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Bohemians are delighted to announce that Reidy’s EXCHEQUERS TAXIS have come on board as sponsors for the back of the first-team jerseys.

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“We need to be well organised and structured”

BRAY WANDERERS v BOHEMIANS (Friday July 18th, Carlisle Grounds, 7.45pm)

Bohemians have been focusing on tighter organisation and playing further up the pitch as they prepare for their first match under caretaker manager Owen Heary.

They go to Bray determined to start a run of results that will ensure their survival in the league’s Premier Division.

“I’ve told the team it doesn’t matter how we play once we get results. We may be overplaying at times at the back and then leaving ourselves open when the ball breaks,” said Heary.


“We need to be tighter at the back and get higher up the park, playing in the last third more than in our own back third. If you look at the strongest teams in the league, they clear their lines and play further up the pitch, and we need to do that too.”

Adapting from the short-passing style of play that has been the team’s trademark should not be a problem, according to Heary.

“The lads know they have to defend with their lives. They know where we are, and they know what I’m talking about. We’ll learn a lot on Friday about whether we can make it happen.”

Bray represent strong opposition, with some very experienced and some big players, Heary notes, though they have been conceding goals as well as scoring them. “It will be a tough game but we’ll have no fear going there. We need to believe in ourselves. We need to be well organised and structured,” said Heary. “The lads have shown in training they’re raring to go.”

Heary has reduced the numbers in senior team training to concentrate on the 22 players who are most likely to feature in the remaining games.

Aaron Callaghan’s last signing, defender Mark Byrne (22) from Crumlin United, has joined the squad but Owen Heary hopes to add a strong, experienced centre-half and he has a shortlist of candidates.

Dinny Corcoran’s return to Bohemians’ forward line is welcome; he has already shown that he can be an effective partner with Chris Lyons, says Heary.

The caretaker manager is in the relatively fortunate position of having his full squad available for Friday. Ciaran Nangle, Stephen Traynor and Ryan McEvoy (23 on Friday) have returned to training, having all been sidelined with ankle injuries.

Andy Mulligan has returned from the World University Games in Russia, where the Ireland team had its best-ever finish in fifth place, ending their campaign with a 3-1 defeat of Ukraine last Sunday.

Heary himself will not be in the dug-out on Friday; his suspension for last Friday’s sending-off as a player applies to him as a manager and will keep him out for three matches in total.  He has brought in under-19 coach Graham O’Hanlon,  who has worked closely with all the former under-age Bohemians, to run operations alongside first-team coach Terry Butler.  



Bohemian FC is proud to announce that the club has signed a partnership agreement with Baltimore Bohemians of the Premier Development League in the United States.

The partnership will allow for an exchange of talent between the two teams. Exceptional players from both clubs will have the opportunity to go on trial at the opposite team, providing them with an opportunity to gain recognition on either side of the Atlantic.


The coaching staffs of the two clubs will also cooperate to identify outstanding talent who may flourish in either the League of Ireland or the Premier Development League.

The two clubs will provide exposure for one another, including sale of merchandise, in their respective markets. They are also considering a friendly between the two sides.

“This link-up with Baltimore Bohs, like our recently announced partnership with the North Dublin Schoolboys’ League, opens up exciting development opportunities for players,” said Bohemian FC president Matt Devaney. “We aim to offer various avenues through junior ranks into senior football.

“We look forward to fruitful relations with the directors, players and supporters of Baltimore Bohemians.”

The Baltimore Bohemians compete in the Premier Development League, which serves as the starting ground for a majority of professionals in the US. Baltimore also participates in the US Open Cup, a 100-year-old competition similar to the FAI Cup.

The club was founded in 2011 by the Angelos family, owners of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles, and the Tirabassi family. The club’s crest features a tribute to the Dublin Bohs’ famous black and red stripes.

The first team is comprised of the best young talent in the Baltimore area, traditionally a hotbed for football in the US. After the club’s first season, two of the Bohs’ players signed professional contracts with Major League Soccer (MLS) and North American Soccer League (NASL) sides.


Manager Callaghan leaves Bohemians

Bohemian FC announces the departure of manager Aaron Callaghan, following discussions and agreement with the board of directors.

“The club has reached this stage with much regret, ” said Bohemian president Matt Devaney. “Aaron has made a great contribution to all facets of Bohemians in his 18 months with us.

