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Congratulations to Bohemians duo Keith Long and Shane Supple who have been nominated for the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Personality and Goalkeeper Awards respectively.

The winners will be announced at the SWAI Annual Awards Banquet on Friday January 12th.

Personality of the Year nominees: John Caulfield, Stephen Kenny, Keith Long, Seán Maguire, Conor McCormack, Kenny Shiels.

Goalkeeper of the Year nominees: Mark McNulty, Gary Rogers, Shane Supple.

Meanwhile, Bohemians scooped the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association Website of the Year Award last night.

A big thank-you to everyone who has contributed to our social media and website, which was designed by Simon Alcock.

Cork City v Bohemians - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Taking a Lax attitude: George and the magic magnetic board

The dim light of the training lamps strung along the old main stand illuminated the thin strip of touchline as the players sprinted by, full tilt. They were trying to impress the coach with their pace and athleticism before turning into the darkness of The Shed End. The floodlights that would come to define Dalymount and become a landmark in the Dublin skyline wouldn’t be installed for another year and the majority of the pitch was in complete darkness.

As the players, all amateurs, reached the Connaught Street side some of the more experienced ones stopped. Now subsumed into the darkness the only light was the faint amber glow of embers as they lit up their cigarettes. Their plan was to wait until the rest of the team had made their next lap of the pitch and save their energies for another sprint past their coach. The person that they hoped to impress, who unlike his charges was a professional football man, was a middle-aged Yorkshire native in thick glasses by the name of George Lax.


George had first encountered Bohemians during a period of decline for the club. In the opening decades of the League of Ireland, Bohs enjoyed more than their fair share of success. Foremost among these triumphs was the “clean sweep” of the 1927-28 season when the Gypsies won every competition available to them. Three further league titles, an FAI cup and an array of other trophies made their way to Dalymount in the following ten years but by the end of the 1930s, things were beginning to change.

Going and into the 1940s, other teams were coming to dominate the major prizes in Irish football – Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Drumcondra, Dundalk and a rampant Cork United side. Bohs were being left behind. After winning the league title in 1935-36, the Gypsies could only finish seventh the following year, and ninth the year after.

Bohs’ policy on remaining an amateur club was beginning to affect their performances on the pitch. The club, even by this stage, had a long and proud history, one of the best stadiums in the league and a strong record of bringing through talented players. Unsurprisingly, many of these same players would leave for other clubs prepared to pay them.

While amateur on the pitch, the management committee looked to take a more professional approach to training and management of team affairs. To this end, they brought in an English coach not long finished his playing days, George Lax, for the beginning of the 1938-39 campain. Important to realise was that while Lax would be responsible for training, coaching and physio work with the players, the starting XI was still primarily decided by a selection committee and this would remain the case until the 1964 appointment of Seán Thomas as Bohs’ first manager in the modern understanding of the word.

Early days

George Lax was born in Dodworth, a coal mining village near Barnsley in South Yorkshire in 1905. Unsurprisingly, young George began his working life with Frickley Colliery near Wakefield having come from a mining family. The Colliery, one of the deepest coal mines in Britain, had a strong sporting tradition, they had swimming baths, cricket clubs, athletics clubs and a football club, Frickley Colliery FC founded just after George was born. A teenage George lined out for the team at right-back and aged 22 was eventually spotted by the legendary Wolves manager Major Frank Buckley and signed by them for the 1929-30 season.

Lax immediately became a regular in the Wolves side as they finished in the top half of the Second Division and continued a run of form into the next year. His good fortune continued as he also got married, tying the knot with his fiancé Kathleen Hill in the spring of 1932. However, a series of injuries, including a badly broken jaw and later a broken ankle, began to limit his first-team opportunities at Molineux. This saw George move back to his birthplace to sign for Barnsley in 1932 after making 66 appearance for Wolves, although it would not be his last time working with Buckley. Further moves came, first to Bournemouth and later to non-league sides such as Evesham Town and Worcester City. As his playing career wound down, he was beginning to get involved as a manager and coach alongside his playing duties.

