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Capacity of 8000 permitted for Bohemians’ Europa Conference League tie at the Aviva Stadium

Bohemian FC can confirm a capacity of 8,000 has been permitted for the Aviva Stadium for the club’s UEFA Europa Conference League second qualifying round second leg tie against Dudelange of Luxembourg on Thursday, July 29th, with a kick-off time of 7.45pm.

Pre-sale tickets will be made available for members and season ticket holders tomorrow (Wednesday) from 2pm.

Tickets will then go on general sale from 10am Thursday via Ticketmaster.

General admission tickets are priced at €20, premium level €30, while there will be a limited number of U16s tickets available at the reduced rate of €10.

As explained ahead of the previous round, tickets can only be bought in pairs to maximise capacity while adhering to two metre social-distancing.

The 6,000 in attendance for Bohemians v Stjarnan last Thursday created an atmosphere to remember – a night that will live long in the memory of supporters and players after an agonising 16 months apart.

However, before you purchase your ticket, we must remind all supporters that the club’s use of the Aviva Stadium necessitates a personal responsibility from all in attendance to adhere to the very basic Covid-19 public health requirements such as sitting in your allocated seats, social-distancing and wearing face-coverings at all times.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

  • We regret to inform supporters that, as it stands, Dudelange will not be providing a stream for this Thursday’s first leg. This is completely out of our hands, and we do not have the rights to stream the game ourselves. Should Dudelange’s situation change, we will inform you immediately.
  • Bohemians’ FAI Cup tie away to College Corinthians of Cork has been scheduled for this Sunday at Turner’s Cross with a 3pm kick-off. A stream for this game can be purchased from LOITV for €5. Please note that as this is an FAI Cup game, it is not included in the FAI season pass.

Note to members and season ticket holders: Please look out for an email from at 2pm tomorrow and add that address to your safe-senders list to prevent it from going to spam. Please also be aware that, depending on your email provider, it could arrive in your promotions/updates folder rather than your primary inbox.


Aviva Stadium to host Bohemians v Dudelange Europa Conference League tie

Bohemian FC and the Football Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that the club’s UEFA Europa Conference League second qualifying round second leg tie against Dudelange of Luxembourg will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday, July 29th, with a kick-off time of 7.45pm.

Capacity and ticketing arrangements will be confirmed tomorrow.

As was the case for the previous round against FC Stjarnan, there will be an exclusive window for club members and season ticket holders to purchase tickets.

Once again, tickets will NOT be available to purchase in singles. This is to ensure maximum safe capacity, while also adhering to social-distancing requirements.

General admission tickets are priced at €20, premium level €30, while there will be a limited number of U16s tickets available at the reduced rate of €10.

This game forms part of the government’s ongoing pilot programme for the safe return of spectators to sporting fixtures.

Ahead of the announcement on capacity and ticketing details tomorrow, the Bohemian FC Chief Operating Officer Daniel Lambert said: “I again want to thank the FAI and the Aviva Stadium for their help in making this fixture possible.

“The 6,000 in attendance for Bohemians v Stjarnan last Thursday created an atmosphere to remember – a night that will live long in the memory of supporters and players after an agonising 16 months apart.

“We look forward to more of the same on July 29th when we will again ask our fans to comply with all FAI protocols and government guidelines on the safe return of spectators to Irish sport.”

As crowds return to League of Ireland and Women’s National League football in increasing numbers, FAI CEO Jonathan Hill welcomed this announcement.

He said: “I was one of those lucky enough to be present for the first round game between Bohs and Stjarnan and the atmosphere at the Aviva Stadium that night was fantastic.

“It is great that the second round home game for Bohemian FC will also be played at the Aviva Stadium and we look forward to another great night and a further boost to our Return to Watch programme at the home of our senior Irish football team ahead of those big World Cup games at the stadium in September.”

League of Ireland Director Mark Scanlon said: “This latest announcement is another step forward for our game as we edge back to normality and work with all our stakeholders on the return of supporters to our grounds in significant numbers.

“I again want to thank the government and their agencies, the clubs and our own FAI staff for their hard work to date on this pilot scheme and look forward to another great European night in Dublin.”

