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Lewis Kenny has been appointed Poet in Residence 2015 at Bohemian FC – the first such appointment in Irish football.

As Poet in Residence, the 21-year-old student from Cabra will compose poems about the club, Dalymount Park, football and the local community which will be published in the club’s match-day programmes. In return, Lewis has been presented with a VIP Season Ticket.

Lewis has performed at and hosted several spoken-word evenings at Dalymount Park since 2013. His work draws on urban experience and youth culture, bringing to light social and economic situations of young people. Some of his poetry, including ‘Cabra’, refers to Bohemians and Dalymount Park.

“My reaction to this appointment is pure joy,” Lewis said. “My boyhood dream was to play for Bohemians, and I have been a fan all my life. I never thought I would represent the club as a poet.”


Lewis has several pieces “in the works” and hopes to unveil one of these at the start of new league season next month.

He is a regular performer on the Dublin and festival circuit and headlined his own show, ‘OutStraight’, at Electric Picnic. He is the founder of the Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam, a college competition which starts in March and aims to become an all-Ireland event next year.

Lewis is also Chairperson of the Poetry Society at the Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT) in Dun Laoghaire, where he studies audio-visual media technology.

Lewis Kenny’s appointment comes in Bohemian FC’s 125th anniversary year. The programme of events includes an exhibition, a drama reading, a family day, historical talks and other cultural initiatives. Already known as “the people’s club”, Bohemians are increasingly recognised also as a “club of culture”.



Limerick FC released a statement tonight in which they confirmed that the redevelopment work at their Markets Field Stadium is behind schedule and that as a result, they will not be in a position to use the venue in time for the start of the new season.

This has a knock-on effect for Bohemians as our opening SSE Airtricity League fixture against Limerick had been scheduled to take place at Markets Field on Saturday March 7th.

We will endeavour to update supporters as soon as a new venue has been decided upon and of any potential changes to the time and date of the fixture.



Bohemians are delighted to announce the re-signing of midfielder Dave Mulcahy for his fourth year at the club. The Kilkenny man, 37 last month, returns after a brief spell with Cork City over the closed season.

Manager Keith Long said: “It’s great to have him back, we didn’t want him to leave in the first place. It was one of our priorities to get him to stay but you had to respect his decision to sign for Cork. We’re delighted that he’s back with us now.

“Dave’s been around this league a number years. He’s a winner. That bit of experience and know-how will certainly help the younger players.”


Long also confirmed that Derek Pender will remain as captain despite the return of last year’s skipper.

He said: “Absolutely, Derek will captain the club. That won’t change. I don’t think titles like that will mean too much to someone like Dave Mulcahy. He’ll bring a positive influence, regardless of whether he’s wearing an armband or not.”

Work commitments – he runs his own company, Dave Mulcahy Electrical in Kilkenny – and personal circumstances forced the veteran to cut short his brief stay at Cork City.

Mulcahy said: “With my business, it just couldn’t happen with Cork. I’d great expectations for the season with Cork. I’m sure some Bohs fans won’t like to hear that but at my age, it’s difficult to turn down the chance of playing European football for the last time.

“But when it became clear that it wasn’t going to work out, there was only one club I wanted to sign for. I’m delighted to be back.”

Mulcahy has maintained contact with members of the squad since last season and likes what he’s heard.

“I’ve heard what training is like and how Keith likes his teams to play,” he said. “‘I’m confident that we can push on from last season and aim to get higher up the table.

“We’d good young players at the club already and Keith has strengthened that again. We’ll see a bit more passing football this season and as the oldest lad on the team, hopefully I can make an impact on the younger lads.”

Dave Mulcahy


Bohemians are calling on members and supporters to show your love for Dalymount Park this St Valentine’s Day.

We want you to raid your shed of all brushes, tools and power-washers, and come down to Dalymount this Saturday February 14th to help get the ground looking spick and span ahead of the season.

Any fan who has any time to spare between 10.30am and 6pm is encouraged to help out in this volunteering initiative.

Volunteers will be provided with food and refreshments.

Dalymount is our home – let’s take more pride in it!

If you feel you can help out, please contact Anthony Donnelly at




Bohemians have been drawn at home to face manager Keith Long’s former club Athlone Town in the EA Sports Cup first round.

