UNDER-19 KICK-OFF CHANGE

Please note that the kick-off time for this Saturday’s Under-19 league game against Dundalk at Dalymount Park has been brought forward to 12pm.

UNDER-14 TEAM EVENT

Bohemians’ under 14s went Ice Skating this weekend as the team met up for the last time before Christmas and the New Year.

Most of the squad were present for what was their last team bonding event as they followed up a a day of ice skating with a trip to Captain America’s.

We wish them all and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from here in Dalymount Park.

UNDER-12 TEAM EVENT

Bohemians’ Under-12 manager Glen Casey used a cancelled fixture against Swords Celtic this weekend as a team bonding opportunity, taking the team to Jumpzone trampoline park.

The whole squad were present for what was their last team bonding event before the Christmas break.

Glen said that the team will be looking to work on their defending and their passing game as they attempt to capitalize on a recent run of good results going into the New Year.

Drumcondra 3 Bohs U-12 3

Bohemians’ Under-12 side were held to a hard-fought draw away to Drumcondra this week after a stunning comeback at East Meath United last Sunday.

Lee O’Donoghue netted his second brace in as many weeks as Bohs twice took the lead before coming from behind and holding out for a draw.

The recently injured Michael Meehan sat on the bench as the game started but his introduction in the second half really changed the flow of the game says manager Glen Casey, and Meehan’s ability to advance the play up the field was ultimately rewarded with a well taken goal to even the score late in the match.

Bohs were ahead on the scoreboard twice but a lack of conviction in front of goal was the difference here in the end.

The side have been working hard on keeping possession and moving forward in training in recent weeks and this work on the training ground is becoming more and more evident on the playing field, with Bohs showcasing an ability to move forward well as a unit.

Cathal Hickey, who captained the side from full back on the day, was the man of the match this week, making a number of crucial tackles and, in turn, really influencing the flow of the game.

UNDER-10s SEEK ADDITIONS TO SQUAD

Bohemians’ Under-10 coach Mick O’Neill says his squad are seeking one or two new additions as they move into 2015.

The side, who didn’t play this weekend, are looking for players who were born in 2005 and haven’t previously played for another team this year.

Mick added that himself and the coaching staff at Bohemians would like to wish all the players and their families a happy Christmas and says he looks forward to working with them again in the new year.

BEST OF LUCK

Bohemian FC would like to congratulate defender Stephen Best on his call-up to the Ireland Under-18 international squad for their double-header international friendly against Portugal next week.

Paul Doolin’s side face Portugal on Tuesday December 16th at Estádio Municipal de Abrantes (3pm local time) and again on Thursday December 18th at Complexo Desportivo Bonito (3pm local time).

Formerly of Crumlin United, Best is a regular for the Bohemians Under-19s and broke into the senior squad towards the end of the 2014 season.

Manager Keith Long regards the 17-year-old, who has previously represented Ireland at Under-17 level, as an “exciting prospect” for the future.

Corduff FC 1 Bohs U-15 1

Bohemians were held to a 1-1 draw by Corduff this morning with striker Atko Velic being the only Bohs man on the score-sheet.

Corduff started the match well, taking control of possession and exploiting a Bohs side that hadn’t played in a few weeks, opening the scoring after 5 minutes.

Bohs slowly took control of the game and the team’s passing started to take shape with a flurry of fluid attacking movements resulting in a number of decent chances.

Velic netted just before half time meaning the teams went in even at the break.

In the second half, the game was all Bohs. The team passed well, while the defence were rock solid at back Dylan Uwaene and William Howdernarck impressing. Cian Rigney was also decisive in his first appearance at right back.

Gianpiero Fragnoli’s through balls proved a constant threat to the Corduff side’s defensive line, however the match ultimately finished 1-1 with a lack of luck perhaps hurting Bohs’ search for the three points.

The team showcased some great attacking movement in this encounter and their passing in the final third was very impressive. It has to be noted that goalkeeper Karl Ormonde was in stunning form, protecting his goal on several occasions in the last 5 minutes after a surge in Corduff attacks.

BOHS U-14s 0 Ashbourne Utd 4

A strong showing from Bohs’ captain Daryl Emmett, who made his debut today, was not enough to prevent the team from losing to Ashbourne United.

It was just four degrees outside at kick-off time but both sides braved the conditions in a match that saw Ashbourne United netting twice in each half.

Adam Whelan was shown a yellow card in the second half for a tackle inside the box but goalkeeper Adam Moriarty saved the resulting penalty well.

Bohs’ back four put on a generally solid performance but a few defining mistakes proved to be the difference in this match.

Jack Layton started off on the right side of midfield, but it was when he was moved into the centre of the park half way through the first half that he began to shine, distributing a series of great passes to his team mates.

Layton’s performance was complemented by that of Justice Sackey who made a real difference when he was introduced at centre midfield in the second half.

Amara Ibe Bobo made a real effort to change Bohs’ fortunes after coming on up front with 20 minutes left to play, however the match was to finish with a victory for the visitors.

EAST MEATH UNITED 2 BOHS U-12s 4

Bohemians’ Under-12s fought their way to an inspired victory this morning after going two goals down in the first half away to East Meath United.

Captain and man of the match, Noah Sinnott and goal scoring maestro Lee O’Donoghue formed an impressive link, scoring two goals each while also both playing a vital role in assisting the other man’s goals.

Bohs started the match with some unfortunate sloppy defending, essentially gifting the home side a two goal lead on home soil.

However, Sinnott assisted O’Donoghue for a well taken goal and this gave the team some spirit and confidence, driving them on in their search for an impressive away victory.

Lee O’Donoghue returned the favour soon after, setting Noah Sinnott up and Sinnott’s goal evened the score. O’Donoghue grabbed the third goal before once again setting Sinnott up for the fourth.

Manager Glen Casey was quick to point out that goalkeeper Cathal Byrne was very solid on the day, commanding his defence well and ensuring that they weren’t holding the ball back in their own half.

The team’s work on their possession game on the training ground is starting to pay off, and this cohesion played a vital role in the team taking control of the game and finishing 4-2 winners.

 

 

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