Men’s team

2021 Bohemians first-team squad profiles.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 1. JAMES TALBOT

Position: Goalkeeper
Date of Birth: 24/04/1997
Previous Club: Sunderland
Full League Debut: v Finn Harps (H) 15/02/2019
Sponsor: Keith Murphy

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James joined the club at the beginning of the 2019 season. He was previously at Sunderland, where he battled to be first choice ‘keeper with Jordan Pickford. James was called up to the Irish international squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar in June 2019. He made the number shirt his own in 2019, pulling off a series of stunning saves. Injury in 2020 saw him lose his spot to Stephen McGuinness before returning to the starting team late in the season.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 2. ANDY LYONS

Position: Defender
Date of Birth: 02/08/2000
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut: v Bray Wanderers (H) 20/07/2018
Home and away jersey sponsor: Dave Hammond
Third jersey sponsor: McLeod Family

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Andy has progressed through the ranks in recent years to make the right back position his own. He captained the all-conquering Bohemians Under 19 team of 2018 before challenging Derek Pender for the jersey in 2019, nailing down the position for himself in 2020. He was part of the Ireland under 19 team which reached the European Championship semi-finals in 2019 and has been called up for the under 21s. He was named in the PFAI Team of the Year in 2020.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 3. ANTO BRESLIN

Position: Defender
Date of Birth: 13/02/1997
Previous club: Longford Town
Full League Debut: v Shamrock Rovers (H) 15/02/2020
Sponsor: FYC

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Anto has become a firm fan favourite amongst the Bohs faithful since making his debut at the start of 2020. The former Wolves man is a tenacious tackler who likes to get forward, and was on the scoresheet in an important win over St. Pat’s during the 2020 season. Anto enjoyed a superb season at Longford after returning home to Ireland following a number of years at Wolves, resulting in him being named in the PFAI First Division Team of the Year in 2019.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 4. RORY FEELY

Position: Defender
Date of Birth: 03/01/1997
Previous club: St Patrick’s Athletic
Full League Debut:  v Finn Harps (A) 20/03/2021
Home jersey sponsor: Cathal O’Reilly
Away and third jersey sponsor: Brian Kelly

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A very versatile player, Rory has featured in a number of positions in his career to date, including right back, centre back and central midfield. He has had two spells at St. Pat’s, as well as a very impressive two season stint at Waterford. Rory was called up to the Irish under 21 set-up in 2017. By lining out for Bohs he follows in the footsteps of his brother Kevin who enjoyed a fine year at Dalymount Park in 2012 prior to a move to Charlton Athletic.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 5. ROB CORNWALL

Position: Defender
Date of Birth: 16/10/1994
Previous club: Shamrock Rovers
Full League Debut: v Shamrock Rovers (A) 03/03/2017
Sponsor: W&W

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Now in his fifth season with Bohs, Rob is one of the leaders within the squad. A calm and assured presence at the back, Bohs defensive record with Rob in the team is impressive. He combines pace and clever positioning along with strength and power. The big centre back has shown his ability when carrying the ball out of the defence and though he does not score very often, it tends to be a vital goal when he does hit the net.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 6. CIARÁN KELLY

Position: Defender
Date of Birth: 04/07/1998
Previous Club: St Patrick’s Athletic
Full League Debut: v Finn Harps (A) 20/03/2021
Home jersey sponsor: Sean Conroy
Away jersey sponsor: Mná na Bohs
Third jersey sponsor: Bohs Youths

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Ciarán returns to Bohs after a very successful loan period at Ballymena United in the NIFL Premiership between October and January. Ciarán’s breakout season on the League of Ireland scene came in 2018 where he excelled in a loan spell at Drogheda United, his aerial presence saw him hit the net 7 times. He returned to St Patrick’s Athletic for the 2019 season where he was a regular at the heart of their defence. Ciarán signed for Bohs ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 7. STEPHEN MALLON

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 07/02/1999
Previous Club: Sheffield United
Full League Debut:
Home jersey sponsor: Frankie Lally
Away jersey sponsor: Adam and James Scully
Third jersey sponsor: Vinnie McDermott

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Stephen signs for the 2021 season having spent a number of years at Sheffield United. He has experience in the League of Ireland after spending the 2020 season on loan at Derry City, where netted against Bohs in February. A tricky winger, Stephen also had a loan spell at Central Coast Mariners in Australia. Stephen has represented the Republic of Ireland at under 18 to under 21 level, however, he is now expected to pursue his international ambitions with Northern Ireland.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 8. ALI COOTE

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 11/06/1998
Previous Club: Waterford
Full League Debut: v Finn Harps (A) 20/03/2021
Sponsor: The Notorious Boo-Boys