In 1938, Lax was on the go again, this time having hung up his boots, he was off to Dublin to take over the management of Bohemians from former Liverpool star and Irish international Billy Lacey. Lax had benefited greatly from working with Buckley, a character with a fearsome reputation who had led the footballers regiment during the First World War and had fought at the Battle of the Somme. Buckley’s teams were well known for their robust and very direct, physical football but this belied the fact that he was also somewhat of a pioneer and moderniser in other aspects of the game.

Buckley had places great emphasis on fitness and diet and allegedly the use of stimulants and animal gland injections. And, contrary to popular wisdom at the time, he had encouraged players to do plenty of ball-work in training. He had also helped Wolves gain promotion to Division One and greatly improved their scouting network and youth system which would help lay foundations for the success enjoyed by Stan Cullis’ Wolves teams in the 1950s. Lax borrowed heavily from Buckley’s methods and was also one of the first participants in the FA’s early coaching courses. While Bohs’ amateur status might have seemed a throwback to a bygone age, even by the 30s, in their choice of trainer, they were selecting a man in his early thirties whose coaching methods were cutting edge for their time.

Among the modern elements of the game that Lax brought to Bohs was his “magnetic demonstration board”. While such coaching aids as a tactics board are hardly unusual today, its use in Ireland back then raised more than a few eyebrows. He also brought with him a number of other tactical innovations such as “the switch”, which entailed the swapping of roles between the right winger (usually Kevin O’Flanagan) and the team’s centre forward (Frank Fullen). It no doubt helped that O’Flanagan was an exceptional and versatile sportsmen and one of the best forwards in the country. These tactical innovations bore closer resemblance to the type of tactical experiments being tried out by coaches in Hungary or Austria.

Such was the success of this tactical that other Irish sides soon started copying the ploy, with Belfast Celtic using their international winger Norman Kernaghan in the O’Flanagan role.

Call of battle and the return to English football

Lax had two spells with Bohemians, joining in 1938 before leaving in 1942 at the height of the Second World War to enlist in the RAF. As someone resident in neutral Ireland at the time, he could have conveniently avoided the danger of the conflict but instead chose to enlist. He was eventually demobilised some months after the end of the War in February 1946. The high-points of his first spell as coach of Bohs included a third-place league finish in the 1940-41 season as well as back-to-back League of Ireland Shield wins and a Leinster Senior Cup triumph.

George’s first spell at Bohs would see him succeeded by Sheffield United and Ireland legend Jimmy Dunne, who had fallen out with Shamrock Rovers where he was previously player-coach. Once he was demobilised, George was straight back into his sporting involvement, first with non-league Scunthorpe United where he was coach but also an occasional player, and then on to Hull City as a trainer-coach.

George’s job at Hull was secured by the intervention of his former mentor Buckley, who wrote to club chairman Harold Needler stating that Lax was a “grand servant, of irreproachable character, keen, willing and loyal”. Buckley also boasted that it was “on my recommendation that he went as trainer-coach to the famous amateur Irish club, the Bohemians of Dublin. He gave grand service to them and it was the war that caused their severance”.

George was joined by his mentor Buckley as manager at Hull just a month later in May 1946. Hull were stuck in the unglamorous world of the English Division Three North, however they certainly had ambition, over the course of the next few seasons Hull sought promotion to the Second Division, succeeding by winning Division Three North in 1948-49. By that stage, Buckley had moved on to Leeds United, where he would help start the careers of John Charles and later Jack Charlton.

His trusty lieutenant Lax remained on Humberside, working for Raich Carter who took over as player-manager. Carter had been one of the most highly-regarded and stylish inside-forwards of his era and over the coming years he brought some big names to Hull’s new ground at Boothferry Park. Joining Carter were players such as England centre-half Neil Franklin, Danish international Viggo Jensen and an up-and-coming young forward named Don Revie.

Carter retired in 1951 and his role was taken over by Bob Jackson, a league winning manager with Portsmouth only a couple of years earlier. George Lax stayed on as part of his coaching team although Hull, despite all their ambition, couldn’t do better than lower mid-table finishes in the second tier. After almost ten years with Hull as coach, trainer and physio among other roles, George left for a new challenge. During his time at Hull, he’d played second fiddle to some of the most famous and successful English managers in the game but perhaps he wanted to be in charge of himself again.

