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WE AAR BOHS – CALLAGHAN COMMITS

Bohemian FC is pleased to announce that Aaron Callaghan has this week renewed his contract with the club as senior team manager. His new contract will run for two years from 1 January 2013.

Bohemians are also delighted that Owen Heary returns to his position as assistant and under-19 team manager.

“We’re very happy that Aaron and Owen will be with us again next season. They achieved so much in difficult circumstances in the 2012 season, ” said club president Chris Brien.

“Having their services gives us continuity in the rebuilding project which has started so well.”

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Aaron Callaghan has begun assembling a squad for next season. Those signed or committed for 2013 include key players from last season’s squad.

The new season’s squad will include: Ryan McEvoy, Derek Pender, Luke Byrne, Keith Buckley, Greg Murray, Michael Barker, Dave Scully, Roberto Lopes, Stephen Traynor, Andy Mulligan and John O’Connor. Among those joining Bohemians from outside will be former UCD midfielder Ciaran Nangle.

Bohemian FC has this week also agreed terms with Charlton Athletic for the transfer of defender Kevin Feely. His move will take effect from 1 January 2013, when the English Football League Championship transfer window opens.

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CHRISTMAS DRAW 2012: EARLY BIRD RESULTS

The Bohemians Christmas Early Draw was made at Dalymount Park on Saturday November 24.

The first €2000 of the stonking €10,000 cash prizes on offer were drawn (results below).

If you’ve missed out on the Early Bird Draw, make sure you don’t miss out on the main draw, which will be held on December 15.

Tickets can purchased from the club’s online store.

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 CHRISTMAS DRAW 2012: EARLY BIRD RESULTS

PRIZE TICKET WINNER  SELLER
1st: €200 0048 Laura Greene Arthur Sheridan
2nd: €200 0070 Sean & John Watson Sean Watson
3rd: €200 1117 Fergal Whelan Fergal Whelan
4th: €200 0452 Ann & John John Whelan
5th: €200 0700 Cathal Duignan Colm Duignan
6th: €100 0384 Ciaran Byrne Sean O’Connor
7th: €100 0281 Shirlagh & Linda White Vinny Bracken
8th: €100 0030 Philip McGrath Gerry McGrath
9th: €100 0630 Tommie Hednett Tony Colmey
10th: €100 1019 Tom & Pat Liam Parsons
11th: €100 1055 Trish Fahey Mick Scully, Chelsea SC
12th: €100 0333 Lena Kieran Jimmy Heffernan
13th: €100 0454 Mick Jnr & Dave Whelan John Whelan
14th: €100 0129 Richard Whelan Richard Whelan
15th: €100 0789 Clara, Deyna, Abbie & Emmi Liam McDonagh
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BOHS KIDS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY

Santa Claus will be making a visit to Home of Irish football on Sunday December 16th for the Bohs Kids’ Christmas Party.

Also getting in the Festive spirit at Dalymount Park will be Bohs players and the club’s mascot on what promises to an entertaining day for all junior Gypsies.

It costs just €5 to attend the party (3pm-5pm), which includes goody bags for all children as well as a gift from Santa.

As well as that, there will be a colouring competition, a Christmas movie and music throughout to keep everyone entertained!

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BOHEMIANS CHRISTMAS DRAW!

Tickets are on sale from the club’s online shop for the annual bumper Bohemians Christmas Draw.

With cash prizes of €10,000 on offer (including Early Bird Draw prizes, drawn on Saturday November 24th), this in an important fundraising event that we hope will appeal to the wider community as well as Bohemian members and supporters alike.

With the number of tickets limited to 1200, this is your chance to strike rich! All tickets must be sold by Saturday December 15th!

Tickets cost €20 and are now available from Dalymount Park during office hours or from the club’s online shop*.

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The closed season is a difficult time for all Airtricity League clubs, so we call on all Gypsies to get behind the club’s ongoing fundraising efforts.

The prizes are as follows: 1) €2012; 2) €1000; 3) €750; 4) €500; 5) 400; 6)  €300; 10 prizes of €200; 10 prizes of €100.

Early Bird Draw (Drawn on Saturday November 24th): 5 prizes of €200; 10 prizes of €100.

Once again, everyone at Dalymount would like to thank Jimmy O’Connor and all those involved in this and many other fundraising drives over the course of the season for their continued hard work and dedication to the Bohemian cause!

(*Online ticket price includes 96cent surcharge to cover PayPal’s cut)

 

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FANS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st

After an entertaining season on the pitch with some cracking nights off it, Bohemians are capping off the year by inviting supporters to get in the festive spirit at the Bohs Fans’ Christmas Party on Saturday December 1st.

Kicking off at 7.30pm, entrance to this event costs just €5 on the door.

All pints are on special offer for a knockdown price of €3.50, while pizza and other finger food will be laid on.

There will be live music from 9.30pm, followed by a live DJ till late. And a certain 4-0 victory might get an airing too!