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A former Scotland underage international, Ali signed for Bohs for the 2021 season having spent the previous season at Waterford FC, scoring at Dalymount Park in September. A box to box midfielder, Ali made his professional debut as a 16 year old in the SPL for Dundee United. While at Dundee United he won the Scottish Challenge Cup. He had a spell on loan at East Fife before departing Dundee United, signing for Brentford where he captained their B team.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 9. BRAD ROLT

Position: Striker
Date of Birth: 28/10/2001
Previous Club: Peterborough
Full League debut:
Home jersey sponsor: Beano
Away jersey sponsor: Area 51 Bohs
Third jersey sponsor: Alan Gaskin

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Bradley arrived on loan from Peterborough before the start of the season, initially until the summer time, with a view to extending for the full season. After coming through the Peterborough academy he has had spells on loan at National League level in England with Welling United, Brackley Town and Braintree Town. He will be hoping to make a big impression during his stay at Dalymount Park.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 10. KEITH WARD

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 12/10/1990
Previous club: Derry City
Full League Debut: v Derry City (A) 02/03/2012
Sponsor: Blackhorse Boulevard

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One of the most technically gifted players in the League, Keith is now in the fifth season of his second spell at Bohs having previously been on the Bohs books in the 2012 season. Keith has also played for UCD, Dundalk, Sligo Rovers and Derry City in his career to date. He is a born entertainer, thrilling the Jodi Stand faithful with his clever flicks and tricks and array of passing. He showed a cool head slotting home an injury time penalty versus Derry in the incredible last gasp victory at Dalymount in 2020.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 11. LIAM BURT

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 01/02/1999
Previous Club: Celtic
Full League Debut: v Finn Harps (A) 20/03/2021
Home and away jersey sponsor: AD/HTD
Third jersey sponsor: Finglas Ro

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Liam is an attacking midfielder who can play through the middle and on either wing. Previously at Celtic as a youth, he made the move to Glasgow Rangers and made his senior debut there versus Raith Rovers. He spent loan periods at Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic before crossing the Glasgow divide once more, leaving Rangers to sign back at cross city rivals Celtic. Liam has represented Scotland all the way up to under 21 level, captaining the side at the U17 European Championship.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 12. GEORGIE KELLY

Position: Striker
Date of Birth: 12/11/1996
Previous Club: Dundalk
Full League Debut: v Finn Harps (A) 20/03/2021
Sponsor: Luke O’Riordan

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Despite his young age, Georgie is closing in on 50 League goals in his career so far. Having begun his career at Derry City, it was at UCD where Georgie really made a name for himself, scoring 37 times in 68 games. He was named in the PFAI First Division Team of the year in both 2017 and 2018 before moving onto Dundalk. At Dundalk he won all domestic trophies on offer, winning the League title twice. He spent the majority of the 2020 season on loan at St Pat’s.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 14. CONOR LEVINGSTON

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 21/01/1998
Previous Club: Wolves
Full League Debut: v Finn Harps 15/02/2019
Home and away jersey sponsor: Watters Plumbing and Tiling
Third jersey sponsor: Area 51 Bohs

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Arriving from Wolves before the 2019 season, the Wexford native slotted straight into the Bohs engine room. Conor is a former Irish Under 19 international who gets around the pitch. He also has an eye for goal and is a fine finisher when he gets the chance. He has a cool head, as evidenced by his penalty in the shootout versus Feharvar when he slotted the ball home sending the keeper the wrong way. He’ll be hoping to drive the team on from midfield in 2021.

Bohemians Squad Portraits 2020 16. KEITH BUCKLEY

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 17/06/1992
Previous Club: Bray Wanderers
Full League Debut: v UCD (A) 08/04/2011
Home sponsor: Darryl Ure
Away and third jersey sponsor: Pat Clifford Tyres

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Now in his tenth full season at the club, Keith is the most experienced player in the Bohs squad, despite only being 28 years old. Having initially made his debut in 2011, he had a one-season stay at Bray Wanderers, before returning to Dalymount Park for the 2018 campaign. He will be hoping to pass the 300 appearance mark for Bohs this season. He took on the captaincy of the team in 2019 and led the club to its highest League finish in ten years.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 17. THOMAS OLUWA

Position: Striker
Date of Birth: 08/02/2001
Previous Club: Shamrock Rovers
Full League Debut:
Home jersey sponsor: Cian Maxwell
Away jersey sponsor: Sean Conroy
Third jersey sponsor: Area 51 Bohs

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Thomas makes the move to Bohs from cross city rivals Shamrock Rovers having come through the underage system at the Tallaght club. He scored in his third appearance for Rovers against Waterford in 2019 before adding another four League goals to his tally with Shamrock Rovers II in the 2020 season. Thomas is a powerful player with plenty of pace who is comfortable playing anywhere across the frontline and he will be eager to make a big impression this season.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 18. JAMES FINNERTY

