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“Players have given me a lot to think about”

Friday March 30 2018
Oriel Park, 7.45pm

Bohemians travel to Dundalk tomorrow buoyed by two wins in four days.

But manager Keith Long insists performance levels must continue to improve if they are to get anything out of the game at Oriel Park.

The Gypsies got back to winning ways last Friday with Dinny Cororan’s injury-time goal – his first of the season – giving them a 2-1 victory against Bray Wanderers.

It was a scrappy game but Bohs will feel they deserved that slice of luck that had evaded them in previous weeks despite superior performances.

Long said: “We’ve had two good results but neither will have any bearing coming up against a team like Dundalk.


“We know our performance levels have to be much better than they were against Bray, especially against the likes of Dundalk.

“They’ve been the team to beat for a number of years so we will need to be resolute.

“We got a bit of luck in the end against Bray that we haven’t had in previous games.

“But you have to make your own luck and it was an excellent goal – great composure from Dinny to finish and excellent play from Keith Ward to set him up.

“It’s important Dinny got off the mark. He’s an important player for us but he’s struggled a bit since pre-season with a groin injury niggling at him.

“He wasn’t really in the game much before that. But when he was handed that chance, he took it and that’s what good goalscorers like Dinny do.”

Bohs followed that win up with a comprehensive 5-1 victory against Cabinteely in the EA Sports Cup on Monday.

That was a more satisfying performance, particularly as it was an experimental line-up featuring several players needing game-time and members of the club’s U19 team.

Three U19 stars made their first-team debuts: Daniel Grant, who scored, Ryan Graydon and Dylan Thornton.

In total, eight – adding Dan Byrne, Jamie Hamilton, John Ross Wilson, Paddy Kirk and Steven Nolan – of the 14 players who saw game-time came through the club’s youth system.

A further four – Sean Bohan, Cian McMullen, Mitch Byrne and Luke Nolan – were the unused substitutes.

Long said: “Several lads have put their hands up now. We could have scored more. It was an excellent performance overall, albeit against First Division opposition.

“We started a bit shakily, which is understandable when you take into account the back five hadn’t played a game at all this season never mind playing a game together.

“As well as the younger players, some of the more senior players came into the team and did very well.

“Dan Byrne captained the side and didn’t put a foot wrong. I felt Philly Gannon also gave a very mature performance and Dylan Watts scored twice and was excellent.

“Several players have given me a lot to think about and it’s not a bad headache to have.”


Skipper Derek Pender (calf) remains out, while Kevin Devaney (illness) is also sidelined. Karl Moore (back) is a doubt.

Strikers Ryan Swan (cruciate) and Cristian Magerusan (metatarsal) remain out.

U19 striker Danny Grant, who scored on his first-team debut against Cabinteely, is expected to make the bench.

Bohemians v Cabinteely - EA SPORTS Cup First Round

Giving youth a chance

Three of our U19 stars (all pictured) made their Bohemians first-team debuts last night: Daniel Grant, who scored a stunner, Ryan Graydon and Dylan Thornton.

Well done lads.

In total, eight (adding Dan Byrne, Jamie Hamilton, John Ross Wilson, Paddy Kirk and Steven Nolan) of the 14 players who saw game-time in the 5-1 EA Sports Cup win over Cabinteely came through our youth teams.

A further four (Sean Bohan, Cian McMullen, Mitch Byrne and Luke Nolan) were unused substitutes.

This is a credit to the work being done behind the scenes with our elite underage teams.

Graham Lawlor’s U19s won their league last year, Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s finished runners-up – now the first team is beginning to reap the rewards of their efforts.

The future is red and black.

Meanwhile, our Easter Monday EA Sports Cup second round tie against the winners of tonight’s Athlone Town v UCD game will be a 3pm kick-off at Dalymount Park.

Daniel Grant, Ryan Graydon and Dylan Thornton



In what was a welcome distraction from their current league form, for both sides, Bohs played host to a Cabinteely side also looking to kickstart their season.

As expected, there was a raft of changes for both sides, the visitors making nine changes and Bohs fielding a completely different 11 to the side that beat Bray Wanderers Friday night.

The game started at a frenetic pace with players eager to impress, with both teams having great chances to take the lead inside the first two minutes. Daniel Grant, who looked impressive on the right wing throughout, broke through the Cabinteely rearguard and from just outside the penalty area, couldn’t generate much power behind his left footed strike on the stretch.

