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All the latest club news and updates from Dalymount Park.

Westbrook Motors And Bohemians FC Continue Driving Into 2020

Westbrook Motors Parkgate Street are delighted to continue as Bohemians’ car sponsor for the 3rd year running in conjunction with Mitsubishi Motors Ireland.

It’s a milestone year for both of us with Bohemians FC in their 130th year and Westbrook Motors in our 30th year as a Mitsubishi dealer.

We are proud to support our local team Bohemians FC and the fantastic work they do for the community, we realise the importance of this being a family owned and manged business since 1947.

Picture attached of Bohemians FC club captain Keith Buckley & Goalkeeper James Talbot with Mark Clarke of Westbrook Motors.

Exterior hunkers Bohs

BOHEMIAN FC TO COMPETE IN WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

Bohemian FC is delighted with today’s confirmation that our application to join the Women’s National League has been accepted.

It marks a huge step in our 130th year as a club and is the result of tireless work behind the scenes of dedicated volunteers and the coaching staff working within our women and girls sections.

The Bohs girls section started belatedly in 2017 with the introduction of the Girls Academy and the section played its first games in 2018.

It has gone from strength to strength since. It now has nine teams competing in various age groups, while the Saturday morning academy prepares young players for those teams.

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The club entered the U17s WNL last season, an important step towards joining the senior league.

Bohemian FC President Chris Brien said: “Women’s football is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and it will be no different in Ireland.

“We aspire to having thriving WNL with big crowds attending games in the not-too-distant future and Bohemians want to play our part in that.

“We wish to thank the FAI and the Women’s National League Committee in particular for accepting our application to join the WNL.

“We are all looking forward to the historic day when we play our first senior WNL game.

“I must commend the girls/women section of the club, who have put in place a wonderful set-up for girls to become involved in football.

“As a result of those efforts, girls coming through at our club now have a clear pathway to national league football.

“A huge thanks is also due to members of the board who worked tirelessly and overcame obstacles to convince the FAI that we would be a great addition to the league.”

Bohemian FC Youth Director Conor Emerson said: “After starting our first girls teams two years back, we are delighted to complete the pathway to women’s senior football.

“The voluntary work done throughout our youth girls section is huge.

“We have an amazing group of volunteers, in particular our Girls Coordinator Frank Darby, who has done brilliant work building up the section from scratch.”

Our WNL games will be played in the Oscar Traynor Centre. The fixture list for the 2020 season will be released this Thursday, February 20th.

2020 WNL: Athlone Town, Bohemian FC, Cork City, DLR Waves, Galway WFC, Peamount United, Shelbourne, Treaty United, Wexford Youths

Bohs U17s - Stephen Burke

Supporters’ bus to Waterford

  • The supporters’ bus is back on the road to Waterford this Friday.
  • Departs: 3.30pm sharp (meet at 3pm at Dalymount/St Peter’s Rd Car Park).
  • Fare: €20.
  • Email bus@bohemians.ie to reserve your place.
Memorable scenes in the RSC last season

Access and supporter information

Dear supporter,

A couple of important notes ahead of today’s game:

  • For this game, the membership style is being suspended.
  • Those seated in blocks A,B & C should enter from NCR into Dalymount Lane
  • Those seated in blocks D,E,F & G should enter from St Peter’s Road into Dalymount Lane.
  • Arrive early. No entry to Dalymount Lane after 1.45pm. Our bars open 11.30am.
  • You must produce a membership card, a season ticket or match ticket.
  • All of the above will be scanned.
  • Barcodes are unique and can only scanned once. Any duplicates will be denied entry. No exceptions.
  • Allow time for bag searches.
  • Bags larger than a normal size backpack will not be allowed in.

We remain under scrutiny with regard to health and safety concerns.

We are a members-owned club. We have made a concerted effort to ensure that tickets to this game made their way into the hands of our regulars.

With that in mind, there is a collective responsibility on us all to ensure the safety of one another and that our actions do not invite further scrutiny or sanctions.

JODI STAND CAR PARK/TRAMWAY END: NO ACCESS

The area surrounding the away dressing room at the Block A/Jodi Stand Car Park end of the stand has been declared a sterile area until after the game and until all opposition players and officials have left the stadium.

