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Bohemians have been drawn away to play Peterhead in the Irn Bru Cup.

Tie is provisionally scheduled to be played Saturday September 8.

But we advise supporters not to make arrangements to travel until this fixture has been confirmed by the club.

Meanwhile, our FAI Cup clash away to Galway United has been confirmed for Friday August 24, 7.45pm.



Hummel’s Sport Market Manager for UK and Ireland has confirmed that supporters’ special edition cup jerseys will be delivered next Wednesday.

We will provide more details on collection over the next couple of days.

We once again apologise for the delay.

Wexford v Bohemians - Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup First Round


Tickets for #Bohs fans wishing to travel to Tallaght on Friday for the Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers are on sale at Dalymount Monday-Friday 10am-2.30pm.

The derby is all-ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance: none will be sold to away fans on matchday.


Keith Ward by Peter O'Doherty

“We can’t go looking ahead dreaming of a cup run without overcoming Wexford first”

Friday August 10 2018, Ferrycarrig Park, 8pm

Keith Long says Bohemians need look no further than the league’s form team to realise the potential pitfalls of cup football.

Dundalk, on the back of winning 11 Premier Division games in a row, travelled to St Colman’s Park on Monday where nobody gave Cobh Ramblers a chance in their EA Sports Cup semi-final.

But the Lilywhites came away empty-handed after Stephen Henderson’s Ramblers proved that the romance of cup football is very much alive as their famous 1-0 win secured a place in a senior cup final for the first time in the club’s history.

There was a sense of relief among Bohs fans that their opponents at the first hurdle of this year’s FAI Cup were not another Premier Division side.

Keith Long’s side haven’t had much luck with FAI Cup draws in recent years – they’ve played four ties in the past three years, all of which have been against Premier Division opposition.

As fans covet a much sought-after cup run, Long and his players travel south to Ferrycarrig Park as strong favourites but he insists they are looking no further than tomorrow’s opposition.

He said: “We can’t go looking ahead dreaming of a cup run without overcoming Wexford first.

“You only have to look at Cobh beating Dundalk on Monday to know the dangers of cup football.

“You have to give the opposition the respect they deserve and prepare correctly. We’ll be going down having prepared for this game professionally as we would any other.”

But while Long has understandably urged caution, he has fair reason to be confident too.

Bohs have found their scoring touch in recent weeks with 6-0 and 5-0 wins over Bray Wanderers and Limerick respectively.

Long said: “It wasn’t just the scorelines that were pleasing but the overall manner of those performances.

“We had a guile about our play to try get ahead in games and smelt blood and went for it when it was appropriate to do so.

“We were ruthless and clinical but disciplined in our play also. The attitude of the players was spot on.

“Goals were spread around the team which was pleasing to see. Dinny Corcoran is obviously our No 9, our talisman. But we’ve had others in various positions chipping in too which is necessary.

“We’ve the likes of Danny Grant enjoying a good spell for us and Cristian Magerusan is knocking on the door too after coming back from injury set-backs.”

Grant and Magerusan were on the scoresheet for the Bohemians U19s on Tuesday night as they beat Limerick 4-1 away in the Enda McGuill Cup semi-final.

The other two goalscorers on the night – captain Andy Lyons and Steven Nolan – have also featured for the first team and that victory set up a Dublin derby Enda McGuill Cup final against St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park on Tuesday September 4.

Long added: “It’s important that we are challenging at U19 level and have players coming through our partnership U17 and U15 teams with St Kevin’s too.

“We’ve been able to bring Andy through in recent weeks when Derek Pender has been suspended and he did very well at right-back.

“We want to be able to afford them the opportunity in the first team but it has to be right for the balance of the first team too and it was on that occasion.

“I’m pleased that we are in a position now that some of our U19s are really asking a lot of questions of the players in our first team.

“It’s a positive situation to be in. Our U19s train alongside the first team at Blanchardstown so we regularly move players across to first-team training to see where they’re at.

“It’s good for the culture at the club for our underage players to see there’s a pathway there and it’s important for their development coming up against experienced players in training too.”


Rob Cornwall (hamstring) looks set to miss out again, while Ian Morris (back) is a doubt. Ryan Swan (cruciate) remains out.

