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SQUAD GOALS

​SLIGO ROVERS v BOHEMIANS
Saturday April 8th, The Showgrounds, 7.45pm

Three further Bohemians under-19 players will travel with the first team to Sligo on Saturday as manager Keith Long makes full use of his squad during its current injury crisis.

Kian Clarke, Paddy Kirk and Jamie Hamilton join Steven Nolan in making the step up.

Nolan made his first-team debut off the bench in injury-time against Drogheda United a fortnight ago and he followed that up with bagging the winner in Bohs’ 1-0 EA Sports Cup victory against Cabinteely on Tuesday night.

Long made nine changes to his starting line-up for that game and he was pleased with how his experimental XI fared.

Four starters – Kirk, Fuad Sule, Eoghan Morgan and Brandon Perry – were making their first-team debuts, with a further two debutants – Hamilton and Jamie Wilson – coming off the bench.

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It was much-needed game-time for others too, with Dylan Hayes and Philip Gannon each getting 90 minutes.

Long said: “They certainly did themselves no harm. The lads did very well, it was a good performance. We dominated the ball for most of the game.

“It’s a squad game, so it’s important to know we’ve got people who can make that step up, especially with the injuries we have at the moment.

“It was important for others to get game-time too. We’re seven games into the league season and it was an opportunity for those who have not played so often to do so against decent opposition.”

Bohemians are once again without Ian Morris (knee), Jamie Doyle (quad), Dinny Corcoran (knee) as well as long-term absentees Eoin Wearen (cruciate) and Izzy Akinade (surgery to remove spleen). Stephen Best (bug) misses out too.

There was some good news, however, with goalkeeper Shane Supple fit to start having been forced off with a hip injury during last week’s loss to St Patrick’s Athletic.

Skipper Derek Pender, who missed the EA Sports Cup victory against Cabinteely through illness, is also available for selection, as is Dean Casey, who hobbled off in that game with an ankle injury.

Long said: “We’d hoped to have Dinny back for this game. But he’s not recovered quite as quickly as we would have liked, so we’re not going to rush him back for tomorrow night’s game.

“It’s a long season and this is just one game – we have to be careful with him.

“Ian’s had an injection in his knee this week, so we are hopeful we will have him back in training ahead of the Cork game next week.

“Jamie got good news with his scan but he will still need a couple of weeks to recover. Shane’s responded well to treatment all week and he’s ready to play.”

Long is demanding Bohs up their game following last week’s bruising 4-0 defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic.

Although the scoreline perhaps flattered the winners, Long is in no doubt that his side deserved nothing from the game.

He said: “Pat’s were better than us, we were far too easy to play against.”

The Gypsies travel to The Showgrounds to face a Sligo team who are second from bottom and without a manager.

Just seven games in, Dave Robertson became the second Premier Division managerial casualty of the season.

Long added: “It’s never nice to see a manager lose their job.

“Sligo will have pride as a group and feel they have something to prove. They probably feel they are in a false position in the league.

“It will be a tough game – I’ve no doubt they will have targeted this fixture.”

Dean Casey and Parry Kirk on attack - by A. Baldiemann

EA SPORTS CUP KO CHANGE

Bohemians’ EA Sports Cup tie away to Shamrock Rovers on Easter Monday April 17 has been brought forward to a 7.30pm kick-off.

Phibsborough Shopping Centre planning application

Bohemian FC welcomes the recent planning application by MM Capital to redevelop the Phibsborough Shopping Centre, which seeks to open up the site as a new civic space for the local community.

The plans also pave way for access to Dalymount Park from Phibsborough Rd, something that has been sorely lacking since the shopping centre was constructed in the mid-1960s.

Such access is an integral part of Dublin City Council’s plans to redevelop Dalymount Park, not only as a football stadium, but also as a community facility that places it at the very heart of Phibsborough.

We strongly favour a concurrent and total redevelopment of the Dalymount Park and Phibsborough Shopping Centre sites with maximum integration between the two.

