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A message to Bohemians supporters in Greece

Bohemian FC regrettably informs supporters in Greece that we have been told by PAOK and Thessaloniki police to advise you, in the interests of your own safety, not to travel to tomorrow’s Europe Conference League qualifier between PAOK and Bohemians.

While UEFA guidelines for European qualifiers do not allow away team ticket allocations at this present time, we had hoped that those who had purchased tickets directly from PAOK might be accommodated.

This evening we have been informed by police that only people with Greek passports will be allowed to attend, and that no Irish passport holders will not be permitted entry.

PAOK further informed us that any tickets purchased today by Bohemians fans will be refunded, but that no refunds will be given for tickets purchased tomorrow.

The commitment to the team shown by our supporters has not gone unnoticed by the management and players.

While this situation is out of our control, the club regrets that no compromise could be found.

In the interests of your own safety, we ask supporters to heed the advice not to travel to Toumba tomorrow.

Andy Lyons and Georgie Kelly 11/8/2021

PREVIEW: Waterford v Bohemians

SSE Airtricity League
Saturday August 7 2021
The RSC, 2pm
Live on LOITV

While fans might be looking ahead to Thursday’s Europa Conference League qualifier return leg away to PAOK in Greece, Bohemians players have pushed that out of their thinking and are fully focused on getting a result in Waterford today.

Tyreke Wilson has enjoyed a healthy battle for the left-back berth this season with Anto Breslin -. the duo push each other all the way.

When it comes to the Europa Conference League games, Wilson got the nod for the first two games against Stjarnan, but Breslin has been the starter for the past three since.

Like everyone in this Bohemians squad, however, Wilson is a real team player.

He came on against PAOK on Thursday for the final few minutes and, after that whetting of the appetite, is hoping he will get another opportunity to display what he is capable of against his former club Waterford at the RSC today.

Wilson said: “It was a great feeling on Tuesday. We fully respected them but we had our own game-plan and we stuck to it.

“We said before the game that we had to focus on our own performance and we did that. We are going over there with something to play for but we are not getting carried away.”

That is about as much as Tyreke or any Bohs player wants to talk about Thursday’s game at this stage.

Having dropped points against Longford Town the last time a league game was sandwiched between a European tie, they do not want to leave anything to chance.

Wilson said: “Whatever team Keith puts out, we have players in every position who are determined to go out and get the right performance to get the right result.

“If Keith makes changes, it is up to everyone who is given an opportunity to seize it. It is not going to be an easy game. Waterford are a much-improved side from the team we played earlier in the season.

“They have won their last four games, so they are one of the form teams in the league at the moment.”

As well as wanting to deliver on the pitch, Wilson is delivering off it too.

He said: “Yeah! I started with An Post a few weeks ago as a postman and I am really enjoying it.

“I’ve clocked up some mileage over the last few weeks! It has given me a better routine too.

“With us training in the evening, you can fall into bad habits during the day so I am enjoying the discipline of having to get up early and having that routine. I think it’s good for me and I am enjoying it so far.”

Manager Keith Long echoed the need to focus fully on today’s game and to push out any distractions thinking ahead to Thursday.

Long said: “We said at the end of the game on Tuesday that our focus had to shift to Waterford.

“The boys came off the pitch on Tuesday full of adrenaline. They were pleased. But that is over now and we cannot dwell on that too much.

“That might sound boring when people are getting excited about European games, but we want more nights like we had on Tuesday. That doesn’t happen unless our league form is looked after.

“Waterford have made significant changes over the past month or so, and they have won their last four games, so we are in for a real game and we need to deliver a big performance.”

TEAM NEWS

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

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

PREVIEW: BOHEMIANS v PAOK

BOHEMIANS v PAOK
Europa Conference League Third Qualifying Round First Leg
Tuesday August 3rd, 2021
Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm
Live on LOITV (€10)

Keith Long has done his homework on tonight’s opponents PAOK but says the focus is on Bohemians’ own game-plan and not that of the visitors.

