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Dalymount Park, Friday September 1, 2017

​Keith Long has urged Bohemians to make home advantage pay when Galway United come to Dalymount Park.

Many of Bohs’ most notable performances and results have come on the road this season.

But without a competitive game at Dalymount Park in four weeks, the Gypsies are determined to hit the ground running in front of their own supporters.

Long said: “Our lads want to deliver. We’re the home team, so the pressure is on us to go out and perform.

“Our supporters have been right behind us throughout at Dalymount this season and they’ve given the players great encouragement.


“We’ve had our ups and downs but we’ve four home league games now between now and the end of the season and we want to improve our record at Dalymount.”

After the highs of beating both rivals Shamrock Rovers and champions-elect Cork City away in quick succession, Bohs were left reeling after an extra-time FAI Cup exit away to Finn Harps, which was followed by a defeat away to Limerick in the league.

Long said: “We’ve been disappointing in our last two games. We didn’t hit the levels we had shown we are capable of, which was frustrating.

“We felt we left points behind us in Limerick but our performance wasn’t what it should have been.”

There are only eight points between sixth-placed Bohs and 11th-place Galway, with everyone acutely aware that the division’s congested table can change very quickly.

Long said: “We want to consolidate our league position and we want to get back to winning ways.

“Galway have good quality in their side but we have to concentrate on our own performance.”

With both sides out of the cup, Bohs and Derry City faced off in a friendly at Dalymount Park last Saturday, which finished 2-2.

Long was suitably impressed with the performances of Under-19 players JR Wilson and Cian McMullen – the latter netted Bohs’ equaliser – off the bench that he has promoted them to the first-team squad.

Long added: “It was important to have that game. It means players won’t be cold against Galway.

“Some of them wouldn’t have played for three weeks had we not had a game.

“Graham Lawlor is doing great work with the Under-19s. They’re top of the league and it’s important we try and give players an opportunity to show what they can do.

“JR and Cian came on and did well. They deserved their chance with the first team.”


Ian Morris (suspended) and Dylan Hayes (groin) are both out.

Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remains out but it is hoped he will resume full training this week.

Oscar Brennan and Paddy Kavanagh return to the squad after suspension as does Dinny Corcoran who missed the trip to Limerick due to family commitments.

Bohs v Galway

Floodlight T-Shirt

Bohemians are delighted to unveil a bespoke new t-shirt to celebrate the iconic floodlights of Dalymount Park.

Designed by New York-based graphic designer and #Bohs fan Neil Moran, the t-shirt features imagery from the inaugural swtich-on match night programme between Arsenal and Bohemians on Wednesday, March 7th 1962.

The visitors ran out 8-3 winners and the floodlights have been lighting up the Phibsborough sky ever since.

Neil’s grandfather, Dr. Gerard Moran, was president of the club at the time and presided over the installation of the floodlights.

With red print on heather grey, the t-shirts are limited to 100 and priced at €20 each.

They are available now from both the club shop and online store, with postage available worldwide.

Check out for more of Neil’s work.

Floodlight t-shirt by Neil Moran


‪[drocap]I[/dropcap]t is with great sadness that we heard of the passing yesterday of Paddy Henderson, father of an Irish goalkeeping dynasty.

Paddy, who lived a stone’s throw from Dalymount Park in Faussagh Rd, was a goalkeeper for Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United and later a coach with the Bohemian schoolboys.

Paddy’s son Dave was a fans’ favourite as goalkeeper for Bohs from 1992 until he hung up his gloves in 1998 and is currently our Head of Recruitment having also served as the club’s chief scout and later as goalkeeping coach during Pat Fenlon’s time in charge between 2008 and 2011.

Another goalkeeping son Stephen, now manager of Cobh Ramblers, was also on Bohs’ books in the late 1990s.

Their youngest brother Wayne was a goalkeeper for Ireland having played for Bohs at Under-10, Under-11 and Under-12 level, while Stephen’s son Stephen Jnr is currently a goalkeeper for Nottingham Forest.

Condolences to all of the Henderson family.‬


Henderson, Patrick (Paddy) (Cabra, Dublin, late of Irish Fencing and formerly of Shamrock Rovers and Shandon Pitch and Putt Club) August 27th 2017 (peacefully) at the Mater Hospital, surrounded by his family, beloved husband of Angela and loving father of David, Robert, Stephen, Wayne and Martina; sadly missed by his family, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing On Tuesday 29th. August 2017 in Lanigan’s Funeral Home, Faussagh Avenue, Cabra between 2 pm and 5pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of Christ the King, Cabra arriving at 9 50 a.m. for Mass at 10 00 a.m. Funeral afterwards to Glasnevin Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Parkinsons Association of Ireland.

