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HEARY TRIBUTE GATHERS GALAXIES OF STARS

 A  once-only gathering of league-winning players and managers will join the Owen Heary Tribute at Dalymount Park next Sunday, 17 November (3pm).

With Dermot Keely and Pat Fenlon in charge of Shelbourne XI and Bohemian XI respectively, and the country’s top referee Alan Kelly officiating, this occasion is truly unique.

“Every one of the players has a league-winner’s medal. When I asked them to play, they all immediately said, ‘Yes’,” said Heary. “We may never see such
a group of players together again.”

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Among the star-studded cast of players with over 100 league medals between them are Player of the Year Killian Brennan and several based in England, including Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers), Brian Murphy (Queen’s Park Rangers), Paddy Madden (Yeovil Town) and Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

Shelbourne fans have joined their Bohemian rivals in building support for the Tribute Match. Shels fan Fran Reilly and Bohs fan Jason Kavanagh will play for twenty minutes, having bid highest in club auctions for the honour.

Two stars of the television screen will also feature. ‘Fran’ and ‘Elmo’ from Love/Hate – otherwise Peter Coonan and Laurence Kinlan – will display their footballing skills.

Bohs legend Kevin Hunt had to decline the invitation as his wife is due to
give birth about this time. Ex-Shels player Wes Hoolahan was committed to play and will be in Dublin with the Ireland squad this weekend but is scheduled to leave with them for Poland on Sunday afternoon.

In an interview with bohemianfc.com this week, Heary names Hoolahan as the best player he ever played with – “head and shoulders above them all”. Heary hopes Hoolahan will make some contribution to the celebrations.

The Bohemian captain and assistant manager brings the curtain down on his playing career twenty years to the day from when he made his League of
Ireland debut with Kilkenny City.

“This should be a great occasion. For me, it’s a great way to end my playing career, with players I have won trophies with,” he said.

While preparing for the Tribute Match, Heary has also been preparing for next season and has secured the first ten players he wants for Bohemians’ 2014 senior squad, including new signing Lee Murphy, the former Shels goal-keeper.

Re-signed from the past season’s squad are: Dean Delaney, Roberto Lopes, Dave Mulcahy, Derek Pender, Keith Buckley, Karl Moore, Andy Mulligan, Stephen Traynor and Dinny Corcoran.

Heary hopes to confirm several more new signings in the coming days.

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WIN THIS VW UP!

The clock is ticking – have you bought your tickets for the annual Bohemian FC Christmas Draw!

The first prize, which will be drawn on December 14th, is the stunning Volkswagen Up! (pictured), currently on display at the Connaught St side of Dalymount Park, in conjunction with our good friends and club sponsors Volkswagen Karmann.

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As well as the one lucky winner of the Volkswagen Up!, we also have fantastic runner-up cash prizes: 2nd place €2013, 3rd place €1000, 4th place €750, 5th place €500 as well as TEN prizes of €200 and a further TEN prizes of €100.

And that’s not all! The November installment of the early bird draw sees 10 prizes of €1oo up for grabs! This draw will be held at Owen Heary’s Tribute Game on Sunday November 17.

Tickets, which cost just €20, are now available from the club’s online shop* and from Dalymount Park during office hours and match-nights.

This draw is limited to 3000 tickets, so buy yours now to avoid disappointment!

Remember, as well as offering you the chance to win big, the annual Christmas Draw is one of the club’s most important fundraising efforts. We rely on your continued support of club fundraisers.

A big Bohemian thank-you to Jimmy O’Connor and his fundraising team, and also to our friends at Volkswagen Ireland, in particular Simon Elliott.

Note: *There is surcharge of 96c on online sales to cover PayPal charges.

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“LEARN AND PROGRESS” – OWEN HEARY INTERVIEW

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Robert O’Reardon caught up with Bohemians assistant manager Owen Heary at Dalymount Park for a post-season interview.

Heary reflects on calling time on an illustrious 21-season playing career, avoiding relegation, his first steps into management and looks ahead to his upcoming Tribute Game.

Filmed by Jamie O’Halleron

OUR LADY’S HOSPICE CHARITY GAME

BOHEMIANS XI v SUPERQUINN WALKINSTOWN (Wednesday November 13th, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm)

A Bohemians XI will host Superquinn Walkinstown on Wednesday November 13th in Dalymount Park.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm and entry is just €5.

All proceeds on the night will go to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.

Please come along and show your support for a very worthy cause.

Pictured is Bohemians assistant manager Owen Heary alongside Kevin Brady and Graham McHugh of Superquinn Walkinstown.

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INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP 2014

Are you – or do you know – a Bohemian in exile overseas?

Keen to stay in touch and support the Club you love from afar?

Then the updated International Bohemians membership scheme is for you.