“But following a run of disappointing results it was clear some change was needed. We are looking for an injection of new ideas and new urgency.”

Assistant manager Owen Heary will assume the responsibility of caretaker manager with immediate effect.

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The relegation heat is well and truly on for Bohemians after another flat, lifeless defeat left the Gypsies just one point above the automatic relegation spot in the Airtricity Premier Division. Title-chasing Dundalk condemned Bohs to their 5th league defeat in a row after three calamitous, unanswered goals in front of a boisterous home support. In an extremely disappointing second half period, a section of Bohemians supporters audibly turned on Gypsies manager Aaron Callaghan for the first time of real notice during this disastrous run of form.

Goalkeeping errors, defensive mistakes and a ridiculous red card for captain Owen Heary sapped the life out of a clearly disheartened visiting team. Callaghan went for a more attacking 4-4-2 formation but chance and goals still failed to materialise, writes KEVIN FAGAN.


After an initially cagey opening quarter, Dundalk began to turn the screw. Dean Delany saved brilliantly at his near post following a powerful snap-shot from Kurtis Byrne. Unfortunately for the Bohs net minder, that good work was undone when Dundalk grabbed the opener on 27 minutes. Keith Buckley surrendered possession on the right wing and Dane Massey’s looped cross was misjudged by Delany – who could only flap as the ball cannoned off Dave Mulcahy, Pat Hoban, and dribbled into the net.

Bohs’ only real clear cut chance of note fell to Conor Murphy who wriggled his way into the Dundalk box on 35 minutes, however the home side’s bouncy astroturf pitch did him no favours as he couldn’t quite get it down before prodding wide. Dundalk finished the half stronger with a series of free kicks and corners hemming Bohs into their own half.

The opening 15 minutes of the 2nd half yielded little for both teams before a suicidal ten minute spell signalled a change in attitudes both on and off the pitch. First, the usually dependable Dave Mulcahy made what could be described as a schoolboy error of misjudging a floating ball allowing Hoban clean through on goal. The ball bounced kindly for the Dundalk striker who had the relatively simple task of nodding over the on rushing Delany to double the Lillywhites’ advantage. Just 7 minutes later, the game was all but done following another goalkeeping mistake from the ex-Shelbourne keeper. Hoban was a menace to Bohs all night – but there seemed to be little danger when the ball fell to him on the right hand side of the box almost at the by-line. His cross-cum shot was relatively powerful, but caught Delany out at his near post, and the keeper could only bat it into the top corner of his own net.

The atmosphere within the Bohemians fans turned from that point onwards, with manager Callaghan receiving the brunt of their criticism. To compound the misery, captain Owen Heary produced a moment of madness with 20 minutes remaining. Playing at right back, the 37 year old had endured a nightmare of a game – and his groin-high stamp on Hoban gave referee Neil Doyle little option but to show a straight red card. He will miss vital games against Bray Wanderers and Drogheda United; games where his experience could have come in handy.

Bohs ironically began to play a bit following the dismissal of Heary. The introduction of Chris Lyons, and new signings Dinny Corcoran & Lorcan Shannon added some freshness to the already defeated team.

Very few fans applauded the Bohemian players off the pitch, which is a very rare occurrence. To his credit, Bohs goalkeeping coach Fred Davis came out to reason with a group of supporters who were waiting at the side of the pitch at the end of the game. He reiterated Callaghan’s mantra of “young, inexperienced players” and pointed to the crucial next 3 weeks and games against relegation rivals. With Shelbourne closing to within a point at the bottom of the table, next week’s game against Bray becomes absolutely do or die for the struggling Gypsies.

Dundalk: Peter Cherrie; John Sullivan(69), Andy Boyle, Mark Rossiter, Dane Massey(Brian Gartland 53); Richie Towell, Stephen O’Donnell©; Darren Meenan, Francis McCaffrey(John Dillon78); Patrick Hoban, Kurtis Byrne. Subs not used: Vinny Faherty, Jordan Keegan, Brian Gartland, Aaron Shanahan.

