ST PATRICK’S DAY DUBLIN DERBY AT 1PM

Best of luck to the Bohs Under-19s in their Dublin derby against St Patrick’s Athletic in Crumlin at 1pm today.

Unbeaten in eight league games, Robbie Horgan’s side are already assured of a place in the play-offs and are level on points with Northern Elite Division leaders Derry City.

They can go top of the division with a positive result in today’s game in hand ahead of their final regulation round game away to Letterkenny Rovers.

So show them your support!

Under-19 results and fixtures

BOHEMIANS U14 5 MID-SUTTON 2

Bohs surprised fourth-placed Mid-Sutton on Sunday in a game that ended a long run without a win. Bohs started well, holding most of the possession and creating some good chances with the back four pushing on and putting Sutton under a lot of pressure.

The opening goal came from Adam Moriarty, who brilliantly cut in from the right and drilled a shot into the far bottom corner. From there, tails were up and a second goal came from a well-worked move involving Kane Phillips and Brandon Hanney, who fed the ball across goal to be finished well by birthday boy, Amara Ibe Bobo. All three players made excellent contributions throughout the game.

Sutton worked their way back into the game with a goal before half-time, but Bohs came out after the break and made it a two-goal advantage again with an unstoppable free-kick from the right side of the box by the left foot of Ciaran McDonnell, who had come on at half-time.

Sutton scored again shortly after to give them a lifeline but Bohs worked hard to retake control of the game. Justice Sackey and Kane Phillips dominated the midfield for most of the game with a series of interlinked play that created great momentum for the team and it soon paid off with goals from Brandon Hanney and then Justice Sackey rounding off a good day’s work.

Bohs coaches enjoy FAI coach pathway experience

The FAI’s coach education pathway serves as the ladder which one must climb in order to become a professional coach, as certified by UEFA upon completion of the UEFA Pro Licence.

Where does one start when wishing to pursue a hobby or even a career as a coach? At Kick Start level 1. This is a 1 day course which is provided by the FAI at a variety of locations throughout the year – these can be found here.

What does this course entail? The FAI’s website says that this course is designed to assist parents and coaches in introducing young children to football with fun games and fundamental movement skills in a well-structured and safe environment.

Current Bohemians under-12 D coach Glen Casey spoke highly of the FAI provided courses, saying: “I did Kick Start 1, then Kick Start 2, then I did the 4-v-4 course, and next I have to do the Youth Cert. I learned some really interesting stuff in Kick Start 2, there were some good defending and heading drills that I hadn’t used before.”

Glen, who is now in his second year at Bohs, says that the Kick Start courses were really enjoyable and allowed him to continue his involvement in football after an injury limited his own playing time.

“I don’t think that the Kick Start courses were difficult,” Glen said. “It’s a really rewarding experience at the end of the day, it’s great teaching the kids new things at training and then seeing them applying these things on the pitch on a Sunday morning is even better,” he added.

READ MORE

Bohemians have a number of coaches at current who are at different stages on the coaches pathway ladder, however the club is constantly looking for new coaches and there is no easier way to get into coaching children seriously than by taking the Kick Start 1 course and then pursuing further courses at your own pace, as you progress as a coach.

Glen said that he enjoys the freedom that is afforded to him by the club when it comes to the coaching of his team and, as a growing club, it is imperative that more and more coaches with the relevant qualifications are taken on board.

If you are interested in getting into coaching, contact Kay on 085-8722099 or email youths@bohemians.ie.

RECOGNITION FOR BOHS UNDER-19 DUO

Congratulations to Bohemians Under-19 duo Ryan Hughes and Alan Murphy who are currently taking part in a training camp as members of Paul Doolin’s Ireland Under-19 international panel.

The two-day training camp is being held at the AUL Complex and involves an overnight stay in the team hotel before the squad take on Drogheda United in a friendly game on Thursday evening.

Everyone at Bohs would like to wish Ryan and Alan the best of luck over the two days, and hope their efforts at the camp will result in further deserved recognition at international level.

MALAHIDE 3 BOHEMIANS U10 7

An exhilarating second half of football saw Bohs under-10 side put five goals past a helpless Malahide goalkeeper, sealing a 7-3 win for the Gypsies at Malahide Castle in their last league game of the season.

While the game started slowly, manager Mick O’Neill made a number of changes after 10 minutes which helped to drive the team to victory. The under-10 team is composed of accomplished passers, and while O’Neill says their shooting is improving, he notes that they must work on defending set pieces.

READ MORE

Coilin Nesbitt proved to be a rock at the centre of defence, putting on a man of the match display despite playing in this role for the first time. Nesbitt was inexperienced at centre back, however, he proved to be a solid option on the day, organising the defence like it was second nature to him.

Left winger Dylan McKay and defensive midfielder Daniel Lawless scored two goals a piece at Malahide Castle on Saturday, while Kobi Brown, Christopher Dunne and Karl Moore were the other names on the scoresheet.

The team’s work on the training ground really showed as they won a number of high balls in the middle of the park, helping them in their dominance of this encounter.

O’Neill said that Kyle Staunton played a pivotal role in ensuring the win and also pointed to the fact that goalkeeper Cory Geoghegan put on a top notch performance.

O’Neill was also very impressed with his team’s ability to counter attack effectively and said that this was crucial in helping the under-10 side on their way to the win.

DONNYCARNEY 1 BOHEMIANS U14 1

(AET, Donnycarney won 3-1 on penalties)

Bohemians exhibited a solid defensive display on Sunday morning, holding Donnycarney to a 1-1 draw away from home before unfortunately losing 3-1 on penalties.