The visitors immediately went up the other end and Michael Scott almost took advantage of some sloppy defending, dragging his low effort inches wide of the far post.


With just nine minutes on the clock Sean Fitzpatrick made himself a hero at both ends. Firstly, clearing off the line from Rob Manley, who followed up a spill by Stephen McGuiness. Almost immediately, the big centre half went up the other end and powered home a header at the back post to give the visitors the lead.

Bohs came to life in the 37th minute when man of the match Daniel Grant burst down the right wing, beating Broderick and was eventually brought down by Kieron Butler in the area. Up stepped Dylan Watts, and what seems to be a reoccurring theme at Dalymount, the penalty was well saved by McGuiness. This time, however, Watts reacted quickest to head home the rebound.

Just a minute later, that man again Grant broke the offside trap and raced clear through on goal, but was unlucky to see his effort come back off the post to the grateful feet of Rob Manley to tap home.

The Gypsies weren’t done there, just before half time they made it three with Manley tapping home his second from a beautifully worked corner kick routine played across the box.

Bohs dominated the second half as the pace dropped off and just after the hour mark made it 4-1 with a wonder strike. Daniel Grant, who was outstanding on the night, got the goal his performance deserved scoring brilliantly from all of 40 yards, side footing a looping volley over keeper McGuiness’ who only half cleared.

The host’s went on to make it five – one when Dylan Watts netted his second of the evening, cleverly touching the ball one side of Fitzpatrick and racing around the other. The midfielder showed great composure to slot the ball to the far corner with his right foot as Bohs safely cruised into the next round.

Bohemian FC: Colin McCabe, Dan Byrne, Philip Gannon, Keith Ward, Daniel Grant, JJ Lunney, Jamie Hamilton, John Ross Wilson, Paddy Kirk, Dylan Watts, Rob Manley

Subs: Sean Bohan, Steven Nolan, Dylan Thornton, Cian McMullen, Mitchell Byrne, Luke Nolan, Ryan Graydon

Cabinteely FC: Stephen McGuiness, Karl Byrne, Jamie Broderick, Sean Fitzpatrick, Kieron Butler, Eoghan Morgan, Anthony Dolan, Luke Clukas, Paul Fox, Kaleem Simon, Michael Scott

Subs: Finn McGowan, Jack Hudson, Kyle Hogan, Keith Dalton, Brandon Perry, Jack Tuite, Stephen Ball

Referee: Derek Tomney


Danny Grant celebrates his first senior goal - A Baldiemann


The Bohemians supporters bus is bound for Oriel Park this Friday for our SSE Airtricity League clash with Dundalk.

  • Departs: 5.30m sharp (from Dalymount Park/St Peter’s Road Car Park)
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Fare: €15
  • Email to reserve your place.


Tickets for Bohemians fans wishing to travel to Tallaght for the April 13 Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers will be on sale at tonight’s EA Sports Cup game v Cabinteely.

The derby is all-ticket and they must be purchased in advance: No tickets will be sold to away fans at Tallaght Stadium on matchday.

They will also be on sale from Dalymount Park during normal office hours and at our home game against Limerick on Friday April 6.

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division


Dinny Corcoran chose the perfect time to score his first goal of the season, grabbing a last-minute winner in our 2-1 win over Bray Wanderers on Friday night.

Jamie O’Halleron spoke to him after the game. Filmed by Sean De Faoite



Dinny Corcoran was the hero as his 91st minute winner broke the hearts of the visiting Bray Wanderers fans and players, who will count themselves unlucky not to get anything from the game.

The game started at a rip roaring pace with goals inside the first five minutes. A bullet header from Daniel Kelly gave the visitors the dream start but was cancelled out almost immediately by a rocket from Ian Morris from all of 30+ yards. The Bohs midfielder, with his second in a week, caught his left footed effort beautifully as it flew into the side netting giving Aaron Dillon no chance.

It was all Bohs from then on with Dinny Corcoran setting up both Eoghan Stokes and Oscar Brennan to have efforts from the edge of the box that missed the target by inches, if even.


The Seagulls responded well to the pressure as the game began to go from end to end. Shane Supple was forced into one of the saves of the season from Darragh Noone’s flick header as the Bohs stopper at full stretch, showed cat like reflexes to tip the effort around the post with some of the Bray players almost celebrating.

Bohs seemed to have the better of possession as the half wore on but Bray, who must have looked unrecognizable to the side who started the season with just one point, as Gary McCabe and Aaron Greene looked a real threat up front.

