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Bohemian FC Amputee Team launched

Keith Long, members of the Bohemian FC first team, Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha and local representatives were in attendance at Dalymount Park yesterday to welcome the launch of the Bohemian FC Amputee Team.

The Bohemians team, whose kit was donated by Hummel, will compete in the FAI’s new amputee league, which is due to commence on January 20.

The team will be run by Christy McElligott, a former St Patrick’s Athletic footballer who is now an FAI Football for All Coach.

McElligott said: “The league is a brainchild that we had last year. We wanted to enable adults and kids who are amputees to be able to play football.

“At the moment, the league will start with three teams but we hope to confirm a fourth before the season starts.


“By the end of the year, we hope to extend it further to six teams. When clubs see the benefits of initiatives like this, we think they will want to come on board.

“They will be impressed by the commitment and quality of the players involved, and by the standard.

“The games will be exciting, the games will be fun, the games will be competitive.”

McElligott lost his leg in a road traffic accident in 2001 and has been involved with the Ireland International Amputee Team set-up for over five years.

He said: “When I lost my leg, I thought football was gone for me forever.

“But amputee football has given me the opportunity to get back involved and playing.

“For your health and well-being, football is the best medicine and I encourage amputees to get involved – they will feel the benfits.”

A former Bohs youth player Stefan Balog had a leg amputated after an accident last year and he too will link up with the new Bohemians Amputee Team.

McElligott added: “This league gives people like Stefan the ability to do what they loved doing as a kid – play for Bohs. This is what it’s all about.”

Bohemian FC first-team manager Keith Long, a former team-mate of McElligott at St Pat’s, said: “This is the kind of initiative we are extremely proud to support as a club.

“It enriches the ethos of our club and everything we are trying to do both on and off the pitch, through the likes of the Bohemian Foundation.

“I have known Christy a long time and I’m delighted he and his team are going to be a part of the club.”

Bohemian FC President Chris Brien said: “The idea of ‘Football for All’ is something we as a club strongly believe in.

“Beyond the first team, we want people playing for our club at all levels regardless of ability or disability.

“That’s what a club should be about and we’re delighted to be involved with the new league.”

A video of the launch can be found on the FAI’s YouTube channel.

Extensive coverage of both the launch of the amputee team and subsequent press conference with Keith Long, Keith Ward and Rob Cornwall can also be found in today’s newspapers and online.

Amputee team:
Irish Examiner
Irish Independent
Irish Sun

First team:
Evening Herald
Irish Daily Mirror
Irish Independent
Irish Sun

Additional photographs are on our Facebook page and on Sportsfile and Inpho.

Launch of the new Bohemian FC Amputee Team

“I realised there was nowhere else I wanted to be”

Bohemians are delighted to announce the return of Keith Buckley to Dalymount Park.

Buckley, 25, became a fans’ favourite in his seven years with the club between 2010 and 2016 before spending last season with Bray Wanderers.

Welcoming ‘Bucko’ back to the club, manager Keith Long said: “This is a great signing for us.

“It’s no secret that we didn’t want him to leave in the first place.


“He was virtually an ever-present for me before he left, so he is a player and person I hold in high regard.

“With Fuad Sule leaving, he is an excellent fit for us to fill that void.

“They have similarities as players too. They’re both diminutive and combative midfielders.

“Bucko had a great year with Bray but I don’t want to focus too much on the past.

“This is a fresh start for him now and I think he’s more than capable of having an excellent second stint with the club.

“It gives the team and the club as a whole a great boost.”

Buckley too is relishing his return. He will link up with his team-mates at pre-season tomorrow.

He said: “It’s good to be going home – it felt like it was only a matter of time.

“The moment of realisiation for me was going to see Bohs play Dundalk midweek last year.

“Seeing all the fans and the reception I got, seeing legends like Turlough O’Connor in the Jameson Bar and staff like Lynn O’Neill around the place, I realised there was no other place I wanted to be.

“I missed the place so much, but when I went back it was like I never left.

“I tried to go back in the summer, so I’m delighted it’s finally happened.

“The job Keith Long has done at Bohs is incredible. He demands the best of his players and everyone at the club is buying into it.

“There’s a good buzz around Dalymount and I’m delighted that I can be a part of it again.

“I can’t wait to start pre-season and I’ll do anything to be in that line-up on February 16.”

Long now has 24 players under contract at Bohemians for next season: Oscar Brennan, Keith Buckley, Dan Byrne, Dan Casey, Dinny Corcoran, Rob Cornwall, Kevin Devaney, Philip Gannon, Jamie Hamilton, Paddy Kavanagh, Paddy Kirk, Darragh Leahy, JJ Lunney, Cristian Magerusan, Colin McCabe, Karl Moore, Eoghan Morgan, Ian Morris, Derek Pender, Shane Supple, Ryan Swan, Warren O’Hora, Keith Ward, John Ross Wilson.

Bohemians v Longford Town - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division


Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of left-back Darragh Leahy from Coventry City.

