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“People are talking us up and we can’t shy away from that”

BOHEMIANS v CORK CITY
Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup semi-final
Sunday September 30, Dalymount Park, 5.45pm

Keith Long says Bohemians are hungry, measured and determined to build on the recent feelgood factor at Dalymount Park and reach the promised land of an FAI Cup final.

Bohs welcome 2017 league and cup double winners Cork City to Dalymount this evening with the Gypsies looking to reach a cup final for the first time in ten years.

Getting there will be easier said than done. But after winning nine games in a row, Long admits there is a measured confidence about his team.

Nobody is getting ahead of themselves, but the optimism is shared on the terraces too – the home stand for this game sold out in less than two days and will be bouncing this evening.

Long said: “It’s a really important game. We’re looking forward to it. We’re on a good run of form.

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“We will be up against it against a strong Cork side. But we feel that we are ready. The boys are hungry to do well.

“If we play well we know we have a chance. We’ll have a big crowd behind us. The feelgood factor is good around the club. People are talking us up and we can’t shy away from that.

“We’ve had barren spells earlier in the season, so we have to enjoy the moment and do all we can to keep it going.”

These sides met two weeks ago in the league at the same venue with Bohs pulling off a 4-2 victory to derail City’s bid to retain their league title.

John Caulfield’s side will be eyeing revenge and Long said: “Our last game against Cork is immaterial. They’ll have players back – Alan Bennett, Kieran Sadlier.

“Cork will be stronger than they were in the league game. That will have no bearing on this. Obviously it was important that we won that game and it kept up the good run of form we’ve been on.

“But we’ve been beaten three times by them this season prior to that so we know we have to be at our very best against them.

“We’re in a good run of form and people will rightly point to that as we’re coming into the game with confidence but when you look at where Cork are in the table, I don’t consider ourselves favourites.”

Bohs come into this game refreshed after Long started an entirely different starting XI at last Saturday’s 3-1 derby win away to St Patrick’s Athletic.

Given the experimental nature of the team, it was perhaps one of the most notable of the Gypsies’ nine wins in a row.

Long said: “It would have been foolhardy to play players 68 hours after running themselves into the ground in Derry so we felt we had to make 11 changes last week.

“It was a really rewarding display for everyone at the club and for everyone associated with bringing those players through.

“You could see the potential of the boys we have here, which has been strengthened further with our partnership with St Kevin’s.

“The players came in and showed what they’re capable of. We went a goal down very early in the game and the manner in which they responded to that made it an even more pleasing performance.

“It took 15/20 minutes for the team to find their feet but once they settled down and played their stuff, they grew into the game.

“They’ve given me food for thought, not just for next season but for this game too. Fellas have come in, they’ve put their hand up, they’ve done well and are in the reckoning to feature.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohs are at full strength bar long-term absentee Ryan Swan (cruciate) and Ryan Masterson (thigh).

Keith Long salutes Bohs' travelling support - A Baldiemann

Important information for supporters attending Bohemians v Cork City

JODI STAND SOLD OUT

Please note the Jodi Stand is entirely sold out for Sunday FAI Cup semi-final.

Tickets remain for the Des Kelly Stand through Cork City. These are for away supporters only.

ARRIVE EARLY

We once again ask for the cooperation of members and supporters: Please arrive as early as possible.

Our bars and first turnstile will open at 2pm.

We advise arriving no later than 5pm if you wish to avoid crowd congestion in Dalymount Lane.

Late arrivals after kick-off may be refused entry.

HOME FANS

Season tickets and Junior Gypsies cards do not apply. Do not turn up without a match ticket or 2018 membership card.

Members/sponsors/guests enter Dalymount Lane via North Circular Rd. Members pay a reduced entrance fee of €10 at members’ stile upon production of 2018 membership card.

Match ticket holders for the Jodi Stand enter Dalymount Lane via St Peter’s Rd.