Keith Long by Michael Ryan





We regret to inform supporters that Hummel has advised that they are unable to meet the deadline previously agreed for the delivery of the fans’ special edition FAI Cup jerseys.

The supporters’ jerseys will not arrive in time for Friday’s FAI Cup game away to Wexford.

We are awaiting further updates from Hummel and will provide more details as soon as we get them.

Tom Sinclair, Hummel’s Sport Market Manager for UK and Ireland, has guaranteed that the players’ kits will arrive in time for the team to wear on Friday.

We wish to apologise for this delay to all those who have placed orders. These circumstances are beyond our control.

Cup jersey


It’s FAI Cup week!‬ The Bohs supporters’ bus is bound for Ferrycarrig Park this Friday where we will face Wexford.‬

  • ‪Meet: 3.30pm. Departs: 4pm sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)‬
  • ‪Kick-off: 8pm‬
  • ‪Fare: €20‬
  • ‪Email to reserve your place.‬
Kalonas with FAI Cup in 2008


Courtesy of Soccer Republic. Watch the full show on the RTÉ Player.

Five-star Bohs put 10-man Limerick to the sword


As close to a relegation six-pointer you can get at this stage of the season prior to kick off, an understandable and tetchy opening was to be expected as neither side wanted to give up too much, too early.

But it was the visitors who looked more assured in possession and had the better e to take the lead. The combative Conor Ellis looked a constant threat and should have put his side in front following Karl O’Sullivans trickery down the right wing. The pacey wingers cross was only half dealt with and the ball fell invitingly to the left foot of the Limerick front man who took a wild swipe with his left foot and sent the ball over the bar.

This miss was to prove costly as the home side settled into the game taking the lead just before the half hour mark. Following some smart play down the left, the always impressive Darragh Leahy, cleverly cut the ball back to Keith Ward from the end line. The creative midfielder then saw his chipped cross blocked which in turn sent the ball looping in the air. Leahy reacted quickest and headed across the face of the goal to the grateful Kevin Devaney to nod home from point blank range.


The home side then doubled their lead shortly after through a beautifully swept finish from 25 yards out by JJ Lunney, as the Gypsies ended the half in clinical fashion

Keith Longs troops had a number of chances to kill the game off as the second half progressed. Ward and Corcoran both had gone close from the edge of the area just before a goal of the season contender from Keith Buckley looked to kill the contest off. Kevin Devaney cut inside onto his right foot looking to get a strike away but was eventually crowded out. He then opted to lay it off to midfielder Buckley, who proceeded to hammer home a thunderbolt of a strike from all of 30 yards.

Substitute Danny Grant made an instant impact slotting home the fourth from Wards clever cut back, after Corcoran had initially hit the post, as Bohs went into cruise control.

Bohs added a fifth from the penalty spot, just before the end. Grant was picked out by Corcorans through ball but just as he looked to finish, was hauled down by Coleman Hennessy, who inevitably received his marching orders for the challenge. Up stepped Eoghan Stokes to calmly slot home and make it five on a wonderful night for the Phibsboro faithful.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Ian Morris, Dan Casey, Darragh Leahy, Keith Buckley, JJ Lunney, Daniel Kelly, Keith Ward, Kevin Devaney, Dinny Corcoran

Subs: Sean Bohan, Dan Byrne, Andy Lyons, Oscar Brennan, Daniel Grant, Eoghan Stokes, Cristian Magerusan

Limerick FC: Tommy Holland, Shaun Kelly, Cian Coleman, Shane Duggan, Conor Ellis, Killian Brouder, William Fitzgerald, Billy Dennehy, Karl O’Sullivan, Darren Murphy, Barry Maguire

Subs: Jack Brady, Danny Morrissey, Tomas O’Connor, Col Walsh-O’Loughlin, Adam Foley, Jason Cross, Coleman Hennessy

Referee: Derek Tomney

Keith Buckley celebrates his goal by A. Baldiemann


It was another big win for Bohs last night, beating Limerick 5-0. Keith Long was in ebullient mood, speaking to Jamie O’Halleron after the game.

Filmed by Sean De Faoite.

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