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There was more international recognition for Bohemians today following the inclusion of our Under-19 goalkeeper Kian Clarke and our Under-17 goalkeeper Sean Bohan in the Ireland Under-17 squad for next week’s friendlies against Macedonia.

Kian and Sean will link up with Colin O’Brien’s side who travel to Skopje on Monday.

Their call-ups come on the back of the inclusion yesterday of Warren O’Hora and Ryan Graydon in Tom Mohan’s Ireland Under-19s squad to face Czech Republic in a friendly double-header at Waterford’s RSC next week.



Bohemians duo Warren O’Hora and Ryan Graydon have been included in the Ireland Under-19 squad for next month’s friendly double-header against Czech Republic.

With five League of Ireland players included in Tom Mohan’s 19-man squad in total, Bohs are the most highly represented of any club.

They could also end up being joined by club-mates Steven Nolan and Jamie Hamilton, who are both on the standby list should there be any withdrawals.

Ireland face the Czechs at the RSC in Waterford on Saturday September 2 (7.45pm) and the sides meet again at the same venue two days later on Monday September 4 (1pm).


Mohan has allowed O’Hora to team up with the international squad after Bohemians’ SSE Airtricity League game against Galway United on Friday September 1 meaning he will still be available for club duty.

Having turned down a scholarship in the United States, Cabra man O’Hora, a former Under-17s and Under-19s captain of the club, made his senior league debut off the bench against St Patrick’s Athletic in June and hasn’t looked back since.

Graydon also progressed through Jimmy Mowlds’ Bohemians Under-17s and has been a mainstay this season in Graham Lawlor’s Bohemians Under-19s, who are currently three points clear at the top of the Northern Elite Division.

Bohemians manager Keith Long said: “It is a great reward for both players’ efforts and performances.

“Warren has obviously progressed through to the first team now. It’s a huge step up but he’s shown he is well able for it.

“Ryan has been around the fringes too so we are delighted for them both. Their performances and development deserve this recognition.

“It’s great recognition too for the work that Graham and Craig Sexton are doing behind the scenes at the club with the Under-19s.”

Goalkeepers: Mark Travers (Bournemouth – on loan to Weymouth), Brian Maher (St Patrick’s Athletic).
Defenders: Rian O’Sullivan (Brighton & Hove Albion), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Lee O’Connor (Manchester United), Tyreke Wilson (Manchester City), Warren O’Hora (Bohemians), Canice Carroll (Oxford United), Callum Mollett (Walsall)
Midfielders: Dan McKenna (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers), John Martin (Waterford), Anthony Scully (West Ham United), Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Ryan Graydon (Bohemians), Jayson Molumby (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Forwards: Kian Flanagan (Crystal Palace), Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton).



Bohemians v Derry City
Saturday August 26 2017, Dalymount Park, 2pm

Bohemians will host Derry City in a friendly at Dalymount Park this Saturday at 2pm.

There is no admission charge for members, season ticket holders or under-12s.

General admission is €5.

The Phoenix Bar will open before the game at 1pm (Members’ Bar is closed for a private function).

Bohemians v Derry City - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division


SSE Airtricity League
Saturday August 19 2017, Markets Field, 6.30pm

Keith Long says Bohemians have refocused and are fully committed to the challenges ahead this season.

The Gypsies suffered an agonising FAI Cup exit away to Finn Harps last Friday.

Leading 3-2 in the third minute of injury-time, Bohs conceded a sucker-punch penalty before being dumped out 4-3 in extra time.

But manager Long believes his players know they cannot afford to dwell on the manner of that defeat.

He wants to consolidate Bohs’ position in sixth place – tomorrow’s opposition are just five points in eighth having been overtaken by St Patrick Athletic tonight.


Long said: “We all know we’ve got to pick ourselves up, we have no other choice.

“The lads were devastated at the manner of the defeat in Ballybofey, you could feel that in training on Sunday.

“But we have refocused now. There’s been a bright and positive atmosphere in training since.”

While Bohs are currently in the top half, only six points now separate them and the relegation zone after tonight’s results.

Such is the congested nature of the table that nobody has stopped looking over their shoulders yet.

Long added: “We’ve eight really important games between now and the end of the season.

“We are not out of the woods yet, despite our current position.

“But our recent league form has given us every reason to feel positive.

“Limerick are a team in and around us so it’s important we try and give a performance capable of getting a result.

“Our form has been decent away from home so we have to go and give a good account of ourselves.”


Oscar Brennan and Paddy Kavanagh are suspended.

With goalkeeper Greg Murray (hand) out for the rest of the season, Colin McCabe, signed from Celtic, will take his place on the bench.

Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remains out.