A product of St Kevin’s Boys, the 19-year-old joined the Sky Blues in 2015.

During his time with Coventry, Leahy won eight Ireland under-19 caps, scoring three goals, and captained his country in a friendly against Slovakia in February.

And after loan spells with Nuneaton Town, the Swords man decided it was time to return home.

Welcoming Leahy to the club, manager Keith Long said: “Darragh started pre-season with the lads the other day and I am looking forward to working with him.

“It’s a big adjustment to senior football but he has a good pedigree and has had a good schooling with St Kevin’s.

“Left-back was a position where we needed to strengthen and we’ve had an agreement in principle with him for a few weeks now.

“He’s a left-back but is comfortable playing at centre-back too if needs be.”

Meanwhile, Bohemians have provisionally arranged the following pre-season friendlies:

  • Tuesday January 23rd: Drogheda Utd v Bohemians (United Park, 7.45pm)
  • Friday January 26th: Bohemians v Finn Harps (Venue TBC, 7.45pm)
  • Tuesday January 30th: Bohemians v Longford Town (AUL Complex, 7.45pm)
  • Friday February 9th: Galway United v Bohemians (Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm)

Please note that kick-off times and venues are subject to change and also require approval from the FAI.

Republic of Ireland v Austria - U19

A message from Keith Long

I just wanted to write a short to note to wish all Bohemian FC supporters a very merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.

In particular the Junior Gypsies – I hope Santa Claus brings you everything you wish for this year.

It was a very enjoyable 2017 for us, the management team and players.

We have created a strong identity as a club and the values of our teams at all levels are reflected in their performances on the pitch.

We could not have done this without your unwavering support and on behalf of the staff and players, we sincerely thank you.

We look forward with optimism to 2018 and we hope you will be proud of your teams.

Players and supporters together.

Keith Long
Bohemian FC

Keith Long by Michael Ryan


Bohemians are delighted to confirm the return of Karl Moore to Dalymount Park.

Moore enjoyed four seasons with the club between 2012 and 2015, making 105 league appearances and scoring five goals before joining Bray Wanderers.

The 29-year-old can play on either wing and also lined out at left-back for the Seagulls.

A Bohs fan growing up and a product of St Kevin’s Boys, Moore joined Manchester when he was 16 and spent nearly six years at Eastlands.

During his time at City, he was an FA Youth Cup runner-up and was capped for Ireland at underage level all the way up to Under-21s.

He returned to Ireland in 2010, lining out for UCD, Galway United and Shamrock Rovers before settling at Bohs in 2012.


A fans’ favourite, the highlight of his first stint at Bohs was scoring a brace in the 4-0 Dublin derby win over Shamrock Rovers in June 2012.

Manager Keith Long said: “Karl coming back to the club is a really good signing for us.

“He’s a player with bags of ability and he’s returning to us more experienced now after two good seasons with Bray.

“He can play on either flank but he’s been equally as good at left-back for Bray too.

“We believe he can reproduce that form here and that we can rely on his experience to help bring some of our younger players through too.

“We’re starting pre-season on December 28 and I’m looking forward to working with Karl again.”

Long now has 23 players under contract at Bohemians for next season: Oscar Brennan, Dan Byrne, Dan Casey, Dinny Corcoran, Rob Cornwall, Kevin Devaney, Philip Gannon, Jamie Hamilton, Paddy Kavanagh, Paddy Kirk, JJ Lunney, Cristian Magerusan, Colin McCabe, Karl Moore, Eoghan Morgan, Ian Morris, Derek Pender, Fuad Sule, Shane Supple, Ryan Swan, Warren O’Hora, Keith Ward, John Ross Wilson.

Karl Moore  29/6/2012


Bohemians are delighted to welcome Ryan Swan to the club.

The striker, 21, joins from Cabinteely having previously lined out for UCD before a brief spell with Exeter City.

A son of former Bohs striker Derek Swan, manager Keith Long is pleased to have got his man.

He said: “Ryan’s served his time in the First Division and has done very well.

“It’s a big step up to the Premier Division but he deserves his chance.

“He’s hungry to do well and we believe he’s capable of doing so at this level.

“He’s a Finglas lad and his dad played for the club. He’s his own man and a different kind of player but he already has Bohs in his blood.

“I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Long now has 22 players under contract at Bohemians for next season: Oscar Brennan, Dan Byrne, Dan Casey, Dinny Corcoran, Rob Cornwall, Kevin Devaney, Philip Gannon, Jamie Hamilton, Paddy Kavanagh, Paddy Kirk, JJ Lunney, Cristian Magerusan, Colin McCabe, Eoghan Morgan, Ian Morris, Derek Pender, Fuad Sule, Shane Supple, Ryan Swan, Warren O’Hora, Keith Ward, John Ross Wilson.

Ryan Swan


The 2018 SSE Airtricity League fixtures were released today.

Bohemians will kick off the new season with a Dublin derby at Dalymount Park against Shamrock Rovers on Friday February 16.

Full fixture list available here.

