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Bohemians’ EA Sports Cup semi-final v Shamrock Rovers will kick off at 7.30pm, Dalymount Park on Bank Holiday Monday August 4th.

Dalymount hosts Garth Brooks Experience


Bohemian FC is teaming up with The Ray Foley Breakfast Show on 98FM to present the Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience at Dalymount Park on Saturday 26th July in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital, writes BRIAN TRENCH.

Over 2,500 fans are expected at the show, headlined by Friends in Low Places – the Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience, led by Trevor Smith. Trevor has been recognised as the leading Garth Brooks lookalike and soundalike in the country and has developed an exciting production around an eight-piece band.

The band was approached by several big event organisers since the controversial cancellation of the Croke Park concerts and turned them all down in favour of working with 98FM and Bohemian FC, raising funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.


Ray Foley will be MC and DJ. Doors will open at 6pm and performances will start at 7pm. Support acts will be announced in the coming days.

Tickets for the Garth Brooks Experience are priced at €25 and are available to purchase on and

The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience at Dalymount Park is the biggest event in the city-wide programme of activities targeted at Garth Brooks fans disappointed by the cancellation of their idol’s concerts.

Bohemians play Cork City at Dalymount on Friday evening, 25th July, and construction of the stage will start immediately after that game.

Dalymount Park was a major music venue from the 1970s to the 1990s, hosting concerts by acts such as Thin Lizzy, Bob Marley, Status Quo, Black Sabbath, Meat Loaf, The Specials and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pictured:  JP Gilbourne, co-presenter, The Ray Foley Breakfast Show; Daniel Lambert, Bohemian FC; Trevor Smith; Ray Foley



Two points dropped” was the verdict of Bohemians boss Owen Heary as he gave his post-match reaction to Robert O’Reardon after Friday night’s fantastic performance against league champions St Patrick’s Athletic. Filmed by Jamie O’Halleron.


Bohemians’ SSE Airtricity League clash away to Sligo Rovers, originally scheduled for Saturday July 19, has been postponed as the Bit O’Red face Rosenborg of Norway in the Europa League on July 17.



Bohemians’ winless home streak continues, but Owen Heary will be more than happy with a confident performance against the Champions which saw the home side creep into the top half of the table. The Gypsies could easily have come away with all three points, and had the better chances against Warsaw-bound St Patrick’s Athletic.

Heary made just one change from the victorious Thomond Park side with Aidan Price replacing Jack Memery. That meant Anto Murphy returned to a more comfortable right back position, with captain Derek Pender moving to left full, writes KEVIN FAGAN.


Any non-home-win nerves could have been settled within 4 minutes, with the first clear cut chance falling to Bohs. Lorcan Fitzgerald dithered for Pats, allowing Kevin Devaney to skip to the byline. His cutback just evaded Dinny Corcoran, but fell perfectly for Paddy Kavanagh 10 yards out. Kavanagh couldn’t control his shot however, skewing the effort badly over the bar.

Pats aren’t Champions for nothing, and duly punished the Gypsies with a fine opener in the 10th minute. Greg Bolger won the ball well before exchanging passes with Lee Lynch and then releasing Conan Byrne. Byrne’s delicious centre evaded price, and found Mark Quigley un-marked in front of goal. The curly-mopped striker made no mistake, and there was no denying the quality of the move. More football like that, and Pats might well threaten Polish champions Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.

Perhaps unsurprisingly with that game in mind, Pats were happy to sit back after their opener. Bohs were in charge of possession, prodding and probing to little effect. It’s an unfortunate stat that Bohs hadn’t scored at the Shopping Centre end in the league since August 2013 – so it was only fitting that the goal to break that hoodoo. A patient build-up eventually fell to the excellent Roberto Lopes, who fed Eoin Wearen on the edge of the box. Wearen jinked to the left, and curled a beauty into the top corner with his left boot. It was no more than the home side deserved.

Amazingly, the second half was just 15 seconds old when Dinny Corcoran missed a gilt-edged chance to put the home side ahead. Fitzgerald was again at fault, mis-hitting his backpass straight to Devaney, who stayed cool, and squared it to Corcoran. Unbelievably, from 7 yards with the keeper on the floor, Dinny skied his effort into the Des Kelly Stand.  All the threat was coming down the Bohs right, and Devaney was a real thorn in Pats’ side. He went on a mazy run beating three Pats defenders, but his left-footed effort went wide of Clarke’s post.

Liam Buckley introduced the league’s top scorer Christy Fagan to inject some impetus into the Pats attack, and the diminutive striker made an instant impact. His looping header was well saved by an off-balance Delany before the former Man Utd trainee had a goal ruled out on 80 minutes. Luckily for Bohs, he was a yard offside before he slotted home. Fittingly, the last chance fell for Bohs. Lopes won the ball yet again in the middle of the park and released Paddy Kavanagh who reversed it through to Wearen. Unfortunately for Bohs, he scuffed the shot into the ground and it was cleared for a corner.

6 games unbeaten in all competitions for Bohs, who travel to Sligo next week with a spring in their step. That home win is surely just around the corner.

