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Dinny Corcoran has signed a two-year contract to remain with Bohemians until the end of 2019.

In his third spell at the club, the 28-year-old striker finished the season as the league’s second highest goalscorer with a haul of 16 goals in 25 starts and one substitute appearance.

Manager Keith Long said: “Dinny is a key re-signing for us. He’s scored the bulk of our goals this season and his finishing has been superb.

“I can’t praise him enough and we’re delighted that he has recommitted.”

It brings to nine the number of players under contract at Bohemians for next season: Oscar Brennan, Dan Byrne, Dinny Corcoran, Rob Cornwall, Paddy Kavanagh, Derek Pender, Fuad Sule, Shane Supple, Warren O’Hora.

Bohemians v Bray Wanderers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division


Bohemians 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 0

The 2017 League of Ireland u19 season has came to its climax tonight here in Dalymount Park with a Dublin derby of Bohemians vs St. Patrick’s Athletic. The teams faced each other twice so far, this season, both tightly contested affairs with Bohs winning the first meeting 1-0 and St. Pats coming out on top in the second match 3-2, courtesy of a Michael Creggan hattrick.

The Gypsies came into the final as Northern division winners and beat Sligo Rovers 1-0 in their semi-final in a gripping encounter with the Westerners. St. Pat’s, however, come in off the back of a remarkable 7-4 victory over defending champions UCD. At one stage the Inchicore outfit were 5-1 up against the Students, but UCD pulled it back to 5-4 before St. Pat’s but the game to bed with two late goals.

The first half began timidly with both teams feeling each other out. St. Pats, however, got their feel quicker and began to assert themselves in the early going. An freekick from the half way line caused the Bohemians ‘keeper, Kian Clarke, trouble; the ball was floated in and while trying to come and punch the ball away, he miscued his effort and put Bohs on the backfoot but the ball was eventually cleared.


With St. Pat’s stifling the Gypsies passing game and causing trouble with set pieces, influential Bohs winger Cian McMullen went off injured in the 22nd minute and was replaced by Cian Fay. This move necessitated a tactical rejig, and Jamie Hamilton was moved to the left flank with Daniel Grant moved into the 10 role with Cian Fay deployed as the striker.

The game continued at a ponderous pace throughout the first half with both teams not willing to risk much early on. Saints striker Michael Creggan, presented the away side with the best chance of the half late on. He jinked down the right side of the Bohs defence and drove into the box, his cross somehow evading the Pat’s attackers and was cleared for a corner. The half ended 0-0.

Where the first half began at a crawl, the second half burst into life. Bohemians came out on the front foot and by the 52nd minute had taken the lead. Bohs won the ball back just inside their own half and, on the counter, Jamie Hamilton played a ball over the head of the right fullback for Daniel Grant who then slid the ball into the stride of Cian Fay and he dinked the ball into the box where Steven Nolan slammed the ball into the net. Bohemians instantly began pushing for the second goal, much of the play being orchestrated by Jamie Hamilton who ran the show all night for Bohemians.

A second goal would have been much appreciated for the home side, however, because just after the hour mark defensive lynchpin Warren O’Hora came off injured, replaced by Seán Bregazzi; another key player injured for Bohs. The Saints began to return to life and were turning the screw in their search for the equaliser and had the best chance of the game in the 71st minute. Pat’s goalkeeper, Eric Donnelly, cleared the ball downfield and Jason Grouse picked the ball up and seen Bohemians ‘keeper Kian Clarke miles off his line and caught in no-mans-land.

He rounded Clarke, who desperately tried to foul him, and took aim at goal but the Gypsies fullback, Andy Lyons, heroically stopped the ball from hitting the back of the net. As the game was reaching its climax, Clarke redeemed himself with a string of stunning saves. The first of which from a stinging shot from Michael Creggan that he turned over the bar in the 79th minute, and the second in the 89th, a header from Clinton Apos that was destined for the back of the net but Clarke’s hand came out of nowhere and rescued Bohemians. The breath-taking second half came to a close and Bohemians were crowned League of Ireland u19 champions.