 

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VIDEO: AARON CALLAGHAN & OWEN HEARY

BohsTV’s ANDY DONLAN got the views of Bohemians manager Aaron Callaghan and skipper Owen Heary in the aftermath of the end-of-season 4-1 defeat at home to Drogheda United on Friday night.

In Part 1, Callaghan deals with the speculation surrounding the future of his captain and assistant.

And having been well beaten by the Drogs, Callaghan also speaks of his disappointment at “surrendering the game”, his discussions with players for next season and his own future at the club.

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“We’ve offered Owen two years on his contract and we are hopeful that he’ll stay.”

In Part 2, Heary reflects on the 2012 Airtrictiy League season and applauds Callaghan’s footballing philosophy.

The former Shelbourne man states that he is going nowhere and selects Bohemians’ goal of the season … almost!

“I think we’ve underachieved this year in general.”

Camera and editing: Jamie O’Halleron

Graphic design: Ray O’Hanlon

 

FRIDAY’S AWARDS NIGHT – TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM ONLINE STORE

Tickets for Friday’s Bohemian FC Awards Night are now on sale from the online store. €10 price includes admission to Alchemy Nightclub.

Voting has now closed for Bohemians’ Player of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced at an informal awards ceremony at the Temple Bar Hotel (Fleet St) this Friday (November 2nd).

Admission to the event, which starts at 8pm, costs just €10 and tickets are now available from the club’s online store. The ticket also includes free admission to the adjacent Alchemy Nightclub on what promises to be an enjoyable evening.

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We hope as many fans as possible will attend this end-of-season event to pay tribute to the players’ fine efforts over the course of the year.

The winners of both awards – Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year – were decided by the club’s supporters through an online poll on the Bohemians Facebook page.

The nominees were…

Player of the Year:  Luke Byrne, Dinny Corcoran, Kevin Feely, Ryan McEvoy, Peter McMahon, Evan McMillan, Karl Moore, Dave Mulcahy, Dave Scully and Keith Ward.

Young Player of the Year:  Michael Barker, Keith Buckley, Luke Byrne, Kevin Feely, Danny Joyce, Roberto Lopes, Andy Mulligan, Greg Murray, John O’Connor and Stephen Traynor.

REMEMBERING ‘THE GREAT MAN’

October 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic passing of one of Bohemians’ favourite sons – Jackie Jameson.

Affectionately known as ‘The Great Man’, Jackie left a lasting impact on all those who saw him grace the Dalymount turf in the 1980s. Worth the admission price alone, he was undoubtedly the shining light in what was an otherwise dark decade for the Gypsies.

Cast aside by Johnny Giles at Shamrock Rovers 1978, Jackie spent three years with St Patrick’s Athletic. But in 1981, he moved to Bohemians and it was under the nurturing eye of mentor Billy Young that Jackie found his true home and a legend was born.

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A constant target for Jim McLaughlin’s all-conquering Rovers side of the era, Jackie’s shatterproof loyalty to the Dalymount faithful further cemented his status as one of the true icons of the club.

Here, in a three-part special, bohemians.ie pays homage to The Great Man…

In Part 1, BohsTV’s ANDY DONLAN speaks to lifelong fans who relive their memories of watching Jameson play.

In Part 2, Evening Herald journalist AIDAN FITZMAURICE steps back in time as he recalls growing up when The Great Man was at his best.

In Part 3, lifetime supporter DAVID HALL poses a soul-searching question: Could we have done more for Jackie?

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REPORT: Bohemians 1 – Drogheda United 4

Bohemians capped a rollercoaster season with a predictably unpredictable performance – going down 4-1 to the Airtricity League runners-up, the impressive Drogheda United in Dalymount, writes Kevin Fagan.

A hat-trick from Drogheda native Tiernan Mulvenna condemned the Gypsies to their worst defeat of the season, but still a respectable 7th place finish.

Despite the disappointing defeat, the reception given to Aaron Callaghan and his men after the final whistle was rousing, with the Bohs faithful showing their appreciation for what has been a truly entertaining season. In classic Bohs style, there were highs and lows, but overall, the feeling at the end of the game was positive on a bitterly cold night in Dublin 7.

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In truth, the defeat could have been much worse, with the visitors missing a number of guilt-edged chances in a rare, frail defensive performance from Aaron Callaghan’s men. Andy Mulligan kept his place in the side after his impressive display against Bray last week, but he was given little to work on in a frustrating night for the home side going forward.

Two out of the three Drogheda Brennan brothers started for United, with Ryan and Sean roaming around the Dalymount pitch reminiscent of their older sibling Killian in his pomp. Ryan had the first two efforts on goal – the first was saved by Greg Murray in the Bohs goal, while the second was blocked by BFC Player of the Year Evan McMillan.