George had been a player-manager at Evesham before he had even hit the age of 30. During his time there, he’d helped to launch the career of players such as future West Brom and England forward Jack Haines. He was used to being his own man. Still, it was with some surprise that, in 1955, he moved the short distance to take over the management of Goole Town of the Midland League. During his brief tenure, George led the club to the third round of the FA Cup, their best ever result in that competition. George’s time in Goole was short and by 1957 he was heading back to Ireland, but this time not to Dublin but to a new club from Cork.

A return to Hibernia

In 1957 yet another Cork football club went the way of the dodo, this time it was the short-lived Cork Athletic. Although they had won back-to-back titles and two FAI cups around the turn of the 50s, and had even coaxed George Lax’s old boss Raich Carter out of retirement to lead them briefly as player-manager, by 1957, financial difficulties saw them withdraw from the league. Their spot was taken by another Rebel County-based club, this time it was Cork Hibernians. Their first manager was to be George Lax.

A tough first season for the Hibernians finish bottom of the 12-team division but gradual progress was made in the following seasons with Hibs finishing ninth and then by 1959-60 up to sixth place. George had set up a comfortable life in Cork, he ran a physiotherapy practice in the city and was on a considerable salary of £1,000 a year to manage the team. However, despite the steady progress Lax was making, he left Cork Hibernians to return to Dublin and to Dalymount to take on a Bohs side that had finished bottom the previous two seasons. By the time he left, the press credited him with having “moulded Cork Hibs into a first-class side”. Lax took the reins again at Bohemians for the beginning of the 1960-61 season, some 22 years after he had first arrived at Dalymount.

The side that George had inherited in the late 30s had some genuine stars such as O’Flanagan, Fred Horlacher, “Pip” Meighan, Kevin Kerr and Billy Jordan. The side of the early 60′s unfortunately wasn’t so blessed and the drawbacks of the enforced amateur ethos at the club was being keenly felt. Some genuine greats of Bohs history were to join not long afterwards, most notably centre-half Willie Browne who would go on to win three Irish caps during his time in red and black and became captain of the club in only his second season.

After two seasons of propping up the table, including the 59-60 season where Bohs had finished without a single win and with a paltry five points, there was some modest yet clear improvements under Lax. Bohs finished 11th out of 12 in his first season back in charge and ninth the year after. The following year, however, Bohs once again finished bottom in a reduced ten-team division and bottom again the following season (1963-64) as the league expanded again to 12 sides. Despite the initial improvements and the fact that he had helped bring through players such as Browne, Billy Young, Mick Kearin and Larry Gilmore, the club felt it was time for a significant change.

Lax left at the end of the 1963-64 season and the club directors finally agreed to the abolition of the five-man selection committee that still picked the starting XI. Full control of team affairs was to be entrusted to a team manager for the first time and Phibsborough local Seán Thomas was given the reins. Thomas’ talent and the additional authority invested in his role had the desired impact and Bohs finished the following season in third place and saw the emergence of future Irish internationals Jimmy Conway and Turlough O’Connor.

During his less successful second stay, George remained true to his footballing philosophy. Unlike his mentor Buckley, the focus on Lax’s teams was always on trying to play good football even on the boggy winter pitches of the League of Ireland. He told the Evening Herald that “there is no substitute for good football and it only will draw the crowds”. He had a focus on discipline and skill, players were instructed strictly to never argue with the referee, a practice that certainly isn’t a new phenomenon. In training, his focus was always on improving touch and ball control, often preferring to organise 5-a-sides with various handicaps such as players only taking two touches or only using their weaker foot so as to build technique. Practices that might now seem commonplace but were certainly ahead of their time for the league in the 1960s. His commitment to this footballing ideal wasn’t even shaken during times of duress. Commenting after a heavy 6-0 defeat to a strong Drumcondra side Lax rejected the idea that his team should have tried to spoil or play more direct, stating simply “I’ve made it quite clear, I want them to play football all the time”. In many ways, despite the struggles of the team in the early 60s, George Lax certainly seemed to try to embody the three golden rules of Bohemian F.C. “never say die, keep the ball on the floor and the best defence is attack”.