Keith Long's Red-Black Army

Christmas Draw results

Over €8000 was up for grabs at last night’s annual Christmas Draw – a further €2000 was handed out at last month’s Early Bird Draw.

Check below to see if you’re one of the lucky winners.

Thank you to all who bought and sold tickets and to Jimmy O’Connor and his team for their continued support.

  1. €2,017 – Ticket number: 0230. Winner: Eddie Logue. Seller: Gerry McGrath
  2. €1,000 – Ticket number: 0835. Winner: John & Pamela Nolan. Seller: Jimmy O’Connor
  3. €750 – Ticket number: 1387. Winner: Imelda Farrell. Seller: Anto Farrell
  4. €500 – Ticket number: 1512. Winner: Cathal Casey. Seller: Online store
  5. €250 – Ticket number: 0838. Winner: Paddy Costello. Seller: Gerry Sexton
  6. €200 – Ticket number: 1540. Winner: Brendan Buggy. Seller: Self
  7. €200 – Ticket number: 0452. Winner: Collette Murray. Seller: Sean Maguire
  8. €200 – Ticket number: 0155. Winner: Cathal Duignan. Seller: Colm Duignan
  9. €200 – Ticket number: 0522. Winner: Phylis & Ollie. Seller: Vinny Bracken
  10. €200 – Ticket number: 0943. Winner: Valerie & Danny Fitzsimons. Seller: Danny Fitzsimons
  11. €200 – Ticket number: 1091. Winner: James & Hal Reburn. Seller: Stephen Lambert
  12. €200 – Ticket number: 0395. Winner: Anna & Therese. Seller: Mick Greene, DIT
  13. €200 – Ticket number: 0594. Winner: Aideen Grattan. Seller: Tony Grattan
  14. €200 – Ticket number: 1505. Winner: Stephen Silke. Seller: Online
  15. €200 – Ticket number: 1231. Winner: Gary McLoughlin. Seller: Sean McLoughlin
  16. €100 – Ticket number: 0607. Winner: Patrick McLoughlin. Seller: Tony Colmey
  17. €100 – Ticket number: 1074. Winner: Noel Farrell. Seller: Lynn O’Neill
  18. €100 – Ticket number: 0251. Winner: Paul O’Sullivan. Seller: Anne Delaney
  19. €100 – Ticket number: 0656. Winner: Pat & Shay Rice. Seller: Arthur Sheridan
  20. €100 – Ticket number: 0351. Winner: Margaret Byrne. Seller: Liam Parsons
  21. €100 – Ticket number: 1404. Winner: Stephen Dornan. Seller: Self
  22. €100 – Ticket number: 0949. Winner: Mick Whelan. Seller: Danny Fitzsimons
  23. €100 – Ticket number: 1018. Winner: Dee Fagan. Seller: S. Fagan
  24. €100 – Ticket number: 0190. Winner: Mark Barrett. Seller: Liam McDonagh
  25. €100 – Ticket number: 0669. Winner: Michael Wright. Seller: Arthur Sheridan
  26. €50 – Ticket number: 0377. Winner: Michael Greene. Seller: Mick Greene, DIT
  27. €50 – Ticket number: 1100. Winner: Stephen Lambert. Seller: Self
  28. €50 – Ticket number: 1149. Winner: Joe O’Rourke. Seller: Pancho
  29. €50 – Ticket number: 0408. Winner: Martin Brophy. Seller: Stephen McLoughlin
  30. €50 – Ticket number: 0938. Winner: Eamon Downes. Seller: Self
  31. €50 – Ticket number: 1247.  Winner: Sophie Keane. Seller: Derek Kelehan
  32. €50 – Ticket number: 0934. Winner: Des Munroe snr. Seller: Self
  33. €50 – Ticket number: 0144. Winner: Tom Healy. Seller: Self
  34. €50 – Ticket number: 0403. Winner: John & Donna. Seller: Stephen McLoughlin
  35. €50 – Ticket number: 1517. Winner: Ethna Kennon. Seller: Online store


The new Hummel 2018 Bohemian FC went on sale today and is available from Dalymount Park (opening hours below) and our online store.

Stock before Christmas is limited so order soon to avoid disappointment.

Please note online orders placed after midnight Monday December 18 cannot be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

Weekdays: 9.30am-12.30pm (up to and including Friday December 22)

Sunday December 17: 1pm-3pm
Monday December 18: 6.30pm-8pm
Wednesday December 20: 6.30pm-8pm
Thursday December 21: 6.30pm-8pm
Saturday December 23: 10am-5pm

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Club sponsors The Back Page and Grand Cru Beers/Porterhouse Brewing Company have teamed up to give you the chance to take on fans’ favourite Keith Ward – at Fifa!

Keith will be in the hotseat at The Back Page (Phibsorough Rd) tonight 7pm.

If you can beat Wardy at Fifa, you will win a free pint of Porterhouse.

Ward has recently started working with Grand Cru Beers as he explained to the Irish Sun earlier this week.

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