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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY

The first of the monthly draws leading up to the annual Bohemians Christmas Raffle was held at Friday’s match against Drogheda United.

The main Christmas Raffle will see one lucky ticket holder win a Volkswagen Up! – in conjunction with our friends and sponsors at Karmann Volkswagen. There are also top runners-up cash prizes.

In the meantime, there are ongoing monthly draws with TEN prizes of €100 handed out each month as well as further top prizes. A full list of the July winners is below.

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The next monthly will take place on August 16th during our Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers.

Buy your ticket now to make sure you don’t miss out!

JULY WINNERS
10 Winners : €100 each

  • Ticket: 0616 – Winner: Paul S & Paul B – Seller: Mick Green, D.I.T.
  • Ticket: 0912 – Winner: Joe Nolan & Friends – Seller: Larry Rogan
  • Ticket: 1965 – Winner: Lorraine & Laura & Shane Fitzsimons – Seller: Tony Colmey
  • Ticket: 0132 – Winner: Darren Grant – Seller: Des Parsons
  • Ticket: 1840 – Winner: Roger Franzoni – Seller: Tony Colmey
  • Ticket: 0467 – Winner: Mary Sorahan – Seller: Liam McDonagh
  • Ticket: 0350 – Winner: Joe Shannon – Seller: Tony Colmey
  • Ticket: 0413 – Winner: Eddie Starrs – Seller: Gerry Sexton
  • Ticket: 1827 – Winner: Mrs Florrie Cronan – Seller: Eileen McClinton
  • Ticket: 1929 – Winner: Andrew Kelly – Seller: Jimmy Murphy

Extra Prize: Voucher for Castleknock Hotel

  • Ticket: 0686 – Winner: Louise Dumbrell – Seller: Tommy Dornan

Extra Prize: Golf Voucher

  • Ticket: 1515 – Winner: Adam, Zara & Sienna Monaghan – Seller: Mono

Congratulations to all our winners!
Contact: Jimmy O’Connor on 085 1655168 to arrange prize collection.

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DALYMOUNT CLEAN-UP THIS SATURDAY

Bohemians are calling on all supporters free on Saturday afternoon (from 12pm) to come down and lend a couple of hours of your time to help in a clean-up of Dalymount Park.

It’s time to dust down your paint brushes, sweeping brushes and trowels! The upkeep of our stadium is crucial in maintaining a professional image and attracting new supporters and ground rental.

We continue to rely on the help and goodwill of our members and supporters, so if you can spare some time, we hope to see you on Saturday (August 3rd).

If you are unable to attend this Saturday but would like to help in the upkeep of Dalymount Park, please email anthony@bohemians.ie. If you would like to help in any other area of the club, please email volunteer@bohemians.ie.

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HEARY TO REMAIN IN CHARGE

Bohemian FC has confirmed Owen Heary as caretaker manager at the club for the 60 days allowed for such a position without a UEFA Pro Licence.

Heary will serve in this role until 12th September. He will register on a course for a Pro Licence (required for top-flight club managers in Europe) at the earliest opportunity.

The club will review the manager position in early September.

Heary has picked up four points from his two games in charge so far and ended a run of 11 league games without a win.

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LOPES LEAVES IT LATE

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Bohemians dropped down one league position on Friday night to occupy bottom place for the first time this season, writes CILLIAN SHIELDS.

But it wasn’t all bad news as the draw, secured by Roberto Lopes’ late equaliser, brought plenty of positives for the Gypsies’ battle for survival as they secured their first point at home since April.

Seeing out the second of his two-match suspension, caretaker boss Owen Heary once again had to watch on from the TV gantry as Bohs started brightly and with a renewed sense of urgency after last week’s massive three points gained away to relegation rivals Bray Wanderers.

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Chris Lyons and Dinny Corcoran pressed high from the off and made life difficult for the visitors’ defence. But Bohs were unable to turn the pressure into any clear-cut goalscoring opportunities.

The closest they came to breaking the deadlock in this early spell was when Karl Moore attacked the Drogs defence on the left wing before setting striker Corcoran clear with a beautifully-measured through ball. The ex-UCD and Drogheda frontman failed to control the ball sufficiently to get a clear strike, and the attack petered out into nothing.

Soon afterwards, Drogheda’s shape improved, and their midfielders and wingers got more time on the ball. A series of David Cassidy corners left Bohs fans biting their nails. But a defence that was missing Owen Heary, Dave Mulcahy, and Luke Byrne, was bolstered with the re-signing of Anto Murphy, who added composure and stability to the weakened backline.