After leaving Bohs, George’s services were quickly in demand. He was signed up by St. Patrick’s Athletic to replace Ronnie Whelan Snr but he would spend only a season in Inchicore before quitting. He would later take on a physio role at Dundalk and later at Shelbourne where he was working well into his 60s. He continued to run a physiotherapy practice in the Phibsboro area and treated many prominent GAA players and other athletes in his private practice.

George Lax


We have four events coming up which we would like to inform/remind supporters of.

All of these are included on our Facebook event listings.

  • Sunday December 10: Comedy Night in aid of the BFC Youths featuring PJ Gallagher, Eric Lalor and friends (Phoenix Bar, Dalymount Park. Doors 7pm, show 8pm)
  • Thursday December 14: Challenge Keith Ward to a game of Fifa! (The Back Page, Phibsborough Rd, from 7pm)
  • Saturday December 16: Kids’ Christmas Party: Meet Santa and Bohs players (Members’ Bar, Dalymount Park, 3pm-5pm)
  • Saturday December 16: Christmas Draw (Members’ Bar, Dalymount Park, 7pm-late)



Our online store – – is open 24/7.

Please note last day for orders for delivery within Ireland is December 19.


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

Saturday December 9: 2pm-4pm
Sunday December 10: 1pm-3pm
Wednesday December 13: 6.30pm-8pm
Thursday December 14: 6.30pm-8pm
Saturday December 16: 2pm-4pm
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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Deirdre and Laura in the Bohs Store would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas.



Bohemian FC would like to invite female and male applicants to apply for a number of youth coaching roles for both our girls and boys youth section teams.

We are one of Ireland’s leading football clubs and we have a history of producing exceptional players, including Stephen Ward, Paddy Madden and Warren O’Hora.

Our youth teams are based in St Joseph’s School for the Deaf on the Navan Road, Dublin 7; Albert College on the Ballymun Road, Dublin 9; as well as Dalymount Park in Phibsboro, Dublin 7.

As we strive to help our youth teams and coaches to fulfil their potential we have introduced numerous new initiatives such as:

• Strength and conditioning programme
• Administrative committee
• Coaching advice and regular meetings

We also invite coaches who are starting out to apply as our structure will allow you to gradually grow in experience and responsibility.


The positions will involve implementing fun and healthy training structures with a Bohemian FC youth team, based on the development of the player towards the goal of representing the club at senior level.

There will be on average 6 contact hours per week with the possibility of it rising to 10 depending on coaching courses.

Successful applicants will join the existing coaching team and also have the opportunity to increase their sport networks and learn valuable skills such as event management, communication, and high performance coaching techniques.

Skill Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

• Administrative and organisational skills
• Highly self-motivated with the ability to motivate others
• Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible in approach to achieve youth developmental goals
• An ability to produce verbal and written reports
• Long-term commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary team
• An understanding of the sports and recreation environment
• Access to both email and phone
• Fluency in English
• Outgoing and friendly manner
• A desire to learn new skills

Desirable Skills

• Completion of the Kick Start 1 coaching badge
• Full driving licence

Interested candidates should email a copy of your CV to Ian at to apply or for further information.

Bohemians Youths

Morris, Gannon and Devaney sign for 2018

Bohemians have re-signed Ian Morris and Philip Gannon for 2018, while Kevin Devaney has rejoined from Galway United.

Morris, 30, joined Bohs in May 2016 as Youth Development Officer and was subsequently signed for the first team later that summer.

Having come through the youth ranks at Leeds, he amassed great experience in the English Football League during spells with Blackpool, Scunthorpe, Torquay and Northampton.

He returned to Ireland in 2015 and had brief spells with St Patrick’s Athletic and Glenavon before joining Bohs where he has lined out in both midfield and defence.


Manager Keith Long, whose side will commence pre-season training on December 28th, said: “Morro is a player with vast experience and someone gives us great leadership.

“You can trust him playing in several positions, which is really important for us.”

Finglas man Gannon, 21, joined from Longford Town this time last year having come through West Brom’s academy.

Long said: “Because he’s been around the division a couple of years, sometimes people forget Philly’s still only a young boy.

“There’s lots of development to come. He has had his ups and downs but we feel as a backroom team that we’ve seen signs of great potential.”

Devaney, 27, first joined the Gypsies from Finn Harps in August 2012, making 56 league appearances before departing for his hometown club Sligo Rovers ahead of the 2015 season.