This would minimise the club’s time spent away from Dalymount Park and also lessen the disruption to our neighbours and the local community.

It would also maximise the economies of scale potential, which could be lost with a phased approach.

Proposed civic space/walkway linking Phibsborough Road and Dalymount Park

ROVERS AWAY IN EA SPORTS CUP

Bohemians have been drawn away to Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the EA Sports Cup.

The game is set for Tallaght Stadium, Easter Monday April 17th.

Kick-off time TBC.

COMEDY NIGHT CANCELLED

We regret to announce that the Bohemian Foundation Comedy Night scheduled for this Saturday has been CANCELLED.

BOHEMIANS 1 CABINTEELY 0

After a disastrous last outing against Dublin rivals, and current EA Sports Cup holders, St. Patrick’s Athletic, Keith Long’s decimated squad took on an excellent Cabinteely side, who themselves, are on a great run of four league wins in a row.

Missing the likes of Shane Supple, Izzy Akinade, Eoin Wearen and Dinny Corcoran to name a few, tonight’s cup encounter gave some of the younger talent an opportunity to shine against “Cabo”, who currently sit joint second in the first division.

The home side dominated the majority of the play early on and had the first chance of the game when the lively Dylan Hayes broke through the Cabinteely midfield with ease and was extremely unlucky to see his 20 yard left footed effort go just wide of Jack Menton’s post.

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But despite the host’s good early possession, particularly Fuad Sule looking impressive trying to build from the back, Cabinteely showed they wern’t just here to make up the numbers, looking dangerous on the break with Steven Bell providing the threat over the top. And it was the Cabo front man who almost nicked the opener himself when Bohs keeper Greg Murphy got in a tangle with the forward and luckily escaped with the ball at his feet.

Following the bright start Bohs were unable to make their domination count, besides having a couple of long range efforts from Rob Cornwall and Sule as the home fans became frustrated.

Bohs came out firing in the second half and took the lead on the 47th minute. Dylan Hayes played a clever one-two with Sule and the right back dinked a lovely ball right onto Steven Nolans head. The front man did well to loop his header over Menton giving the keeper no chance.

The visitors became increasingly frustrated at not getting a foothold in the game and saw both Maher and Harney go into the book in quick succession. Maher’s late lunge on the talented Dean Casey saw the winger forced off with what looked like an ankle injury to add to Keith Long’s list of walking wounded.

Bohs missed a glorious chance to double their lead from the penalty spot as the action began to heat up. Menton made an outstanding save to his left at full stretch to deny Philip Gannon, following a soft foul on the Bohs midfielder.

The Gypsies continued to turn the screw and midfielder Sule was unlucky to see his right footed effort come crashing off the bar in the 75th minute and substitute Jamie Hamilton saw his side foot attempt creep agonizingly wide moments later.

Bohs saw out the game with relevant ease and will be delighted to get back to winning ways but the Bohs boss will be questioning just what he has done to suffer more bad luck of two more injuries to an already paper thin squad, losing both Casey and Kirk to injuries.
Bohemians: Greg Murray, Dylan Hayes, Rob Cornwall (Dan Byrne), Oscar Brennan, Patrick Kirk (Jamie Wilson), Fuad Sule, Eoghan Morgan, Philip Gannon, Dean Casey (Jamie Hamilton), Brandon Perry, Steven Nolan

Subs: Kian Clarke, Dan Byrne, Jamie Hamilton, Jamie Wilson, Eoghan Stokes, Cian Fay, Dylan Thornton

Cabinteely: Jack Menton, Adam Harney, Darragh McConville (Mark Hanlon), Sean Fitzpatrick, Andrew McGovern, Rob Duggan (Jason Byrne), Adam Maher, Jack Hudson, Michael Scott (Cian Lynch), Steven Ball, Paul Fox

Subs: Mick Kelly, Mark Hanlon, Aaron Robinson, Cian Lynch, Cian O’Sullivan, Rob McGee, Jason Byrne

Referee: Derek Tomney

“This is a huge opportunity for players”

​BOHEMIANS v CABINTEELY
EA Sports Cup
Tuesday April 4th, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

The chance to be included in Saturday’s squad against Sligo Rovers is the prize on offer for players promoted to the Bohemians first team tomorrow.