It wasn’t a great night for Murray, who had a terrible time with his kicking all night. A scuffed clearance in the 16th minute went straight to Tiernan Mulvenna, who found Ryan Brennan at the back post, but his shot went wide. Drogheda took a deserved lead on 24 minutes. Paul Crowley’s long ball split the Bohs defence, and Mulvenna ran through to finish smartly over Murray to send the Drogs fans in the Des Kelly Stand wild with delight.

Bohs’ first chance arrived on the half hour mark. Neat play between Ryan McEvoy and Derek Pender sent Mulligan through on the left flank. His low cross found Dinny Corcoran, but the striker couldn’t get enough on the finish. Mulvenna really should have doubled Drogheda’s lead five minutes before the break. A sweeping move set Sean Brennan through in behind the Bohs defence. He crossed for Mulvenna, but the striker scuffed his shot wide from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

But the Drogs man wasn’t to be denied. In the 44th minute, another well-worked, flowing move set Alan Byrne in on the right. This time, Byrne’s his cross found Mulvenna with his shooting boots on, and Drogheda led 2 – 0. However, instead of going into the break 2 down, Bohs gave themselves a glimmer of hope in first half stoppage time. McEvoy’s clipped ball looked to be going into Gabriel Sava’s hands, but a challenge from Dinny Corcoran meant the ball ricocheted out to Evan McMillan. Bohs top scorer made no mistake, firing home to make it 2-1 on the stroke of half time.

Drogheda boss Mick Cooke must have given his side a real rollicking for their pre-half time slip, as the visitors came out all guns blazing in the second half. It wasn’t long before they had regained a two goal advantage. A soft goal from a Bohs perspective, Alan McNally headed home from a near post Sean Brennan corner. Drogheda looked every bit the second place team heading for Europe next season. Bohs struggled to come to terms with the Louthmen, even when playmaker Keith Ward came on.

Mulvenna completed his hat-trick and sealed the game for Drogheda with twenty minutes remaining. Greg Murray capped what could only be described as a nightmare display by spilling sub john Sullivan’s cross into Mulvenna’s path, and the striker bundled home his third, and Drogheda’s fourth.

Unfortunately for Mulvenna, the match ball may have to be delivered to the Mater Hospital, as he was stretchered off with a suspected serious ankle injury soon after. The dreaded leg brace came out for the stricken forward, who was warmly applauded off the field by both sets of fans. The game petered out after that, with the Bohs fans coming to life in the final few minutes.

That so many stayed after the game to applaud off the players and staff after such a disappointing defeat is a testament to the achievements of this young side in 2012. Here’s to 2013, and the continued Rise of the Red and Black Revolution.

Bohemians: Greg Murray, Owen Heary, Evan McMillan, Kevin Feely, Derek Pender, Andy Mulligan (Karl Moore, 46), Stephen Traynor (Keith Ward, 46), Michael Barker, Keith Buckley, Ryan McEvoy, Dinny Corcoran (Dave Scully, 76). Subs not used: Andy McNulty, Roberto Lopes, Kevin Devaney, Dylan Connolly.

Drogheda United: Gabriel Sava, Stephen Quigley, Philip Hand, Alan McNally, Derek Prendergast (Jason Marks, 87), Ryan Brennan, Paul Crowley, Brian Gannon (John Sullivan, 24), Alan Byrne, Tiernan Mulvanna (Johnny Breen, 87), Sean Brennan. Subs not used: Michael Schlingermann, Cathal Brady, Conor O’Keefe.

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Let’s Talk About It: Westport v Bohemians

A Bohemians XI heads west this Sunday to take on Westport United in a fundraising game to raise money for Talk About It, a national voluntary organisation based in Mayo, which promotes the prevention of suicide in Ireland.

The challenge match, which kicks off at 2.30pm, is a renewal of an old friendship dating back to the early 20th century.

Frank Gill, a native of the Quays area of Westport, was involved with the Gypsies in the 1900s and it was through this connection that the Connacht club adopted their red and black colours.

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On one occasion, Harold Sloan, who scored in Bohs’ only IFA Cup final victory in 1908, planted a tree in recognition of the clubs’ friendship.

To further raise awareness for the work of Talk About It, Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports Ireland.

Setanta Sports commercial director Trevor Twamley said: “To demonstrate our support for this important charity event, which we will broadcast live to 1.2million homes, Setanta Sports has shifted AC Milan from Setanta Ireland to Setanta Sports 1 to make way for Westport United and Bohemians.”

Tickets (adults €10, children €5) for the match are available locally in Wesport from Downtown Records, Henry McGlade Music Store and the Mill Times Hotel.

As part of its fundraising drive Talk About It is also running a monster memorabilia at the Westport Woods Hotel on Sunday November 4.

The charity’s founder Joe McGuire said: “We have already started on this mammoth task and among those we have received are fully signed jerseys from the Irish national rugby squad and the Dublin Gaelic football team to whom we send out thanks.”

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