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BOHS LAST MAN STANDING

There is just over one week to enter the lastest edition of the Bohemian FC Last Man Standing Competition.

It’s just €10 to join with a guaranteed prize pot of €300!

Deadline for entries is Saturday March 3, 12.30pm.

You can sign up at LMS.bohemians.ie.

Spread the word and invite your friends to take part.

How does it work?

  • Pay your entry fee before next Saturday’s deadline.
  • Each week, simply pick ONE team to win. If your team wins, you go through – lose or draw and you’re out.
  • You cannot pick that team again during the competition.
  • If the team you picked has their game postponed, you are automatically put through to the next round. But you cannot pick that team again in the competition.
  • If you forget to pick a team, you’ll be assigned the first team alphabetically that you’ve yet to pick.
  • Player with the longest streak of predicting winning teams wins the prize of €300.
  • If two players remain and both don’t pick a winner, the pot is split.
  • Every competition has a guaranteed winner with no rollover system in place.
  • If more than two remain, everyone goes through to the next round. If all remaining players lose their match in a round together, they all go through to the next round.
Bohemians Last Man Standing

POST-MATCH WITH KEITH BUCKLEY

It was a perfect homecoming for Keith Buckley, who starred in Friday’s 3-1 win over Shamrock Rovers.

Jamie O’Halleron spoke to him after the game. Filmed by Sean De Faoite.

DAN’S THE MAN

BOHEMIANS 3 SHAMROCK ROVERS 1

Dan Casey was the hero of the evening, grabbing a brace of headers either side of Paddy Kavanagh’s rifled effort as Bohemians fought back from one down to give Bohs early bragging rights in the Dublin Derby.

Sold out over two weeks ago, excitement palpable, smell of chips in the air, one of the biggest rivalries in Irish football, Bohs versus Rovers at the home of Irish Football, the sense of excitement was rife in the air.

And, what a way to get the most anticipated domestic season in recent years underway! A niggly affair unfolded taking some time to get going but finally came to life when Dinny Corcoran found himself with five yards of space inside the box from a Ward corner.

Bohs top-scorer from last season, seemed to have too much time, wildly swinging his left foot, making no contact. The Gypsies were made to pay for the glaring miss when the visitors took the lead in the 23rd minute.

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Greg Bolger floated in a free kick from midfield, Gary Shaw won the initial header and Graham Burke produced a spectacular overhead kick that left Shane Supple with no chance.

Unfortunately for the midfielder, his effort rebounded off the post to the grateful Ronan Finn, who happily volleyed home with his left foot.

Bohs started the second half much better and should have equalised minutes into the half. Corcoran laid off well to Ward, who stumbled through a couple of challenges but dragged his shot wide of the near post, should have hit the target at least. The introduction of Eoghan Stokes coincided with the home side building some momentum and in the 73rd minute got the equaliser they deserved.

Dan Casey’s bullet header levelled things up as Dalymount began to rock. Not resting on their laurels, Bohs pushed forward for another.

Supple’s long clearance was well flicked on by Brennan and Kavanagh raced clear, hammering home past the helpless Horgan.

Two became three minutes later when Dan Casey got his second of the game, looping his header over Horgan, who was caught in the middle of nowhere, after Grace made a mess of his clearance.

It finished 3-1 to the home side as chants of “We are top of the league” rang around Dalymount.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Darragh Leahy, Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall, Dinny Corcoran, Keith Ward, Kevin Devaney, Paddy Kavanagh, Oscar Brennan, Keith Buckley

Subs: Dan Byrne, Philip Gannon, Ian Morris, J.J. Lunney, Colin McCabe, Rob Manley, Eoghan Stokes

Shamrock Rovers: Kevin Horgan, Ethan Boyle, Roberto Lopes, Lee Grace, Greg Bolger, Ronan Finn, Brandon Miele, Gary Shaw, Ally Gilchrist, Joel Coustrain, Graham Burke

Subs: Tomer Checinski, Daniel Carr, David McAllister, Joseph O’Brien, Sean Boyd, Aaron Bolger, Sam Bone

Referee: Paul McLaughlin

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

REDUCED RATE SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

For those who couldn’t buy or renew a season ticket before last night’s Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers game sold out, we are truly sorry.