Bohemian FC press conference

U15s ready for kick-off

Best of luck to the Bohemians U15s who kick off the new SSE Airtricity Under-15 League tomorrow.

They host cross-city rivals St. Patrick’s Athletic in their opening fixture at the NDSL’s Oscar Traynor Centre at 3pm.

The team is managed by JJ Glynn ( and his management team is made up of Glen Byrne, Conor Murphy and Jamie Wilson, overseen by Youth Director Conor Emerson and Youth Development Officer Ian Morris.

Pictured is Warren Curran at this week’s league launch.

U15 squad:
Morgan Griffin (Goalkeeper, ex-Cabinteely)
Thomas Considine (Defender, ex-Peamount Utd)
Warren Curran (Defender, ex-St Francis)
Craig Maguire (Defender, ex-Crumlin Utd)
Evan Weir (Defender, ex-Belvedere)
Adam Verdon (Midfielder, ex-St Francis)
Ryan Reaper (Midfielder, ex-Peamount Utd)
Eoin Gavin (Midfielder ex-Tullamore)
Alex Egan (Midfielder ex-Tullamore)
James Carr-Mc Mahon (Striker, ex-Belvedere)
James Maloney (Defender, ex-St Kevin’s/NDSL)
Dylan Coady (Midfielder, Bohemians/NDSL)
Andrez Lopez (Midfielder, Bohemians/NDSL)
Joshua Daly (Defender, ex-Cherry Orchard)
Sean Roughan (Defender, ex-Swords Celtic/NDSL)
Ethan Delaney (Midfielder, Bohemians/NDSL)
Stephen Damian (Goalkeeper, ex-Rivervalley Rangers/NDSL)
Jamie Whelan (Midfielder, ex-Cherry Orchard)

Meanwhile, the Bohemians U19s and U17s both face Sligo Rovers tomorrow at 2pm.

Graham Lawlor’s U19s host the Bit O’Red at IT Blanchardstown while Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s travel west to The Showgrounds.

SSE Airtricity National Under 15 League Launch


Ex-Celtic goalkeeper Colin McCabe has joined Bohemians.

The Co Cavan man, 20, will remain at Dalymount Park for the rest of the season after international clearance was received today.

The ex-Ireland Under-19 stopper will provide cover for No 1 Shane Supple after a hand injury picked up in training ruled back-up Greg Murray out until the end of the year.

Murray’s absence had seen Bohs under-19 keeper Kian Clarke take his place on the bench in recent weeks.


“We have to perform to the maximum”

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup 1st Rd
Friday August 11, Finn Park, 8pm

Keith Long has warned Bohemians that they will need to deliver a maximum performance to progress in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup.

Ballybofey hasn’t always been a happy hunting ground for Bohs but with replays done away with this season until the quarter-final stage, Long feels there is a clarity to their objective tonight.

Long said: “It’s a one-off tie. No replay is unusual and something we haven’t experienced in the FAI Cup.

“But that brings clarity to the situation as the result will be determined on the night. It’s going to be a real battle and we will be up for it.


“It’s one of the toughest draws, one of the toughest opponents.There will be a big crowd behind them.

“We’re going there as underdogs. Harps will be favourites.”

Bohs have faced Finn Harps twice already this season with the Gypsies claiming the spoils at Dalymount Park in April.

But they were left frustrated by their performance when the sides met in Ballybofey last month when a bolshy Harps display saw them come out 2-1 winners.

Bohs have picked themselves up since with seven points from their last three games but nobody is getting carried away.

Long said: “We know what to expect to a certain extent having played against Harps quite recently but this is a cup game and previous results and performances will have no bearing.

“They’re a very good team with some excellent players and we have to be very wary of the threats that they possess and the problems they can cause you.

“We’ll go there with an attacking mindset and will channel all our energies into trying to win the game.

“There’s confidence in the team just now but we have to perform to the maximum.

“If we play like we did the last time in Ballybofey, we will come away with nothing.

“If we play like we have over the course of our last three games, we will give ourselves a chance.”

Bohs’ confidence levels received a further lift today when Fuad Sule was named the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Player of the Month for July.

The 20-year-old, who alongside Warren O’Hora and Oscar Brennan last week signed a new contract to remain at the club until the end of next season, hasn’t looked back since breaking into the first team in April.

But his performances in the memorable victories against Shamrock Rovers and Cork City last month stood out in particular.

Long added: “We are really pleased for Fuad. It’s a personal accolade that he deserves for the impact he’s made since coming into the team but it’s also recognition for the efforts of his team-mates too.”


Dan Casey (ankle), Greg Murray (hand) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain out.

But Warren O’Hora (concussion) will return to the squad.

Bohemian FC press conference
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