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SEVEN RE-SIGNED FOR 2020

Ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Derry City to Dalymount Park, Bohemians are delighted to confirm the re-signing of seven players for the 2020 season.

Vice-captain Keith Buckley, James Finnerty, Danny Grant, James Talbot, Danny Mandroiu, Conor Levingston have all re-signed, while Ross Tierney, a product of the Bohs-SKB Academy, has inked his first professional contract.

Manager Keith Long said: “It’s great for us to have so many of the lads committed already and there are more to come.

“It shows the commitment of these lads to the club and means we can plan ahead as a club. We’re delighted to have been able to get them to see their futures at Bohemians.

“They are mostly very young players who are still developing and have a lot to learn but have all done exceptionally well for the club.

“In Keith Buckley we have a player who has been consistently brilliant for us. He’s a real leader on and off the pitch and is our vice-captain this season for a reason.

“James Finnerty has been excellent since coming to the club in pre-season. He’s been very steady at the back for us.

“Danny Grant has come through our U19s and really pushed on for the first team this season. He’s been unlucky to have been out with injury recently as he was in great form beforehand. But he will come back stronger.

“James Talbot has come in with a lot of pressure on him and has be huge for us this season right from the start. His performances have earned him deserved recognition with being called up to the Ireland squad last month and he is already a hugely popular person at the club.

“Danny Mandroiu.. what can you say about him that hasn’t already been said? He is an absolute joy to watch. Excellent on the ball, fantastic technical ability.

“Conor Levingston has been such a key player for us this season. He’s been a consistent performer all year.

“Ross Tierney is signing his first professional contract and he is a prospect I really rate. He’s come through from being at St Kevin’s since he was a young boy right through the Bohs-SKB League of Ireland teams and has already started to make an impact for the first team.”

Seven re-signed

BOHS TO HOST CHELSEA ON WEDNESDAY JULY 10

Bohemian FC is honoured to confirm that we will host Europa League champions Chelsea FC in a friendly at Dalymount Park, 7.45pm, on Wednesday July 10th.

  • Tickets, costing €30 for general admission as well as a limited number of €15 tickets for U13s, are now on sale.
  • A reminder that membership, season tickets and Junior Gypsies do not apply/give you access to friendly games.

ONLINE SALES

  • Tickets are now available online to the general public from tickets.bohemians.ie for:
  • Jodi Stand Block B, C and E (Unreserved seating)
  • Des Kelly Stand (General admission: unreserved seating and terracing)

WE ARE A FAN-OWNED CLUB:
PRIORITY FOR MEMBERS AND REGULARS

We have set aside a block of tickets for in-house sales, initially members only, which will go on sale on Monday.

There will be strictly no cash sales to non-members until after full-time on Monday against Derry City.

Members can purchase tickets pre-match Monday on a first come, first serve basis.

Maximum two per person. Membership card required. Season tickets not applicable.

These tickets will be for Jodi Stand Blocks A, F & G.

Any remaining tickets will go on general sale come the full-time whistle against Derry City on Monday from the ticket office in the Jodi Stand Car Park (near Block A).

ACCESS TO DALYMOUNT PARK ON MATCH NIGHT

  • Supporters in Blocks A, B and C must access Dalymount Lane via North Circular Road.
  • Supporters in Blocks D, E, F, G must access Dalymount Lane via St Peter’s Road.
  • Supporters in Des Kelly Stand access stadium from St Peter’s Rd and via lane from Connaught St (corner of Phibsborough Shopping
  • Centre)
  • Turnstiles open at 5pm
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BOHEMIANS AMPUTEE TEAM BEAT SHAMROCK ROVERS IN FINAL TO WIN TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY

After 19 goals scored and none conceded in Landshut, Germany, the Bohemians amputee team were crowned tournament champions at Fußballiade 2019 today with a 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers in the final.

The group stage included three scoreless draws against Rovers and wins against Newcastle and Hoffenheim.

Goals in the final came from Garry Hoey and James Boyle as James Conroy kept another clean sheet at the other end.

Congratulations to Ronan Croke and his team from all at the club for bringing the trophy home.

A delighted Neil Hoey, at 18 the youngest player on the team, said: “It’s the best feeling ever to beat Rovers and win the tournament.

“We had four really tough games against them and thankfully we were able to punish them in the fourth.”