This includes access to the Tramway End to hang flags. Supporters who wish their flags to be displayed at the Tramway End must bring them down to stewards at Block A no later than 12pm.

They will be hung up by two designated club volunteers and returned to you after the game by these same volunteers. There is otherwise no access to the terrace or to the car park area. This includes the Jameson Bar which is tonight closed to the public.


MAKE SPACE FOR ONE ANOTHER

More often that not when it appears the stand is full, there are actually scores of individual unoccupied seats across the stand.

Move up! And when it’s close to kick-off and it looks like the place is filling up, help fellow supporters find a vacant seat.

COUNTERFEIT/COPIED TICKETS

All our tickets have a unique barcode that will only scan once. If your ticket barcode shows up on our scanners as having already been scanned, we cannot allow you into the game.

Anyone who has received an e-ticket in lieu of their membership card/season ticket not being received has received e-tickets in good faith.

If it later transpires that you did receive your membership card/season ticket, we can track what has been scanned and if your card has been scanned in addition to the e-ticket sent out in its place, we will revoke the card .


OVERCROWDING/STANDING IN AISLES

The biggest concern remains the overcrowding in sections F&G and in particular people standing in the aisles, which could lead to serious crowd surges, crushes and injuries.

Standing in the aisles needs to stop. It is a major health and safety concern that is potentially catastrophic.

The Gardaí have instructed stewards to allow no standing in the steps/aisles and if it is considered that these blocks are full, no further supporters will be allowed into these areas.

We ask that our members and supporters cooperate with stewards and adhere to their instructions.

OVERCROWDING UNDER JODI STAND: BARS/ACCESS ROUTES

Our bars cannot accommodate everyone. Overcrowding in our bars and in the access routes under the stand have been identified by DFB as areas of major concern.

If our staff/volunteers indicate that our bars are full, please accept this. Matchdays are stressful enough for our staff/volunteers without unnecessary confrontations.

If you are only accessing underneath the stand to use the toilet, please consider using toilet facilities at either Block A (portaloos), by the merchandise store (portaloos) or those under Block G instead. Doing so will help alleviate the numbers under the stand.

FIRE HAZARDS

DFB fear so many people congested in the one place and the regularity with which flares and smoke bombs are ignited that these combined pose a fire hazard.

DFB and the Gardai have insisted that no flags and banners can be hung at the back of the Jodi Stand behind block F&G.

Similarly, fan displays at the start of the game/when the team comes out, such as those done by the Notorious Boo-Boys, will have to take place in front of the stand, by the side of the pitch, and not in the stand itself.

The authorities have also insisted on increased searches on Dalymount Lane.

Any supporter found in possession of a flare or similar pyrotechnics will be refused access/denied entry to the ground and faces being banned by the board of management.

Anyone who used pyrotechnics in the ground also faces a large fine and potential prosecution.

FIRE/EMERGENCY EVACUATION

In the event of a fire or other incident in the Jodi Stand all supporters should please move down the aisles and on to the pitch and follow the instructions of stewards and Gardaí.

In the event of a fire or other incident in the Des Kelly Stand, away supporters should exit through the appropriate gate, either into the adjacent car park, or via the Jodi Stand, and follow the instructions of stewards and Gardaí.

MISSILES

Missile have been thrown on to the pitch at derbies in recent seasons. This cannot continue or the Gardai and FAI will impose further sanctions on the club.

ALL drinks served in the bars tonight will be served in plastic glasses until after the game. Anyone caught throwing missiles will be ejected from the stadium and faces being banned from all further Bohemians games.

Similarly, anyone who encroaches on to the pitch will be ejected and could face prosecution.

ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID CONGESTION AND TO MAKE KICK-OFF!

Access to Dalymount Lane is under strict control and supervision of the Gardai.

Do not arrive to Dalymount Lane after 1.45pm:

  • For this game, the membership style is being suspended.
  • Those seated in blocks A,B & C should enter from NCR into Dalymount Lane
  • Those seated in blocks D,E,F & G should enter from St Peter’s Road into Dalymount Lane.
THANKS

We as a board are also supporters and are all volunteers and understand that some of the above may be unpalatable.

