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All the latest club news and updates from Dalymount Park.

FIXTURES UPDATE

The Airtricity League’s updated fixture list has confirmed times and dates for this season’s midweek games as well as matches moved to avoid clashing with Republic of Ireland international nights.

Among the Bohemians fixtures confirmed is our EA Sports Cup opener with UCD, which is now penciled in to take place on Monday March 11th at Dalymount Park, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Early-season Dublin derbies away to to St Patrick’s Athletic and Shelbourne have been set for Saturday March 23rd (kick-off 5pm)  and Monday April 1st (kick-off 7pm) respectively.

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FIXTURES CONFIRMED:

EA SPORTS CUP

DATE VENUE FIXTURE KO
Monday March 11th Dalymount Park Bohemians v UCD 7.45

AIRTRICITY LEAGUE

DATE VENUE FIXTURE KO
Saturday March 23rd Richmond Park St Pat’s Ath v Bohemians 5pm
Monday April 1st Tolka Park Shelbourne v Bohemians 7pm
Tuesday May 7th Belfield Bowl UCD v Bohemians 7.45
Saturday June 8th The Showgrounds Sligo Rovers v Bohemians 7.45
Saturday September 7th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Sligo Rovers 7.45
Saturday October 12th Dalymount Park Bohemians v Dundalk 7.45

Full fixture list.

2013-FIXTURES

STUDENTS OF THE GAME

Even as they prepare together for the new league season, Bohemian midfielders Stephen Traynor and Andy Mulligan are also preparing to oppose each other.

Their college teams compete in a CUFL (Colleges and Universities Football League) semi-final next Wednesday.

Traynor plays with DCU, who have reached the semi-finals for the first time. They meet title holders IT Carlow, for whom Mulligan scored twice in their 5-1 quarter-final demolition of University of Limerick.

The semi-final takes place at Home Farm FC, Whitehall, on Wednesday 20 February (2pm). The following week, DCU compete again for college football honours in the Collingwood Cup being staged at University of Ulster Jordanstown.

Former Bohemians David Lodola, Dan Mahon and Robbie Gaul are also members of the DCU squad.

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TONIGHT’S FRIENDLY CALLED OFF

Tonight’s (Wednesday February 13th) pre-season friendly away to Willow Park FC (Athlone) has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Meanwhile, Bohemians’ Leinster Senior Cup tie with UCD, originally due to be played at Dalymount Park on Monday February 18th, has been postponed until further notice.

LONGFORD FRIENDLY RESCHEDULED

Bohemians’ friendly with Longford, originally due to be played at Dalymount Park on Friday evening, has been rescheduled for an 11am kick-off on Saturday (February 16th) at Blanchardstown IT.

The game has been moved to protect the Dalymount pitch.

Full 2013 fixture list.

Midweek in the midlands

Bohemians head to Westmeath this Wednesday (February 13th) to take on Athlone side Willow Park FC (kick-off 7.30pm) in a pre-season friendly.

Full 2013 fixture list.

LEINSTER SENIOR CUP DATE SET

Bohemians’ Leinster Senior Cup fourth-round clash with UCD has been confirmed for Monday February 18th at Dalymount Park with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Full 2013 fixture list.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS @ DALYER

Bohemians are once again marking the final of the Africa Cup of Nations by laying on an evening of football, food and music at the Home of Irish Football this Sunday (February 10th).

For the third Africa Cup of Nations tournament in a row, we invite our fans, friends, neighbours and members of the African community to join us in watching the final in Dalymount Park’s Phoenix Bar.

Doors open at 5pm, with food served at 6pm, when the game kicks off.

Post-match entertainment will be provided by DJs Jay Carax (Punky Reggae Party), Thomas (Freebooters and Sin É Friday night regular) and Sparky (White collar boy) playing long into the night.

And for all you early-starters looking for a whole day of sporting action, don’t forget the weekly Sunday Club starts at 12pm in the Members’ Bar where all the best of day’s Premier League football will be shown.

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SVP TAKE CENTRE STAGE

There was a full house at Clontarf’s Viking Theatre on Monday (4 February) when Peter Sheridan presented his latest solo show in aid of St Vincent de Paul (SVP).

