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It’s a big day for the Bohs U19s tomorrow.

First they will find out who they will play in the UEFA Youth League this season.

But after that, they travel to Richmond Park for the final of the Enda McGuill Cup.

We hope to see as many Bohs fans as possible make the short trip across town.

Kick-off is 7.30pm. Admission is €5 and free for U16s.

Meanwhile, Bohs will be in Group 2 at tomorrow’s UEFA Youth League draw.

That means they will play one of: Chelsea (ENG), Anderlecht (BEL), FC Admira (AUT), Midtjylland (DEN), Elfsborg (SWE), Molde (NOR) or KR (ISL).

The draw takes place from 1pm Irish time. First and second legs of the tie due to be played Wednesday October 3 and Wednesday October 24 respectively.

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Everyone at Bohemians wishes to extend our sympathies to the family of Hugh Roddy who passed away on Saturday after battling illness.

Hugh was an ever-present in Dalymount and a regular on away trips too. He’ll be sorely missed.

Hugh’s funeral mass will take place tomorrow at St Brendan’s Church, Coolock at 10am.

RIP Hugh

Hugh Roddy


SSE Airtricity League
Friday August 30 2018, The Brandywell, 7.45pm

Bohemians travel to the Brandywell tomorrow looking to end a ten-game losing streak against Derry City.

It will the first of two trips to the Maiden City in the coming weeks after the clubs were paired together at Monday’s draw for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup quarter-finals.

That tie is still yet to be scheduled as the international call-ups of Derry City players means they are unable to play the preferred date of Friday September 8.

That means the Gypsies will proceed with their Irn Bru Cup tie away to Peterhead in Scotland on Saturday September 8 instead.

But Bohs aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

Before they can think about progressing in either of those cup competitions, there is the small matter of trying to end their barren run against the Candystripes tomorrow.

Form against Kenny Shiels’ side over the past three seasons means the Gypsies will go into the game fully aware of the challenge that awaits them.

But they can proceed with some confidence too having extended their recent run of good form last week with a disciplined victory away to Galway United in the FAI Cup.


That win made it five wins from their last six games – losing only to Dundalk – and having kept five clean sheets while scoring 24 goals in the process.

Long said: “I thought we were very good down in Galway, my only complaint was we could have scored more.

“The application of the players was spot on. Galway were a different proposition to what we’re used to. They defended deep and that allowed us a lot of possession.

“We created a lot of chances – we hit the crossbar, missed a penalty – so we were pleased with the performance overall.

“We were all delighted to progress. It’s obviously a competition we all want to do well in. But that’s last week, it’s in the past, we’ve another game to try win now.”

Long has strengthened his squad ahead of the trip north with the addition of Robbie McCourt.

The 20-year-old, a product of St Kevin’s, joins the club having spent the last three years with West Brom.

Long said: “Robbie’s a very good footballer. He can play centre-back and at left-back but I’ve brought him to the club primarily believing he can operate as a defensive midfielder for us.

“He’s a very talented player and was much sought-after when he was at St Kevin’s before going to West Brom.

“It’ll obviously take time for a player coming home from England to adapt to first-team football, players can find that transition more difficult than they had anticipated.

“But obviously we hope he clicks quickly – we don’t have as many games as you would like for a player to kick in.

“He’s great prospect and wants to do well. He’s a local lad too, from Glasnevin. He’s a technical player, very good on the ball and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Another recent addition to the squad, Ryan Masterson, made his first-team debut as a late substitute in last Friday’s game in Galway.

Long added: “Ryan has pace and power. He gives us something different in attack.

“Again he’s joined up with us at a time of season where you’re running out of games to impress but he’s been excellent in training and has given us something to think about.”


Cristian Magerusan (hamstring) is ruled out. Ryan Swan (cruciate) remains out.

Robbie McCourt signs for Bohemians


Ahead of today’s funeral of Bohemians fan Oran Tully, manager Keith Long has expressed his wish to pay tribute to a dedicated supporter on behalf of the team that he followed up and down the length and breadth of the country.

