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VIDEO: BOHEMIAN FOUNDATION/LORD MAYOR’S AWARDS

The following video was used at the Lord Mayor’s Awards to illustrate the work in the community being undertaken by the Bohemian Foundation.

Reproduced with thanks to the Lord Mayor’s office.

BOHEMIAN FOUNDATION HONOURED AT LORD MAYOR’S AWARDS

The Bohemian Foundation was honoured by outgoing Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha at the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Awards at the Mansion House for their continued excellent work on behalf of Bohemians in the community.

The Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the North Dublin community.

Its many programmes include walking football for both the elderly and disabled, prison rehabilitation initiatives and numeracy classes for children.

The strides made by the Foundation’s volunteers in recent years were key to securing funding from European Regional Development Fund’s Ireland-Wales Programme.

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The funding, through the More Than A Club Programme partnership with the FAI, is intended to build on the success of the Foundation and enable it to both consolidate and expand its reach throughout our community with the significant help of two full-time staff, Carina O’Brien and Shane Fox, and part-time staff Ger Coughlan.

Bohemian Foundation co-founders Thomas Hynes and Chris Brien accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation.

Hynes said: “We are very proud to accept this award on behalf of our friends, who help the Foundation carry out our work in the community.

“For any organisation to succeed and grow in the manner the Bohemian Foundation has, you need the right people in the right place at the right time and we are lucky to have that in abundance.

“I would like to thank Dublin City Councillor Larry O’Toole, Jack Gleeson of the Northside People and Denis Cruise, a great friend and supporter.

“Our volunteers – the likes of Dave Woods, Bohemians first-team players Shane Supple and Oscar Brennan – give so much of their time to our prison and schools projects.

“Three of our fellow directors could not be with us at the ceremony. One is comedian John Colleary, who has created innovative programmes for Mountjoy Prison and Focus Ireland, while Stephen Burke and Jeff Conway are in Holland with the Foundation’s 7-a-side team representing Ireland in a European tournament for foundations, which we won last year.”

Brien added: “We thank Mícheál for this award. The Bohemian Football Club asks the community for its support so it is only right that the club supports the community.

“That is why the Bohemian Foundation was set up. Because of the work to date, we have been the recipients of support from the FAI and the European Regional Fund by way of them providing two full-time and one part-time staff to help with our work.

“Carina O’Brien, and her colleagues Shane and Ger, will allow us to extend our reach within the community and expand our programmes over the next 12 months.

“We are continuing as before, but also commencing new programmes.

“We will continue our walking football and our work with the School Completion Programme and with the Department of Justice working with children at risk of becoming involved in crime. We will carry on working in Mountjoy Prison and commence new initiatives in Dochas Women’s Prison.

“Beyond that, we have commenced Double Club football numeracy programme for fourth class primary school children and the Run the Club programme for transition year students as well as Football Memories tea mornings for people with early dementia and memory loss.

“We have a busy year ahead but one we’re looking forward to with great excitement and positivity.”

Everyone at Bohemians wishes to extend our congratulations to all who volunteer and work on behalf of the Bohemian Foundation. We are extremely grateful for all your efforts on behalf of the club and our community.

WATCH: Bohemian Foundation video

LISTEN: Carina O’Brien on SSE Airtricity League podcast (ITunes or Soundcloud

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BOHS SUMMER CAMPS

WHERE? 

Inspire Fitness Centre, Ratoath Rd, Cabra, Dublin 7

WHEN?

  • Camp 1: Mon July 9 – Thursday July 12 (10am – 2pm)
  • Camp 2 Mon July 16 – Thursday July 19 (10am – 2pm)

COST?

  • €60 per camp
  • €90 for both camps

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Packed lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Sun screen

COACHES INCLUDE

  • Ian Morris
  • Dan Casey
  • Eoghan Stokes
  • Danny Grant
  • Oscar Brennan

Email name/age/camp(s) to youths@bohemians.ie

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FANTASY FOOTBALL PRIZES SOUGHT!

Club Member Tim Morris will be running the Bohemian FC Fantasy Football competition again this year.

Over the last seven years, it has raised close to €15,000 for the club.

This competition is in the top 3 Irish paid fantasy football leagues and attracts entries from all corners of Ireland and beyond.

A key component in attracting entries is the large number of monthly/Xmas prizes on offer. If these prizes had to be funded from entry fees, it would considerably reduce the amount of money raised.

If you or your company/bar/restaurant/shop/golf club etc (or that of a friend/contact) can sponsor a prize please email Tim at fantasyfootball@bohemians.ie.