Bohs amputee team

Bohemians accept invitation to compete in IRN-BRU Cup

Bohemians can confirm that following discussions with the FAI and our first-team management, we have accepted an SPFL invitation to compete in this season’s IRN-BRU Cup.

The scheduling challenges presented by League of Ireland clubs’ participation in this tournament are well-documented but were highlighted further last year by Bohs’ progression through to the quarter-finals, which were scheduled to take place after our domestic season had concluded.

The tie was rescheduled for February and the postponement prior to kick-off against East Fife due to a frozen Dalymount pitch was for us both unprecedented and regrettable. The final decision to call off the game was made late to afford every opportunity for the fixture to be fulfilled.

With our league season starting a week later and the IRN-BRU Cup semi-finals due to take place that same weekend, we reluctantly gave our opponents a walkover to the last four of the competition.

These are scheduling and logistical challenges that we believe the FAI and SPFL will be now even more aware of than before, as we are ourselves entering the competition. We are committed to working with both associations to find fair compromises in the event of any scheduling hurdles.

Our supporters enjoyed the camaraderie of the occasions of visiting Peterhead and of hosting Sutton United in previous rounds of the competition last season and indeed many of the East Fife fans who travelled to Dublin put the disappointment of their game being called off to one side to spend time with our supporters in our club bars.

While the priority of our first team will rightly remain on our own league campaign and progressing in our domestic cups, the games provided by our inclusion in the IRN-BRU Cup last year were memorable and unique days for players and fans alike, and we are once again looking forward to meeting unfamiliar clubs in the tournament in September.

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GEORGE BEST IN DALYMOUNT: FOOTBALL AS NEVER BEFORE

George Best in Dalymount: Football As Never Before (Fußball wie noch nie)
Film Screening with Live Score
Thursday July 4th 2019, Dalymount Park
Doors/bars 7pm. Screening 9.30pm.

“Football is working-class ballet. It’s an experience of enchantment. For an hour and a half, a different order of time unfolds and one submits oneself to it. A football game is a temporal rupture with the routine of the everyday: ecstatic, evanescent and, most importantly, shared. At its best, football is about shifts in the intensity of experience. At times, it’s like Spinoza on maximizing intensities of existence. At other times, it’s more like Beckett’s Godot, where nothing happens twice.” (Simon Critchley, 2014)

TU Dublin, Bohemian FC and Dublin Business School are delighted to present a rare opportunity to see George Best at Dalymount Park – 51 years after he last graced the Home of Irish football.

This is a unique opportunity to see the island’s greatest-ever player return to Dalyer. He last took to the field in Dublin 7 in 1968 in a benefit game and famously also took on Waterford that same year in the European Cup when Matt Busby’s Manchester United came to Lansdowne Road as European champions.

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George Best

BUS TO WATERFORD

The supporters’ bus is back on the road next Friday (June 28) when we take on Waterford at the RSC.

  • Departs: 3pm sharp
  • Meet: St Peter’s Road Car Park from 2.30pm
  • Fare: €20
  • Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve seat
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5-A-SIDE FOOTIE FESTIVAL in memory of CIAN MULLALLY

5-A-SIDE FOOTIE FESTIVAL in memory of CIAN MULLALLY
and in aid of SAMARITANS KILDARE

Saturday June 29 2019, Naas Sports Centre

Dear supporter,

Last November, we lost supporter Cian Mullally, aged just 21, to suicide.

When we enjoy nights like Friday’s Dublin derby together with friends, we often also remember those no longer there to share those special moments of collective joy with us.

As you can see from the photo above, Cian is sadly missed by his many young friends and fellow fans at Dalymount Park.

We hope you will read the following note from his mother Mary and endeavour to support the event in his memory on Saturday week in Naas.

Everyone at Bohemians hopes that as many members and supporters as possible can get behind this tournament.

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Team bookings can be made via Eventbrite and queries can be made via ok2talkirl@gmail.com and 087 908 5437.

Mary Mullally writes:

I’m hoping you can share the following information with players and supporters in the club and encourage a few teams to enter.

My son Cian died by suicide last November. He was an avid Bohs supporter and attended as many games as possible.

Bohs fans had a great presence at his funeral and sang Hold Me Now at his grave. It was very moving and we really appreciated their support on the day.