STUDENT/JUVENILE TICKETS

Concession/student/juvenile tickets use Stile 4. Please note people who have purchased student tickets must present a valid student card or appropriate school/college identification.

Failure to produce same will result in student ticket holders being asked to pay the €5 balance of a full-price €15 adult ticket.

The same applies for juvenile tickets. Juvenile tickets are intended for U12s. Any overage person attempting to enter the stadium with a juvenile tickets will be required to pay full rate.

AWAY FANS

Away fans enter the Des Kelly Stand via St Peter’s Rd.

No tickets will be on sale from the ground.

Cork City supporters must purchase tickets from their club.

FAI Cup

SOLD OUT

The Jodi Stand (home fans) is completely sold out for Sunday’s FAI Cup semi-final.

CUP SEMI-FINAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE

One final push to get Bohs to the Aviva Stadium as 2017 league and cup winners Cork City come to Dalymount Park.

This game is all-ticket.

Tickets are now on sale online at www.tickets.bohemians.ie and from Dalymount Park on Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

Season tickets and Junior Gypsies cards do not apply for cup games. Season ticket holders and Junior Gypsies must purchase match tickets in advance.

Membership does not cover cup games either but members do not need to purchase tickets in advance. Instead, members can pay a reduced rate of €10 on production of 2018 membership card at the members’ stile on match-night.

Tickets sold online and from Dalymount Park are for home fans only. Away fans must purchase tickets for the Des Kelly Stand from Cork City. Away fans in the Jodi Stand face ejection from the stadium.

Our bars will be open from 2pm ahead of the game.

Get down early and get behind Keith Long and his team. #SheWoreABohsRibbon

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“Motivation is high across the squad”

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC v BOHEMIANS
SSE Airtricity League
Saturday September 22, Richmond Park, 5.30pm

Keith Long believes a Dublin derby is ‘the perfect game’ to refocus Bohemians after the highs of their FAI Cup quarter-final win away to Derry City on Wednesday night.

A clinical performance from the Gypsies made it eight wins in a row – the club’s best run in 10 years – with a memorable 3-1 victory in the Brandywell in front of 300 travelling Bohs fans.

Long said: “It’s a quick turnaround having played Wednesday. But we’re not complaining, it’s a great problem to have. We’re delighted to be in the semi-finals of the Cup.

“Wednesday was an excellent performance and a memorable night for the players, staff and supporters. It’s something we hope we can build on.

“Even though it was a midweek fixture, we had incredible support behind us from the off.

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“The players were spurred on by that from the moment they stepped out on to the pitch. It was special.

“Derry threw caution to the wind in the second half to a certain extent so we are delighted to be sitting here with a semi-final to look forward to.”

The high tempo and energy-sapping manner of Bohs’ performance on Wednesday mean Long will need to freshen up his side for the short trip to face his former club at Richmond Park.

He said: “We have to listen to players and their bodies. Wednesday took a lot out of the players both physically and emotionally.

“We’ll have at least one change forced upon us with Derek Pender ruled out after suffering a head injury.

“We’ve other players who have niggles who we need to manage too. But we have a squad we believe in and players who can come in and step up to the mark when called upon.

“It’s an important game, it’s a Dublin derby, so it’s the perfect game to come back into after Wednesday as there’s a lot at stake again.

“Motivation is high across the squad. Everyone is pushing each other for game-time.”

And the manager is expecting another close game as his side look to make it nine wins in a row.

He added: “There’s only three points between the sides and there’s been very little between the teams over the past number of seasons.

“That’s been the case again this season – we’ve lost one, drawn one and won one against them so we expect it to be close.”

TEAM NEWS

Derek Pender (head injury), Cristian Magerusan (hamstring), Ryan Masterson (thigh) and Ryan Swan (cruciate) are all ruled out. Darragh Leahy (quad) is a doubt.

Danny Grant (bug) returns to the squad where he will be joined by U19 team-mates Andy Lyons, Jamie Hamilton, Ryan Graydon, Promise Omochere and Ali Reghba.

