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BOHS v FCUM

Join us at the Home of Irish Football as two fan-owned clubs join in a celebration of music and football camaraderie.

Tickets are available at tickets.bohemians.ie.

While Bohemians and FC United of Manchester meet on the pitch at Dalymount Park, there’s plenty happening off it too.

The Phoenix Bar at Dalymout Park opens two hours before kick-off at 1pm as we kick off an all-day music event: The Sounds of the Terraces, which will continue late into the night.

DJs Dan Lambert, Ste Donnelly, Sam Gregan, Shane Walsh, Sam McGrath, Richie O’Connell, Jamie Whelan plus FCUM guest DJs will play classic sounds that have echoed around the terraces at home and abroad: Northern Soul, reggae, punk, mod, new wave, Madchester, hacienda sounds, acid house and more.

Get down to Dalymount. Let’s make a day of it. Adults €15. Student/concession €10. U12s €5.

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FIXTURE CHANGES

Bohemians’ game against Dundalk, originally scheduled for Friday July 7th, has been brought forward to Wednesday July 5th, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm.

Our away fixture against Cork City, originally scheduled for Friday June 30, has been postponed with no new date yet decided.

Both changes are to facilitate the opposition clubs’ European campaigns.

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WHAT’S THAT? FREE BOOZE?


GET DOWN EARLY

Our bars at Dalymount Park open at 5pm tomorrow ahead of our game against Sligo Rovers (7.45pm).

The first 150 people (over 18) into the ground will recieve a FREE can of White Hag Brewing Company’s new RÓC Lager!

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After that, we have even more bar promotions:

  • 3 White Hag cans €12
  • 3 bottles Bulmers (300ml) €10

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After the game, Phoenix Nights presents: The Shaking Hand.

The Shaking Hand are a five-man Dublin band featuring Mick Humphries, Warren Donohue, Emmet Sanford, Tomo Forde and Ben McGinn

They will be playing a selection of mod, indie and Manchester anthems as well of some of their own excellent work.

Stick around in the Phoenix Bar until late.

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“WE ALL WANT MORE NIGHTS LIKE THAT”

​BOHEMIANS v SLIGO ROVERS
Friday June 23 2017, 7.45pm, Dalymount Park

Keith Long hopes last week’s Dublin derby victory has whetted the appetite for challenges ahead – for players and supporters alike.

The first game back after the mid-season break, Bohemians were trailing 1-0 at half-time against St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park after a disappointing opening 45 minutes.

But, roared on by a passionate away support, Long’s men stormed back with a confident second-half performance to win 3-1.

That result leaves Bohs in seventh place, seven points off the European places but also six points off the relegation zone.

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With that in mind, Long is keeping feet firmly on the ground as the Gypsies welcome Sligo Rovers to Dalymount Park.

He said: “It was a very important win against St Pat’s.

“In previous seasons, we have been slow coming back off the mid-season break so it was vital, having drawn our last home game against Drogheda, that we got something from the game.

“Our second-half performance was really good and it was in line with what we feel this group of players is capable of.

“In the first half, we weren’t at the races. Pat’s deservedly went in at half-time in front.

“Oscar Brennan set the tone for the second half by showing great desire to be first to a 50-50 ball and great composure to slot the ball home to bring us back into the game.

“Dinny Corcoran continued his fine form in front of goal with an expert finish from a sublime Keith Ward pass.

“The night was complete when Georgie showed great energy to get on to another piece of clever play from Wardy and finish to the bottom corner.”

The victory sparked joyous celebrations in The Shed End of Richmond Park and Long appealed to those same supporters to assist the Player Fund set up by club members and fans last week.

Long said: “The scenes afterwards typify this club. We brought another big travelling support and the atmosphere generated on the back of what the lads produced on the pitch really spurred the players on.

“We all want more nights like that – more performances like the second half. If we can produce that, it could be an exciting second half of the season.

“We must, however, guard against any sort of complacency – throughout the club. We are not good enough to be complacent against any team.

“We are involved in a massive battle. The transfer window will open on July 1 and it’s important we try and strengthen our squad to give us the best chance of competing.

