be available to purchase on the night. Seating is unreserved.

As always, our sincere thanks for your ongoing support.

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THE BIG BOHEMIAN FAMILY REUNION

BOHEMIANS v ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC
Friday March 31st, 2017
Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

​Bohemians are unbeaten in four and up to fourth. What better time to try and attract lapsed fans back to Dalymount Park?

We are asking all members, season ticket holders and supporters to bring at least one lapsed fan to Dalyer.

New supporters are also most welcome to join the Bohs Family.

The evening will include music in our bars, beer promotions and a prize draw, while Bohs legends will also be in attendance.

Tickets bought on or before Thursday March 30th will include a voucher for a free pre-match bottle of beer.

There will also be a draw on the night with numerous prizes – including season tickets and the new 2017 Hummel jersey.

BEER PROMOTIONS – BARS OPEN 5.30pm

  • 3 Pints Fosters Lager €10
  • 3 Bottles Veltins €12

 

Big Family Reunion

“IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHERS”

DROGHEDA UNITED v BOHEMIANS
Saturday March 25th, United Park

Please note earlier kick-off time of 5.30pm

Keith Long has told his players “to make the jersey their own” as they look to extend their unbeaten league run to four.

The Gypsies were dealt a blow this week with the news that star striker Dinny Corcoran will be out of action for three to six weeks with an MCL (knee) injury.

Corcoran, who has five league goals to his name already this season, was one of three enforced substitutions in the 1-1 draw against Galway United last Friday.

Georgie Poynton and Derek Pender were also forced off through illness and a hamstring strain respectively, but both are available for Friday’s trip to United Park.

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Long said: “Seven points from three games was a good return, but three games in eight days took their toll on the players.

“I think that showed in our performance last Friday. After two very good wins, we looked a little bit laboured against Galway and we didn’t do enough to get the victory.”

Corcoran’s absence puts another strain on a squad that is already missing long-term absentees Eoin Wearen (cruciate) and Ismahil Akinade (surgery to remove spleen).

Long said: “It’s far from ideal being without Dinny. We are very stretched in that position already and to lose Dinny, particularly in the form that he’s in, is a big blow.

“But we have players who can play up front like Kaleem Simon and Jamie Doyle. It’s an opportunity for others to come into the team and make the jersey their own.”

After two defeats at the start of the season to Derry City and Shamrock Rovers, Bohs have been buoyed with two wins and a draw from their last three outings.

But continuing that form will be tough against one of the most experienced management teams in the league and a squad that contains six former Bohemians.

Long added: “Drogheda is a difficult place to go. I’ve enormous respect for Pete Mahon and John Gill and the work they’ve done.

“They’ve been around the league for a long time and have a huge amount of experience.

“They came to watch us last Friday, so they’ll have a plan for us and we will have to be ready for that.”

TEAM NEWS

Dinny Corcoran (knee) and Dean Casey (calf) miss out, which sees Stephen Nolan promoted to the matchday squad from the Under-19s.

Derek Pender (hamstring) and Georgie Poynton (bug), who were both enforced substitutions against Galway United, are available for selection.

Long-term absentees Izzy Akinade (recovering from surgery to have his spleen removed) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain out.

Derek Pender - by Sportsfile

Bus to Drogheda

Bookings are now being taken for the supporters’ bus to see Bohemians face Drogheda at United Park this Saturday March 25th.

Departs: 3.30pm sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
Kick-off: 5.30pm
Fare: €15

Please email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place.

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BOHEMIANS v CABINTEELY POSTPONED

All of tomorrow’s EA Sports Cup games have been postponed as a mark of respect to the late Derry City captain Ryan McBride.

Bohemians had been due to host Cabinteely. This first-round tie will now be rescheduled.

Everyone at the club wishes to extend our condolences to the friends, family and team-mates of McBride, who died suddenly yesterday aged 27.

Bohs manager Keith Long said: “The League of Ireland is a small community and this is really devastating news for everyone.

