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South Africa call-up for Bohs U19

Congratulations to Bohemians U19 midfielder Katlego Mashigo who has been called up by the South Africa U20s.

Mashigo, born in Pretoria Shoshanguve but who moved to Ireland aged five, is a product of our partners at St Kevin’s Boys FC and signed for Craig Sexton’s U19s from Fleetwood Town last month.

He travels to Johannesburg tomorrow for training ahead of the 2020 All Africa Games Finals in Morocco, which commence Tuesday August 16 and run until Saturday August 31.

Best of luck to Katlego and all his Bafana Bafana team-mates.

Katlego by Stephen Burke


Bohemians can confirm that Ali Reghba has joined Premier League side Leicester City for an undisclosed fee subject to international clearance.

The 19-year-old shot to prominence last season when he rewarded Keith Long’s faith in him by scoring twice in his league debut in a 3-1 Dublin derby win away against St Patrick’s Athletic.

That first-team breakthrough came as no surprise to those working behind the scene at Bohs after the starring role Reghba has had for the club’s U19s.

Reghba shone for Craig Sexton’s Bohs U19s last term where his season highlights included scoring both goals in the Enda McGuill Cup final victory away to St Pat’s, netting in the Uefa Youth League against FC Midtjylland and capping it all off with the winner in the SSE Airtricity U19 League final away to Shamrock Rovers.


He impressed on trial for Leicester in winter before signing his first professional contract with Bohs.

Reghba, like Bohs full-back Andy Lyons, is set to fly to Armenia next week to represent Ireland in the U19 European Championships.

Tom Mohan’s side face Norway on July 15 before they take on France and Czech Republic.

Manager Keith Long said: “Everyone at Bohemians wishes Ali the very best of luck in his move and in Armenia with the U19s.

“He’s a successful graduate of our U19s and underage system and we wish him the very best for the future.”

Ali Reghba celebrates 23/4/2019


We are delighted to confirm two additions to tomorrow’s George Best film screening:

  • Zozimus, an 18-minute short film on the Bohs-Rovers derby, filmed at last year’s 3-1 win at Dalymount Park. Preview here.
  • Newsreel doc from 1930 about Bohemian FC: a 2-minute newsreel clip discovered by IFI containing a series of portraits of the players, captain and committee, introduced by fond inter-titles such as “Present day stalwart, Johnny McCarthy, Ould Sure Foot, the Pet of the Public” and “Fred Horlacher, Fine Forager and Brilliant Shot”.

Tickets available from

  • Doors/bars open: 7pm
  • Zozimus and newsreel doc screening: approx 8.30pm
  • George Best screening: approx 9pm (dusk)

We have an outside bar supplied by our sponsors at Porterhouse Brewing Company.

And any film wouldn’t be the same without fresh popcorn, so we have a popcorn machine installed too.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be another enjoyable night at Dalymount Park.



Bohemians U19 captain Dylan Thornton has joined Bray Wanderers on loan to help him gain valuable first-team experience.

Bohs first-team manager Keith Long said: “Dylan is a brilliant lad, who has done fantastically well for us since coming to the club.

“He came into our U17s with Jimmy Mowlds from St Joseph’s but this is his third season with our U19s now.

“He’s done it all at that level. He’s captained our U19s, he’s won two league titles and he has represented his club in Europe in the Uefa Youth League.

“We feel that he is at a stage now where he needs to play first-team football to bring him forward even further.

“While we feel he’s not quite ready to do that with us just yet that being exposed to senior men’s football at Bray can help him hugely with his development.

“That can keep him progressing and developing as a player further instead of maybe stagnating a bit at U19 level where he’s done everything for us at this stage.

“We wish every success for him and for Bray during his time with them.”

Thornton, 19, will remain with Seagulls until the end of the season. Alex Kelly will take up the captain’s armband for Craig Sexton’s Bohs U19s.

Dylan Thornton - Stephen Burke


Spoils shared in the race for the European spots as an injury hit Bohs side played out a 0-0 against an impressive Derry City side.

Both sides came into tonights epic encounter on a high following huge victories on Friday and showed their attacking intent from the off, in a hugely entertaining and open encounter in the Dalymount sunshine.

The visitors, six points behind Bohs at the start of play, went closest early on when the busy Ciaran Harkin had James Talbot scrambling across his goal with an effort from 25 yards out.

Declan Devine’s men continued to stroke the ball around neatly and thought they had taken the lead when the in-form Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe cut inside from the left wing and reversed his shot back towards the near post as Talbot stood and watched it go narrowly wide.

The Gypsie’s, minus star man Danny Mandroiu with a slight calf strain, responded well. Keith Ward began to look a threat going close with a couple of efforts from distance.

The second ha;f followed much of the same pattern of the first, Ward looking the most threatening for the home side volleying just over after the restart.

The excellent Barry McNamee had the biggest chance of the second half, winning the ball back from skipper for the evening Darragh Leahy inside his own box. Just as he looked to square to David Parkhouse for a tap in, out flew Talbot to smother the danger.

The Bohs stopper wasn’t done there, just moments later producing an incredible double save, first to deny Parkhouse who was put clean through by McNamee, then to deny Junior on the follow up.

Bohs man-of-the-match Keith Ward went close agaiin from distance in the dying minutes, but it just wasn’t to be for the fan favourite as time trickled away.

With such a quick turn around from Friday night both teams would probably be happy with a point on reflection, especially as St. Pat’s suffered defeat at home to Shamrock Rovers.

BOHEMIAN FC: James Talbot, Andy Lyons, Michael Barker, James Finnerty, Darragh Leahy, Scott Allardice, Conor Levingston, Luke Wade-Slater, Keith Ward, Ryan Graydon, Ryan Swan

Subs: Derek Pender, Robbie McCourt, Sam Byrne, Paddy Kirk, Sean Bohan, Ross Tierney, Dawson Devoy

Derry City: Peter Cherrie, Ciaran Coll, Ciaron Harkin, Gregg Sloggett, Jamie McDonagh, Gerardo Bruna, David Parkhouse, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, Eoin Toal, Ally Gilchrist, Barry McNamee

Subs: Aidy Delap, Nathan Gartside, Shane McNamee, Eoghan Stokes, Darren Cole, Brendan Barr, Jack Malone

Referee: Sean Grant[/toggle]

Ryan Graydon on the ball - Stephen Burke


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


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.


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


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).


  • 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


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.

Irn Bru Cup


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.


George Best
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