The Bohs manager has encouraged his side to relish the challenge of testing their abilities against a team of great European pedigree, and urged them to be true to themselves.

Long said: “We are facing international players who have been in the Europa League group stages and are used to success at this level.

“The Greek League is not one of the biggest leagues in Europe but it is a very strong league with a big history and tradition with the likes of Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and PAOK.

“We have given our players as much information as we possibly can without putting the fear of God into them!

“But can’t be overly preoccupied with the opposition. We want to remain true to ourselves and play the way that we want to play.

“There is no point in coming here if we are not prepared to test ourselves, if we just want to shut up shop, get bodies behind the ball and contain and counter.

“We can do all that type of stuff and we still might lose, so we’ve got to try and be true to ourselves, and we want to try and impose ourselves on the opposition.

“We believe we have good technical players who can take command of the ball and look for the ball in tight spaces.
“Obviously PAOK are a highly technical team, so we have to trust and believe in our processes and in what we do.

“We have to believe in our game-plan and the structure we play in. Outside of having the ball, we know what we want to try and do.

“There will be times when we have to absorb pressure and soak it up, but we have to make sure the team is organised.

“But when we have the ball, we have to be able to keep it and play through a press, and try to get our attacking principles and players into the game.

“Imposing ourselves on the opposition will be difficult but that is the challenge for us as a group.

“I shouldn’t be sitting here if I don’t have belief in the team and if I don’t have belief in myself as a manager. That’s the challenge for us.”

Leading the team out once more will be captain Keith Buckley, who dominates today’s newspaper coverage of tonight’s game after the 29-year-old, who has always sought to avoid the limelight and prefers to do his talking on the pitch, gave rare media interviews in the club’s pre-match press confrence yesterday.

The modest captain, making his 302nd club appearance tonight, has always led by example but has driven the team forward to another level in the Europa Conference League qualifier wins against Icelandic side Stjarnan and Luxembourg side Dudelange.
The respect and admiration Long has for his skipper, both on and off the pitch, is clear.

He added: “Where do you start? Fantastic work-rate and work ethic. He is a fantastic fella to have around the place.

“He leads by example, not just on the pitch, but how he behaves off it too.

“Bucko has a full-time job, but that’s neer been an excuse for him. He comes in ready, trains hard and he has improved as a player too.

“He’s in his 30th year now. He has had loads of games under his belt, he had a milestone last week of 300 appearances for the club, which is a huge testament to him and how he looks after himself.

“It is hard to put into words how influential he has been around the group.

“He is our captain, was vice-captain under Derek Pender, and he has been anboslutely integral to everything we have tried to do in my time at the club.”

TEAM NEWS

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

Keith Long and Keith Buckley - Stephen Burke

PLEASE READ AND HEED: AVIVA STADIUM REGULATIONS

We once again ask that all fans attending tonight’s game read the below Code of Conduct and adhere to it.

Club staff and volunteers have devoted a serious amount of time to overcoming serious obstacles to secure the Aviva Stadium to host our Europa Conference League qualfying games.

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

The 6,000 in attendance for Bohemians v Stjarnan and 8,000 in attendance for Bohemians v Dudelange created atmospheres to remember – nights that will live long in the memory of supporters and players after an agonising 16 months apart.

But 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, wearing face-coverings at all times, and respecting the instructions of stadium security and club staff/volunteers.

Please also note that all tickets purchased online are digital tickets and should be presented on arrival on your mobile device, not on printouts.

Bohemian FC Volunteer Board of Management

SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT:

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.

PAOK regulations

Aviva Stadium to host Bohemians v PAOK this Tuesday

Bohemian FC and the Football Association are delighted to confirm that Tuesday’s (August 3rd) Europa Conference League third qualifying round between Bohemians and PAOK of Greece will be held at the Aviva Stadium at 7.45pm with a capacity of 8000.