Significant positive publicity will ensue for sponsors (on poster, in matchday programme and emails to the expected 160+ participants).

Prizes needn’t be exorbitant – vouchers with a value starting at €20/25 will suffice.

The types of prizes in recent years included golf four-balls,games of footee, meals and cinema tickets.

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“We can’t shy away from where we are”

​CORK CITY v BOHEMIANS
Friday June 15 2018, Turner’s Cross, 7.45pm

Keith Long has told Bohemians they need more than fighting spirit to steer clear of danger this season.

A below-par performance in last week’s 2-1 defeat to Derry City leaves the Gypsies in seventh place, three points above the play-off zone.

Things don’t get any easier as they travel to Turner’s Cross to face top-of-the-table Cork City.

Long said: “Cork is a very tough place to go. We’re playing against the champions and they’re a really strong side.

“It was a disappointing performance last Friday and a tough defeat to take.

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“But we’re not going down feeling sorry for ourselves – we’re going down with the aim of getting something from the game.”

Bohs’ fighting spirit this season has been rightly lauded.

They have come from behind to earn points seven times – three wins (Shamrock Rovers twice and Bray) and four draws (Limerick twice, St Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers).

But last Friday it was too little, too late. JJ Lunney’s 86th-minute goal gave the Gypsies a sniff of snatching a point.

But the damage was already done in the first half when Derry scored twice in the space of three minutes and Bohs struggled to get back into the game thereafter.

Such defensive frailties have seen the Gypsies fall behind in games far too often for Long’s liking.

He said: “We can’t shy away from where we are.

“We need to be better from the start and stop giving ourselves an uphill battle in every game

“We’ve been praised for our fighting spirit this season but people who went to Dalymount last week would not have seen that from us.

“We need to build on having a never-say-die attitude anyway. We have to become more difficult to play against and stop conceding.

“If we keep things tight at the back, we’re in completely different territory. We have a chance of nicking a goal and getting a result.”

TEAM NEWS

Both Darragh Leahy (knee) and Karl Moore (ankle) are back training but this game will come too soon for them.

They are targeting a return after the mid-season break when St Patrick’s Athletic come to Dalymount Park on June 29.

Cristian Magerusan (metatarsal) and Ryan Swan (cruciate) remain out.

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BOHS PAST AND PRESENT STAR ON NEW SHOW

Hosted by our friends and sponsors at The Back Page, Bohemians first-team players Dylan Watts and Keith Ward joined our former star man Joey Ndo and our new poet in residence John Cummins on the first very first episode of RTÉ Sport’s The Sport Show.

Check it out here on the RTÉ Player.

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BUS TO CORK

The Bohs supporters’ bus is bound for Turner’s Cross on Friday.

  • Departs: 2.30m sharp (from Dalymount/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Fare: €25
  • Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place
  • Match tickets (Cork advise buying in advance).
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“We have to play to our maximum”

BOHEMIANS v DERRY CITY
Friday June 8 2018, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Keith Long has told Bohemians they need to be at the top of their game when Derry City come to Dalymount Park tomorrow.

Early-season form has deserted the Candystripes of late and they have won just once in their last eight league games.

But given Bohs’ record against Derry in recent seasons, they cannot afford to take them lightly.

Long said: “They’ve done well against us but that doesn’t come into it, it’s all about tomorrow night’s game.

“We know we have to be at our very best against a good team with good players. We have to play to our maximum in order for us to win the game.

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“They are fourth in the table for a reason and will come to Dalymount confident despite their recent run.”

Bohs come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw in Limerick last week.

The Gypsies struggled to get a hold of the game in the first half and had goalkeeper Shane Supple to thank for keeping the score down to 1-0 at half-time.

But the introduction of Paddy Kirk at left-back and Ian Morris moving to midfield after the break settled things down and Dan Casey’s third goal of the season saw them earn a point.

Long said: “Limerick really was a game of two halves. They’ll feel they should have been further ahead going in at the break.

“We changed things around at half-time and the balance of the team was better.

“We could have stolen the game in the end but we were disappointed with the first-half performance.”

Long was more enthused by the midweek display of his young guns against a strong Dundalk side in the Leinster Senior Cup, however.

On Tuesday night, an experimental Bohs side, which contained six players (Ali Reghba, Danny Grant, Dylan Thornton, Luke Nolan, Mitch Byrne and Steven Nolan) starting the Leaving Cert the following day, gave a good account of themselves, taking the lead before eventually losing out 3-1.

Long added: “It was a brilliant performance for what was, with the exception of JJ Lunney, Paddy Kirk and Rob Manley, effectively an U19 team against a Dundalk side that had experienced first-teamers players.