MOTM: Jamie Hamilton

Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic - SSE Airtricity National Under 19 League Final

Dublin derby in U19 final tonight

(Please note earlier kick-off time of 7.30pm)

Tonight is your final chance to see a competitive game at Dalymount in 2017 as Bohemians host St Patrick’s Athletic in the SSE Airtricity U19 League final.

Graham Lawlor’s U19s topped the Northern Division this season and have beaten Limerick in the quarter-finals and Sligo Rovers in the last four to bring them to tonight’s decider.

Graham, Craig Sexton and their team of players have put an enormous amount of effort into this season, so we hope we can rely on the support of as many of you as possible at tonight’s game as they look to give it one final push.

As it is an official FAI cup final, there is an admission charge of €5 which also applies to members.


Lawlor said: “The players have had another fantastic season and to finish top of our division is a great achievement in itself.

“We’ve then come through two tough teams to reach the final and it would be great if they could cap off a great season with a win.

“It obviously adds a little something extra when you are playing a derby and I’m sure St Pat’s will bring a few fans to Dalymount with them.

“Pat’s have had a really good season themselves, coming through a difficult semi-final against UCD only a few days ago.

“We’ve had a number of players go up to the first-team throughout the year, so I think it shows how well the entire squad has done as the first-team manager Keith Long is great for promoting the youth.

“We had several players involved in the final game of the season which was great but now we need to focus and hopefully end the season with some silverware.”

Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s also had an excellent season and Cork City needed a penalty shootout to beat them after a 0-0 draw in their SSE Airtricity U17 League final at Turner’s Cross on Monday.

While Mowlds’ young guns were bitterly disappointed to lose the shootout 4-2, they can reflect fondly on a campaign which saw them win away ties against Shamrock Rovers and Waterford in their difficult route to the final.



Bohemians go into their final league game of the season buoyed by some of their key men agreeing to remain at Dalymount Park next year.

Five players – Dan Byrne, Rob Cornwall, Paddy Kavanagh, Derek Pender and Shane Supple – extended their stay at the club this week.

It brings to eight the number of players under contract for next season after rising stars Oscar Brennan, Warren O’Hora and Fuad Sule inked new deals at the start of August.

This time last year, Bohs had nobody under contract for 2017 so manager Keith Long is relieved to have some of his business done early.

He said: “We are in a stronger position now than we are last year. It’s important to have key players committed as we want to improve next season if we can.


“Derek Pender as captain and Shane Supple as vice-captain, they were two players I wanted to tie down as they drive the culture we’re trying to create at this club.

“They lead by example and we hope that by tying them down already, others will follow suit.

“We re-signed some of our younger players in August too. The fans’ player fund mid-season allowed us to do that and bring in the likes of Dan Casey who has a very bright future.

“For that, we are extremely grateful. It is a testament to the backing we’ve had from our supporters this season and we really want to give them a send-off tomorrow.”

Last week’s stunning 1-0 victory away to Dundalk secured a top-half finish for a team bookies at the start of the season had tipped to be relegated.

And a win against Finn Harps tomorrow coupled with a Bray Wanderers defeat away to Cork City would see Bohs finish as high as fifth.

Long said: “It hasn’t always been plain sailing. We’ve had our ups and downs but overall it’s been a rewarding season.

“We were looking over our shoulders at various stages but we always felt that we had enough in the dressing room to be safe.

“There are three full-time teams below us fighting for survival on the last day – they would all love to be in our position right now.

“Players and staff have worked extremely hard and put in extra hours and extra training to make sure we could first of all survive and then finish as high up the table as possible.

“The backroom staff have been excellent – from Trevor Croly right down. It’s been a collective effort from everyone at the club.

“Pound for pound, the players have done extremely well. They deserve an enormous amount of credit for their efforts.”

Against already-relegated Harps, Bohs are facing one of their bogey teams in recent seasons.

Long added: “We’ve found them difficult opponents. They are a very well-organised team.

“I commiserate with Ollie Horgan on their relegation, but I feel their absence from the division will be a short-term one.”


Goalkeeper Supple (knee) is set to miss a league game for the first time this season. Colin McCabe, signed as back-up in August following his release from Celtic, is likely to make debut in his place.

Dylan Hayes (foot) is also set to sit this one out, while Dan Byrne, Rob Cornwall and Keith Ward are all suspended.