But collectively as a fan-owned club, a level of self-policing is required.

We have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all those who attend our games.

Please assist us by cooperating with our stewards with respect and by occupying areas of the Jodi Stand less crowded.

If we fail to meet the requirements laid down to us by the authorities and the FAI, we run the risk of further sanctions and costs we can ill-afford being imposed on us: increased number of stewards, reduced capacity, kick-off times being moved etc

Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy the game. Get behind Keith and the lads, and let’s all collectively contribute to getting the result we are all hoping for.

The Board of Management
Bohemian FC

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Bohs Light beer launches tonight at Keith Long Q&A

Bohemian FC partners the Porterhouse Brew Co are launching the new Bohs Light lager at tonight’s questions and answers session for supporters with manager Keith Long at Dalymount Park.

Bohs Light is a 4.2% easy-drinking crisp lager perfect for the pre-match nerves and the post-match celebrations.

And there is a free pint for the first 50 people in attendance tonight!

The Q&A will be held in the Jameson Bar. Doors open at 7.30pm with the Q&A due to kick off at 8pm.

In addition to the bars at Dalymount Park, so far eight local pubs have signed up to have Bohs Light on tap.

But that’s not all: 50 cent of all pints sold will go directly to Bohs!

LOCAL PUBS STOCKING BOHS LIGHT

  • Downeys (Cabra Road)
  • The Bohemian (Phibsborough Road)
  • The Back Page (Phibsborough Road)
  • The Phibsborough House (Phibsborough Road)
  • Bonobo (Church Streed)
  • McGowans (Phibsborough Road)
  • The Bernard Shaw (Cross Guns Bridge)
  • The Breffni Inn (Navan Road)

PORTERHOUSE BREWING COMPANY

Founded in 1996 by Oliver Hughes and Liam Lahart, the Porterhouse Brew Co are renowned for being the pioneers of craft beer in Ireland and is still a fully family-run business 24 years later.

Now producing their award-winning beers from a state-of-the-art brewery located on the Northside of Dublin, a short trip from Dalymount Park – 3.3km to precise – the Porterhouse Brew Co takes pride in supporting local.

The Porterhouse is no stranger in supporting Bohs having employed players past and present as well as some of their loyal fans over the years,
Going into their third season sponsoring the Gypsies, they know the value of the Bohemian family.

Local Beer, Local Pub, Local Club

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MITSUBISHI MOTORS IRELAND CONTINUES AS OFFICIAL VEHICLE SPONSOR OF THE BOHEMIAN FOOTBALL CLUB

Bohemian FC is delighted to confirm that Mitsubishi Motors Ireland are continuing their sponsorship of the club.

Mitsubishi Motors Ireland, along with Westbrook Motors, one of Mitsubishi’s Dublin dealers, are thrilled to continue as the official vehicle sponsor of Bohemian FC for 2020.

The shared values of both Mitsubishi Motors Ireland and Bohemian FC are rooted in the foundations of this partnership and contribute to its longevity and success.

Gerard Rice, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors Ireland, said: “Mitsubishi Motors Ireland and our local Dublin dealer Westbrook Motors are delighted to be the vehicle sponsor of Bohemians.

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“With Bohemian FC in its 130th year and Mitsubishi Motors producing motor vehicles for over 100 years, both brands have evolved with successful and continual innovation in competitive industries.

“Bohemian FC is a club deeply intertwined within their local community.

“The club’s Corporate Social Responsibility is an attribute by which Mitsubishi Motors Ireland is passionate and value greatly as we strive towards working together for a cleaner and greener future, not only within the Motor industry but also in the wider community.”

Bohs manager Keith Long took delivery of their new 2.4L 4×4 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as Mitsubishi Motors Ireland were announced as the club’s official vehicle partner.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a model in which Mitsubishi Motors is extremely proud.

The Outlander PHEV offers consumers innovative and advanced hybrid technology, meeting current market demands and holds the title of not only the World’s Best Selling Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicle, but is also Ireland’s Most Popular Plug-in Hybrid EV, contributing to it being the perfect fit for a successful club such as Bohemians F.C.

