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EIGHT BOHS-SKB ACADEMY GRADUATES SIGN PROFESSIONAL TERMS

Bohemians are delighted to confirm that eight Bohs-SKB Academy graduates have signed professional terms with the first team.

They are goalkeepers Kian Moore and Reece Byrne, defenders Sean Grehan and Gavin O’Brien, midfielders Jamie Mullins, Colin Conroy and Aaron Doran, and winger/forward Robbie Mahon.

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BOBBY WADE RIP

Everyone at Bohemians wishes to extend our sympathies and condolences to the family of Bobby Wade following his sad passing.

One of the remarkable amateurs who helped revive the club’s fortunes in the ’60s under manager-coach Seán Thomas, Bobby was a skilful left full, arguably the finest to play in that position for Bohemians since Jack McCarthy decades earlier.

In his début season, 1964/65, against all odds Bohemians finished third in the League.

That feat was repeated in 1965/66, and perhaps even more surprisingly it was accompanied by the club’s first silverware in almost twenty years in the shape of the President’s Cup and the Leinster Senior Cup.

In 1966/67 this young, completely amateur Bohemian team continued to amaze and finished League runners-up (our highest position since 1936), retaining the Leinster Senior Cup.

Eventually raided by the professional outfits, Bohs struggled in the years that followed, but Bobby Wade remained loyal and was honoured as club captain in 1967/68.

An ever-present during three of his six seasons with Bohemians, Bobby played the last of his 204 appearances (one goal) for the club in 1969/70 when the Gypsies raised the FAI Cup for the first time since 1935. His one goal for Bohs had come in a 4-1 win v. St Patrick’s Athletic in the Leinster Senior Cup in November 1966.

Bobby Wade won three amateur international caps, two against Scotland towards the end of season 1965/66, and his third v. Great Britain alongside clubmate Billy Young in an Olympic qualifier at Dalymount Park on 11/8/1967.

His son, Glen, saw first team action with Bohs from 1996 to 1999.

Death notice and online book of condolences, which we encourage all supporters to sign.

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BOHEMIANS SIGN STRIKER BRADLEY ROLT ON LOAN

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Bradley Rolt on loan from Peterborough.

Welcoming the 19-year-old Englishman to Dalymount Park, manager Keith Long said: “Brad comes to us hungry to gain first-team experience and initially joins us on loan until the summer, with a view to extending until the end of the season.

“He has had some loan spells at national league level in England but these were cut short due to Covid-19.

“His decision to come to us is an indication of how hungry he is to play football and progress in the game.

“He his highly regarded at this parent club Peterborough and he will give our squad a different dynamic as we prepare for the season ahead.”

2021 squad so far – Goalkeepers: James Talbot, Stephen McGuinness. Defenders: Andy Lyons, Anto Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, James Finnerty, Rob Cornwall, Rory Feely, Tyreke Wilson. Midfielders: Ali Coote, Bastien Héry, Conor Levingston, Dawson Devoy, Jack Moylan, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Liam Burt, Promise Omochere, Ross Tierney, Stephen Mallon. Strikers: Bradley Rolt (on loan from Peterborough), Georgie Kelly, Thomas Oluwa.

Bradley Rolt

LIAM BURT SIGNS FOR BOHEMIANS

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of Liam Burt, subject to international clearance.

The Scotland Under-21 international can play on the wing or as an attacking midfielder.

The Glasgow man, who turned 22 on Monday, was most recently with Celtic and has previously played for Rangers where he enjoyed loan spells with both Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic.

Welcoming Burt to Dalymount Park, manager Keith Long said: “Liam is a talented lad who can play across the three in a 4-2-3-1.

“Liam is a good age and has had a good football education at both Rangers and Celtic. He needs to kick on in his career now and moving to a new country and new environment can help him do that.

“He is an extremely talented player with real pace and we hope the qualities he offers us will benefit the team.