Keith Long salutes Bohs' travelling support - A Baldiemann

U19s host ST PAT’S AT DALYMOUNT TONIGHT

Can’t make it to The Brandywell? You might then consider heading to Dalymount Park tonight instead as Craig Sexton’s Bohemians U19s host St Patrick’s Athletic at 7.30pm. It’s free in.

The match is a repeat of the Enda McGuill Cup final, which Bohs won 2-1 in Richmond Park a fortnight ago after coming from behind thanks to two goals from Ali Reghba.

The U19s paraded their latest trophy pitchside at the half-time break during the first team’s game against Cork City on Friday and would once again be grateful of your support when they look to get the better of U19 Northern Division league leaders St Pat’s once more.

The U19s travel to Denmark to face FC Midtjylland In the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday October 3 with the return leg at Dalymount Park on Wednesday October 24, 7pm.

Bohs U19s paraded at Dalymount Park - A Baldiemann

“SOMETHING WILL HAVE TO GIVE”

DERRY CITY v BOHEMIANS
IRISH DAILY MAIL QUARTER-FINAL
Wednesday September 19, The Brandywell, 7.45pm

Two teams full of confidence come face to face when Derry City host Bohemians in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup quarter-final tomorrow.

On Friday, Bohs made it seven wins in all competitions for the first time in ten years with the most impressive result of the lot – a comprehensive 4-2 victory at Dalymount Park derailing Cork City’s bid to retain their league title.

On Sunday, tomorrow’s hosts collected the first major silverware of the domestic season when they dispatched Cobh Ramblers 3-1 at The Brandywell to lift the EA Sports Cup.

Bohs’ recent run of form included a confident 2-0 win when these sides last met at the Brandywell on August 31, which ended a run of 10 defeats in a row against Kenny Shiels’ side.

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But Bohs manager Keith Long is not one to look back or allow his side to pat themselves on the back for recent results.

He said: ”Our league win up there a few weeks ago will have no bearing on this game. We’re obviously on a good run but Derry will be on a high after winning the EA Sports Cup on Sunday too.

“There is a lot at stake for both clubs, it’s a huge game. But we are looking forward to it.

“We’re going into the game focused and having prepared professionally. It’s two teams coming into the game feeling they can win it. Something will have to give.”

This is the third round running where Bohs have had to travel away from home.

They enjoyed bumper support in the previous rounds when they got the better of First Division sides Wexford and Galway United 7-0 and 2-0 respectively.

With the Gypsies faithful lapping up recent results, Long is hoping for another strong presence in The Brandywell’s away section, despite the inconvenient scheduling of this fixture.

Long added: “It’s unfortunate it’s on a Wednesday but we think we’ll have good support behind us going up there.

“We’ve always had good support but even more so in recent months.

“The lads got a standing ovation against Cork at half-time on Friday, never mind full-time. That means a lot to them and it’s fantastic for their confidence.

“Derry are at home and will have a huge crowd behind them but we know we can count on our travelling support to be behind us all the way.”

TEAM NEWS

Ryan Masterson (quad), Danny Grant (bug) and Darragh Leahy (groin) remain doubts. Cristian Magerusan (hamstring) and Ryan Swan (cruciate) are ruled out once more.

Dano Kelly celebrates against Cork City - A Baldiemann

UP FOR THE CUP

With our club sponsor Mr Green, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary, we take a look back at the FAI Cup final between Bohemians and Derry 10 years ago, and look forward to the FAI Cup quarter-final this Wednesday.

IAN MORRIS POST-MATCH

A 4-2 win over Cork City on Friday night was the icing on the cake for player / Youth Development Officer Ian Morris, who can also take pride in the continued success of the underage teams.

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

KEITH LONG POST-MATCH

Bohs were emphatic in their 4-2 victory over champions Cork City last night in Dalymount, with a first-half performance to remember.

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

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