Bohemians: Dean Delany; Owen Heary©, Dave Mulcahy, Derek Pender, Luke Byrne; Michael Barker, Keith Buckley, Shane Murray(Lorcan Shannon 58), Karl Moore; Conor Murphy(Chris Lyons 76), Dave Scully(Daniel Corcoran 71). Subs not used: Roberto Lopez, Kevin Devanney, Santiago Folbo, Greg Murray.


DUNDALK v BOHEMIANS (Oriel Park, Friday July 13th, 7.45pm)

Bohemians go to Dundalk determined to get league points after a series of “good performances, but bad results”, according to manager Aaron Callaghan.

The Bohemian manager is strongly focused on getting his team to create and take goal-scoring opportunities.

“What we have had in the last three games is three good performances but three bad results”, said Callaghan.


“Goals are hard to come by in any league. Look at what Paris St German are paying Ibrahimovich to make a difference for them. It’s been a problem for us, last season and this season but goal-scorers are few and far between.”

Having signed Conor Murphy in the last fortnight, Callaghan is also looking at signing other forwards.

The series of three friendlies in three weeks, starting with Derby County next Saturday (kick-off 3pm), gives the Bohemian manager opportunities to look more closely at potential recruits.

“We’ll give most of the lads who play on Friday game-time against Derby and Bradford, so they can test their skills against opposition of this kind,” Callaghan said.

“But we‘ll bring on some of the lads who have not been getting so much match experience. Plus, we have a couple of players coming in from England and some others we’re having a look at, from the Leinster Senior League and one lad coming back from America.”

Callaghan expects to sign some players, especially with a view to strengthening the attack. In defence, he notes his team has “paid heavily” for errors, but he is full of praise for how Roberto Lopes and Luke Byrne have taken on their responsibilities as centre-backs.

“They’re only in their second season in a very tough league. They are fantastic young footballers and they are going to be very good in the future, whether they are playing in Ireland or the UK,” he said.

Callaghan must plan for Friday without Stephen Traynor (ankle injury) and Andy Mulligan, on duty with the Ireland team at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, where the Irish have advanced to a quarter-final against France on Friday afternoon.

Ciaran Nangle and Ryan McEvoy (ankle injuries) are also likely to be ruled out for the Dundalk game.

Owen Heary and Dave Mulcahy returned to the bench last weekend after recovering from a hip injury and a virus, respectively.



Bohemians are pleased to announce a special family ticket for Saturday’s friendly against Derby County (Dalymount, 3pm).

For just €20, this family ticket will entitle entry to the game for two adults and two children (Derby game only).

We would also like to remind supporters that ALL other tickets for our friendlies against Derby County and Bradford City will entitle entry to BOTH games.

Two-game ticket prices as follows:  Adults €15, students €10 and children/OAPs €5.


Please note that members are entitled to free entry to these games but, as cross-channel friendlies are important fundraisers for the club, we would encourage members to make a voluntary donation of €5 at the members’ stile.

Season tickets are not applicable to these games.

Meanwhile, travelling Rams are invited to enjoy the hospitality of our bars at Dalymount Park, which will be open on matchday from 12pm.

You won’t find better value pints in the area, and our special matchday beer offer is pints of Fosters for €3.50!

Home and away supporters are also encouraged to stick around after the game for some post-match entertainment, when Rob Smith will be performing Stone Roses and Oasis classics live!

Saturday July 13th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Derby County 3pm
Saturday July 20th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Bradford City 1pm


Sammon relishes home visit

BOHEMIANS v DERBY COUNTY (Saturday July 13th, Dalymount Park, 3pm)

Ireland striker Conor Sammon returns to the scene of many League of Ireland battles when he comes to Dalymount Park on Saturday with his Derby County team-mates for a friendly against Bohemians (kick-off 3pm).

“I have had the chance to play there previously with Derry City and UCD, so it will be really good going back and seeing some familiar faces,” Sammon (pictured with Jeff Hendrick) said.

“Some of my friends support Bohs, so I will have friends and family there too.”


They will be joined by 300 Derby County fans who are making the journey to Ireland for this first match of Derby’s pre-season programme.

Fellow internationals Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick will be in Nigel Clough’s squad for the visit, along with summer signings, Lee Grant (from Burnley), Chris Martin (ex-Norwich City), Johnny Russell (ex-Dundee United) and Craig Forsyth (ex-Watford)

“It also gives us a chance to bond with the new lads coming in, so we are all really excited and looking forward to the trip,” said Sammon.