“They were excellent for 60 minutes but just ran out of legs.

“We suffer by not having a reserve league to bridge that gap between U19 and Premier Division football, so we have to use games like these to test players.

“The game was played at a tempo they wouldn’t be used to at U19 level so it was a great opportunity to expose them to a team of Dundalk’s calibre.

“They coped well and the experience will stand to them in their development as players.”

TEAM NEWS

Oscar Brennan (suspension) and Keith Buckley (groin) return.

Colin McCabe (shoulder), Karl Moore (ankle), Darragh Leahy (knee), Cristian Magerusan (metatarsal) and Ryan Swan (cruciate) remain out.

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“We’re positive going into another big game”

LIMERICK v BOHEMIANS
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Markets Field, Friday June 1 2018, 7.45pm

Bohemians go to Markets Field tomorrow positive, refreshed and determined to put some distance between themselves and Limerick in the table.

A late goal against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park last week saw them extend their unbeaten run in the Dublin derby to four games.

Having fallen behind in the 82nd minute, Rob Cornwall’s leveller two minutes from time saw the Gypsies salvage a point from a game they did not deserve to lose.

Manager Keith Long said: “There wasn’t a huge amount between the sides. It wasn’t a game of great quality but we dug it out after going a goal down.

“We would have felt aggrieved had we not got something out of it. It means we’re positive going into another big game this weekend.”

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Against Tommy Barrett’s Limerick, Bohs face a side just three points behind them – albeit they have played a game more – and who they have already drawn with twice this season.

Long said: “The table doesn’t lie. There has been very little between ourselves and them, although we were a bit frustrated we didn’t go on and win it when they came to Dalymount.

“It’s a big game for us. We want to extend the distance between us and the teams below us.”

This is the third Friday running that Bohs have finally been able to settle into the normal routine of one game a week.

It’s a far cry from earlier in the season, which saw Long’s side play eight midweek fixtures in all competitions in a bizarrely front-loaded fixture list.

Long said: “It was a talking point for managers throughout the league. Fatigue and lack of recovery time all added up.

“But we’ve had a nice settled run and routine now the last three weeks. We’ve had another good week’s training now and a clear run focused on tomorrow’s game.

“The heavy schedule affected our team selections.

“You have players – the likes of Rob Cornwall with his back – who have ongoing niggles who can’t always play Friday, Monday, Friday, Monday.

“We lost our captain Derek Pender to injury because of the amount of games we were playing too.

“That was a massive loss. I made him captain when I came to the club and he’s captain for a reason. We missed his leadership on the pitch while he was out.

“But he’s back now. He was pushing for a start last week. He was desperate to play but I didn’t want to be killing him! He’s certainly in contention again tomorrow.”

In Detser’s place, Shane Supple has worn the captain’s armband.

The goalkeeper has had a busy week having been called up for Ireland’s friendly games against France last Monday and the USA this Saturday.

He didn’t see any game-time in Paris but Long is hopeful the 31-year-old will be rewarded against the States in the Aviva Stadium in two days’ time.

Long added: “Shane is pleased with how he’s got on in training and in training games. You’d like to think he will get a chance to show what he can do.

“It’s possible that our game in Limerick will be in the thoughts of Martin O’Neill.

“But goalkeeper is a specialist position. He’s not running around the place.

“Playing 90 minutes the night before is not going to overly affect his ability to play again on Saturday evening.

“I’m sure the Ireland management team have seen his qualities.

“They will do what they feel is right, but obviously all of us at Bohemians would love to see him play. He deserves that recognition.”

TEAM NEWS

Oscar Brennan misses out through suspension.

Derek Pender (calf), who returned to the matchday squad last week, could replace Keith Buckley (groin) who is a doubt.

Colin McCabe (shoulder), Karl Moore (ankle), Darragh Leahy (knee), Cristian Magerusan (metatarsal) and Ryan Swan (cruciate) remain out.

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SPECIAL EDITION 2018 FAI CUP JERSEY

We have some news to distract you from the derby day nerves.

We are delighted to announce that Bohemians will don a special edition personalised jersey in the FAI Cup this season.

Members-owned for 128 years, our supporters are the very fabric of our club and that will quite literally be the case with this shirt.

For €128 – a euro for every year of our existence – your name will be woven into the red and black stripes of this kit.

Only a limited number will be produced and you will receive an exact replica copy of what the first team will wear.

The perfect gift for every Bohs fan, deadline for orders is June 17th.

You can buy online now via our online store. Queries? Don’t hesitate to contact us at cupjersey@bohemians.ie

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