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All the latest club news and updates from Dalymount Park.

COLLECTION TONIGHT FOR ROBYN SMYTH

There will be a bucket collection at tonight’s game for the Robyn Smyth fund. We encourage both Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers supporters to donate generously.

Robyn is now eight years old. At the age of three, Robyn was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. A tumour was found in her chest and head,  and tests showed that the cancer had already spread to many parts of Robyn’s body.

This meant Robyn’s cancer was stage 4, this put her survival rate at 20% to 30%.

Robyn has since endured chemotherapy, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and six months on tablets to try to kill any remaining cancer cells.

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70%-80% of children diagnosed with Neuroblastoma will relapse. Robyn stayed in remission for 4-and-a-half years but on July 9th 2013, her parents the devastating news that Robyn had relapsed.

The treatment available in Ireland for children that relapse is very limited but there are cutting edge trial treatments available in hospitals in America and Europe. We are desperately trying to raise funds for these treatments – the treatments there start at €350,000 and can end up costing double this or more.

Please donate generously either at tonight’s game or on her website.

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FANTASY FOOTBALL: LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP

The annual Bohs Fantasy Football Competition, which is an important fundraiser for the club,  kicks off tomorrow.

On top of large cash prizes – including €500 for the winner and €200 for the runner-up – there are lots of fantastic monthly prizes including tickets for December’s Manchester United v Everton game, a B&B getaway at Druids Glen Resort, 3 golf four-balls and tickets to a major gig.

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THE REAL DUBLIN DECIDER

BOHEMIANS v SHAMROCK ROVERS (Dalymount Park, Friday August 16th, 7.45pm)

Bohemians are aiming to get points to match their improved performances in defence as they welcome old rivals Shamrock Rovers on Friday.

Manager Owen Heary sees his side as having gained in discipline and structure, and against Cork City “defended excellently” for more than 90 minutes.

“It was a vast improvement on what we have done in the last few games, and then we had the sucker punch in the 95th minute,” he said.

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Heary felt keenly his players’ disappointment but observed that the depth of disappointment reflected their exceptional work-rate.

“The Rovers game is a good one to come at this point because we need to bounce back quickly. The lads know what is expected of them. They believe in what we are doing, and they know they are going in the right direction.”

Heary is not inclined to move players around, and even less to select himself, in order to strengthen the defence further.

He also saluted the outstanding performance of goalkeeper Dean Delany against Cork and in bringing off a series of top-class saves in earlier games, even against UCD when Bohemians conceded three goals.

“He’s a senior player and he’s stepping up to the plate,” said Heary of the only player in his squad to play all 24 league games this season.

Daniel Byrne made his Bohemian début against Cork City as a substitute on 80 minutes, having recently signed from Kilbarrack United. Heary was delighted for Byrne to get on for the club he supports as a fan. He expects the 20-year-old defender/midfielder to be a “vital part” of his plans for the rest of the season, as all the players in his squad fight for places.

For Friday the Bohemian manager must plan without former Shamrock Rovers player Karl Moore (suspended) and Ciaran Nangle (ankle injury), but Keith Buckley returns from suspension and Andy Mulligan from hamstring injury, giving Heary crucial choices to make in midfield.

“Karl has been brilliant for us in the last few matches. He’s a natural winger and you don’t get many of them these days,” said Heary. “But Andy Mulligan has that too, Keith Buckley is back, and Kevin Devaney can be a threat to the Rovers defence on the right. So we have options.”

Shamrock Rovers will be missing several leading players through suspension but Heary is keenly aware of the strength-in-depth of the rivals’ squad.

“We’ll focus on what team we think they will put out,” he said. “In these derbies, form goes out the window, as we have seen in the last few games against Rovers. It’ll be down to keeping our discipline and sticking to the game plan.

“This is massive for the club, massive for the fans and, particularly, it’s massive for the team.”

Forward Chris Lyons (bruised ribs) faces a late fitness test for Friday, though he trained this week. He has been joined in training by fellow-forward Eoin Rhodes, recently signed to Bohemians’ under-19 squad from Ross Celtic in Co. Wexford.

Rhodes featured in last month’s friendly against Glenavon and scored a hat-trick in an under-19s’ pre-season match against Baldoyle United. He is one of three recent under-19 recruits from Co. Wexford.

Bohemians will play a friendly in Ferns on Saturday in acknowledgement of the contributions to the club from that county.

 

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MATCH SPONSORS v SHAMROCK ROVERS

A big Bohemian thank-you to our friends and neighbours at Collis Pharmacy,  our match sponsors for this Friday’s Dublin Derby against Shamrock Rovers (Dalymount Park, 7.45).

As always, please support our sponsors – and tell them we sent you! Collis Pharmacy is located just across the road from Dalymount Lane (350 NCR).

If you are interested in matchday sponsorship packages at Bohemians, click here for more information, or email commercial@bohemians.ie.

The matchday sponsorship package is an excellent way to reward your company’s staff or your clients with a good night out, whilst at the same time promoting your business.