Bohemians progressed tonight with a 4-0 aggregate victory against Dudelange following a 3-0 win on the night thanks to a first-half goal from Rob Cornwall and a second half brace from Georgie Kelly

As with tonight’s game and the previous round against Stjarnan a fortnight ago, there will be an exclusive pre-sale window for members and season ticket holders to purchase tickets tomorrow (Friday) at 10am before they go on general sale from Ticketmaster later in the day at 3pm.

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

As with the previous rounds, it is not possible to purchase single tickets. This is to maximise capacity while adhering to two metre social-distancing.

Meanwhile, Monday’s SSE Airtricity League game against Finn Harps has now been postponed.

Bohemains v F91 Dudelange - UEFA Europa Conference League Second Qualifying Round Second Leg

Preview: Bohemians (1) v Dudelange (0)

EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE
Second Qualifying Round Second Leg
Thursday July 29 2021
Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm
Live on LOITV.ie 

Keith Long believes Bohemians need to raise the bar once more tonight if they are to get past Dudelange in the Europa Conference League.

Ross Tierney’s 11th-minute goal in Luxembourg last week gives Bohs a slender 1-0 lead going into the return leg at the Aviva Stadium.

Bohs were the better side in the first half on that occasion, particularly in the opening 20 minutes, but Dudelange piled the pressure on in the second half, so Long has an idea of what to expect from them tonight.

But he believes his side have more in the tank too.

He said: “The game is finely poised as we take a slim lead into this tie after a disciplined away performance from the boys.

“We started the game brightly in Luxembourg and went ahead through a Ross Tierney goal after a brilliantly-executed pass from Dawson Devoy to pick out a clever run from wide by Ali Coote.

“Ross was on hand to fire home after the ball spilled loose from their goalkeeper.

“Not for the first time this year, Ross was alert to give us the lead. He is thriving on the responsibility of contributing goals and assists but also benefiting from the foil that is Georgie Kelly whom again I felt provided us with a platform up front.

“It was a disciplined team display but we feel we can play better than we did on the night.
“That’s not to take anything away from the players – results in Europe are hard to come by, especially away from home so we can be nothing but pleased with the result.

“I feel, however, that we will need to raise the bar again with performance to progress as Dudelange will absolutely embrace coming to Dublin and will feel they have more than a fighting chance.

“They are a good team with some good technical players and plenty or European experience, so we will be taking nothing for granted and understand the size of the task we face tonight.”

The 6000 in attendance roared Bohs to a 3-0 victory against Icelandic side Stjarnan at the Aviva a fortnight ago as club members, season ticket holders and the wider fanbase were united under the one roof for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

Long and Co are counting on supporters to raise the roof once more tonight.

He added: “It is absolutely fantastic to see we have sold out the 8,000 capacity and we are looking forward to the colour and atmosphere which was generated two weeks again.

“The supporters deserve nights like this and we as a group want to play in important games.

“That support is crucial tonight and will be vital if we are going to progress. The togetherness of this club is really something we can cherish and be proud of.

“The players will never underestimate what this club means to all Bohemians supporters and they will fight every minute as they represent you on the pitch.”

TEAM NEWS

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

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

AVIVA STADIUM CODE OF CONDUCT

We once again ask that all fans attending tonight’s game read the below Code of Conduct and adhere to it.

Club staff and volunteers have devoted a serious amount of time to overcoming serious obstacles to secure the Aviva Stadium to host our Europa Conference League qualfying games.

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

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

But 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, wearing face-coverings at all times, and respecting the instructions of stadium security and club staff/volunteers.

Please also note that all tickets purchased online are digital tickets and should be presented on arrival on your mobile device, not on printouts.

Bohemian FC Volunteer Board of Management

SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT:

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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BOHEMIANS HOME TO SHAMROCK ROVERS IN FAI CUP

Bohemians have been drawn at home to Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the FAI Cup.

The tie is due to be played the weekend of August 27/28/29.

A view of a Bohemians banner 30/9/2018

Preview: College Corinthians v Bohemians

FAI Cup First Round
Sunday July 25 2021
Turner’s Cross, 3pm
Live on LOITV for €5

Keith Long is likely to shuffle his pack for this afternoon’s FAI Cup clash away to College Corinthians at Turner’s Cross following Thursday’s tiring and hard-fought win in the Europa Conference League qualifiers.