Dean Delany had to be alert when one of Cassidy’s corners found its way to the feet of Gavin Brennan, whose low strike was well saved by the Bohs goalkeeper.

The second half continued much like the first, with Drogheda enjoying much more of the possession. On one of the rare occasions that Bohs were able to find space to attack the opposition, Conor Murphy squared the ball to the awaiting Corcoran, whose low shot was too tame to beat Michael Schlingermann.

Drogheda’s pressure nearly paid off when a well-constructed training ground move saw a corner come straight to Ryan Brennan near the edge of the box. He met the ball perfectly and his bullet shot clattered the Bohs crossbar.

But Drogs eventually drew first blood on 65 minutes when Delany failed to deal with a powerful in-swinging corner from Gavin Brennan. He could only parry to defender Alan Byrne, who finished from close range to give Mick Cooke’s men the lead.

After the goal, the home side found it difficult to get back into the game, with the midfield looking absent for large spells. Drogheda continued to attack when on the ball, and didn’t have a lot to deal with defensively, as Bohs began to look desperate after going a goal down.

It was difficult to see how the home team were going to find a leveller, but with two minutes left of normal time, Anto Murphy told Darragh Reynor to leave a throw-in and allow him to take it instead.

Murphy, who turns 31 this Thursday, threw it straight into the danger zone for his only long throw of the night, and the ball was met by his centre-back partner Lopes, who cooly volleyed home from six yards out.

The excitement would continue, as mere minutes later Dalymount Park went from ecstatic to momentarily heartbroken when Declan O’Brien put the ball in the back of Delany’s net, only to be pulled back for offside.

The home side then could have snatched all three points, when substitute Dave Scully found himself with a bit of space in the box, only to go down from a tackle too easily for the referee Rob Rogers’ liking, who booked the striker for diving.

The stalemate leaves Bohemians bottom and Drogheda just four points and four league positions higher. Bohs have now taken four points from a possible six since parting ways with former manager Aaron Callaghan, and could overtake as much as three teams next week if results go their way.

Speaking after the match, Anto Murphy said: “It’s a very important point for us, as Drogheda were putting a lot of pressure on us for most of the match. I think when we switched to three at the back we started getting a lot more joy on the sides.”

Murphy brings much experience to the youthful Bohemians team. He feels he has more of a responsibility now than the first time he was at the club, when he won five major trophies from 2008-2010.

He said: “Position-wise, and talking; the young lads wouldn’t be used to it so much. But I was telling the lads to just keep at it. I told them the more we get it down the wings, the more corners and throw-ins we’ll get, and I knew I could throw the ball as good as a corner.”

After being out of the League of Ireland since leaving Shelbourne at the end of last season, Murphy reassured Bohs fans that he has retained much of his fitness having played with Sheriff YC this season, although he acknowledge he lacked match fitness having been away on honeymoon for the majority of June.

He added: “I got back into training around the start of July, so I’m fit, but it’s just match fitness that I’ll need to regain, which I should be able to achieve over the next couple of weeks playing and training.”

Bohemians: Delany; Barker (Scully, 83), Lopes, A Murphy, Reynor; Buckley, Traynor (Mulligan 69), McEvoy, Moore; Corcoran, Lyons  (C Murphy 49).

Drogheda United: Schlingermann; Grimes, Byrne, Prendergast, G. Brennan; R. Brennan, O’Conor, O’Neill, Cassidy: Rusk, Hynes (O‘Brien 69).

Referee: Rob Rogers (Dublin).

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“if the fans see the lads playing for the jersey, we can count on their support”

BOHEMIANS v DROGHEDA UNITED (Dalymount Park, Friday July 26th, 7.45pm)

Bohemians go in search of their first back-to-back wins of the season as they host Drogheda United on Friday.

Caretaker manager Owen Heary aims to channel the players’ pride at last week’s defeat of Bray to securing another win and putting his team within one point of this week’s opponents.

“We will have to start the game again at high intensity and keep that up. The players showed they could do that against Bray. We saw Karl Moore set the tone early on. He tackled back a few times as well as pressing the opposition high up the pitch.

“But from Dean [Delaney, in goal] right up through the team, all the players put in their shift,” said Heary.

The manager has drawn strength from the support the “brilliant” fans gave the team in Bray.

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“I’m telling the players that if we produce that kind of performance week in, week out, and if the fans see the lads playing for the jersey, we can count on their support,” he said.

“Expectations have gone up after that match and we have to be aware of that. But we also can’t go into our shells after one win. We have to go out and do it again and the fans will get behind us.”

Drogheda United have, like Bohemians, found it hard to get league wins over recent months. Their last victory came in mid-May, away to Limerick. But the Bohemian manager is not under-estimating them.