“He is a good kid with a good background and we are looking forward to Liam showing the quality he undeniably has.”

2021 squad so far – Goalkeepers: James Talbot, Stephen McGuinness. Defenders: Andy Lyons, Anto Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, James Finnerty, Rob Cornwall, Rory Feely, Tyreke Wilson. Midfielders: Ali Coote, Bastien Héry, Conor Levingston, Dawson Devoy, Jack Moylan, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Liam Burt, Promise Omochere, Ross Tierney, Stephen Mallon. Strikers: Georgie Kelly, Thomas Oluwa.

 

 

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CARL GREHAN TAKES BOHS-SKB U17 REINS

[dropcapp]S[/dropcap]ucceeding Derek Pender as Bohs-SKB U17s manager is Carl Grehan. He will work alongside Rory Kirk, who assisted Pender this season.

First-team manager Keith Long said: “We are delighted to welcome back Carl having worked previously as a coach with Jimmy Mowlds at U17s and Craig Sexton with the U19s.

“Carl has also coached at St Kevin’s so understands the close relationships between the clubs. He is a highly regarded UEFA A licence coach with good experience and knowledge to pass on to players in our academy.”

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DEREK PENDER APPOINTED FIRST-TEAM ACADEMY TRANSITION COACH

Bohemians are delighted to confirm that former club captain Derek Pender has been promoted to the position of first team academy transition coach.

Pender, 37, retired from first-team football at the end of the 2019 season after captaining the club to European qualification for the first time in eight years.

He took the reins of the Bohs-SKB U17s in 2020 and guided them to the SSE Airtricity U17 League title.

Welcoming Pender to his new position, first-team manager Keith Long said: “The thinking behind the role is to have someone with Derek’s experience, leadership and resillience qualitities on the pitch in training alongside our young players.

“Derek will impart that crucial knowledge he has from his time in the game as a player. To have that experience will be beneficial for our young players and have a positive impact on their collective and individual development.”

Derek Pender

JOSH DUNNE RIP

Everyone at Bohemians is devastated to learn of the death of Bohs-SKB player Josh Dunne, who died in tragic circumstances last night.

Josh was a talented and well-liked young footballer, who will be sadly missed by all of his former team-mates and coaches.

We extend our deepest condolences to those former team-mates and coaches, and to all his family, friends and schoolmates.

Josh died last night as a result of a stabbing incident in East Wall. An Garda Síochána have launched a murder investigation and we echo their appeal for witnesses to come forward.

An Garda Síochána are appealing for anyone who was in the East Road, East Wall area between 9pm and 9.40pm and who may have any information or footage, including dash cam, to contact Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000, the Garda Confidential Phone Number 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

This is an extremely difficult time for all of Josh’s team-mates. The loss of someone so young in such circumstances will be hard for them to comprehend.

Bohemian Football Club encourages them, or their parents on their behalf, to come forward and seek help if they are struggling. We will do all we can to support our players, past or present.

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ANDY LYONS RE-SIGNS

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the re-signing of right-back Andy Lyons ahead of the first team commencing pre-season training this evening.

The 20-year-old originally joined the club’s U17s in August 2016 from St Joseph’s Boys and quickly progressed through to the U19s with whom he won back-to-back league titles in 2017 and 2018 and the Enda McGuill Cup.

He captained the U19s in that 2018 double-winning season and also skippered the side in the Uefa Youth League.

He made his first-team bow against Dundalk in a 3-1 Leinster Senior Cup defeat Oriel Park in June 2018, with his league debut coming the following month in a 6-0 win over Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park.

He has gone from strength to strength since, deputising ably in place of former captain Derek Pender when called upon in the 2018 and 2019 seasons before making the right-back berth his own following Detser’s retirement at the end of the 2019 season.

Lyons has been capped for Ireland all the way up to U19 level, starring at the Uefa U19 European Championships in 2019. He was one of the first names on manager Keith Long’s teamsheet in 2020, but missed the end of the season after breaking his arm in training.