The two Kelly’s combined well for the visitors at the start of the second half as ex-Bohs man Jake Kelly, cut back well to the onrushing namesake Daniel who was unable to keep his volley down.

Keith Long, in a bid to freshen and liven things up, replaced Eoghan Stokes with Keith Ward as Bray began to edge on top despite any real clear cut chances at either end.

The second half was in stark contrast to the entertaining, free flowing first half as the game turned into a gritty, scrappy affair as both teams searched for the winner.

As the minutes trickled down and a goal didn’t appear to be on the horizon, amongst the home fans frustration, “IT” happened.

Dinny Corcoran made himself the hero following good link up play with Ward, who played it cleverly out to the right hand side of the box after attracting all the Bray rearguard to the ball. Corcoran kept his composure to hammer a low drive into the far bottom corner as pandemonium ensued around Dalymount.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Darragh Leahy, Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall, Karl Moore, Dinny Corcoran, Paddy Kavanagh, Oscar Brennan, Keith Buckley, Ian Morris, Eoghan Stokes

Subs: Colin McCabe, Dan Byrne, Philip Gannon, Keith Ward, Kevin Devaney, JJ Lunney, Dylan Watts

Bray Wanderers: Aaron Dillon, Hugh Douglas, Kevin Lynch, Conor Kenna, Sean Heaney, John Sullivan, Aaron Greene, Jake Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Gary McCabe, Darragh Noone

Subs: Evan Moran, Paul O’Conor, Ger Pender, Dylan Hayes, Rhys Gorman, Calvin Rogers, Ronan Coughlan

Referee: Rob Rogers

Wardy and Dinny celebrate - A. Baldiemann


Bohemians left it late to grab a much-needed 2-1 win over Bray Wanderers last night in Dalymount Park.

Keith Long spoke to Jamie O’Halleron after the game, giving his honest assessment of the performance. Filmed by Sean De Faoite

“They are hurting, we all are”

Friday March 23 2018, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm


Keith Long has told Bohemians they need to get back to basics to get back to winning ways.

An encouraging performance against Sligo Rovers last Friday saw the Gypsies claim a 2-2 draw in a game they deserved to win.

They were frustrated not to claim all three points but it halted a run of three agonising 1-0 defeats in a row.

Away to ruthless champions Cork City on Monday, however, they undid a positive start by conceding twice in the space of three minutes before eventually losing 3-0.


Long is determined to put it right against Bray Wanderers tomorrow and has demanded that his team, still looking for their first clean sheet of the season, tighten up at the back.

He said: “To be successful, you have to do the basics of the game well.

“We as a group at critical times in games so far this season have not respected the fundamentals of the game.

“We are conceding bad goals and until we eradicate this from our game, we will find it very tough to win.”

But Long is positive his side have enough talent and guile about them to get back on track.

He said: “Some of our play has been very good and maybe we haven’t got what we deserved at times.

“We don’t lack for effort and desire.

“But our decision-making and final pass in the final third needs to be better in order to create more goal-scoring opportunities and to work the opposition goalkeeper more.

“Defending well gives you a platform to perform and if you are solid at the back, you are always in contention.

“We need to improve as a team in this area and if we can achieve this, I believe we have the quality in attack to score goals and to hurt teams.”

Long says his players are “hurting” after their disappointing run of form but believes a vocal home support tomorrow can give them the perfect lift.

He added: “The support has been fantastic this season as always. The players need that now more than ever. They are hurting, we all are.

“We need Dalymount to be bouncing and let’s hope we can deliver the result we all crave.”


Captain Derek Pender is ruled out after being forced off against Cork City with a calf strain.

Fellow defender Rob Cornwall is a doubt with a virus.

Strikers Ryan Swan (cruciate) and Cristian Magerusan (metatarsal) remain out.

Ian Morris celebrates scoring v Sligo - A. Baldiemann


Congratulations to Bohemians U19 defender Andy Lyons who has been called up to the Ireland U18 squad for next week’s international friendly double-header against Romania.

The 17-year-old, one of the latest members of the Bohs southside contingent, originally joined from first-team manager Keith Long’s former club St Joseph’s Boys.

He has starred for Graham Lawlor’s SSE Airtricity U19 League champions last season and last month signed professional terms with the first team having been included in Long’s matchday squads towards the end of 2017.

  • March 25: Ireland v Romania (Home Farm FC, 4pm)
  • March 27: Ireland v Romania (Home Farm FC, 11.30am)

Filmed by Peter O’Doherty

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