For the 2014 season, there is something for everyone with the scheme split into three separate packages:

BASIC PACKAGE – €100

  • Membership Certificate
  • Membership Card
  • Programme emailed to you before every home game
  • Email bulletin keeping you up to date with events at the club
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GOALS & POINTS PREDICTION COUPON RESULTS

Correct number of goals scored (27) – 3 winners, winning €165 each:

  • John Kelly
  • Breda McGovern c/o Traders Pub
  • Peter Cullen

Correct number of points (29) – 2 winners, winning €250 each:

  • Enda Kenny c/o Colm Duignan
  • Tony O’Hanlon
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FAN AUCTION – PLAY IN OWEN HEARY’S TRIBUTE GAME

We are pleased to announce a fan auction to play in Owen Heary’s Tribute Game.

The winning bidder will tog out and get 20 minutes’ game-time among a team full of league winners.

Place your bids on the club’s Facebook and twitter pages.

But please also confirm your bid by emailing luke@bohemians.ie.

Auction closes Sunday November 10th.

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SPOT THE BALLERS CALENDAR

The PFAI, along with their official fundraising partner icharityu.com, have brought 12 players together – one from each Premier Division club – to make a calendar in order to raise funds for Drogheda United striker Gary O’ Neill in his battle against testicular cancer.

The calendar features our Bohemians starlet Luke Byrne as well as Daire Doyle (Bray Wanderers),  Gearoid Morrissey (Cork City), Barry Molloy (Derry City), Paul O’Conor (Drogheda Utd), Peter Cherrie (Dundalk), Stephen Folan (Limerick),  Graham Gartland (Shelbourne), Raffaele Cretaro (Sligo Rovers), James Chambers (Shamrock Rovers), Jake Kelly (St Pat’s) and Mick Leahy (UCD).

The project was funded by Ford and a percentage of all profits will also go to the Irish Cancer Society.

The calendar will be available from HMV. It will go on sale tomorrow (Friday November 1st).

They will also be available  at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday (November 3rd) during the day of the FAI Ford Cup final.

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FUSSBALL BOHEMIANS

The supporters behind the recent successful Dalymount Fight Night are releasing another fundraising t-shirt.

Their previous efforts have proved very popular among supporters and the latest design (pictured) is a perfect gift for any Bohs fan.

The foosball-style design with a grey background features three of the most iconic Bohs jerseys of all time – the white top with red star of the 1890s, the Elverys shirt worn in the 1984 win over Glasgow Rangers and the Adecco kit worn when the club clinched the double in 2001.

Priced at €20, demand is expected to be high. Email boxing@bohemians.ie to place your order.

All funds raised are split between the club and the Gypsies Supporters’ Trust.

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OWEN HEARY TRIBUTE GAME/DINNER

BOHEMIANS LEGENDS XI v SHELBOURNE LEGENDS XI (Sunday November 17th, Dalymount Park, 3pm)

Over 100 league medals’ worth of talent will be on display at Dalymount Park on Sunday November 17th when a Bohemians Legends XI host a Shelbourne Legends XI in a tribute game in honour of Owen Heary, who last week played his final game of a glittering 21-season League of Ireland career.

Heary spent nine seasons at Tolka Park before making the short trip to Dalymount Park in January 2007 to sign for the club he supported as a boy.

His haul of seven league titles – five with Shels and two with Bohs – is a record he jointly holds with Johnny Matthews. He also won the FAI Cup twice, the Setanta Sports Cup and the EA Sports Cup.

Hibs manager Pat Fenlon – also a trophy-laden legend at both clubs – will take charge of the Bohs XI, while Dermot Keely – a 10-time league winner as a player and manager – will take the Shels hotseat again for one game only.

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Guest players confirmed so far include Fran and Elmo from Love/Hate (Peter Coonan and Laurence Kinlan).

Admission: Adults €10 Adults; OAPs and U-12s €5.

TEAMS (Number of league medals in brackets):

BOHEMIANS: Manager – Pat Fenlon (8). Team – Glen Crowe (5), Killian Brennan (3), Neale Fenn (3), Jason McGuinness (3), Ken Oman (3), Gary Deegan (2), Dean Delaney (2), Thomas Heary (2), Paul Keegan (2), Anthony Murphy (2), Brian Murphy (2), Stephen O’Donnell (2), Conor Powell (2), Mark Rossiter (2), Fergal Harkin (1), Paddy Madden (1), Ryan McEvoy (1). Derek Pender (1).

Owen Heary (7).

SHELBOURNE: Manager – Dermot Keely (10). Team – Richie Baker (5), Jason Byrne (5), Ollie Cahill (5) Steve Williams (5), Stuart Byrne (4), Jim Crawford (4), Stephen Geoghegan (4), Joseph Ndo (4), Kevin Doherty (3), Jamie Harris (3), Wes Hoolahan (3), Glen Fitzpatrick (2), Alan Cawley (1), Declan Geoghegan (1), Alan Reynolds (1) .

OWEN HEARY TRIBUTE DINNER

GRESHAM HOTEL (Saturday November 16th, 8pm)

On the eve of Owen’s tribute match, there will also be a dinner held in his honour.

- 4-course meal
- €50pp (tables of 10 or individual bookings)
- Comedian Eric Lalor confirmed as guest speaker
- DJ and bar until 12.30am

For bookings and enquiries, contact Lynn O’Neill at lynn@bohemians.ie or 087 7448085.

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