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VIDEO: BOHEMIANS 0 SLIGO ROVERS 2 POST-MATCH

After Bohemians’ unlucky defeat to champions Sligo Rovers on Friday night, manager Owen Heary gave his post-match reaction to Robbie O’Reardon.

Filmed by Jamie O’Halleron.

Intro Graphic by Ray O’Hanlon

“WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS, WE HAVE TO KEEP WORKING”

BOHEMIANS v SLIGO ROVERS (Saturday September 7th, 7.45pm)

Bohemians face the league champions on Saturday looking to match their season-best run of three matches unbeaten.

Depending on results elsewhere, a draw or win on Saturday could widen the gap between Bohs and the two teams below them in the league table.

“We need to focus on what we’re doing and not worry about other results. We’ve done that in the last couple of weeks and it will be no different when we face Sligo,” said manager Owen Heary.

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During a lean spell for Bohemians in the league they drew 0-0 in the Showgrounds in June, making up at least in part for the 3-0 defeat at home to the same opponents in March.

“Sligo are still the champions and they will be coming here with the bit between their teeth. They know they have to win to maintain their challenge,” said Heary.

“If the lads give as good an account of themselves as they did in the last two matches I can see us coming away with something.

“It’s another tough game for us, and then we have another even bigger one in two weeks’ time against Shelbourne.”

Approaching the end of his permitted tenure as caretaker manager, Heary has guided Bohemians to two wins and two draws in six league games.

“I’m happy with the way things have gone. Before I took over we had gone 11 league games without a win,” he said. “To get points against some of the teams we have got them against is very pleasing. But we’re not out of the woods yet. We’ve got to keep working hard at what we’re doing.”

Heary admits his players struggled to get to terms with the St Patrick’s midfield in the first half of last weekend’s match. Daniel Byrne who had impressed on his full debut in the previous game was missing the guidance of suspended Dave Mulcahy, Heary felt.

“We decided we had to try and match them [St Patrick’s] man-for-man and stop them getting forward. We talked to [Keith] Buckley and [Stephen] Traynor at half-time and they did the business. They’re not much older than the lads they replaced but they have been playing in the league for four years,” said Heary.

“Not many teams have gone over there and got a point off them and we’ve done it twice this year. Pat’s could have been out of sight in the first half but in the second half we got to grips with them and we deserved the point.”

With those contributions Buckley and Traynor put themselves in the reckoning for the starting line-up. Also in midfield, Dave Mulcahy is available, back from suspension. David Scully (ankle injury) remains out.

Heary has strengthened his defensive resources with the signing on professional terms of tall centre-half Neil Yadolahi (20), a youth Irish international who was on the books of Burnley for over two years until last year. More recently, he had a short spell with Turkish side Bucaspor and a trial with Swansea City. He has been training with Bohemians for the past month.

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SPECIAL OFFER FOR NDSL PLAYERS

BOHEMIANS v SLIGO ROVERS (Saturday September 7th, 7.45pm)

To celebrate Bohemians’ partnership with the North Dublin Schoolboys/Girls League, the entry fee for this Saturday’s Airtricity League clash against Sligo Rovers for any NDSL player plus their accompanying adult is just €5!

All you need to do is wear your schoolboy club colours or present your NDSL card at the Jodi Stand turnstiles.

Spread the word and invite your Facebook friends to attend.

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IRELAND v SWEDEN… AT THE REAL HOME OF IRISH FOOTBALL

The bars at the Real Home of Irish Football, Dalymount Park, will be open from 7pm this Friday ahead of Ireland’s crunch World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

The game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, will be screened live on all televisions.

We will be giving out one FREE bottle of Budweiser to everyone in attendance if Ireland score first.

And as an extra bonus, we will give TWO further FREE bottles of Budweiser to all punters if an Irish player scores a hat-trick.

So get down to Dalymount early this Friday to support your club and watch the Ireland game from the comfort of the newly-refurbished Members’ Bar. See you there!