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LOTTO/FOOTBALL FORECASTS SEASON TICKETS

You can now purchase a season tickets and half-season tickets for the Bohemian FC Lotto/Football Forecast, priced at €40 and €25 respectively*.

With individual draw tickets costing €2, these tickets are a steal!

Once you’ve bought your ticket from the online store, email your selections to footballforecasts@bohemians.ie each week before the deadline.

*Price includes surcharges of €1.77 and €1.24 respectively to cover Paypal charges.

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9-GOAL THRILLER

Time is running out to sign up for the 9-Goal Thriller fundraiser. Deadline for signing up is this Saturday (August 17th). Tickets cost: €25

NINE-GOAL THRILLER?

The new 9-Goal Thriller game is a fundraiser brought to you by the Bohemians Last Man Standing team.

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This game is simple. There are 20 tickets available for sale at €25 each. Each ticket represents a team from the English Premier League.

When all 20 tickets are sold, the teams will be drawn at random and assigned to players. The first team to score exactly nine goals within consecutive games wins the prize.

It is NOT the first team to score nine goals. For example, if Everton start their game and have seven goals scored in their previous games and they win 3-0, the player assigned that team does not win the prize.

But if they win 2-0, then they will be the winning team.

If two teams both reach the nine-goal point after the same amount of games played (kick-off time is irrelevant) then the next team to reach nine goals wins. The winning team must have a unique goals scored column of nine.

If no team reaches nine goals then whoever gets to 19 goals (then 29 etc) under the same criteria will be the winning team.

50% of the pot, €250, will go to the winner and €250 will go to Bohemian FC.

Any questions can be emailed to lastmanstandingbohs@gmail.com. Many thanks for supporting this fundraiser.

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DALYMOUNT FIGHT NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets are now 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.

Cork City 1 Bohemians 0

CORK CITY 1 BOHEMIANS 0

Danny Morrissey scored a dramatic injury-time winner for Cork City as they saw off Bohemians 1-0 at Turner’s Cross on Friday night, writes Extratime.ie‘s SEAN GEARY.

The win, Stuart Ashton’s first league match in charge, eases any relegation worries City may have had but it was another worrying loss for Owen Heary’s Bohemians.

Bohs remain bottom of the league but results elsewhere went their way and they still lie only two points from safety.

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“THE LADS ARE HURT, BUT IT’S GOOD HURT”

CORK CITY v BOHEMIANS (Turner’s Cross, Friday August 9th, 7.45pm)

Bohemians go to Cork hoping that the “hurt” of last week’s defeat will spur them to higher levels of performance and concentration.

Manager Owen Heary has been working the team hard on set-pieces after conceding goals from corners and a free against UCD last week.

“The lads are disappointed and feeling hurt. But it’s a good hurt. They know they did well, even if they are disappointed at conceding those goals,” he said.

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“The training has been high-tempo because of the frustration. They know they are well capable of winning games, if they can eradicate those mistakes.”

Heary takes hope from his team’s performance. “We created chances, we got a lot of bodies forward, and UCD never threatened us in open play.

“We scored early on, we were in control of the game, and we had another chance soon afterwards. If we had got the goal later to go 2-all, I’m sure we would have gone on and won the game.”

The caretaker manager, also one of the league’s most experienced defenders, has been addressing the team’s problem of “not reacting to the second ball” when the first attempt on goal has been defended.

“It’s a mental thing, being determined that you’re not going to let the man you’re marking score,” he said. “That’s the difference between the teams at the top and teams at the bottom. The teams at the top are quicker to react and make sure the opposition don’t get on to the second ball.”

Last March in Turner’s Cross, Bohemians went ahead when Heary was first to a Ryan McEvoy corner at the near post. But Bohemians could not hold the lead, losing 2-1, and the scoreline was the same when the teams met in May in Dalymount Park.

Cork have lost four of the players who featured in those matches and, like Bohemians, changed manager following a run of poor results. Friday’s match will be Stuart Ashworth’s first league game in charge.

Heary knows Ashworth as a “good manager” through the under-19 league but he is hoping Friday’s opposition don’t get the new-manager bounce, that has been observed elsewhere in the league.

Midfielders Dave Mulcahy and Ryan McEvoy return from injury but Chris Lyons (bruised ribs), Andy Mulligan (hamstring), Stephen Doran (ankle) and Keith Buckley (suspended) are not available.

Heary is confident his players’ efforts will yield results. “The fans could see last week that the players are working hard and playing for the shirt. We have to play to win,” he said.

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INSPIRE FITNESS CENTRE

Check out our friends and neighbours at Inspire Fitness Centre.

A state-of-the-art leisure centre conveniently located in Ratoath Road, Cabra, Inspire boast one of north Dublin’s best-equipped gyms with a 25-metre swimming pool, a children’s pool, sauna and steam-room.

Inspire also boast a wooden floor sports hall, badminton courts, basketball courts, an indoor soccer pitch and  FIVE outdoor all-weather Astro pitches and a free member car park.

For more information, please visit www.ifcc.ie.

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