Oran, aged just 19, passed away on Sunday having courageously battled an extremely rare bowel condition.

Tributes have come from far and wide for the popular football-mad teen, with Long adding: “On behalf of myself, the staff and all the players at the club, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Oran’s parents, family and friends.


“I met Oran on many occasions as have all the staff and players. He was an extremely popular lad. His enthusiasm would almost take you back when met him at first and I know the enthusiasm he showed for the team from the stands was infectious among our supporters as well.

“I want to put on record the regard with which he was held by all of us at the club. When we heard the news earlier in the week, we were all absolutely devastated.

“We’re all devastated for his parents – I can’t begin to imagine what they’re going through at this time. Our love goes out to them.

“We hope the turnout at the funeral later will be of some comfort to those close to him. We’ll be there as we want to help in any small way we can.”

Oran’s funeral mass will be held at midday today at St Patrick’s Church, Skerries. May he rest in peace.

Oran Tully celebrates in Tallaght in April crop


Tonight’s Champions League play-off results mean the Bohemians U19s have qualified for the UEFA Youth League.

It was looking ominious for the Gypsies but thankfully old foes Red Bull Salzburg blew a tw0-goal lead to lose on away goals to Red Star Belgrade, which was enough to see Bohs qualify.

Bohemians will enter the competition via the Domestic Champions Path. The first round dates are October 3 and October 24 with the draw to take place on September 4.



Bohemians’ Irn Bru Cup tie away to Peterhead will take place on Saturday September 8 with a 3.30pm kick-off.

No date has yet been set for our Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup quarter-final tie away to Derry City.

We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to fans wishing to travel to Peterhead for the time it has taken to confirm this fixture.

Because there was a potential clash between the FAI Cup quarter-finals and the Irn Bru Cup, we were unable to confirm either fixture until we knew if we would progress in the FAI Cup and, when we did, who we would then face in the quarter-finals.

But because Derry City will be unable to fulfil the FAI Cup quarter-final on the scheduled date of Friday September 7 due to international call-ups, our Irn Bru Cup game can now proceed on its original scheduled date of Saturday September 8.



The Bohs supporters’ bus heads to Derry on Friday.

  • Departs: 1.30pm sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Fare: €25
  • Email before ASAP to reserve your place


Everyone at the club is very saddened to learn of the passing of Oran Tully.

A volunteer programme seller for the club, Oran was a dedicated supporter who followed Bohs up and down the country with an infectious passion for the team he loved.

For someone so young, he made an impact on so many people and he will be sorely missed.

RIP ‘Ginger Mourinho’.

Funeral details: Reposing at his family home on Wednesday, 29th, from 5pm to 8pm. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Skerries on Thursday, 30th, arriving 11:50am for 12 noon Funeral Mass, followed by cremation at Dardistown Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin, donation box in church.

Oran Tully celebrates in Tallaght in April

“If you take things for granted in a cup competition, you can very quickly find yourself out of it”

FAI Cup Rd 2
Friday August 24 2018, Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long says there is no room for complacency if you want to progress in cup competitions.

Bohemians are on a high after last week’s 1-0 Dublin Derby win away to Shamrock Rovers.

But no trophies are handed out for winning the Dublin Derby. While supporters lapped it up, the team’s celebrations were brief and measured as they knuckled down in preparation for tomorrow’s FAI Cup tie away to Galway United.

Long’s men are a team in form, however, and will travel west in confidence having won four of their last five games – losing only to the country’s form team Dundalk – and having kept four clean sheets while scoring 22 goals in the process.


Long said: “The upturn in our form is no coincidence. We’ve been able to plan and recover properly playing games Friday-Friday as opposed to earlier in the season when we were playing Friday-Monday-Friday.

“Being able to plan for games consistently is very important and it’s played a big part in our results.

