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All the latest club news and updates from Dalymount Park.

MURPHY, QUIGLEY SIGN

Bohemians are delighted to announce defender Anto Murphy has re-signed for 2016, while striker Mark Quigley has rejoined from Derry City.

Murphy, 33, rejoined Bohs in August 2013 having won two league titles, the FAI Cup, the Setanta Cup and the EA Sports Cup during his first spell at the club between 2008 and 2010.

Quigley, 30, previously played for the club in 2011. The following season he won the PFAI Players’ Player of the Year as he helped Sligo Rovers to the league title.

Meanwhile, Bohemians have provisionally arranged the following pre-season fixtures. Please note that venues, dates and kick-off times are subject to change.

PRE-SEASON FIXTURES 

DATE VENUE FIXTURE KO
Monday January 25 TBC Cabinteely v Bohemians 7.30pm
Sunday January 31 Dalymount Park Bohemians v Shelbourne 2pm
Saturday February 13 RSC Waterford Utd v Bohemians 2pm
Sunday February 21 Dalymount Park Bohemians v Drogheda Utd 2pm
Anto Murphy  12/6/2015

GRAHAM LAWLOR TAKES CHARGE OF U19 SIDE

Bohemians are delighted to announce the appointment of ex-player Graham Lawlor as their new under-19 manager for the 2016 season. The former Bohemian centre forward brings a wealth of experience to the role having been assistant manager in successive promotions with Athlone Town and Longford Town in the last two seasons.

Graham is well-known to Bohemian supporters as a frequent goal-scorer during his time with the club in the late 1990s. He will be assisted in his new role by ex-Bohemian goalkeeper Craig Sexton, now a coach, who worked with the club’s under-17 team in the campaign that ended recently.

Robbie Horgan leaves his position as U19 manager. Bohemian FC thanks Robbie for his professionalism and dedication during his time in that role and wishes him every success in the future.

2016 CALENDAR – COMING SOON!

The 2016 Bohemian FC calendar will be available in The Bohs Store at Dalymount Park and online in the coming days. The calendar features the best images, on the pitch and in the stands (and over the River Liffey…) captured over the past twelve months by photographers Eddie Lennon, Tom Beary, David Lane and Paul Reynolds. Priced at €12.50, it is the ideal Christmas stocking-filler for any Bohs-mad family or friends!

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A SIT DOWN WITH ROBERTO LOPES

David McSherry recently caught up with Bohs’ 2015 Player of the Season Roberto Lopes at the Bohemian Bar in Phibsborough. Pico discusses life on and off the pitch as a player for the club, his highs and lows of the 2015 season, as well as his hopes for the forthcoming season.

Interview: David McSherry
Production: Peter O’Doherty / podproductions.ie

WEAREN RE-SIGNS FOR 2016

Bohemians are delighted to secure the services of midfielder Eoin Wearen for another season. The former West Ham youth re-joined the club in July of this year after a short spell at Sligo Rovers and is the latest player to re-sign for the 2016 league campaign, which kicks off on Friday 4th March.

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TRIO SIGN FOR 2016

Bohemians are delighted to announce the signings of Ayman Ben Mohamed, 20, from Longford Town and Kurtis Byrne, 25, from Dundalk.

Winger Adam Evans, 21, has also re-signed for 2016 for his third season at Dalymount Park.

Ayman Bin Mohamed and Kurtis Byrne

DALYMOUNT PARK – BOOK LAUNCH

MEMBERS’ BAR, DALYMOUNT PARK, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18th, 7pm

“Dalymount Park – the Home of Irish Football” will be launched tonight in the Members’ Bar by Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe and Ireland legend John Giles.

“Dalymount Park is and forever will be the true historic home of Irish football. As a football man, it means a lot to me, and I know it means a huge amount to Irish football fans throughout the country.” – John Giles

Dalymount Park: The Home of Irish Football is a lovingly crafted pictorial history of one of Dublin’s most treasured landmarks, put together by journalist and lifelong League of Ireland supporter Colin White.

Spanning twelve decades, the book contains fantastic photographs and magic memories from the stadium’s 125-year existence.

Irish legend John Giles, a man who stood in the terraces as a boy watching his heroes gracing the turf at ‘Dalyer’, has penned a heartfelt foreword – a love letter to the place where he began his international career.