Demand for tickets was unprecedented and we had no choice but to suspend sales.

They are now back on sale – minus the price of a match ticket at store.bohemians.ie and directly from Dalymount Park.

  • Adult €205. ⇓ €15
  • Student/Senior €135. ⇓ €10
  • U18 €105. ⇓ €5

For those of you who joined us at Dalymount Park for the first time last night, we hope you enjoyed the game, the atmosphere and, of course, the result.

If you did, don’t make it a one-off visit. Come and join us again at the People’s Club.

(2018 membership sign-ups and Junior Gypsies have also gone back on sale.)

Bohemians fans at last night's game. By INPHO/Gary Carr

POST-MATCH WITH KEITH LONG

After a 3-1 comeback win over Shamrock Rovers last night in Dalymount, Jamie O’Halleron spoke to Keith Long after the game and reflected on what was a satisfying League opener.

Filmed by Sean De Faoite

“IT’S A GREAT WAY TO START”

BOHEMIANS v SHAMROCK ROVERS
Friday February 16 2018, Dalymount Park

Please note earlier kick-off time of 7.30pm

Bohemians host old rivals Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park in tomorrow’s SSE Airtricity League opener with both sides looking to ignore the hype and do their talking on the pitch.

Unprecedented demand saw the home fans’ allocation to this fixture sell out two weeks in advance, while the away end followed suit shortly afterwards.

It’s the first time since 2005 that the opening night fixtures have thrown up the Dublin Derby. On that occasion, Bohs and Rovers played out a 1-1 draw at Dalymount.

The build-up in recent weeks has been dominated by a sense of anticipation among both sets of supporters and Bohs manager Keith Long acknowledged: “This fixture is a great way to start the league campaign.

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“The sell-out signs have been up in Dalymount Lane for two weeks, which is great to see. It’s just a pity Dalymount no longer has the capacity of years gone – there has been massive interest.

“It’s a big occasion for the supporters and everyone involved with both clubs. But for both sets of players, it’s about getting it right on the pitch.

“Our players have worked hard in pre-season and we believe they will be focused and disciplined in their approach.”

As well as putting the hard yards in on the training ground, Long and his backroom team have worked tirelessly over the closed season to strengthen a squad that had to contend with some high-profile departures such as Ismahil Akinade to Waterford as well as the sales of rising stars Fuad Sule and Warren O’Hora to Barnet and Brighton respectively.

​Even today, Long, despite strong competition, was busy finalising a deal to bolster his attacking options with the arrival of 21-year-old striker Eoghan Stokes (above) from Leeds.

Subject to international clearance, he will go straight into tomorrow’s matchday squad.

The former St Kevin’s Boys frontman joins Darragh Leahy (Coventry City), JJ Lunney (St Pat’s), Rob Manley (UCD), Ryan Swan (Cabinteely), Dylan Watts (Leicester, loan) among the new faces at the club.

But there are some familiar faces making a welcome return too with Keith Buckley (Bray Wanderers), Kevin Devaney (Galway United) and Karl Moore (Bray Wanderers) all rejoining a squad that retained most of its key men from last season.

Looking forward to his fourth season at the helm, Long said: “It’s opening night, with new arrivals at both clubs, so there is change and it will take time for new players to settle.”

These old foes met three times in the league last season with Rovers winning the first two before Bohs claimed the spoils in the sides’ final meeting in Tallaght Stadium.

The bookies once again have Rovers as favourites, but Long remains undeterred.

He added: “It’s no secret that we don’t have the resources that they have, we have tended to go into games against Rovers as underdogs.

“But we can enjoy that tag a little bit too and try use it to our advantage and have our supporters behind us.

“That bond between players and fans is something I’ve preached about since coming in, that was key for us last year.

“There was a definite connection there. Even when we were under pressure, fans didn’t waver.

“That helps players grow in stature and we’ll need that for this game as well as every other one this year.

“It’s an even more competitive league now. We’re not fazed by that but we will need that support again every step of the way.”

TEAM NEWS

Long’s pre-season preparations were rocked by a double blow to his attacking options.