Bohemians v Stjarnan - UEFA Europa Conference League First Qualifying Round Second Leg

Preview: Bohemians v Longford Town

Sunday July 18 2021
Dalymount Park, 4pm
Streamed live on LOITV
Audio-described commentary:

Keith Long has reminded his players that nights to remember like Thursday just gone won’t come around too often unless you get your domestic form right too.

The Bohemians manager could shuffle his pack a little after that fantastic but energy-sapping 3-0 Europa Conference League qualifier win against Icelandic side Stjarnan.

With a trip to Luxembourg to look forward to as Bohs travel to face F91 Dudelange on Thursday, supporters may already have one eye on that game but for Long and his players, they are firmly focused on the task at hand today.

200 fans will be in Dalymount Park this afternoon when Longford Town provide the opposition. They will do well to recreate the atmosphere that 6000 did at the Aviva Stadium. But Long’s team will be out to recreate Thursday’s performance.

Long said: “We hope we recover well from Thursday’s game. Nights like that don’t happen unless you look after today’s game and games like them.

“We want to get back into Europe and to be playing in Europe on an annual basis. As soon as Thursday night’s game finished, focus immediately turned to Longford.

“We have depth in our squad and we have a squad for a reason. We have quality players bursting at the seams wanting to play.

“It’s our job to manage that and to manage the potential of the squad.

“Whatever team we pick today will be ready. We have to make sure we look after our domestic form and not get too carried away and stay on an even keel.”

While it is back to business for Long and Co, supporters are still on cloud nine after finally being together under the one roof – 6000 of them creating the noise and energy of 60,000.

The team repaid that support in spades with a near-flawless 3-0 win, Georgie Kelly helping himself to a brace with housemate Liam Burt grabbing the third as the Gypsies progressed 4-1 on aggregate.

That was the first time since 2008 that the club won a tie in Europe, and the first time since the 1992 FAI Cup final that Bohs played/won at Lansdowne Road.

Long said: “It took us a while to find our rhythm but we started to get some balls into the box and we started to ask some questions of their defence.

“The pressure told when Dawson Devoy got a cross into the box and Georgie Kelly was on hand to finish – a great finish.

“In the second half, they came into it for a spell after half-time but after Georgie got our second we were absolutely outstanding.

“We played with freedom. Liam’s goal for the third put us firmly in control – we could have added another one or two more.

“We’re delighted to get through and we’re delighted for the supporters who made themselves heard – they generated an unbelievable atmosphere.

“We want to generate more nights like that for the supporters because they deserve it. They have been right behind this team and many teams over recent years.

“In my time at the club they have backed us. For me the most important thing as manager was that our supporters came to the game and some of our play had them on the edges of their seats.

“That’s what we want – we want the supporters with us, behind the team and to get them excited about watching their team playing football.”


Bohemians are without Ali Coote (suspended) and Promise Omochere (quad) but Stephen Mallon (hip) is available.

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Preview: Bohemians v Stjarnan

First Qualifying Round Second Leg
Bohemians (1) v Stjarnan (1)
Thursday July 15th 2021
Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm
Live stream on LOITV for €10
Audio-described commentary:

It has been 16 months since all Bohemians members, season ticket holders, fans, players and staff were all together under the same roof. That comes to an end tonight at the Aviva Stadium.

And manager Keith Long and his team are determined to put on a performance they can be proud of having come away from last week’s Europa League Conference first qualifying round first leg in Iceland with a 1-1 draw.


Long said: “Our supporters who have been starved of live football for the last 16 months.

“I cannot tell you how happy we are to have them with us tonight and we hope we can produce a performance that makes them proud.

“We have never taken their support for granted and if this pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we need to make the most of the time that we have together.

“There’s no better time than tonight for them to get behind our team and our club.

“It would have been nice to bring the tie back to Dalymount but the Aviva is not a bad substitute!

“It means that so many supporters are able to attend and I am sure that they will all make themselves heard and will get behind the boys.”

After falling behind in the first half, Bohs remained calm and Ross Tierney’s equaliser leaves the tie hanging in the balance going into tonight’s return leg.