“Our rivals will invest. Case in point is our opponents tomorrow announcing the signing of two professional players from the UK (Rhys McCabe and Benny Igiehon).

“With three teams going down this year, other clubs will follow suit.

“It’s a difficult window to get players in but, if possible, we must recruit well and affect the squad in a positive way.

“Resources are finite and the recent appeal for donations to a player fund highlights this fact.

“But Bohs supporters are proud people who love their club and have always got behind any drive to support the club.

“We need their support. I have always said I want the players and supporters to be together. The rapport this group has built up with them is fantastic.

“Now we need them now more than ever to get behind the lads.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohemians welcome Lorcan Fitzgerald back from suspension. But Dylan Hayes remains suspended as he serves the last of his three-game ban.

Defenders Rob Cornwall (hip) and Ian Morris (knee) are both doubtful meaning 18-year-old defender Warren O’Hora, who made his league debut off the bench last week, could once again step in.

Ismahil Akinade (surgery to remove spleen) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain on the sidelines.

 

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PHOENIX NIGHTS: THE SHAKING HAND

After Friday’s game against Sligo Rovers at Dalymount, Phoenix Nights presents: The Shaking Hand.

The Shaking Hand are a five-man Dublin band featuring Mick Humphries, Warren Donohue, Emmet Sanford, Tomo Forde and Ben McGinn

They will be playing a selection of mod, indie and Manchester anthems as well of some of their own excellent work.
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Get down to Dalymount Park early. Our bars open from 5.30pm.

The first 150 people (over 18) into the ground will recieve a FREE can of White Hag Brewing Company’s new RÓC lager.

After that, we have even more bar promotions:
3 White Hag cans €12
3 bottles Bulmers (300ml) €10

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PLAYER FUND

Dear members and fellow supporters,

As a club, we have overcome great hurdles over the past decade. As we all know, the effect of the property crash and economic downturn came close to putting us out of business.

After a number of tough seasons where members and supporters dug deep on numerous occasions to keep the show on the road, we collectively saved our club, reduced our multi-million euro debt to a manageable amount and have secured Dalymount Park as our home for future generations.

Thanks to the endeavours of our members and a small but dedicated body of volunteers, we have every reason to be optimistic about our long-term future.

However, the decision to reduce the Premier Division from 12 teams to 10 next season presents everyone in the division with a fresh challenge.

Despite the constraints of prudence, Keith Long and his team have continued to punch above their weight over the past two-and-a-half seasons.

To give Keith the best possible chance at continuing that, we, as a group of members and supporters, are establishing a fans’ fund to supplement the playing budget.

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“IT’S A GOOD GAME TO START BACK WITH”

​ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC v BOHEMIANS
Friday June 16th 2017, Richmond Park, 7.45pm

Bohemians go into tomorrow’s Dublin derby determined to hit the ground running after the mid-season break.

Just five points separate the sides with Bohs currently seventh on 20 points and St Pat’s second from bottom on 15.

In an extremely congested table, the Gypsies are seven points off fourth place but also six points off the bottom.

Bohs manager Keith Long is keen to get points on the board to ensure the Gypsies are looking up the table rather than over their shoulders.

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Four of Bohs’ six wins this season have come away from home and Long is determined to add to that tomorrow.

He said: “We could have done without the mid-season break, I don’t really see the point of it.

“But it’s a good game to start back with. It’s a Dublin derby and Richmond Park is a great surface to play on.”

A full-time side, few would have predicted that St Pat’s would be sitting in the relegation zone.

But Long says his side will not get lulled into a false sense of security – Liam Buckley’s side have already humbled the Gypsies 4-0 in Dalymount Park this season.

Long added: “The table doesn’t lie but they turned us over the last time we played them, so we know all about the quality they possess.

“But we have to concentrate on our own game and ensure we put in a good performance.

“We’ve worked hard in training all week and we’ve hammered that home to the players.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohs must plan without suspended duo Lorcan Fitzgerald (five yellow cards) and Dylan Hayes (additional two-match suspension following red card v Limerick).

Ismahil Akinade has stepped up his rehabilitation from surgery (to remove his spleen) by playing 45 minutes in a training game on Wednesday night. But he is still not ready to be considered for first-team action.

Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remains sidelined. Striker Steo Donnelly, signed from Usher Celtic, is not yet eligible to play.

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Watch the Boys in Green at Dalymount Park

Didn’t get your hands on a ticket for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Austria?

Then instead you can enjoy it from the comfort of Dalymount Park.

The Members’ Bar opens at 4pm ahead of the game, which kicks off at 5pm.
BAR SPECIALS
(For duration of the game)

  • All pints €4 (Guinness, Bulmers, Heineken, Five Lamps, Bohemian Red Ale, Hop House, Carlsberg, Coors)
  • Bottles 3 for €10 (Budweiser, Miller, Bulmers)

Everyone welcome – spread the word.

 

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JJ Glynn takes charge of Bohs under-15s

Bohemians are pleased to announce the appointment of Gerard Glynn as manager of the club’s inaugural SSE Airtricity League under-15s team.

The UEFA A Licence holder brings a wealth of experience to the role having coached in the FAI’s Centre of Excellence for 10 years.

He is the FAI’s development officer for South Dublin (Templeogue/Rathfarnham), has served on the backroom teams of international development squads and took charge of the Irish team at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Glynn, better known as JJ, said: “I’ve worked with this particular age group for many years both with the Centre of Excellence and with the international squads.

“I’m really looking forward to taking on this challenge. I’m familiar with a lot of people at the club already.

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“I’ve worked closely with Jimmy Mowlds, the Bohs under-17s manager, at the FAI’s Centre of Excellence.

“I’ve also previously worked with players at the club earlier in their careers – the likes of Warren O’Hora, Jamie Hamilton and Eoghan Morgan, who are doing well with the under-19s and on the fringes of the first team now too.”

Glynn’s backroom team will comprise of Conor Murphy (UEFA B Licence holder/Bohemians under-16s premier manager), Glen Byrne (UEFA B Licence holder/Bohemians under-15s premier manager) and Jamie Wilson (strength and conditioning coach with the NDSL Kennedy Cup team).

Glynn said: “We’re looking forward to getting started and recruiting the right kind of player to the club.

“We want to bring in players who will be capable of progressing right through the age groups – to Jimmy’s under-17s, to Graham Lawlor’s under-19s and, hopefully, all the way through to the first team for Keith Long.”

It is an exciting time in domestic football with the new SSE Airtricity League under-15 league, which will commence in August, finally providing a pathway for players to progress from schoolboy football right through to League of Ireland first teams.

Glynn added: “The restructuring is going to be of massive benefit to young players and a real chance for them to progress, whether that be to first-team football here in Ireland or to further afield.

“It’s going to be a big step-up for them from schoolboy football to be competing on a national basis. They will be pitting themselves against the best players in their age group from right around the country, so we are really looking forward to that challenge.”

Welcoming Glynn to the club, Bohemian FC Youth Development Officer Ian Morris said: “We are absolutely delighted to have JJ on board. As soon as we sat down for the first time, I knew he was the man we wanted.

“His knowledge of developing players at this age is unquestionable. The working relationship between Jimmy Mowlds and Graham Lawlor is excellent. This is something I was keen to build on.

“The communication between each age group’s manager is key and we have that in abundance here as can already be seen by the amount of players who have progressed into the first team and who have made their debuts this season.

“Conor, Glen and Jamie are all young knowledgeable coaches, who all work in Emerging Talent Programmes. Their enthusiasm and work ethic is constant and I am really pleased we have them all on board.”

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STEO SIGNS FOR BOYHOOD IDOLS

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of Stephen Donnelly.

The striker joins from Usher Celtic having scored 25 goals in the AUL Premier A Division this season.

The 24-year-old rejected advances from other SSE Aitricity League clubs and from the North in order to sign for his boyhood idols.

‘Steo’ said: “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been going to Bohs games with my da since I was five years old.

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“I really can’t wait to play for that jersey, it will mean a lot.

“I’ve had the best year of football this year with Usher and I owe everything to everyone at the club but I’m looking forward to the challenge of stepping up to a higher level now.”

Before teaming up with Usher, Donnelly spent the previous five years in the United States where he completed a soccer and physical education scholarship with Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

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