“They have had to deal with European commitments. They have done fantastically well last season and at the start of this season. And they don’t become a bad team overnight,” he said.

Heary is organising his campaign as caretaker manager on a match-by-match basis, not knowing how long he will be in position. “We are giving the players all the information they need about the next opponents, but I cannot set targets for groups of games, as I would like to.”

For Friday, he has to plan without suspended defenders Derek Pender and Luke Byrne. However, he has signed former Bohemian team-mate Anto Murphy and will bring him into action immediately in the centre of defence.

Utility player Murphy has been most recently with FAI Junior Cup-holders Sheriff YC, and had spells with St Patrick’s Athletic and Shelbourne since he was a trophy-winner with Bohemians. He has joined his old club days before his 31st birthday (1st August).

“He is technically good, he works hard, he’s good in the air and he has a lot of the attributes as well as the experience that we need in our side,” said Heary.

Ciaran Nangle is likely to return to the left side of defence. But Murphy’s arrival avoids having to move Dave Mulcahy back; he took a knock against Bray last week but should be fit to play his commanding role in midfield.

Midfielder Shane Murray (ankle injury) may not be available for Friday but a new option in midfield is recruit Stephen Doran (24), who has returned to his native Dublin after four years in the United States.

Doran has played with Martin Methodist College (Tennessee) and Rocket City United (Alabama) and has been training with the Bohemian squad for the past month and played in recent friendlies.

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NDSL PLAYERS GO FREE v DROGS

To celebrate Bohemians’ new partnership with the North Dublin Schoolboys/Girls League, NDSL players can attend Bohs’ game against Drogheda United (Friday, 7.45pm) for FREE.

All you need to do is wear your schoolboy club colours or present your NDSL card.

In addition, entry for adults accompanying attending NDSL players is just €5!

All other standard ticket prices: Adult €15, Student €10, Children/OAPs €5.

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Baltimore Bohs have best-ever season

Baltimore Bohemians, partners of Bohemian FC, finished their season this week with their first appearance in the play-offs of the US Premier Development League, writes BRIAN TRENCH.

The Bohs, as they are also known, improved on their sixth-place finish in 2012 in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the league to come second to Ocean City Nor-Easters (New Jersey).

They scored 42 goals in 14 games, the highest tally in their division.

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Bohs secured that second place with a surprise 3-2 win over Ocean City last weekend, when goalkeeper Zach Kane scored the winning goal in stoppage time from a free.

Baltimore Bohemians advanced to a play-off against third-place Reading United (Pennsylvania) on Tuesday but were beaten 3-1 after extra-time.

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FANTASY FOOTBALL IS BACK!

Help promote this fundraiser by downloading THIS POSTER.

We’re now accepting entries for the fourth Bohemian FC Fantasy Premier League Competition. SIGN UP HERE.

This fans’ fundraising initiative for Bohemian FC and the Gypsies Supporters Trust, will kick off on August 17th (Gameweek 1) and the final whistle will be blown on May 11th 2014 (Gameweek 38 ). The entry fee is €20.

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We urge all Bohs supporters to sign up and encourage family, friends, work colleagues and the wider football community (at home and abroad) to join. Start spreading the news!

PRIZES GALORE
As ever, we have lots of overall prizes to give out. Even last place will get a prize! The breakdown of prizes is as follows:

  1. €500
  2. €200
  3. €100
  4. €50
  5. Entry to Bohs FF Comp 2014/15
  6. Entry to Bohs FF Comp 2014/15
  7. Last Place: Crate of minerals

AND THERE’S MORE…

In addition, there will be fantastic monthly prizes.The following prizes will be up for grabs from August to May:

  • 2 tickets to a Manchester United home game
  • 2 tickets to a major gig (last season it was The Killers)
  • Four ball at New Forest Golf Club
  • Cordless twinset landline phone
  • Pat Fenlon’s Hibernian FC training top (signed)
  • Pat Fenlon’s Hibernian FC Sweatshirt
  • Signed match-worn Bohemian FC jersey
  • Signed Bohemian FC football
  • Four Ball at Castleknock golf club
  • Crate of Heineken bottles and a crate of minerals
  • Lunch for 2 in the Cinnamon Cafe and tickets to the Savoy Cinema
  • Four ball at Moyvalley Golf Club
  • €50 Casa Rebelde voucher
  • One night B&B getaway at Druids Glen Resort

….and if that isn’t enough, as usual there will be a number of weekly prizes!

SELLERS’ PRIZES

Sell 3 entries (including to yourself if necessary!) and be entered into a draw for:

  1. Four ball at Moyvalley Golf Club and a crate of Club Orange
  2. Crate of 7Up

Simply email the names to bfcfpl@gmail.com by 23.59 on August 17th.