He is best remembered by Bohs fans for scoring the goal that saw the Gypsies beat rivals Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium for the first time in September 2012.

Long said: “Unfortunately Kevin moved to Sligo with Owen Heary before I joined the club so I never got a chance to work with him.

“He’s an explosive player – he did some damage against us for Galway this year – and gives us pace and options out wide.

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

Long now has 21 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, Warren O’Hora, Keith Ward, John Ross Wilson.

Kevin Devaney's winner against Rovers - by Eddie Lennon

Limited edition

We are delighted to release a new limited edition t-shirt based on our popular “People’s Club” Dublin Bus stop ad campaign from earlier this year.

The t-shirt, on sale for €25, was designed by Kie Carew and modelled by Bohemians defender Warren O’Hora.

You can buy online or direct from Dalymount Park.

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Warren O'Hora

Comedy Night: PJ Gallagher, Eric Lalor and friends

We are delighted welcome PJ Gallagher, Eric Lalor and friends to the Phoenix Bar in Dalymount Park on Sunday December 10th.

The Irish comedy stars will perform a comedy gig in aid of the Bohemian FC Youths section.

Doors open at 7pm, with the show due to kick off at 8pm.

Tickets are on sale for €20 (€21.50 online) and include a free drink.

They are available direct from Dalymount Park or from our online store:

Buy yours now or help get the word out by inviting friends to this event.



Bohemian FC and St Kevin’s Boys FC are delighted to announce we have entered into an exclusive partnership to provide a development pathway from elite underage football through to senior level.

The inaugural SSE Airtricity U15 League this year saw Bohemians and St Kevin’s enter separate teams but under this new five-year agreement, the clubs will enter a joint team when the 2018 season kicks off in March.

This arrangement will be extended to U13 level when the new SSE Airtricity U13 League commences in March 2019.

It brings together the League of Ireland’s oldest club and the country’s most famous schoolboy club.


Both have a proud tradition of nurturing talent. Ireland’s most recent senior international squads are a testament to that.

They featured two former Bohemians in Stephen Ward and Matt Doherty and the established former St Kevin’s duo of Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick.

It is anticipated that the new arrangement will add to the strides Bohemians have made in recent years with our existing underage elite teams.

Graham Lawlor’s U19s won the SSE Airtricity U19 League last month and as a result will compete in the UEFA Youth League next year, while it took an agonising penalty shootout defeat away to Cork City to deny Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s the SSE Airtricity U17 League title.

The senior team has reaped the benefits of these strong foundations with nine graduates of our underage sides being handed first-team debuts in various competitions over the course of the 2017 season.

Beyond the elite teams, Bohemians have worked hard to build our youth structures from the bottom up. The club has increased its participation numbers within the community through our Academy (ages 4-7), Girls Academy (ages 7-12), and youth teams (ages 7-15).

Bohemian Youth Development Officer Ian Morris said: “A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes at growing the club’s youth structures.

“The youth section has grown steadily and we feel we now have very strong foundations in place.

“This arrangement with St Kevin’s will complement those and we’re looking forward to it.”

St Kevin’s Director of Football Ken Donohoe said: “We are delighted this strategic partnership has been agreed.

“It is an opportunity for both clubs to further grow and present a clearly defined pathway for coaches and elite players from the youngest age groups right through to League of Ireland football and beyond, using the expertise within both clubs that has made them so successful in their respective spheres up to now.

“It will create opportunities for players from both clubs to maximise their potential in a highly professional and competitive environment.

“We look forward to both clubs embracing this concept with desire, determination and commitment to making it a success that will enhance football standards in this country.”

Bohemians first team manager Keith Long believes the new development is a “statement of intent” that can only benefit both parties.

Long said: “It’s an exciting opportunity for both clubs. We’re two elite clubs operating out of the northside of Dublin. We both have a reputation for bringing talent through, so the potential is clear.

“We have the same vision and we believe we can work really well together. From a footballing point of view, this deal makes sense for both of us.

“You only have to look at the calibre of player St Kevin’s have produced to see that.

“Now they have a pathway to bring them from that level on to senior League of Ireland level and beyond. It’s a statement of intent from both clubs.”

The deal brings an end to Bohemians’ previous arrangement with the North Dublin Schoolboy League.