Changing personnel did not have the desired effect last week against Longford Town, but those given a chance today do not need to look far for inspiration as to how they might be rewarded should they seize their opportunity.

Last week, 16-year-old Jamie Mullins became Bohs’ youngest scorer in the League of Ireland – his wonderful effort a rare highlight in an otherwise frustrating afternoon for Bohs as they drew 1-1 at home to Longford.

On Thursday, Dawson Devoy was the architect for Ross Tierney to score the winner in a 1-0 win away to Dudelange in the Europa Conference League qualifier first leg.

All three came through at St Kevin’s, through the Bohs-SKB U17s, through the Bohemians U19s and into the first team.

Manager Keith Long said: “It was a great ball by Dawson. Ali Coote made a great run from outside to in, which caused confusion in their back line.

“The keeper came together with Ali and the ball spilled for Rossi to slot home – another important goal by Rossi for the club.

“Ross has created goals for us this year, he’s scored goals for us, he is a total nuisance for the opposition outside the box in terms of pressing and chasing down balls. He is a total bag of energy. He can get around the pitch really, really well.

“For his tender age, he has played a lot of games for the club over the past three years. He’s come through at St Kevin’s, through our Bohs-SKB U17s and then through our U19s to the first team.

“He has been in and around our first team now for quite a number of years but he has really stepped up this year and taken his game to another level.”

Mullins, Devoy and Tierney have all seized first-team opportunities when given them, and Long has proven time and time again that he is willing to give young players a platform, when the time is right, to show what they are capable of.

That will certainly be in the minds of any young player chosen to play against College Corinthians. Changes are inevitable, but Long will not show his hand until he names his team later today.

He said: “We don’t want there to be an upset. We have to go down and look after our performance and to make sure we recover well from Thursday.

“We have the same squad to choose from that went to Luxembourg, so Promise Omochere is our only absentee.

“You have the likes of Stephen Mallon who has been back on the bench in recent games and is eager to play.”

Bohs came home from Luxembourg on Thursday night with an extremely hard-fought 1-0 win to bring into this week’s return leg against Dudelange at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday.

The Gypsies left everything on the pitch as they were put to the pin of their collar in the second half when Dudelange threw everything at them.

Speaking after the game, Long said: “Dudelange grew stronger into the game the longer it went on as you would expect.

“We defended really well, which was really important, and we saw the game out. It wasn’t a comfortable win. They threw bodies forward at us and really tested our organisation.

“We had to bring some bodies on ourselves. In those conditions, it was really hot and challenging, the boys dug out a great result.

“The pitch was poor too, the Aviva pitch will suit them better as it will us.

“It’s a cliche, but it is only half-time in the tie. They are a very good side, they’re big and strong, and they have good players.

“They’ll be better fitness-wise after that game and they will be better tactics-wise after seeing us at close hand.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohemians are likely to make changes, but Promise Omochere (quad) is the only confirmed absentee.

Rossi

POSTPONEMENTS AND POTENTIAL RESCHEDULING

Bohemian FC can confirm a positive Covid-19 situation within our senior women’s squad has led to the postponement of tomorrow’s Women’s National League game against DLR Waves, which was due to take place at Dalymount Park.

Out of respect to those involved, we will make no further comment. We wish them well in their recovery.

Meanwhile, the senior men’s team’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game away to Finn Harps, originally scheduled for Friday July 30th, has been provisionally rescheduled for Monday August 2nd at 3pm.

This would be postponed again in the event of Bohemians progressing past Dudelange to the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round this week.

And should we do so, our league game away to Waterford, originally scheduled for Friday August 6th, would also then be moved to Sunday August 8th at 3pm, while our home league game with Sligo Rovers, originally scheduled for Friday August 13th, would take place on Sunday August 15th at 3pm.

Bohemians v Dundalk - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
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