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BOHEMIANS AND WORLD BEATERS

The split between the footballing associations of the FAI and the IFA has had many consequences for football on our island, many hours have been whiled away with “what if” scenarios with barflies imagining an Irish side of the 60’s featuring the likes of John Giles and George Best. Another less discussed consequence of the split between the two associations was for many the loss of any sense of identity with the all Ireland side that had competed from the 1880’s through to 1921. Any connection with the history of this 32 county team has for most football fans in the Republic, (and indeed some in the North) been severed and there is little sense of identification with the players and their achievements pre-1921.

I for one think that this is a great pity, it ignores the history of the sport and the rich and interesting personal stories of those involved. It also means modern fans in the Republic often feel little pride or connection to the victory by a truly representative Irish team in the Home Nations Championship of 1914. At the time the Home Nations Championship was viewed, in the British Isles at least, as the foremost International football competition in the world with the winners rating themselves as the best international side in the world. While this is obviously an isolated and arrogant viewpoint it is reasonable to say that the winners could legitimately claim to be among the very best international sides in the world.

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Bohemians and World Beaters. Image by Simon Alcock

KEY MEN RE-SIGNED FOR 2016

Bohemians are delighted to announce the re-signing of some key members of this season’s first-team squad.

Goalkeeper Dean Delany, defenders Derek Pender, Daniel Byrne, Derek Prendergast, Stephen Best and Lorcan Fitzgerald, midfielders Keith Buckley, Paddy Kavanagh, Roberto Lopes and Jake Kelly as well as striker Ismahil Akinade have all committed to Bohs for the 2016 season.

Manager Keith Long said: “We’ve re-signed some really important individuals and we hope to improve the squad in areas where we feel we can strengthen.

“The group worked incredibly hard all season. They played for the jersey and deserve credit for being in contention for Europe on the final game of the season.

“It’s a testament to their application throughout the year and now the intention is to move forward again next season.

“This is a club on the rise again and if we can maybe add one or two players, we can build on the season we’ve had this year.”

 

 

Lorcan Fitzgerald, Keith Buckley and Stephen Best have all re-signed. Pic: Inpho

“We expect a partisan atmosphere”

BOHEMIANS v CORK CITY
SSE Airtricity League, Dalymount Park, Friday 30 October, 7.45pm

Bohemians have beaten the odds to bring the battle for Europa League qualification down to the last game of the season.

With a run of four draws, then three wins, Bohemians’ players “have shown exceptional character and I’m immensely proud of them,” said manager Keith Long. “With a fighting chance of European qualification they will leave nothing behind to ensure we get the right result.”

But they know the final outcome is partly out of their hands. “We have no control over what happens in Galway,” said Long. St Patrick’s Athletic go there in need of just one point to secure that European place.

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“It’s fantastic to have something at stake coming into the last game. Hopefully we’ll have a packed Dalymount Park getting behind the lads. It will be a great occasion and one the players’ efforts richly deserve.”

This occasion will also be reward for the fans, Long said. “The supporters have been magnificent for us all year. They appreciate the virtues the players have brought to the jersey. We expect a partisan atmosphere in Dalymount and I’m sure the fans will come out in big numbers and lift us to greater heights.”

But Cork City will not be mere spectators in a Bohemian spectacle. “They will be looking to cement second place,” Long insisted. “Their players will also be looking to get into the starting line-up for the FAI Cup final. So, they have everything to play for.”

Bohs have not forgotten that their heaviest defeat of the season was a 4-0 drubbing in Turner’s Cross at the end of July.

Recent three-pointers have been hard-won, at home against St Patrick’s Athletic and on the road in Sligo and Derry. At the Brandywell, after an open first-half, with five goals shared, Bohemians “had to be gritty in the second half and we defended better as a unit. Dean [Delany] again pulled off some vital saves”.

A first-half pair of goals from Ismahil Akinade was crucial in the victory. The 21-year-old striker brought his tally in the league to ten goals from 17 games, since he joined Bohemians in June. Last week, he was short-listed for the PFAI Young Player of the Year award, having played only part of the season.

“Izzy has been exceptional for us. He works extremely hard. He’s got pace and power. He’s got that pure physicality that defenders do not like and he’s been adding the finishing touch to his game,” Long said.

”He has been improving with us, playing with better players and getting better service. He has repaid the faith the club has shown in him. He is a big part of why we are in the position we are in now.”

Bohemians have defenders Lorcan Fitzgerald and Stephen Best back from injury, and captain Roberto Lopes returns from suspension. Only long-term injuries Derek Pender and Marc Griffin are missing for this final game.

“The lads are chomping at the bit. They realise we have a great opportunity,” said Long. “Hopefully we’ll be able to grasp it and secure the three points and Lady Luck smiles on us in Galway.”

Bohemians manager Keith Long by Simon Alcock
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