First, Ryan Swan suffered a torn cruciate, which could rule him out for the majority of the season.

Then that loss was compounded with Cristian Magerusan fracturing his metatarsal.

But Long has acted quickly to bolster his front line with the additions of Rob Manley (UCD) and Eoghan Stokes (Leeds).

Eoghan Morgan

​DALYMOUNT SPRING CLEAN TOMORROW

Club member and volunteer Dave Lane has organised a fan clean-up day tomorrow morning at Dalymount Park, 11am.

Your assistance in getting Dalymount in shape for the new season is greatly appreciated.

Jobs include:
- Power washing of seats
- Re-bolting of seats
- Removal of debris in Jodi Stand/Des Kelly Stand
- Weeding of Tramway End

Equipment required includes brushes, garden gloves, shears etc.

If you are able to assist, please mail pro@bohemians.ie and we will pass your details on to Dave.

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EA SPORTS CUP DRAW

Bohemians have been drawn at home to Cabinteely in the first round of the EA Sports Cup.

The game will take place on Monday March 5 at Dalymount Park, 7.45pm.

The sides met in the same round last year, with Steven Nolan’s goal giving the Gypsies a 1-0 at Dalymount.

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MR GREEN SEASON TICKET COMPETITION

It’s now one week until the sold-out Dublin Derby but club sponsors Mr Green are offering fans who have missed out on tickets one last chance to be there – and at every other Bohemians home league game this season.

To be in with a chance of winning the top prize of two Bohs season tickets and a signed jersey, reply to this Mr Green promotional video tweet with your favourite Dublin Derby memory.

And as Mr Green are also partners with Celtic, there is a signed Celtic jersey up for grabs for the runner-up. Prize winners will be picked on Tuesday.

Dublin Derby

“We had camoflage on our faces and my Mam was just looking at me wondering what was going on”

Ahead of the big kick-off against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park on February 16, Bohemians midfielder Oscar Brennan takes bohemianfc.com behind the scenes as the team and management prepare for the 2018 season.

This is the fourth and final instalment of Oscar’s pre-season diary.

Picture the scene; Dinny Corcoran is skinning a rabbit, Dan Casey is down by the river gutting a fish and somewhere in the forest Kev Devaney and Jamie Hamilton are foraging for fire-wood on a wet day in the Wicklow mountains.

Welcome to pre-season, 2018.

The weather was horrendous, rain, sleet and bitterly.

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We’ve been working hard on the pitch and in the gym, but last Saturday week we were taken out of our comfort zone at Basecamp East, about 15 minutes beyond Enniskerry.

It was a tough day, it wasn’t about fitness but team-work and bonding.

We arrived at 9.30am for a 9.50 start and as soom as the army lads came up over the hill they were screaming at us, screaming at Detser (Derek Pender) to get us in line. As the captain, that was his job. Otherwise we were down for 10 press-ups.

It was serious, they replicated what life was like in the army for us.

We were trekking with these big, massive bags up and down hills, treading through ice-cold rivers and then we’d to set up our own camps.

We were given these sheets to attach to trees, we’d to skin a rabbit and a fish – at least we didn’t have to catch them!

We didn’t eat in the end, we couldn’t get the fire started.

They just said ‘that’s the reality of army life, if you don’t get it started you don’t eat.

You’re so tired by the end of it, the army lads were putting pressure on purposely to see how you react.

There was no room for whinging and moaning, if you just looked at them everyone was down for 10 press ups and what was worse was if you were the one who caused the press-ups, you didn’t do them, you counted them out for everyone else just so everyone hated you that little bit more.

We realised quickly enough after some shock treatment, Detser just had a word and said: ‘look,lads, today is not going to be fun. Just get on with it and let’s just get through it’.

It was a long day, I couldn’t even speak when I got home I was that drained. We had camoflage on our faces and my Mam was just looking at me wondering what was going on.

Detser went and picked one of his kids up from their gymnastics class and the whole class stopped and was looking at the fella with the camo on his face.

You go through what we took out of that day and the skills that are transferable from army life into football – team-work, motivation, trust, leadership and what you would want from the person beside you if you were going to war with them.

Oscar Brennan
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