Bohemian FC President Chris Brien said: “I want to thank Tony Gains and the NDSL for all their support and assistance over the last six years.

“It has been a very successful partnership, however, the board of Bohemian FC decided it was time for a new initiative and I look forward to a new chapter for our elite section.

“I believe the partnership between the two clubs will help move both of us to a new level.”

St Kevin’s FC Chairman Michael O’Callaghan said: “Ever since the FAI announced the advent of the newly-structured National League, our club made the decision that we would endeavour to do all that we possibly could to be involved at the highest level of the schoolboy game in this country.

“We did not want to accept a supporting role where we would have a loose association with a senior club. We wanted to be as fully involved as possible in the running, coaching and development of the young players in the National Leagues. We have had many years of negotiations and discussions to achieve that end.

“Having got to know the officials at Bohemian FC – and they having got to know us – we feel that the new partnership will prove beneficial to both clubs. We have a proven track record of developing young players since our foundation in 1959. We also have excellent facilities and infrastructure that we can put at the disposal of the elite SSE teams.

“Of course Bohemian FC has an even longer pedigree in the game, stretching back to 1890. We trust that the new partnership will prove beneficial to both clubs.

“We look forward to forging a new future together. We hope that this partnership, allied to the redevelopment of Dalymount Park in the near future, will lead to a resurgence in Bohemians’ fortunes.

“We look forward to working together to improve the standard of the players coming through the pathway, from the youngest underage teams all the way through to playing in the League of Ireland – and possibly beyond.

Bohemian FC Youth Director Conor Emerson said: “The deal creates a unique opportunity. St Kevin’s lead the way in youth football development and bring huge expertise and experience in this area.

“Coupled with what we have to offer in terms of the pathway into senior football, we feel we now have the complete package, benefiting both clubs.

“More importantly, it will benefit the players coming through our systems.”

St Kevin’s Secretary Brendan Bermingham said: “Having spent the last couple of months in discussion with Bohemian FC representatives I’m delighted to announce that we were finally able to get a partnership agreement over the line.

“A link with such a progressive club allows present and future St Kevin’s players an opportunity to be part of the Bohemians structure and display their talents at the highest levels.

“The integrated partnership can only benefit both organisations. We look forward to the exciting and successful times ahead.

Under the agreement, the U13/U15 Bohs-SKB partnership teams’ first kit will be the Gypsies’ iconic red and black stripes with the St Kevin’s crest on the sleeves, while the second kit will be St Kevin’s traditional tangerine.

As well as the Bohs-SKB U13/U15 teams using St Kevin’s training facilities, the existing Bohemians U17 and U19 teams will do likewise.

The Bohs-SKB U13/U15 teams will play their matches at St Kevin’s pitches at Shanowen Rd, while the Bohs U17 and U19 teams will play their matches at St Aidan’s.



Noel Nolan, who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 91, served with great distinction on the Bohemian Football Club’s management committee from 1966 to 2003 when he became a Life Vice-President.

A Bohs “B” and “C” team player in the late 1940s, he was a prime-mover in the club’s change from amateur-only players in 1969 and the arrival of our first semi-professional, Tony O’Connell. What a good move that was!

Yes, Noel was a hugely progressive figure but there was more, a whole lot more. A natural leader, he got things done in a most practical fashion and with such energy. All that and he was also a wonderful counsel through good and bad times.

He championed Bohemians every step along the way and was well respected by officials of other clubs up and down our League of Ireland.

His typical welcome to visitors to Dalymount Park often began with the words: “You’re as welcome as the flowers in May!”

And there were so many laughs along the way. A terrible man for puns, his jokes and stories were probably worse but somehow all the funnier for that.

He was genuine, he was funny, he was great company and the best of friends to so many of us. And we loved him.

We shall miss him, oh how we’ll miss him, but we must celebrate him too, he’d like that best of all.

Our sincere sympathy to Noel’s family and many friends.

[A fuller tribute to Noel Nolan will be published in due course.]


Noel Nolan, RIP – Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 88A Cabra Road Tuesday (28th Nov), from 2pm with removal to Christ The King Church arriving at 5pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday (29th Nov) at 10am followed by burial in Dardistown Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Bros. 018389774.

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