Warren O’Hora (hamstring) will return, while Eoin Wearen (cruciate) is likely to get first run-out of the year having returned to matchday squad v Dundalk last week.

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Bohemians manager Keith Long has agreed new contracts with a further three players today.

Skipper Derek Pender, Dan Byrne and Patrick Kavanagh have signed deals to remain at Dalymount Park for the 2018 season.

It will be a seventh season at Bohs for right-back Pender, who was signed by Aaron Callaghan in 2012 and was made club captain when Owen Heary became manager in 2013.

‘Detser’, 33, battled back from an Achilles injury in 2015 and has led by example once again this year in what has been one one of his standout seasons in red and black.

A boyhood supporter of the club, Byrne, 24, came through the ranks with the Bohs U19s in 2011 and made his first-team debut in 2012.

After a brief stint with Kilbarrack, Byrne returned to Dalymount in July 2013. Injuries – cruciate and knee cartilage – seriously disrupted his progress in 2014 and 2015.

As a result, he was restricted to just two substitute league appearances in 2015. But the way he has bounced back since is a testament to his character.

He has been a regular this season and last. He made 26 league appearances in 2016 and has gone one better this year so far with 27.

Kavanagh, 31, joined Bohs at the start of the 2014 season, scoring on his debut against UCD.

Complemented by the attacking flair of Ismahil Akinade, Dinny Corcoran and Keith Ward, he too is enjoying one of his most impressive seasons at Bohs.

Today’s re-signings come on the back of Shane Supple and Rob Cornwall agreeing new contracts with the club yesterday.

It brings to eight the number of players under contract at Bohemians for next season: Oscar Brennan, Dan Byrne, Rob Cornwall, Paddy Kavanagh, Derek Pender, Fuad Sule, Shane Supple, Warren O’Hora.

Bohemians v Bray Wanderers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division


Bohemians would like to thank all of the volunteers and members of our club after their efforts behind the scenes were recognised at today’s inaugural SSE Airtricity League Club Awards at Dublin City Hall.

Bohs won top gong in two categories: Best Family Initiative (Junior Gypsies) and Best Overall Marketing.

We also finished runners-up in a further two categories: Best Community Initiative (Bohemian Foundation) and the Overall SSE Airtricity League Club of the Season Award.

In addition to the league awards, Bohemians received a further award from the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha in recognition for the club’s work in the community.

These awards are a testament to the work of a small but dedicated team of volunteers we have at our club.

It is what we believe a fan-owned community club ought to be about – pulling together to help our club realise its potential.

The future is red and black – on and off the pitch!


More photographs by Stephen Burke.

2017 SSE Airtricity League Club Awards

Best Community Initiative: Limerick
Commendation for Community Initiative: Bohemian FC

Best Match Day Experience: Shamrock Rovers
Commendation for Match Day Experience: Cork City

Best Family Initiative: Bohemian FC
Commendation for Family Initiative: Cork City, Shelbourne

Supporters Contribution Award: Derry City
Commendation for Supporters Contribution: Sligo Rovers

Multimedia Club of the Year: Cabinteely
Commendation for Multimedia Activities: Wexford FC

Best Overall Marketing: Bohemian FC
Commendation for Marketing: Cork City

SSE Airtricity League Club of the Season: Cork City
Commendation for Club of the Season: Bohemian FC

Dublin City Council Award: Bohemian FC, Shelbourne, St Patrick’s Athletic
Pitch of the Year: Regional Sports Centre, Waterford

SSE Airtricity League Club Awards


We are delighted to announce that Shane Supple and Rob Cornwall have signed new deals to remain at Bohemians.

Goalkeeper Supple, 30, in his second season at Bohs, has agreed a contract that will keep him at Dalymount Park until the end of 2019.

Defender Cornwall, 23, who joined from Shamrock Rovers at the end of last season, has signed a new one-year deal to stay at Bohs until the end of 2018.

Bohemian FC press conference

U19s and U17s reach finals

The Bohemians U19s and U17s marched on to the finals of their respective SSE Airtricity Leagues today.

Graham Lawlor’s U19s beat Sligo Rovers in their semi-final at Dalymount Park this afternoon with Jamie Hamilton’s first-half penalty the only goal of the game.