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DINNY DOES IT AGAIN

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A well-taken Dinny Corcoran goal 15 minutes from time earned Bohemians another vital point in their bid to stay up after a deserved draw away to St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park on Friday night, writes ROBERT O’REARDON.

A tap in-from Daryl Kavanagh on 20 minutes had given the home side the lead but similar to the last game between these sides met at Inchicore, a late equaliser gave the away fans something to smile about.

It was Owen Heary’s side who started off the brighter. Two lapses in concentration from the Saints’ back four led to early openings for the Gypsies.

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First, Ryan McEvoy burst through the defence and was hauled down right on the edge of the box. There were calls for a penalty, but Alan Kelly gave a free-kick instead. Unfortunately, the Bohs No 9, who is well known for his free-kicks, blasted this particular set-piece wide.

Then Corcoran found himself with only a defender to beat on the edge of the box not long afterwards, but the experienced Aidan Price snuffed out the chance.

This served as a wake-up call for Liam Buckley’s men as they took the lead minutes later. A great move was finished off by Kavanagh after some good link-up play between former Bohs duo Chris Forrester and Ger O’Brien on the right-hand flank.

The fact the Gypsies had fallen behind in similar circumstances before snatching a draw at the same venue and against the same opposition already this season must have given them hope of salvaging the situation once again. But Pat’s began to turn the screw and looked like they were the more likely team to get the next goal.

Conan Byrne was The Saints’ star man as he forced saves out of Dean Delany. Another great move again involving Byrne laid a chance on a plate for Kavanagh to double his tally but he fluffed his lines and the sides went in level at half-time.

Owen Heary was clearly upset with his side’s first-half effort and he shuffled his pack at the break. Daniel Byrne and Conor Murphy were taken off for Keith Buckley and Stephen Traynor. These changes stirred the away side into action but before Corcoran had the chance to level the game, it was Pat’s looked capable of extending their lead.

And it was another former Bohs player who looked like doing it. Christy Fagan first saw his shot deflected into the side-netting and, even more agonisingly for the former Manchester United trainee he had a goal disallowed for offside after he tapped Forrester’s cross.

This proved to be the turning point as ball went straight up the other end and an attempted pass-back from Ian Bermingham left Corcoran one-on-one with Brendan Clarke. He took the ball round the keeper and was left with an acute angle but he somehow found a way to finish it and Bohs were level.

This left a nervy final 15 minutes for those watching the game in the away end but the Pat’s were left with a couple of half-chances as the result, coupled with Dundalk’s win against UCD, knocked them off the top of the table. The joy at the end of the game was there for all to see and Heary was delighted to see his side move a point further from the relegation zone.

ST PAT’S: Clarke; O’Brien, Kenna, Price, Bermingham; Forrester (Maher 75), McFaul (Bolger 79), Brennan; Byrne, Fagan (Flood 79), Kavanagh.

BOHEMIANS: Delany; Pender, Murphy, Lopes, L Byrne; Moore, McEvoy, D Byrne (Traynor 46), Mulligan; Corcoran (Devaney 87), C Murphy 5 (Buckley 46).

REFEREE: A Kelly (Cork).

Dinny Corcoran shoots from a tight angle to level the game – Pic by Eddie Lennon

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VOTE FOR J-LO

Best of luck to our good friend and supporter Johnny Logan, who is taking part in the finale of RTÉ One’s ‘The Hit’ after Bohemians’ game against St Patrick’s Athletic tonight.

The final show will see J-Lo compete against the other weekly winners to win a €20,000 song-writing bursary for the songwriters who wrote the competing artists’ recent hits.

The show kicks off at 9.35pm, just as the full-time whistle at Richmond Park should be sounding.

Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite tune from the series before the winner of the ultimate hit is announced.

Johnny has supported us on many occasions, so now it’s our turn to return the favour!

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“There’s nothing to say we can’t go and get a result”

ST PATRICK’S ATH v BOHEMIANS (Richmond Park, Friday August 30th, 7.45pm)

Bohemians face the league leaders knowing that their opposition will be at least as anxious as they are not to drop points.