TO JOIN

To register for the competition, simply click the ‘Register Now’ button on this link and follow the simple online registration steps. You pay can securely by credit card, Laser and PayPal.

TO SIGN UP FOR THE LEAGUE

Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation number and the league code for the Bohs Fantasy Premier League. Many of you will already be playing the game and will know the score.

However, if you don’t it’s an easy process to sign up at http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and then enter the code to join the league. Let the games begin!

QUERIES

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at bfcfpl@gmail.com.

 

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BOHS BOUNCE BACK IN STYLE

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Life after Aaron Callaghan started for Bohemians with a much-needed victory against Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday evening, writes ROBERT O’REARDON.

A first-half penalty from Ryan McEvoy, celebrating his 23rd birthday, and two late strikes from Dinny Corcoran, making his first start since re-signing from UCD, ended the Gypsies’ run of 11 league games without a win.

Despite Shelbourne’s late win against Limerick, Bohs’ victory reignited confidence and  with it, hopes of survival in the Premier Division, among players and fans alike.

Having taken temporary charge on Tuesday, caretaker boss Owen Heary had to be content with watching on from the TV gantry as he served the first of a two-match ban handed down after his red card in last week’s defeat to Dundalk at Oriel Park.

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It was left to first-team coach Terry Butler and Heary’s Under-19 assistant manager Graham O’Hanlon to relay the 36-year-old’s instructions from dugout.

The Gypsies started the better but could have fallen behind when former Bohs favourite Jason Byrne forced a great save from Dean Delany.

But the visitors drew first blood on 11 minutes. Keith Buckley surged down the right wing and played the ball into Chris Lyons.

The Bohs frontman flicked it away from Bray defender Shane O’Connor, who then took down Lyons  in his bid to regain possession. Referee Tomás Connolly had to point to the spot and birthday boy McEvoy stepped up and buried it into the corner of the net. 1-0 Bohs.

Bray goalkeeper Darren Quigley almost handed Bohs a two-goal cushion close to half-time when he spilled a cross into Corcoran’s path. The Bohs No 24 prodded the ball goalwards but the Seagulls managed to get back and clear their lines.

Izzy Akinade then almost made the former UCD player rue that wasted opportunity but he too fluffed a glorious chance when he mistimed his header from six yards out.

The second half started with the home side beginning to exert some dominance. Pat Devlin’s men had numerous sightings of goal but the Bohs defence kept them at bay.

And, when Adam Mitchell received a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Moore, it looked as though Bohs would kick on to secure a comfortable victory.

But on 67 minutes, Byrne both won and a converted a controversial penalty, after Dave Mulcahy was adjudged to have fouled the 35-year-old.

Memories of April’s trip to Thomond Park came flooding back among the nervy travelling support. On that occasion, Bohs threw away a 1-0 lead to lose late to 10-man Limerick.

And those fears could have been realised when Kieran Marty Walters went close to giving the home side the lead when he tried lob Delany from 30 yards out.

But, with just over 10 minutes remaining, the travelling support got the decisive goal they had craved for so long as Moore put the ball across the box where Corcoran finished neatly from 12 yards out.

Bohs faced into a nervy few minutes, but Corcoran was on hand once more as the clock ticked towards injury-time. Quigley saved from Conor Murphy, but Corcoran was in the right place to put the game beyond the Seagulls’ reach.

BRAY WANDERERS: Quigley; Hyland (Webster 64), Mitchell, O’Connor, Earley (Knight 82)6; Dempsey 6 (Coombes 69), Zambra; Akinade, Mulroy, Waters; Byrne.

BOHEMIANS: Delany; Pender, Lopes, Byrne, Reynor; Buckley (Devaney 81), McEvoy, Mulcahy, Moore; Lyons (Murphy 69), Corcoran.

REFEREE: T Connolly (Dublin).

Picture, by David Maher of Sportsfile, shows Dinny Corcoran his first and Bohs’ second goal of the night.

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EXCHEQUERS TAXIS – PROUD SPONSORS OF BOHEMIANS

Bohemians are delighted to announce that Reidy’s EXCHEQUERS TAXIS have come on board as sponsors for the back of the first-team jerseys.

With bases in both the city centre and Finglas, Exchequers now have the largest fleet of taxis on the Northside of Dublin covering areas such as Clontarf, Raheny, Coolock, Ballymun, Cabra, Glasnevin, Phibsborough, Blanchardstown, the city centre and beyond.

The next time you need to book a cab, call Exchequers on 01-8343435… and tell them we sent you!

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