Long said: “Stjarnan have come to Dublin with plenty of confidence and they will be better prepared as a result of last Thursday’s game.

“They are a well-organised team with some very good players who can hurt us if we are not fully focused. It is half-time in the tie and we know we will have to perform at our best tonight.

“Last week we had plenty of possession without creating a huge amount of chances but we were patient and we got the goal our play deserved having conceded a disappointing goal.

“The second half was much better in terms of tempo and with a little more quality in the final third we could have scored a second goal.

“But to come home with a draw away from home with such a young group of players coming from a goal down gives us hope.

“It will be difficult, Stjarnan are a very experienced side but we have given ourselves a chance.”


Stephen Mallon (hip) and Promise Omochere (quad) are doubts.

Bohemians Media Conference


It is imperative that all fans attending tonight’s game read the below Code of Conduct.

Club staff and volunteers have devoted a serious amount of time to overcoming serious obstacles to secure the Aviva Stadium for tonight’s game.

All eyes are on us as a club, including you as a supporter, to ensure that tonight’s game passes without incident.

That will be imperative to our chances in the event of us looking to secure the Aviva Stadium again for future use.


Bohemian FC Volunteer Board of Management


P/dropcap]rior to being admitted to Bohemian FC’s match at Aviva Stadium, spectators are required to read and agree to a Code of Conduct and any updated ground regulations.

The Code of Conduct will include details on key behaviour expected of spectators while attending a match at Aviva Stadium such as:

  • Social distancing
  • Policies of face-coverings
  • Personal hygiene and etiquette
  • Respect for other spectators

A person purchasing multiple tickets is expected to forward the rules to all those attending the event with them.

Non-compliances with the Code of Conduct may lead to expulsion from the grounds, or prevention of attending future events.

All spectators should also be required to download the HSE Covid-19 Tracker App.

All spectators must adhere to the following Code of Conduct when attending matches in Aviva Stadium during Covid-19:

  • Do not attend the event if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, are a close contact of a Covid-19 case, or have travelled from outside the green list countries in the last 14 days.
  • It is your responsibility to personally assess your ability to attend if you might be considered a vulnerable person.
  • Be aware that the contact information given at ticket purchase and your seat allocation will be kept for up to 28 days to facilitate contact tracing.
  • Download and install the HSE Covid-19 Contact Tracing App prior to arrival.
  • Make sure in advance that you are sure where your entry point to the ground is.
  • Be aware that public transport may be operating at reduced capacity. Please walk or cycle to the grounds where possible.
  • Proceed directly to the event and home afterwards. Limitations on local amenities, restaurants and bars, may mean they are not in a position to facilitate pre/post event patrons.
  • Please practice social-distancing and hygiene while travelling to and from the venue. Please have respect for the areas surrounding the venue, including local businesses and residents.
  • Arrive in good time to allow the necessary checks and procedures.
  • Be aware that your temperature will be checked before entry.
  • Please follow the directions of the stewards and any signage provided.
  • Please be respectful to Aviva Stadium staff and Bohemian FC staff and stewards. Verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Please observe social-distancing at all times and in all parts of the grounds.
  • Avoid contact with others who are not in your social bubble.
  • Please proceed to your allocated seating or standing area and remain there until exiting unless using the amenities such as toilets.
  • Be aware that requirements for social distancing and reduced facilities may lead to increased queuing times for amenities.
  • When moving past others in a seated area, please avoid face to face contact with other Spectators.
  • Maintain good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitiser dispensers provided.
  • Avoid touching your face whenever possible.
  • Please wear your face coverings at all times, except when eating or drinking, unless you are under 13 or are unable to wear them because of a physical or mental illness or disability.
  • Please observe respiratory etiquette – always cover your mouth if you need to cough or sneeze.
  • Refrain from hugging, high fives, or any close contact with people who are not within your social bubble.
  • If you are attending with other members of your social bubble, please make sure they have read and understood these guidelines.
  • Failure to follow these rules may lead to a denial of entry, or expulsion from the grounds.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

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