The tie is scheduled to take place on Tuesday March 10th.

The sides also meet at Dalymount Park in a pre-season friendly this Sunday (February 15th) at 2pm.

Pool 1 - Wexford Youths v UCC, Cobh Ramblers v Limerick. Byes: Cork City, Waterford United. Pool 2 – Mayo League v Sligo Rovers, Galway United v Finn Harps. Byes: Derry City, Cockhill Celtic. Pool 3 – Crumlin United v Bray Wanderers, Drogheda United v Shelbourne. Byes: Dundalk, St Patrick’s Athletic. Pool 4 – UCD v Cabinteely, Bohemians v Athlone Town. Byes: Shamrock Rovers, Longford Town.



Keith Long takes charge of Bohemians at Dalymount Park for the first time this Sunday as First Division Wexford Youths provide the opposition.

Kick-off is at 2pm, with admission prices as follows: Adults €10, children €5, members free.

Get down to Dalymount and show your support for the Gypsies in our first home game of our 125th year.

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Bohemian FC is organising a programme of events in 2015 to mark the club’s 125th anniversary and the club is urging fans and friends to join in the celebrations.

Bohemians were founded at a meeting on 6 September 1890 and the club has the rare distinction of being a member-owned club since that time.

“We invite supporters and members of the local community to join this year’s celebrations, ” said club president Matt Devaney.

“We have a proud history as a People’s Club since 1890, and we aim to strengthen our connections with the people of north Dublin in this anniversary year.”

Bohemians also have a distinguished record of playing continuously in the highest division of the national league since joining as a founding member in 1921.




The FAI’s coach education pathway serves as the ladder which one must climb in order to become a professional coach, as certified by UEFA upon completion of the UEFA Pro Licence.

Where does one start when wishing to pursue a hobby or even a career as a coach? At Kick Start level 1. This is a 1 day course which is provided by the FAI at a variety of locations throughout the year – these can be found here.

What does this course entail? The FAI’s website says that this course is designed to assist parents and coaches in introducing young children to football with fun games and fundamental movement skills in a well-structured and safe environment.

Current Bohemians under-12 D coach Glen Casey spoke highly of the FAI provided courses, saying: “I did Kick Start 1, then Kick Start 2, then I did the 4-v-4 course, and next I have to do the Youth Cert. I learned some really interesting stuff in Kick Start 2, there were some good defending and heading drills that I hadn’t used before.”

Glen, who is now in his second year at Bohs, says that the Kick Start courses were really enjoyable and allowed him to continue his involvement in football after an injury limited his own playing time.

“I don’t think that the Kick Start courses were difficult,” Glen said. “It’s a really rewarding experience at the end of the day, it’s great teaching the kids new things at training and then seeing them applying these things on the pitch on a Sunday morning is even better,” he added.


Bohemians have a number of coaches at current who are at different stages on the coaches pathway ladder, however the club is constantly looking for new coaches and there is no easier way to get into coaching children seriously than by taking the Kick Start 1 course and then pursuing further courses at your own pace, as you progress as a coach.

Glen said that he enjoys the freedom that is afforded to him by the club when it comes to the coaching of his team and, as a growing club, it is imperative that more and more coaches with the relevant qualifications are taken on board.

If you are interested in getting into coaching, contact Kay on 085-8722099 or email



Ahead of our first pre-season game of the year tonight, we are pleased to reveal our squad numbers for 2015.

The Gypsies take on Paul Doolin’s Ireland Under-19s at the AUL Complex this evening (Pitch 11, 7.45pm) and return to action at Dalymount Park on Sunday with Wexford Youths providing the opposition at 2pm.

Ireland Under-19 international Adam Wixted is the latest addition to the squad. The former Derby County winger, who was with Drogheda United towards the end of last season, has been handed the No 20 jersey.

Manager Keith Long said: “Adam’s another good young player who has come home from England.

“He’s been schooled at Derby’s academy and has been capped all the way up to Under-19 level.

“He’s a pacey winger, good feet, left-footed and can play on either wing. We believe he will be hungry to prove himself at senior level.”



Please be advised of the club store’s new opening hours for 2015:

  • Monday-Thursday, 1pm-4pm
  • First-team home games

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