Bohemians U18 3 Raheny Utd 0

Yet again our impressive under 18 side won on Sunday.

They faced a strong Raheny United but goals from Shane Carter and two goals from Carl Lewis ensured a well earned 3-0 victory at home in Albert College.

This victory was vital for the FAI Youth Cup champions as they are now only one point behind both Ratoath Harps and Hardwicke FC at the top of the table.

With two games in hand the title is a very real prospect for the side.

UNDER-19 AWARDS

Congratulations to Jay Caffrey and team captain Aaron Molloy, who were named 2015 Bohemian Under-19 Players’ Player of the Year and 2015 Bohemian Under-19 Player of the Year respectively.

The duo played a huge part in the Under-19s’ success this year, which saw Robbie Horgan’s side win the Northern Elite Division after going unbeaten in their final ten games of the season, while Molloy also helped the club’s Under-18s to FAI Youth Cup glory against Kilreen Celtic earlier this month.

Caffrey and Molloy were presented their awards in the Jackie Jameson Bar on Friday night by Horgan and his coaching team of Kay McKenna and Ray Scully.

FAI YOUTH CUP WINNERS

The Bohemian Under-18 side were in superb form on Sunday evening as they clinched the FAI Youth Cup.

Cork side Kilreen Celtic looked dangerous in the opening five minutes but once Bohs settled down they started to dominate proceedings.

The venue of the final was changed from Tolka Rovers, Frank Cooke Park to Crumlin United’s all-weather pitch due to the torrential rain in Dublin the day before. The Cork side brought a very large support to the game and they contributed to an excellent atmosphere inside the intimate venue.

Kilreen Celtic were very vocal and their players were eager to get going and this energy and determination was noticeable at the start of the match but their enthusiasm faded after 17 minutes when centre back Ciaran Maguire smacked a shot into the net following a corner kick.

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Bohs could have been two goals up inside a minute but Aaron Molloys fantastic strike was saved brilliantly by the Cork goalkeeper.

Kilreen Celtic still caused one or two problems and their striker Cian Hawkins was always a worry with his pace but the Bohs defence handled everything comfortably especially Centre back Robbie O’Leary whose positioning and distribution was superb throughout the game.

In the second half Bohs went up a gear and some of their first half nervousness disappeared. Aaron Molly began to dominate in the centre of midfield while the Bohemian defence continued to extinguish any threats from Kilreen Celtic.

The commitment, energy and skill from Bohs was rewarded when Shane Carter grabbed the second goal of the game . Shane completed his double on seventy minutes before Steven Mullins scored the final forth goal on 78 minutes which ensured that Bohs became FAI Youth Cup Champions.

This was the second time that Bohs won the FAI Youth Cup. It was previously won in 2002.

Bohemians: McKenna, Fogarty, O’Leary, Maguire, Corbally (O’Connell 45), Mullins, Donnelly, Molloy, Murphy (Lewis 72), Carter (Deniffe 79), McGlynn

Bohemian FC Under-18 squad: Aaron McKenna, Simon Bell, Cian Fogarty, Nathan O’Connell, Ciaran Maguire, Aaron Deniffe, Steven Mullins, Ryan Corbally, Neil Donnelly,  Aaron Molloy, Tony McGlynn, Robert O’Leary, Jamie McQuillan, Shane Carter, Adam Murphy, Brian Gillen, Ross Clarke, Carl Lewis.

Bohs players represent the NDSL league

Four Bohemian players represented the NDSL League in the FAI Umbro Youth Inter – League fixture against the DDSL last weekend.

Unfortunately for the NDSL team and the Bohs players they lost deep into injury time, to a solitary goal which ensured a 1-0 victory for the DDSL team.

The Bohemian players Stephen Mullins, Cian Fogarty, Adam Murphy & Ryan Corbally can be very proud of their achievements this season. Indeed Cian Fogarty was awarded the man of the match award with a stunning performance in centre midfield.

The Bohemian U18 squad are playing in the FAI Umbro Youth Cup final against Kilreen Celtic in Frank Cooke Park at 2pm this Sunday. All fans are welcome to come and cheer on the Gypsies in the final.

Bohemians U10 3 Corduff FC 5

The under-10 team lost their final game of the season 5-3 against Corduff FC but manager Mick O’Neill was full of praise for his squad after the final whistle.

The Bohs manager was keen to stress the positives and was delighted with his squad on the day.

The game itself took place in poor conditions in Damastown on Saturday morning. The weather didn’t help either side as the rain teemed down throughout the match.

Two goals from Chris Dunne & one goal from Josh Carroll ensured that Bohemians gave a good account of themselves against a very good Corduff side.

As well as the two goal scorers the Bohemian management heaped praise on a large proportion of the squad. The players noted for their endeavours throughout the season were Kyle Carroll, Dylan McKay, Corey Geoghegan, Chulian Cummins Nassbit, Daniel Lawless, Coby Brown and Ryan Moore.

Bohemians U15 4 Malahide United U15 1

The Bohemian Under-15 side produced a fine display of their passing skills on Sunday the 20th of April against a strong Malahide United side.

The visitors took the lead early on but Bohs managed to draw level before the half time whistle. Bohs were excellent after the break and their direct passing was very impressive.