Bohemian FC organised the fundraiser in association with the Viking Theatre. After the performance, a cheque for €650 was presented to SVP Finglas.

Sheridan’s show, Break A Leg, is based on his second memoir, recently published under the same title.

The performance weaves together stories from Sheridan’s earliest days in amateur drama under his father’s guidance to his pioneering projects of the 1980s in community drama in Dublin’s inner city. The run continues at the Viking Theatre until Saturday (9 February).

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Accepting the cheque on behalf of SVP, Jimmy Scurry told the audience that he too was brought up in Sherriff Street and could confirm that the people living in the flats, like his own family, regarded the people in the houses, like the Sheridan family, as “snobs”!

In recognition of their contribution to the event, Bohemian PRO Tommy Hynes presented Laura Dowdall and Andy Murray of the Viking Theatre and Peter Sheridan with honorary membership of Bohemian FC.

Photo shows Tommy Hynes (left) and Peter Sheridan.

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PAISLEY SAYS YES

Bohemians have completed the signing of three-time FAI Cup-winning defender Stephen Paisley.

The centre-back, 29, joins from north Dublin rivals Shelbourne after spending the last three seasons at Tolka Park.

During his time there, Paisley helped Shels win promotion back to the Premier Division in 2010, was an FAI Cup runner-up in 2011 and was named Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month for November 2011.

Dubliner Paisley – a former Ireland Under-21 international – began his career as a trainee at Manchester City, returning home in 2003 to join Alan Mathews’ Longford Town where he won back-to-back FAI Cups in 2003  and 2004. 

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He left the Town in 2007 to join St Patrick’s Athletic before moving on to Sporting Fingal in 2009 where he once again lifted the Blue Riband trophy.

Paisley said: “Having played against Bohs last season with Shels, I knew they had a lot of very good young players. But you also need to have a bit of experience and hopefully I can bring that with me and help the younger players along.

“Most of the players we have now are in their early 20s or younger and haven’t played much League of Ireland football, so it will be up to the older heads like myself, Owen Heary and Dave Mulcahy to give a bit of guidance.

“And it’s good to have Dean Delany on board as well. I played with him for 2½ years at Shels and I know what a good keeper he is.

“But I am excited about the move to Bohs. I had another serious offer on the table after I left Shels but going to Bohs was an easy decision for me.

“Bohs finished mid-table last season and they’d like to improve on that and finish higher up, so that’s what we will aim for.

“With the budgets that other clubs are working off, it would be very hard for a club like Bohs to mount a real challenge for the league. But if we can get off to a good start, I think we could move into the top four or five and try to go on a run in one of the cup competitions.”

And bringing the senior squad tally up to 23 players is left-back Dara Reynor.

Reynor, who turns 20 next week, was formerly on the books of St Patrick’s Atheletic, Monaghan United and Longford Town.

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LEARNING CURVE

Bohemians will host UCD at Dalymount Park THREE times in the opening weeks of the 2013 season after the clubs were paired together in the EA Sports Cup first round.

Earlier this week, the draw for the fourth round of the Leinster Senior Cup produced the same fixture… and the sides will also come face to face when the Airtricity League season kicks off on March 8th.

Full EA Sports Rd 1 draw – Pool 1: Waterford United v Cobh Ramblers; Byes: Cork City, Limerick and Wexford Youths. Pool 2:
Mayo League v Finn Harps, Mervue United v Cockhill Celtic; Byes: Derry City and Sligo Rovers. Pool 3: Bohemians v UCD; Byes: Bray Wanderers, St Patrick’s Ath and Salthill Devon. Pool 4: Athlone Town v Longford Town, Dundalk v Shelbourne; Byes: Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.

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(First Round matches must be played on Monday, March 11 but may be played earlier by agreement of both clubs and the Airtricity League. The match dates will be confirmed in due course.)

Full Leinster Senior Cup Rd 4 draw – Shelbourne v Athlone Town, Shamrock Rovers v Wexford Youths, Longford Town v Willow Park or St Kevins Boys, Bray Wanderers v Tolka Rovers or Firhouse Clover, St Patrick’s Ath v Bangor Celtic or Clontarf Ath, Sheriff YC or Liffey Celtic v Dundalk, Drogheda United v Ratoath Harps or Wayside Celtic. (Matches to be played before February 28th.)

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