Some of Cian’s friends and his former soccer coach have set up a group called #ok2talkIRL and are organizing a footie festival, 5-a-side soccer tournament for the Cian Mullally memorial cup and shield. It promises to be a great family fun day out.

All funds raised will go towards the Samaritans in Newbridge.

I hope you can help us.

Thanks,

Mary Mullally

Cian Mullally RIP

POST MATCH INTERVIEWS: KEITH LONG AND JAMES TALBOT

Bohemians 2 Shamrock Rovers 1

Dan’s the Man as Gypsies go eight unbeaten against their fiercest rivals taking all three points in a hotly contested derby.

Bohs, missing their regular back four, started on the front foot with Andy Lyons having the first real shotin anger, trying to curl a left footed effort to the far top corner.

Rovers responded well, and the dynamic midfield of Greg Bolger, Dylan Watts and Jack Byrne looked to take control.

It took a while to get going but when it did, boy did it catch fire!

The Gypsies were gifted the ideal opportunity to break the deadlock just fifteen minutes in. Jack Byrne dived in wildly on Kevin Devaney just inside the edge of the area and referee Rob Rogers was left with no option but to point to the spot.

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Danny Mandroiu stepped up confidently and smashed his penalty to his left but Alan Mannus ws equal to it, making an excellent save to turn the ball around the post.

Just moments later from a deep corner to the back post, Stephen Bradleys men, thought they had taken the lead. Dan Carr looped his header back across goal only for Andy Lyons to react sharply and head clear.

The first half drama wasn’t finished yet. As Rovers looked to build out from the back, Keith Longs troops saw their opportunity to pounce, pressing as a unit. Kevin Devaney’s toe ricocheted the ball into Ryan Swans path and as the forward turned sharply, Greg Bolger came through the back for their second penalty.

Up stepped Mandroiu to make amends for his earlier miss, slotting into the bottom right hand corner.

Just before the break James Talbot made a miraculous double save to keep his side in front. The Bohs stopper got down well to save Aaron Greens low drive on the slick surface, but couldn’t hold it. Ex-Bohs man Dylan Watts came flying in on the rebound and Talbot reacted bravely to dive at the feet of the midfielder and tip over.

The Hoops deservedly got themselves back on level terms just six minutes into the second half. Dan Carr finished brilliantly,poking the ball home first time past the helpless Talbot following Ronan Finn’s clever lob over the Bohs back line.

In an enthralling game end to end game, Mandroiu stole the show with, what should be the goal of the season, letting the ball run across his body before hitting an outrageous and unstoppable strike from 25 yards out with his left foot!

It was back to the walls stuff for the Phibsboro outfit as Rovers piled on the pressure through Carr down the left side, delivering cross after cross but the bohs rearguard held strong.

The home side really should have killed off the tie when Mandroiu missed his point blank header from Wade-Slaters dinked cross. Both Ryan Swan and sub Keith Ward should have done better from the following goal mouth scramble but Roberto Lopes did well to clear on both occassions.

Bohemian FC: James Talbot, Andy Lyons, Aaron Barry, Michael Barker, Paddy Kirk, Keith Buckley (c) (Robbie McCourt 90+1’), Conor Levingston (Scott Allardice 45’), Danny Mandroiu, Luke Wade-Slater, Ryan Swan, Kevin Devaney (Keith Ward 55’). Subs: Sean Bohan, Scott Allardice, Robbie McCourt, Keith Ward, Sam Byrne, Ryan Graydon, Ross Tierney.
Shamrock Rovers: Alan Mannus, Ethan Boyle, Roberto Lopes, Lee Grace, Greg Bolger, Dylan Watts, Ronan Finn (c), Dan Carr, Trevor Clarke (Sean Kavanagh 60’), Aaron Greene, Jack Byrne
Subs: Leon Pohls, Sean Kavanagh, James Furlong, Joel Coustrain, Thomas Oluwa, Brandon Kavanagh, Orhan Vojic
Referee: Rob Rogers
Booked: Lee Grace (Shamrock Rovers); Michael Barker, Paddy Kirk, James Talbot (Bohemians)

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

IMPORTANT SUPPORTER INFORMATION AND HEALTH AND SAFETY APPEAL

Dear supporter,

Tonight, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers meet for the third time this season in what is yet again a Dublin derby sold out well in advance.