The entertaining game was followed by three more goals as Bohs won the game 4-1. Yet again Adis and Atko Veilc were the goal-scorers but special praise was reserved for centre-back William Howdernarek and left-back Ryan Lynch who were superb for Bohemians, and goalkeeper Karl Ormonde also performed heroics on more than one occasion to keep the away team at bay.

This performance was heightened even more, with the fact that the side currently have six players out injured.

Bohemians U15 3 Woodlawn U15 4

Bohemian FC lost 4-3 on Tuesday 26th April.

A considerable amount of players were still missing through injuries.

Although Bohs fought back from behind twice, and eventually took the lead at 3-2, a penalty and a long range shot were the teams’ downfall as the very unfortunately lost this game, despite being the stronger team throughout.

Although it was a defeat, with Bohs continued to play with four injured players playing through the pain barrier to finish the game out.

COACHES AT BOHEMIAN FC

Valentin Negoro is a Romanian-born coach with a wealth of experience in the field who is currently managing Bohemians under-15 side.

Negoro has professional coaching experience on his side and seeks to develop a progressive, united team mentality when building his team.

Mr. Negoro started coaching in 1999 in a player-coaching capacity at Dublin side Romstar FC, which fielded a team composed entirely of Romanian expats.

Valentin was able to skip the Kick Start 1 step of the coaches pathway due to the fact that he previously held a similar coaching badge in Romania, and he was able to complete his UEFA B license, as certified by the FAI, in 2007 following his previous successful completion of the Kick Start 2 and FAI Youth Cert steps of the coaches pathway ladder.

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Mr. Negoro spent two seasons as the Assistant Manager at Romanian Lig. 1 side Petrolul Ploiesti between 2010-2012, and following a commercial takeover, this side has since went on to compete in the past two editions of the Europa League, being knocked out in the play-off qualifying round of the tournament by Dinamo Zagreb this season.

Before embarking on this journey back to his homeland, Mr. Negoro coached Drogheda United’s under-16 side in 2007, winning the league in his first season there.

While Valentin appreciates that the love for the beautiful game is evident in Ireland, he believes that the fact that the majority of coaches are required to manage teams on a voluntary basis can seriously hinder the development of young sides, and this is understandable, of course.

However, Valentin’s mission as a coach in Ireland is to ensure that children can adapt to his mentality and seek to further themselves as players with every training session.

“I like players who have a good mentality and are respectable, this will never change. I think that it’s much easier to develop the talent of a young player who is lacking in confidence but has the right mentality, than a player who has a lot of talent but the wrong attitude,” Mr. Negoro said.

Valentin can’t stress enough how important it is for players at this age to play attacking, free flowing football, as opposed to the “boring” defensive football that we see professional sides playing more and more often as they seek safe wins or draws in a competitive capacity.

“My philosophy is always to play attacking football at this level, developing the team to play good quality football where they have a lot of possession, can pass well and score a lot of goals,” Mr. Negoro added.

While back in Romania coaching professionally between 2010-2012, Valentin completed his UEFA A Pro License and is now a fully certified coach by UEFA standards who is a real asset to Bohemians’ youth set-up.

Following Val’s spell at Petrolul Ploiesti, he returned to Ireland with an impressive CV and a UEFA A Pro coaching license. Negoro sent his CV to a number of Irish clubs, but his resume really caught the eye of then senior team manager Bobby Browne.

While Browne was unable to offer Val a coaching role with the senior side, he pointed Val in the direction of the club’s youth section, where Val quickly took up a role as the head coach of the under-15 side, seeking to instil his positive attacking philosophy and possession based game in those that he sees as the senior players of the future.

Valentine is one of numerous coaches at Bohemian FC Youth Section coaches with UEFA qualifications.

The Youth Section is currently looking for new coaches, if you are interested in coaching at a high standard or are looking to start coaching, then contact Kay on 085-8722099 or email youths@bohemians.ie.

Youth Business Development Officer – Volunteer role

Bohemian FC Youth Section would like to invite applicants for the volunteer role of Business Development Officer.

Bohemian FC are one of Ireland’s leading football clubs, and the youth section have a history of producing exceptional players, including Stephen Ward, Paddy Madden and Roberto Lopes.

The youth teams are based in St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf on the Navan Road, Dublin 7; Albert College on the Ballymun Road, Dublin 9; as well as Dalymount Park in Phibsborough, Dublin 7.

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Individuals of any level may apply as there is a training structure in place to gradually increase responsibility.

Description

The position will involve creating new streams of business for the Bohemian Youth Section. This will require negotiating and closing sponsorship contracts, create and manage revenue targets, as well as engaging with and building relationships with businesses from both the local and county areas.

This position will be on a part-time basis (approx. 3 hours per week, this may increase some weeks depending on the job’s schedule).

Successful applicants will join the existing youth section team, and also have the opportunity to increase their sport networks, and learn valuable skills such as promotions, event management, communication, and sponsorship marketing.

Skill Requirements

  • The applicant should possess:
  • Administrative and organisational skills
  • An understanding of the sports and recreation environment would be preferable
  • Good computer skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Outgoing and friendly manner, with a desire to learn new skills

Interested candidates should email Tomás at tomas@bohemians.ie or by phone on 085-1456984 for further information.

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