“For a player to die so young, football just pales into insignificance.”

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10 man Galway United hold off in form Bohemians to snatch a share of the spoils.

Despite wet and windy conditions, Dalymount Park played host to an entertaining game that saw Bohemians draw 1-1 with Galway United this evening.

In a lively game, It didn’t take the visitors long to have their first effort on target when Shane Supple was forced to react sharply to deny David Cawley, who had a well hit right footed shot to the near post. Bohs responded almost immediately with an effort of their own. Georgie Poynton hit a crisp 25-yard effort that was just held by Conor Winn.

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Ronan Murray looked a dead cert to score after just 10 minutes in. The Galway man, turned excellently from a knockdown in the box but leaned back just a bit too much and his volley sailed over the bar from 12 yards out.

The Gypsies took the lead five minutes later, following some exciting end to end play. Paddy Kavanagh’s dancing feet down the right wing forced the visitors to concede a corner. Lorcan Fitzgerald delivered a great in-swinging cross and in form striker Dinny Corcoran deftly flicked the ball to the far post.

The hosts weren’t content with just sitting on the one nil. Shortly after, winger Jamie Doyle skipped past his marker but his powerful left footed drive was inches wide of the near post.

Galway began getting a foot hold in the game and on the 40th minute managed to get themselves back on level terms. Vinny Faherty raced on to a clever through ball just to the right of the box and Supple slid in to bring him down.

The horrible conditions were certainly playing their part now with the ball getting held up and seemed to catch out the Bohs number 1.

From the resulting free kick, Murray whipped in low cross that evaded everyone in the box and crept into the far post.

Bohs were dealt a big blow at half time with talismanic striker Corcoran being replaced by Kaleem Simon, but the front man seemed to end the half moving about ok.

Galway, now playing with the wind at their back, began forcing Bohs onto the back foot, keeping the majority of possession without threatening Supple too much. On the hour mark the home side were cursing their luck again with skipper Derek Pender being forced off with a muscle injury and Dylan Hayes coming on in his place.

The visitors found themselves down to 10 men on 67 minutes when Alex Byrne received his second yellow from bringing down Fitzgerald from behind. Referee Neil Doyle was left with no other option but to give his marching orders to the combative midfielder.

The home supporters began to sense victory against the side second from bottom but, on the pitch, were struggling to break down a well organized United defence. With time running out, the optimism was slowly turning to frustration around the ground.

The home side were unable to find the needed breakthrough and it will be Galway who will be happy to get out of Phibsboro with their second point of the season. Meanwhile, Keith Long’s troops will see it as potentially two points dropped but extend their unbeaten run to three games nevertheless.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Derek Pender (Dylan Hayes), Lorcan Fitzgerald, Rob Cornwall, Dan Byrne, Dinny Corcoran (Kaleem Simon), Keith Ward, Patrick Kavanagh, Jamie Doyle, Ian Morris, Georgie Poynton (Oscar Brennan)

Subs: Greg Murray, Stephen Best, Philip Gannon, Dean Casey,

Manager: Keith Long

Assistant: Trevor Croly

Galway United: Conor Winn, Colm Horgan, Marc Ludden, Lee Grace, Alex Byrne, David Cawley, Vinny Faherty (Conor Melody), Kevin Devaney (Jesse Devers), Gary Shanahan, Ronan Murray, Stephen Folan

Subs: Ciaran Nugent, Maurice Nugent, Aaron Conway, Robert Spelman, Gary Kinneen

Manager: Shane Keegan

Assistant: Johnny Glynn

Referee: Neil Doyle

“WE’LL NEED THOSE QUALITIES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON”

​BOHEMIANS v GALWAY UNITED
St Patrick’s Day, Friday March 17th, 7.45pm, Dalymount Park

Keith Long wants Bohemians to continue the momentum of what has been “a great week” for the club.