Position: Defender
Date of Birth: 01/02/1999
Previous Club: Rochdale
Full League Debut: v Finn Harps (H) 15/02/2019
Sponsor: Joe O’Boyle Electrical

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The former Aston Villa defender was an instant hit after signing in 2019 with his performances at centre back. He even managed to get on the scoresheet a couple of times with vital goals against Sligo Rovers and Derry City. A composed and stylish defender, James never looks under pressure. 2020 saw him play more of a supporting role, however we should see more from James in 2021. His immense substitute appearance in the Europa League drew plaudits from all quarters.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 19. TYREKE WILSON

Position: Defender
Date of Birth: 02/12/1999
Previous Club: Waterford
Full League Debut v:
Home sponsor: 121 Flooring
Away jersey sponsor: Jaime Connors
Third jersey sponsor: Teagan and Oran McGillivray

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An Ireland U21 international, Tyreke signed for Bohs after a very impressive season at Waterford. His strong defensive play and surges up field from the left back position caught the eye and saw him voted onto the PFAI Team of the Year. His set piece delivery stood out, including one fine free kick which hit the top corner of the net in Dalymount. Prior to Waterford, Tyreke spent over 6 years with Manchester City. Like Rory Feely, Tyreke’s brother, JR, also played previously for Bohs.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 20. Promise Omochere

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 18/10/2000
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut: v Waterford (H) 25/09/2020
Home jersey sponsor: Herentals Bohs
Away jersey sponsor: Eoin Mulvey
Third jersey sponsor: Liam Hoban

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Promise initially burst onto the scene at the tail end of the 2018 season, impressing off the bench in a 3-1 victory against St Pat’s. Injuries hampered his progress in 2019, denying him the opportunity to build on the foundations he had laid. He bounced back last season, netting in an FAI Cup win versus Cabinteely before making his first League start for the club at Dalymount Park a few weeks later. A pacy winger with an eye for goal, Promise will be hoping to cement a starting spot in 2021.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 21. BASTIEN HÉRY

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 23/03/1992
Previous Club: Linfield
Full League Debut:
Home jersey sponsor: Finglas Ro
Away jersey sponsor: Jim Egan
Third jersey sponsor: Rob O’Rourke

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A Madagascar international, Bastien comes to Bohs with a fine pedigree and bags of experience. He began his career at Paris Saint-Germain before making the move to Sheffield Wednesday. Spells at Rochdale, Carlisle and Accrington Stanley followed, before he caught the eye at Limerick during the 2017 season. He moved to Waterford ahead of the 2018 season where he was named in that season’s PFAI Team of the Year. He spent 18 months at Linfield prior to signing for Bohs.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 22. JAMIE MULLINS

Position: Midfielder
Date Of Birth: 29/09/2004
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:

Home jersey sponsor: Jim McElroy
Away jersey sponsor: Dwane Oakes
Third jersey sponsor: Sean Conroy

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Started with St Kevin’s Boys at U9s. A highly technical performer, Jamie is an Ireland underage international who is the youngest professional player at the club.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 23. JACK MOYLAN

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 01/09/2001
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:
Sponsor: Tommy Murphy

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Having progressed through the Bohs-SKB U17s and Bohemians U19s, Jack made the breakthrough into the first team squad towards the end of the 2020 season, making his first appearance as a substitute at Dalymount Park against Finn Harps. He went on to feature in the last League game of the season as well as the FAI Cup quarter final. While playing for the U19s Jack scored in the narrow aggregate UEFA Youth League defeat to PAOK in 2019.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 24. GAVIN O’BRIEN

Position: Defender
Date Of Birth: 30/01/2003
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:
Home and away jersey sponsor: The Kaiser
Third jersey sponsor: Bohs On Tour

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Started at U13s with St Kevin’s Boys, Gavin is an energetic full-back who likes to get forward and put crosses into the box. Gavin was captain of last year’s Bohs-SKB league-winning team, is an Ireland underage international and has captained his country at U16 and U17 level.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 25. STEPHEN McGUINNESS

Position: Goalkeeper
Date of Birth: 10/03/1995
Previous Club: Cabinteely
Full League Debut: v Waterford (A) 21/02/2020
Home jersey sponsor: Seaside Casuals
Away jersey sponsor: Woodstown Bohs

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Signed from Cabinteely FC, Stephen has a wealth of experience having made his League debut in 2014. His career so far has also included spells at Bray Wanderers and Drogheda United. His chance at Bohs came sooner than expected as a result of injury to James Talbot in the first game of the season, and Stephen took it with both hands putting in a string of fine performances in goal. He kept a number of clean sheets while also saving a penalty in the Europa League shootout versus Feharvar.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 26. ROSS TIERNEY