“We’ve been on a good run recently but tomorrow is a very important game for the club and it’s important we maintain those standards if we want to progress in the cup.”

The high tempo and energy-sapping nature of the Dublin Derby has at times in recent years seen Bohs struggle to reach the same heights in subsequent games but Long is confident this week’s recovery and preparations will ensure that the Gypsies will be well-primed.

He said: “I don’t think that’s going to be a factor for us.

“We were up in Derry on a Monday after the last time beating Rovers whereas this time we’ve recovered well on the Saturday and got back into our normal training schedule for the week.

“We had to win for our own reasons last week too – it wasn’t just because it was a derby. We wanted to put some distance between ourselves and the play-off spot and we managed to do so.

“Everyone was obviously in good spirits in training this week but everyone knows last week is in the past now. Tomorrow is a different game and a very important one.”

Bohs notched up a stunning 7-0 win in the last round in Ferrycarrig Park but before that game Long warned that “we can’t go looking ahead dreaming of a cup run without overcoming Wexford first.”

And Long and his troops will travel to Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow in very much the same frame of mind – First Division sides Drogheda United and Longford Town claiming the scalps of Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers respectively in the previous round a timely reminder to proceed with caution.

Long said: “If you take things for granted in a cup competition, you can very quickly find yourself out of it.

“Galway United is a club geared towards being a Premier Division club. They have some excellent players, excellent facilities and an excellent pitch.

“They will have been happy with a home draw so we will be going down there taking absolutely nothing for granted.

“Anything can happen in a one-off cup game. The onus is on us to go down there and impose our game-plan on Galway.

“They’ll have a big support behind them but I think we will too.

“This is a competition everyone at the club wants to do well in and know they’ll be right behind us down there. We’re looking forward to it.”


Kevin Devaney (septum) misses out. Rob Cornwall (hamstring) returns. Ryan Swan (cruciate) remains sidelined.

Keith Long celebrates at the final whistle 17/8/2018

“We’re going to Tallaght, positive, confident and determined to do well”

SSE Airtricity League
Friday April 17 2018, Tallaght Stadium, 8pm

Keith Long says Bohemians will travel to Tallaght tomorrow positive and eager to continue their recent run of form.

Bohs are looking to extend their unbeaten Dublin Derby run against Shamrock Rovers tomorrow to five games.

But that will be easier said than done – the Gypsies’ 2-1 in Tallaght Stadium may have been the second time in a row that they have won at the venue but only the third since Rovers moved there in 2009.

There is a great sense of anticipation for these games but Long refuses to get caught up in that.

He said: “It’s the Dublin Derby so there’s a sense of occasion for supporters but for us as a team the most important thing is getting points and improving our league position.

“We want to build on the results we’ve had and move up the table.


“We’ve struggled for consistency this season but we’ve a good run in the last few weeks and it’s important we try continue that and push on.”

Since a demoralising 3-0 reversal at home to Sligo Rovers a month ago, Bohs have dusted themselves down and earned deserved plaudits for three high-scoring victories since.

They have beaten Bray Wanderers and Limerick 6-0 and 5-0 respectively with a decent performance in a 2-0 defeat away to the league’s form team Dundalk sandwiched in between.

And last Friday they reached new heights by beating First Division Wexford 7-0 in the FAI Cup.

But continuing that good form against a Rovers side hurting from their exit from the cup against Drogheda United last Friday presents a fresh challenge.

Long added: “We’ve played well in recent weeks and we want to able to continue to do that against stronger opposition.

“The most pleasing aspect of those performances was the determination and confidence we showed in our play.

“Rovers are obviously a step up from the opposition we’ve beaten recently and they had been in good form up until their cup game last week.

“But we’re going to Tallaght, positive, confident and determined to do well.”


Rob Cornwall (hamstring) remains a doubt. Ian Morris (back) returns. Ryan Swan (cruciate) remains sidelined.

Eoghan Stokes celebrates scoring the sixth in Wexford - by Stephen Burke
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