First, the Gypsies bounced back from 2-0 down last Friday to beat Bray Wanderers 3-2.

Then, three days later, Bohs came home from Limerick with all three points after a hard-earned 1-0 win on Monday.

Long said: “We had a great week with two big performances.

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“It was a quick turnaround playing Friday and then again on Monday. That tested us a bit, we’d a few tired bodies.

“But, over the course of both games, the lads showed all of the qualities that we are going to need throughout this season.

“They worked extremely hard from start to finish to earn those results.”

The victory at Markets Field also saw Bohs keep their first clean sheet of the season having shipped eight goals in their opening three games.

Bohs’ negative goal difference is what sees them currently occupying seventh position in the table instead of fifth, so Long was encouraged to see his team stem the tide at the back.

He said: “It was obviously our best defensive performance so far.

“Shane Supple is a top keeper and pulled off some great saves but there was great unity between the performances of everyone in the back five.”

Against Galway, Bohs face a side who have picked up just one point from their opening four games.

But Long remains wary of the threat posed by Shane Keegan’s men.

He added: “Galway are a full-time outfit with a full-time manager.

“They know they need to start picking up points soon but it’s up to us to make sure they don’t do so here against us.

“We’ll be right at it. We won’t have to guard against complacency after two wins.

“Everyone in this league is capable of taking points off each other so we all know there can’t be any complacency this season.”

TEAM NEWS

Ian Morris, who was forced off on Monday night with an ankle injury, is a doubt.

Long-term absentees Izzy Akinade (recovering from surgery to have his spleen removed) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain out.

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“LET’S BUILD ON THIS”

LIMERICK v BOHEMIANS
Monday March 13th, Markets Field, 7.45pm

Keith Long wants his buoyant Bohemians side to build on their first win of the season when they travel to the Markets Field to take on Limerick.

The Gypsies suffered consecutive defeats in their opening two games and it looked like it was going to be three from three on Friday night.

The dominant team in the first half, Bohs were left stunned in the opening minutes of the second half as Bray Wanderers scored twice in quick succession to take a 2-0 lead against the run of play.

But Bohs stormed back as a brace from Dinny Corcoran and one from Keith Ward gave Long’s men the result their efforts deserved.

Long was delighted with the character shown and said: “We had three great goals to win it.

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“We were the better of the sides in the first half, so to go 2-0 behind in the blink of an eye, it would have been easy to throw in the towel.

“But the lads stuck at it and never gave up, which was really pleasing.

“It’s early in the season but it was still very important that we got up and running after two defeats. Bray had won their opening two games so it was a significant win for us.

“It’s important we build on it now.”

Goalscorers Corcoran and Ward are in their third and second spells with the club respectively and both are on the right road to reestablishing themselves as fans’ favourites once again.

Long said: “I was delighted for Dinny and Wardy. Three excellent goals. Wardy did very well for us in that No 10 role. He showed great composure on the ball and it was great finish.”

Newly-promoted Limerick present a fresh challenge for Long’s men. The Shannonsiders kicked off their season with a 5-1 thumping of Sligo and, while their second game against Derry City was abandoned due to floodlight failure, Martin Russell’s men really put it up to champions Dundalk in their 1-0 defeat at Oriel Park on Friday.

Long added: “We want to build on Friday’s result now but we know Limerick are another quality team. They’ve invested a significant amount of money in building a good squad, so it’s going to be another tought game for us.

“But we’re going down confident now after Friday’s performance.”

TEAM NEWS

Dan Byrne (ankle) returned to action ahead of schedule on Friday night and it is hoped he will be okay to continue.

Long-term absentees Izzy Akinade (recovering from surgery to have his spleen removed) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain sidelined.

Dinny and Wardy - by Martin Doherty

KEITH LONG INTERVIEW

Bohs got their first win of the season, beating Bray 3-2 in Dalymount last night. Keith Long spoke to Jamie O’Halleron after the game and assessed what was a great comeback win.

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