Bohs were forced to play the last 10 minutes with 10 men after Ryan Graydon was sent off for a second bookable offence but battled on to claim a hard-fought victory.

At the RSC, Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s trailed Waterford 2-0 at half-time in their last-four tie but goals from Sobe Nwaokolo, Lido Lotefa (2) and David Okpailo gave the visitors a stunning 4-3 win.

The U19 final will be held on Wednesday November 1 at Dalymount Park, 7.45pm. Bohs will host the winners of the St Patrick’s Athletic v UCD semi-final, which is being played this Saturday.

The U17s will be away to Cork City in their final. Time and date to be confirmed.

Well done to both set of players and management teams. The future is red and black.

Bohs U19s by A Baldiemann


A reminder that it is free entry for all for tomorrow’s SSE Airtricity U19 League semi-final at Dalymount Park.

The Members’ Bar will open at 1pm ahead of Bohemians v Sligo Rovers, which kicks off at 2pm.

Having finished top of the Northern Elite Division, Graham Lawlor’s side booked their place in the last four with a 2-1 at home to Limerick on Wednesday thanks to goals from Daniel Grant and Cian Fay.

Get down to Dalyer and get behind Bohs. The future is red and black.



SSE Airtricity League
Friday October 20 2017, 7.45pm, Oriel Park

Bohemians are down to the bare bones but manager Keith Long has challenged his side to rise to the occasion once more against the form team in the country.

Long must plan without six first-team players but his team are in a confident mood ahead of tomorrow’s trip to face Dundalk.

Having halted Cork City’s title party last week, they are now looking forward to challenging themselves against a side who were top dogs for the previous three seasons.

But Fuad Sule and Keith Ward are both suspended, Lorcan Fitzgerald (knee) and Warren O’Hora (hamstring) remain out, while Georgie Poynton and Ciarán O’Connor, both on loan from Dundalk, are unable to play against their parent club.

Long said: “We’re down to the bare bones but it’s a great test for those who will play.

“You should want to play against the best in the league and Dundalk are the form team at present.

“They’re unbeaten in 15 games so this will be a good challenge for our players to see what level we’re at.”

Having been the first team in the league to beat Cork City this season back in July, Bohs once again showed last week that they can, on their day, give anyone in the division a run for their money.


The 0-0 draw was enough to ensure that the Leesiders did not clinch the title at Dalymount Park but the Gypsies felt they were perhaps unlucky not to claim all three points.

Long said: “We were excellent in the second half and created a lot of chances.

“I don’t think there would have been any arguments had we gone on to win the game.

“But Dundalk present a fresh challenge. They’ve been champions the previous three years for a reason.

“Players they brought in at the start of the season have settled in now and they’ve been putting teams to the sword lately – they have the best front five in the country.

“We have to be ready for them.”

Bohs’ absentee list has made that challenge all the more difficult but has, however, provided an opportunity for stars of the club’s U19 team to make the step up to the first-team squad.

Eoghan Morgan, Jamie Hamilton and Andy Lyons did just that against Cork last week and took their place on the bench.

Graham Lawlor’s Bohemians U19s topped the Northern Elite Division and last night beat Limerick 2-1 in the league quarter-finals to set up a last-four tie against Sligo Rovers at Dalymount this Sunday.

And Long in keen to reward and nurture Bohs’ rising stars with involvement in the first team.

He said: “We’re missing bodies so it’s an opportunity for them. We had the three lads on the bench last week and they will travel with us again tomorrow.

“There are others in Graham’s team in our thoughts too. The likes of Ryan Graydon, Cian McMullen and John Ross Wilson, they are all on our radar.”

Another man who will be relishing travelling with the first team tomorrow night is Eoin Wearen.

The midfielder, 25, ruptured his cruciate in pre-season and has been on the long road to recovery ever since.

Tomorrow will be the first time he has been included in a matchday squad this year and Long has backed the former West Ham man to bounce back stronger than ever.

He added: “This set-back has matured Eoin. He’s been top class.

“He’s volunteered to do opposition scouting reports for us and his analysis has been excellent.

“Being out for that length of time isn’t easy, but his attitude around the place has been superb.

“He’s been training hard and he is in the best shape I’ve seen him. He will come back a better player.”

Bohemians v Cork City - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
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