About MITSUBISHI MOTORS: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors’ DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.[/dropcap]

Mitsubishi Motors Ireland Official Vehicle Partner of Bohemian FC – Contract Signing

THOMPSON JOINS ON LOAN FROM WOLVES

Bohemians can confirm the signing of Callum Thompson on loan from Wolves until July.

The winger, 18, has been with Wolves since summer 2017 having come through at St Joseph’s Boys.

Welcoming the Ireland underage international to the club, manager Keith Long said: “He’s new to the league and to senior football but is a very talented young player and an exciting prospect.

“We once again will have a lot of fixtures in the first few months of the season, so it is important that we need a strong squad with strength in depth across all positions.

“It’s going to be a squad game and we’ll need players of quality ready to come in and play. We’re looking forward to working with Callum.”

It brings to 26 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, Callum Thompson, Ciarán Kelly, Conor Levingston, Cristian Magerusan, Dan Casey, Danny Grant, Danny Mandroiu, Dawson Devoy, Dinny Corcoran, Glen McAuley, James Finnerty, James Talbot, JJ Lunney, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Kris Twardek, Luke Wade-Slater, Michael Barker, Paddy Kirk, Promise Omochere, Rob Cornwall, Ross Tierney, Stephen McGuinness.

Callum Thompson

CIARAN KELLY SIGNS

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of Ciarán Kelly from St Patrick’s Athletic.

The centre-back, 21, originally joined the Richmond Park club when he was 17 and starred for the St Pat’s U17 and U19 teams.

The Lucan native made his first-team breakthrough during a season away in the First Division with Drogheda United in 2018 before rejoining the Saints ahead of the 2019 season, during which he made 25 league appearances.

Manager Keith Long said: “We welcome Ciarán to the club. I believe he’s going to be a great addition to our squad.

“He’s young, he’s hungry and we are looking forward to working with him.”

It brings to 25 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, Conor Levingston, Cristian Magerusan, Dan Casey, Danny Grant, Danny Mandroiu, Dawson Devoy, Dinny Corcoran, Glen McAuley, James Finnerty, James Talbot, JJ Lunney, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Kris Twardek, Luke Wade-Slater, Michael Barker, Paddy Kirk, Promise Omochere, Rob Cornwall, Ross Tierney, Stephen McGuinness.

Ciaran Kelly signs

BOHEMIAN FC WELCOMES FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

Bohemian FC welcomes today’s announcement of funding which facilitates the progression of the Dalymount Park redevelopment to phase two of the project.

The government grant of €918,750 paves the way to appoint architects, engineers and a design team to work alongside project managers.

The redevelopment of Dalymount Park, projected to cost €34.3million, in conjunction with the proposed redevelopment of Phibsborough Shopping Centre, offers a unique opportunity to develop a community-owned sporting and cultural space in the heart of Dublin 7 for generations to come.

Bohemian FC look forward to continuing to work closely with all the relevant stakeholders – namely Dublin City Council, local residents and Shelbourne FC – over the coming years to see this project to completion.

Dalymount Park has been our home for 119 years but regular sell-out crowds last season and unprecedented season ticket sales/new members this year show that Bohemian FC has outgrown its current capacity.

The stadium’s redevelopment is key to the club’s ability to maximise its potential for growth going forward, while the community facilities envisaged for the project will be of incalculable benefit to the wider north Dublin 7.

Bohemian FC wishes to put on record our sincere gratitude for the continued cross-party support of our local representatives, our members and supporters and also that of the local community since Dublin City councillors voted unanimously to purchase the ground in 2015.

Luke O’Riordan
Communications Director
pro@bohemians.ie

 

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PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES

Bohemians can confirm the following provisional pre-season friendly schedule:

  • Tuesday January 21: Longford Town (AUL, 7.30pm)
  • Tuesday January 28: Drogheda Utd (United Park, 7.30pm)
  • Friday January 31: St Mochtas (Venue/KO TBC)
  • Friday February 7: Galway Utd (Eamonn Deacy Park
  • Saturday February 15: Wexford (Venue/KO TBC)

All fixtures subject to change. Further friendlies to be confirmed.

Confirmation of KO times and venues will be posted on our social media channels.

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