Donnycarney took the lead just 10 minutes into the first half with a scrappy finish from close range. Bohs levelled the score when Ciaran McDonnell brilliantly fired a free-kick into the top corner of the Donnycarney net from 25 yards out 10 minutes later after his team-mate Kane Phillips was fouled out on the right wing.

READ MORE

Donnycarney provided a constant threat down the right wing in the first half of play, however Cian Hughes’ introduction to the game at half-time neutralised this threat and limited the home side’s exploitation of the right flank.

Hughes, who was just returning from illness, put on a stormer of a display after coming on while Kane Phillips held the team together in the middle of the park, unfazed by the team’s recent change to a 4-5-1 formation.

“The team have benefited tactically since Greg Emeka joined the coaching team, and this was especially clear from the way the defensive unit remained solid throughout this encounter,” said manager Niall Moriarty.

While the team’s defensive shape was very good, they lacked the edge they needed up front and may have finished one or two more of their chances had Brandon Hanney played a more active role in the encounter. Forward Hanney was just returning from a kidney infection and his involvement in the game was limited to a brief appearance in extra-time, something which Niall Moriarty said was down to Hanney’s strong penalty taking ability.

BOHEMIANS U15 4 WOODLAWN 5

Bohemians under-15 were unlucky to succumb to a cup defeat at home despite putting four goals past the Woodlawn keeper. The Bohs side are suffering from a current shortage of goalkeepers, and this is something which must be addressed urgently says coach Valentin Negoro.

Dublin twins Adis and Atko Velic were the only names on Bohs’ side of the scoresheet, with both brothers managing to score twice. Negoro says that he is optimistic despite the loss and could see a lot of positives in his side’s effort on Sunday morning, noting that a lapse of confidence on the team’s part after going in at half time with a 2-1 lead was surely to blame for the defeat.

READ MORE

The team finished the first half strongly before conceding twice and losing their lead straight after the break. two more Woodlawn goals were to follow, leaving Bohs trailing by three goals, however, the valiant efforts of Bohs’ attacking unit fell short and the team were ultimately unable to secure a draw.

Negoro said that his team displayed great confidence on the field but noted that they must work on their temperament, accepting the referee’s decisions instead of arguing with the official.

Negoro said that the last 25 minutes of the game were controlled by a Bohs side that he was clearly impressed with and he felt that they were unlucky to lose the game.

He noted that Italian-Irish midfielder Jean-Pierre Benedetto was a commanding force at the centre of the park, playing confidently and ensuring that the team kept their balance in the middle of the pitch.

Balbriggan 4 Bohemians U12 2

An inspired second half performance proved to be not enough to prevent a Bohemian loss to Balbriggan at Saint Molagas on Sunday morning. Bohs were unlucky to go in three goals down at half time, especially considering their airtight defending as a unit in the second half.

The team played very well under the command of new captain Luke Conroy who commanded the left wing from left full back in the second half. Lee Donoghue scored a well earned brace, taking the ball inside from the right wing before slotting home on both occasions.

READ MORE

Jimmy Cripps came on late in the first half at the centre of the park and made a real difference in the way Bohs played, helping to control the flow of the game and ensuring the team attacked with purpose.

Defensively, the Bohs back line were far better than the final score indicates and the team showed that they are competent when it comes to positioning defensively. Despite the leakiness in the first half, manager Glen Casey took a lot of positives from this encounter and said he was impressed with the team’s winning of the second half.

 

 

10-MAN BOHS TWO GOOD

BOHEMIANS UNDER-19s 2 DUNDALK 0

Bohemians’ Under-19s kicked off the club’s 125th year with a fine win over Dundalk on a sunny, crisp and cold day at Dalymount Park, writes STEPHEN BURKE.

The Gypsies had the better of the exchanges from early on, Oisin Lynch making it 1-0 in the 15th minute with a smart finish after Aaron Molloy and Jamie Hollywood created mayhem in the Dundalk box.

Dundalk didn’t have a shot of note until the 33rd minute but then managed a couple of cracks at the School End goal in rapid succession. Five minutes later the visitors were a man up as Fionntan Byrne was given a straight red card for a foul on the edge of his penalty area.

READ MORE

Bohs survived the resultant free kick, reshuffling their defence with Alan Murphy dropping back alongside Stephen Best. Home prospects now looked rather bleak, but the lads dug in to go in at the interval still a goal to the good.

The second half seemed likely to be an uphill battle on the heavy surface, but proved nothing of the sort. Bohs took the game to Dundalk at every opportunity, making light of their handicap. They’d worked hard in the first period, but now they upped it a notch and frequently threatened to add to their lead.

And that’s exactly what they did in the 64th minute; Shane Maloney was determined to get in a shot from about 20 metres but got a little under the ball, turning his effort into a wicked curler that dropped just under the bar to defeat the Dundalk keeper’s heroic bit of backpedalling. 2- 0 to the Bohemians. Two and a half minutes later and it was almost 3-0, Scott Lawless unlucky with a sweet header that came back off a post.

Towards the close Dundalk did work one clear chance but their No. 9 miscued from close range. When the final whistle sounded in the fifth minute of injury time the lads in red and black at last stopped running… before happily sprinting away for their warm-down!

Bohemians — Arron McKenna; Ryan Hughes, Fionntan Byrne, Stephen Best, Jason Caffrey; Malike Benrouguibi (78 Sean Gilbert), Jamie Hollywood (56 Scott Lawless), Alan Murphy, Aaron Molloy (capt), Shane Maloney; Oisin Lynch (85 Paddy Collins).

Website by Simon Alcock