Manager Clough says he sees plenty of encouragement that Derby can improve on last season’s tenth place in the Championship and challenge for the top six this time.

“The quality of players is certainly as good as we’ve had in five years and the spirit, along with the type of characters, really does provide an element of excitement for next season,” the manager told the Derby County web site.

“For what we’ve got available we think we have a cracking squad.”

Derby will open their Championship campaign on 4th August at home to Blackburn Rovers. These two clubs are among the founder-members of the Football League which celebrates its 125th anniversary this coming season.

Derby County’s friendly with Bohemians is the first of three on successive Saturdays. On 20th July (kick-off 1pm) Bradford City end a week-long stay in Ireland with a match against Bohemians.

Former League of Ireland player Carl McHugh signed a new one-year contract with Bradford City earlier this month. He joined the club a year ago, and since then got his first caps at under 21 level for the Republic of Ireland and started 22 games for Phil Parkinson’s team. He also played a key part in City’s run to the Capital One Cup Final.

Bohemians have played Derby County four times since their first meeting in 1900, when the visitors won 4-0 win in front of a crowd of 2,000. In 1912, County won 5-1 at Dalymount Park, returning in 1934 to win 6-3.
Derby’s last visit was on 10th May 1950 when they faced a Bohemian Selected XI and improved again on their goal tally with a 7-3 win.

Bohemians and Bradford City have met twice before, playing home and away friendlies a century ago. The Gypsies visited Bradford in March 1913, travelling with several guest players. They lost there 3-2 and, the next month, drew 2-2 when Bradford City came to Dalymount Park.

On Saturday 27th July Bohemians welcome Irish League side Glenavon to Dalymount for the third of this series of friendlies (kick-off 3pm).



Ireland will face France tomorrow (Friday, 2pm) in the in the quarter-finals of World University Games in Kazan, writes LUKE O’RIORDAN.

Despite losing 1-0 to Mexico yesterday thanks to Alvarado’s 37th-minute strike, former Bohemians goalkeeper Craig Sexton (IT Carlow/Athlone Town) pulled off a string of top-class saves as goal difference was enough to see the Irish students finish ahead of the Mexicans and secure their place in the last eight.

Mexico needed to win by two clear goals to qualify, with Ireland already in the driving seat following a 2-1 opening-day win against host nation Russia, which was followed by a 2-2 draw with China on Monday.


Bohs winger and IT Carlow student Andy Mulligan (pictured), who netted against China, was sprung from the bench against Mexico as a 68th-minute replacement for UCD’s Cillian Morrison.

Another former Gypsy, midfielder Correy Davidson (Pearse College Crumlin/Carrick Rangers), played the full 90 minutes.

Manager Danny Crowley said: “It was a monumental effort against a top class team, I couldn’t be any happier with the lads, their attitude has been unbelievable since the start of the tournament.

“We have such a great group of lads and staff. I have never been prouder of a team, this is such a big achievement.”

Ireland: Craig Sexton, Tom King, Dylan Mernagh, Jamie Carr, Reece McEnteer, Darren Forsyth, Paul Malone, Raymond Foy, Correy Davidson, Cillian Morrison, Josh O’Shea. Subs: Johnny Addis for Davidson (52), Andy Mulligan for Morrison (68), Brian Nolan for Forsyth (74), Carl Forsyth, Barry O’Mahony, James Scallon, Niall Corbett, Paul Andrews, Tristen Dent.

Group results: Ireland 2 Russia 1, Ireland 2 China 2, Ireland 0 Mexico 1.

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Andy Mulligan has helped put Ireland’s colleges team in contention for a place in the World University Games quarter-finals in Russia, writes BRIAN TRENCH.

Mulligan celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring the second of Ireland’s two goals against China on Monday. But China came back with two goals to secure a draw.

Ireland need to draw or win against Mexico later today (Wednesday, 5pm Irish time) to make the quarter-finals in Kazan.

The team started its campaign last Friday with a surprise 2-1 win over hosts Russia. Mulligan came on as a substitute after an hour, replacing ex-Bohemian Correy Davdison, who had scored Ireland’s opening goal.

For updates on Ireland’s final group game against Mexico, please follow on Facebook or Twitter.

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