Bohemians: Dean Delany, Anto Murphy, Aidan Price, Dan Byrne, Derek Pender, Kevin Devaney (Craig Walsh, 78), Roberto Lopes, Eoin Wearen, Paddy Kavanagh, Steven Beattie, Dinny Corcoran (Jason Byrne, 83). Subs not used: Karl Moore, Gavin Moore, Jack Memery, Keith Buckley, Dave Mulcahy.

St. Patrick’s Athletic: Brendan Clarke, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Kenny Browne, Ger O’Brien, Ken Oman, Chris Forrester (Christy Fagan, 67), James Chambers, Conan Byrne, Greg Bolger, Conor McCormack (Lee Lynch, 7), Mark Quigley. Subs not used: Rene Gilmartin, Derek Foran, Ian Bermingham, Daryl Kavanagh, Sam Verdon.

Mr Man of the Match: Roberto Lopes

Pic by Eddie Lennon –



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SSE Airtricity League, Dalymount Park, Friday 11 July, 8pm

Bohemians welcome the league champions to Dalymount for a televised match (Setanta Ireland) following three wins in four competitive games, writes BRIAN TRENCH.

Those wins all came on the road but manager Owen Heary is confident his side’s home form will improve.

“Against Athlone here it was only a missed penalty between us and a win. We beat Pat’s here in the EA Cup and they had a decent team out that night [6 May].

“So, we know we’re capable of beating them, and we know we’ve just been a bit unlucky in terms of winning games in Dalymount.”

Even with Keith Fahey suspended, St Patrick’s will represent very formidable opposition, added Heary. “They have a massive squad, and not only a lot of players, but players of high calibre. They have a European game next week but they have the squad to cover both games.

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“We are coming into this one on a high and we will take the game to them. We’re not going to sit back and see what Pat’s have, because if you sit off them they will punish you.”

Heary was happy that Bohemians started last week’s game in Limerick at the level of intensity he wanted. They were unlucky to concede a goal against the run of play, from failing to deal with a long throw.

“We deserved the three points down there. We created most of the chances in the first half and in the second half we took two of the late chances. It was positive that we kept going till the 90 minutes. That win proved that the earlier one in the cup wasn’t a fluke,” said the Bohemian manager.

The win was secured despite Dinny Corcoran having a penalty saved for the second match in succession. Heary commended his striker for having the confidence to step up again, when the experience of the World Cup shows that the very best players can miss penalties.

“I wasn’t one for taking penalties and I have full respect for anyone that does. I didn’t see anyone else last week rushing to take the penalty.”

Stuart Taylor quit as Limerick manager in the days after that defeat, joining Ian Barraclough and Robbie Horgan among the recent managerial casualties. Clubs that are putting bigger investments into their facilities and squads have higher expectations, observed Heary.

“If you have a full-time squad like Limerick you expect to be doing a lot better than where they are at present. Drogheda too have put a lot of money in.

“That increases the pressure on the manager. Thankfully, I don’t think I’m under too much pressure of that kind.”

Eoin Wearen put in another solid performance last Friday in midfield, having impressed both there and in defence since he joined ten weeks ago. His first goal for Bohemians was just reward for his efforts, according to Heary.

The manager will reshuffle his midfield this week with captain Dave Mulcahy’s return from hamstring injury. Defender Aidan Price also comes back from ankle injury but left-back Jack Memery will have a late fitness test for a knock to the knee.

Heary will take the opportunity of friendlies against Dundee United (Saturday, 12 July, 3pm) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wednesday, 16 July, 7.45pm) to give ‘fringe’ players and some under-19s a test at higher levels.

Pic: Eoin Wearen in action against St Pat’s in the EA Sports Cup (Eddie Lennon,



Bohemians are running a special ticket bundle offer for our upcoming friendlies against Dundee United (Saturday July 12th, 3pm) and Wolves (Wednesday July 17th, 7.45pm).

  • €15 gives entry for one adult to both games
  • One concession (OAP/Student/Kids) for Dundee Utd match & receive FREE concession for the Wolves match

T&C’s: It’s €10 for an adult ticket for each game so you are saving €5 if you spend €15 at the Dundee Utd game and if you buy a concession ticket which costs €5, you will receive a FREE concession ticket for the Wolves.



A charity football match in memory of Triona Priestley – the beloved sister of Bohemian members Ciaran and Colm – will take place this Sunday at St Mochtas’ grounds at Porterstown Road at 3pm.

The game will see staff of Penneys Mullingar take on their colleagues of Penneys Blanchardstown, where Triona’s other brother Aidan works.

Triona sadly lost her courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis in April but her strength and determination remains a great inspiration for all those who were close to her.

Aged just 15, Triona passed away at Temple St Hospital hours after having had her final wish fulfilled when singer Ed Sheeran sang down the phone to her.

Further details about the game can be found on St Mochtas’ website.



Come and join us to watch the World Cup final this Sunday in the comfort of the Home of Irish Football: Dalymount Park.

€10 a ticket includes:

  • 3 drinks (pints, bottles or spirits)
  • Food at half-time

Bar will be open from 6pm.

Tickets can be bought from the office during normal hours and at Friday’s SSE Airtricity League game against St Patrick’s Athletic.

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