2021 squad so far – Goalkeepers: James Talbot, Stephen McGuinness. Defenders: Andy Lyons, Anto Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, James Finnerty, Rob Cornwall, Rory Feely, Tyreke Wilson. Midfielders: Ali Coote, Bastien Héry, Conor Levingston, Dawson Devoy, Jack Moylan, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Promise Omochere, Ross Tierney, Stephen Mallon. Strikers: Georgie Kelly, Thomas Oluwa.

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SEÁN McCABE APPOINTED BOHEMIAN FC CLIMATE JUSTICE OFFICER

Bohemian FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Seán McCabe as our first Climate Justice Officer.

Seán is a club member and local resident of Phibsborough, and is Executive Manager of the TASC Climate Justice Centre.

He recently published a flagship report The People’s Transition: Community-led development for Climate Justice, which explores how communities can build local wealth through the shared ownership of climate action. Before joining TASC, Seán worked with the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.

He was part of a club group who met with a delegation from Hibernian FC, who visited Dalymount Park in February 2020, to educate us about their pioneering activities on climate change, which earned them the Greenest Club in Scotland Award.

This meeting was inspiring and gave us a picture of what football clubs can achieve on environmental and climate issues. This is an area we recognise as a priority for us all, and one in which we will strive to improve upon and to consider in all our club activities.

Seán’s new role will initially have specific focus on community-led development for climate justice and will be in partnership with other community stakeholders in Dublin 7. It will also focus on building and supporting activities internationally through the European Football Development Network (EFDN).

The club will draw on best practice globally and learn from, and liaise with, the relevant bodies locally, nationally and at a European level.

Bohemian FC Chief Operating Officer Daniel Lambert said: “Climate change is an issue that we cannot escape from and cannot ignore. To now have a dedicated and qualified person at our club to enable us understand and reduce our impact on the environment is fantastic. Through our stakeholder network at the EFDN, we can contribute positively and collectively to this key issue for us all.

“Seán brings a wealth of experience, passion and commitment to this role, even in initial conversations he has identified numerous areas where we can take immediate positive action.”

Seán McCabe said: “Climate justice is about ensuring that the action we take to fight climate change is good for people as well as the planet. It is very exciting to see Bohs seeking to play a leadership role in tackling climate change.

“But the club’s ambitions go deeper than this, to having a positive impact on the community through climate action. I am looking forward to exploring how we can put the fans and the communities around Dalymount at the heart of building a better future for our children and grandchildren.

“The meeting with Hibs last year was a real eye-opener. There is so much that can and should be done but football clubs haven’t started playing a serious role yet. The redevelopment of Dalymount also gives us a real opportunity to become world leaders.”

Seán can be contacted climateofficer@bohemians.ie

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BOHEMIANS COMPLETE SIGNING OF MIDFIELDER BASTIEN HÉRY

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Bastien Héry from Linfield.

The 28-year-old began his career with Paris St Germain and was capped by France at underage level.

After five years in England, he starred for Limerick in 2017 and for Waterford in 2018 and 2019.

He joined Linfield in the summer of 2019 and helped them win the league title last season.

Qualifying through his grandmother, he made his Madagascar debut in October and has now won three caps.

Welcoming Héry to Dalymount Park, manager Keith Long said: “Bastien is a high quality player with great experience, ability and personality.

“We are a young team and I believe these are some of the attributes we need to help us progress.”

2021 squad so far – Goalkeepers: James Talbot, Stephen McGuinness. Defenders: Anto Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, James Finnerty, Rob Cornwall, Rory Feely, Tyreke Wilson. Midfielders: Ali Coote, Bastien Héry, Conor Levingston, Dawson Devoy, Jack Moylan, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Promise Omochere, Ross Tierney, Stephen Mallon. Strikers: Georgie Kelly, Thomas Oluwa.

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