Manager Keith Long has seen his options curtailed by injuries – with six first-team starters currently sidelined.

Bohs were already without Ian Morris (knee) and Dinny Corcoran (knee) as well as long-term absentees Eoin Wearen (cruciate) and Ismahil Akinade (surgery to remove spleen).

They were joined on the sidelines when Jamie Doyle (knee) and Shane Supple (hip) were both forced off in Friday’s disappointing 4-0 defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic.

Morris and Doyle went for scans on their injuries today and the club is awaiting the results of those.

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Supple is ruled out of tomorrow’s game and will continue to receive treatment before he is reassessed.

Corcoran will not be risked against Cabinteely but it is hoped he is nearing a return to action.

With one eye on Saturday’s SSE Airtricity League clash away to Sligo Rovers, Long is not prepared to take unnecessary risks.

His side slipped to fifth after Friday’s loss and the Gypsies will travel to The Showgrounds facing a Bit O’Red team battling for points.

With that in mind, players lacking game-time and under-19 starlets will be given the opportunity to stake their claim tomorrow.

Expected to be included in the matchday squad are promising Ireland under-17 internationals Brandon Kavanagh, Dominic Peppard and Kian Clarke.

Brandon Perry, Cian Fay, Dylan Thornton and Paddy Kirk are among those who could be promoted from Graham Lawlor’s Bohemians under-19s.

Long said: “We have a very good first XI when we have everyone fit and healthy.

“We just can’t afford to lose anymore bodies. Our injuries have effectively dictated who can play.

“But this is a huge opportunity for players from the under-19s to step up.

“It’s a competitive game and with the injuries we have, there are places up for grabs in our squad for Saturday too.

“It’s also a chance for players who have been in and around the first team – the likes of Dylan Hayes – to get a bit of game-time under their belt and show us what they can do.

“We want to win the game, but the chance to be included on Saturday is an extra bit of motivation.”

Against Cabinteely, Bohs face a team flying high in the First Division.

Pat Devlin’s side will be licking their wounds after they squandered a two-goal lead and a chance to go top of the league in their 3-3 draw away to Athlone Town.

They are a club with some familiar faces too, with two-time Bohemian league winner Jason Byrne in their ranks, and former Bohs assistant manager Graham O’Hanlon on their backroom team.

Long added: “They’re doing very well and will be disappointed they’re not go top of the table.

“They’re going to give us a game and it’s up to our players to show they’re up for it.”

Bohemians huddle - by Martin Doherty

TICKET INFORMATION v CABINTEELY

There are reduced admission prices for tomorrow’s EA Sports Cup game.

General admission: Adults €10, concession/student/juvenile €5. These can be purchased at tickets.bohemians.ie.

A reminder that both members and season ticket holders are required to pay in for split-gate cup games.

Admission for members for this game is €5 and can be paid at the members’ stile on production of 2017 membership card.

Cabinteely

STARS OF THE FUTURE

Three of our under-19 and under-17 players – Aaron Lynch, Dylan Thornton and Lido Lotefa – have been invited to Germany with the Leinster Football Association Youth squad to play two matches against the Hessen FA. The squad is flying out on Monday April 17th and returning on Friday April 21st.

These call-ups come on the back of Steven Nolan, who made his first-team debut against Drogheda United nine days ago, being included in the Ireland Schools squad for the Centenary Shield game away to Scotland this Thursday.

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BUS TO SLIGO

Bookings are now being taken for the supporters’ bus to see Bohemians face Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds this Saturday April 8th.

  • Departs: 3pm sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Fare: €20
  • Please email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place.
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