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 06/03/2001
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut: v Shamrock Rovers (A) 30/08/2019
Home jersey sponsor: Robyn Kelly
Away jersey sponsor: Synnott Family
Third jersey sponsor: Rick Astley

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With St Kevin’s since the age of eight. Having progressed through the Bohs-SKB U17s and U19s teams, Ross came to prominence in the second half of the 2019 season with some fine displays which belied his young age as Bohs secured a top three finish. He struck a number of times during 2019, hitting the net against Cork, UCD, Dundalk and Waterford. Along with his eye for goal, Ross is a tenacious tackler with a great delivery from set pieces. He has represented Ireland at U19 level.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 27. SEÁN GREHAN

Position: Defender
Date Of Birth: 08/01/2004
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:
Home and away jersey sponsor: Terry McDonald XI
Third jersey sponsor: Bohs Skins and Punks

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Started with St Kevin’s Boys U9s. Seán is a strong commanding centre-back who is comfortable in possession. He is an underage Ireland international.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 28. DAWSON DEVOY

Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 20/1/2001
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut: v Waterford (H) 13/09/2019
Home jersey sponsor: Saoirse Richardson
Away jersey sponsor: Ernie Crawford Trust
Third jersey sponsor: Emily O’Meara

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Having played for Bohs-SKB at U17 level, Dawson was briefly at Watford before returning to the club once more. He featured with the U19s before making the step up to the senior team towards the end of the 2019 campaign. 2020 saw Dawson get the full opportunity to showcase his talents as he nailed down a starting spot, ending the season with a nomination for the PFAI Young Player of the Year Award.

 

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 ROBBIE MAHON

Position: Forward
Date Of Birth: 06/06/2003
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:

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Joined Bohs-SKB Academy U15s in 2017. Another Ireland underage international, Robbie is a tricky winger with great pace and a wand of a left foot.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 COLIN CONROY

Position: Midfielder
Date Of Birth: 11/03/2003
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:

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Joined Bohs-SKB Academy U15s in 2016. A box-to-box central midfielder and an Ireland underage international who was instrumental Bohs-SKB league-winning team in 2020.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 AARON DORAN

Position:Midfielder
Date Of Birth: 23/05/2003
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:

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Joined Bohs-SKB Academy U15s in 2016. Plenty of creativity around the middle of the park, Aaron is two-footed and a scorer of important goals.

Reece Byrne - 6911 Reece Byrne

Position: Goalkeeper
Date Of Birth: 31/01/2003
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate

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Joined Bohs-SKB Academy in 2019 from Shamrock Rovers. Standing a 6ft 4in, Reece played a big role in the Bohs-SKB U17s winning the National League in 2020, pulling off a world-class save in the final. He is comfortable on both feet, agile with excellent distribution.

Kian Moore - 6917 Kian Moore

Position: Goalkeeper
Date Of Birth: 31/03/2003
Bohs-SKB Academy Graduate
Full League Debut:

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Joined Bohs-SKB Academy in 2019 from Shamrock Rovers. Hands like shovels and a fantastic work ethic, Kian played the majority of the last year for the Bohs-SKB U17s and also stepped up to the U19s on a number of occasions, finishing out the season playing in the U19 National League final.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 Keith Long

First-team manager
Date of Birth: 14/11/1973
Previous Club: Athlone Town
First Match Manager: v Limerick (A) 07/03/2015
Sponsor: KillianM YouTube Channel

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Now in his seventh season in charge, Keith is the second longest serving manager in Bohs history, behind Billy Young. He initially brought great stability to the club, while the last two seasons have seen stunning progress with a third place finish followed by finishing in the top two in 2020. He encourages his young players to play an attractive, attacking style. A League title winner as a player with Dundalk in 1994/95, Keith also had a spell at Stoke City at the beginning of his career.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 Trevor Croly

Assistant Manager
Date Of Birth 23/02/1974
Previous Club: Bray Wanderers
First Match As Assistant Manager: v Derry City (H) 24/02/2017
Sponsor: Brisbane Bohs

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Following a successful playing career where he won two League titles with St Pat’s, Trevor has forged a reputation as one of the finest coaches in the country. His addition as assistant manager has proven to be a shrewd appointment by Keith Long as the club has continued to progress upwards in the League table. European qualification in 2020 and 2021 is a testament to the hard work put in on the training ground by the management team and squad.

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 CHRIS BENNION

Goalkeeping Coach

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 Derek Pender

Academy Transition Coach

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 REMY TANG

Head of fitness and conditioning

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 Andrew Conroy

Strength and conditioning coach

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 Dr Paul Kirwan

Physiotherapist

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 COLIN O’CONNOR

Equipment Manager

Bohemians FC Squad Portraits 2021 AARON FITZSIMONS

Assistant Equipment Manager

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