Bohemians are aiming to equal or better the 1-1 result in their last league match at Inchicore, having pulled themselves up two places with a win two weeks ago against Shamrock Rovers.

“It’s been a long two weeks but the lads are ready to go, and chomping at the bit. They’re up for another big performance like the one they gave against Rovers,” said manager Owen Heary.

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“Pat’s is a massive test. They’re top of the table, unbeaten at home for a while. Nobody’s giving us a chance, and that’s the way it has been for the last few games.

“But all the pressure is on them. They’ve been there before, and they may be starting to get a bit edgy. There’s nothing to say we can’t go there and get a result.”

The Bohemian manager underlined the whole team’s defensive effort that kept Rovers down to very few scoring opportunities. “If we stick to the game plan, hopefully we can restrict Pat’s to minimum chances,” said Heary.

Against the same opposition four months ago, Bohemians had to survive continuous pressure to come away with a draw. Dave Mulcahy scored the second-half equaliser in one of his trademark barn-storming performances.

He was also man-of-the-match against Shamrock Rovers but he will be missing on Friday through suspension.

“Not having Dave is a big blow. The way he started against Rovers set the tone for the whole match. But we have other players who can fill in,” said Heary.

He was very impressed with Daniel Byrne’s debut start alongside Mulcahy in the last league match, and the young midfielder will be in the reckoning again.

“At 20, there’s a lot of development in him. But he has clearly shown he has potential,” said Heary. “I had seen him in under-19 games and I know what he can do. We threw him in at the deep end, which may have helped him, as he didn’t have too long to think about it.”

Ryan McEvoy’s illness required Byrne’s late selection two weeks ago but McEvoy and Ciaran Nangle (previously out with ankle injury) return for Friday and Karl Moore is back from suspension. However, Dave Scully (ankle injury) and Stephen Doran (away) miss out.

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DALYMOUNT FIGHT NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets are on sale for next month’s Dalymount Fight Night.

Tickets for the event, which will be held on Saturday September 14th, cost just €15. They can be purchased from Dalymount Park during usual office hours or from the club’s online store. (*Online ticket price €15.89 to cover PayPal fees).

This Bohemian glove affair is an important club fundraiser and promises to be yet another enjoyable evening – make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see fellow Bohs fans go toe to toe on canvas under the famous floodlights of Dalymount Park.

Spread the word! For more information, contact boxing@bohemians.ie.

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GET LUKE BYRNE ON THE COVER OF FIFA 2014!

Our friends are Extratime.ie, in conjunction with EA Sports, are once again running a poll to select an Airtricity League player for the cover of the FIFA 14 game.

The Bohemians nominee is Luke Byrne. So get behind your club and Lukey – vote early and vote often, and encourage friends and fellow supporters to do likewise.

 

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VOTE FOR BOHS IN FORD GREATEST FAI CUP FINAL COMPETITION

Ford, proud sponsors of the FAI Cup, are calling on supporters to vote on the Greatest FAI Cup final. A shortlist of the top-10 finals has been drawn up and fans can pick their favourite at facebook.com/fordireland.

The shortlisted matches, which were compiled with help from the Irish media, include 10 cup classics, each with their own story to tell.

Two victorious Bohs cup finals – 1935 and 2008 – feature in the shortlist. The 1935 final was a seven-goal thriller against Dundalk, with the Gypsies coming away winners in the joint highest-scoring final to date.

Also included is our most recent final, the penalty shootout against Derry City in 2008, when Mindaugas Kalonas (pictured) slotted home the winning spot-kick after a classic 2-2 draw at the RDS.

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Ford, now into their seventh year as sponsor of Ireland’s most prestigious domestic football cup competition, also share a deep heritage with the famous trophy, as a team from the company won the 1926 final under the banner of Fordsons.

Bohemians fans can vote for their favourite final at facebook.com/fordireland and the winning game will be announced ahead of this year’s final. All fans who vote will automatically be entered into a draw for fuel vouchers and a HD 3DTV.

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