Sell-out crowds are what we aspire to as a club but they also present us with serious challenges, particularly due to the current reduced capacity of Dalymount Park.

We remain under pressure and scrutiny from An Garda Síochána and the Dublin Fire Brigade over concerns they have over health and safety during Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers games.

We have met multiple times with the Gardaí, DFB and the FAI over the course of this season, more so than ever before.

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We wish to remind you of some of their key concerns in the hope that you will assist us in addressing them.

We have communicated some of this information to you before in the last couple of seasons but the situation is quite serious and there are additions below so we ask you to take them on board.

The logistics behind sell-out crowds and event management for this fixture is putting a lot of strain on what is primarily a volunteer-run club so we appeal for your cooperation in lessening that and adhering to the requests laid out.

 OVERCROWDING/STANDING IN AISLES

The biggest concern is the overcrowding in sections F&G and in particular people standing in the aisles, which could lead to serious crowd surges, crushes and injuries.

Standing in the aisles needs to stop. It is a major health and safety concern that is potentially catastrophic.

We all want to embrace the best of the Dublin derby experience. But we simply cannot accommodate everyone in blocks F&G or surrounding areas.

As you can see from the photo above, there is usually space further down in the Jodi Stand, particularly in blocks A&B. Please help recreate the derby atmosphere throughout the stand rather than just in F&G.

The Gardaí have instructed stewards to allow no standing in the steps/aisles and if it is considered that these blocks are full, no further supporters will be allowed into these areas.

We ask that our members and supporters cooperate with stewards and adhere to their instructions.

Please also assist fellow supporters in finding empty seats. People often think the stand is full when there are in fact multiple free seats dotted around the stand.

FIRE HAZARDS

DFB fear so many people congested in the one place and the regularity with which flares and smoke bombs are ignited that these combined pose a fire hazard.

DFB and the Gardai have insisted that no flags and banners can be hung at the back of the Jodi Stand behind block F&G.

The preference is for flags to be hung on the Tramway End.

Similarly, fan displays at the start of the game/when the team comes out, such as those done by the Notorious Boo-Boys, will have to take place in front of the stand, by the side of the pitch, and not in the stand itself.

The authorities have also insisted on increased searches on Dalymount Lane.

Any supporter found in possession of a flare or similar pyrotechnics will be refused access/denied entry to the ground and faces being banned by the board of management.

MISSILES

Missile have been thrown on to the pitch at derbies in recent seasons.

This cannot continue or the Gardai and FAI will impose further sanctions on the club.

ALL drinks served in the bars tonight will be served in plastic glasses until after the game.

Anyone caught throwing missiles will be ejected from the stadium and faces being banned from all further Bohemians games.

Similarly, anyone who encroaches on to the pitch will be ejected and could face prosecution.

ACCESS TO DALYMOUNT LANE – ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID CONGESTION AND TO MAKE KICK-OFF!

Access to Dalymount Lane is under strict control and supervision of the Gardai:

  • Match ticket holders must access Dalymount Lane via St Peter’s Road.
  • Members and season ticket holders (you must present a 2019 card) access Dalymount Lane via North Circular Road.

A reminder that Junior Gypsies cards do not apply for this fixture.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY – MEMBERS’ BAR OPENS 5pm

  • Early access from 5pm is as usual via Players and Officials entrance (door near reception area and gents toilets).
  • All other turnstiles open 6pm.
  • There will be no entry to Dalymount Lane or late admittance to the ground after 8pm.
  • We strongly advise supporters not to leave any margin for error here. We advise against arriving any later than 7.30pm.

We do not wish to see any members or ticket holders miss out, so we appeal to you to once again assist us in reducing the chances of crowd congestion by arriving as early as possible.

THANKS

We as a board are also supporters and are all volunteers and understand that some of the above may be unpalatable.

But collectively as a fan-owned club, a level of self-policing is required.

We have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all those who attend our games.

Please assist us by cooperating with our stewards with respect and by occupying areas of the Jodi Stand less crowded.

If we fail to meet the requirements laid down to us by the authorities and the FAI, we run the risk of further sanctions and costs we can ill-afford being imposed on us: increased number of stewards, reduced capacity, kick-off times being moved etc

Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy the game. Get behind Keith and the lads, and let’s all collectively contribute to getting the result we are all hoping for.

The Board of Management
Bohemian FC

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
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