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Bohemian FC is delighted to announce that Keith Long has signed a three-year deal to remain as first-team manager until the end of the 2021 season.

Now in his fourth year in charge, Long will retain his backroom team led by assistant manager Trevor Croly next season.

Ahead of Bohs’ final league game of the season against Dundalk at Dalymount Park tomorrow, Long said: “I’m delighted to commit my future to the club. I think we’re a club going in the right direction.

“The connection between the players, supporters, staff and everyone involved is really strong.

“For me there was never any desire to be anywhere else other than here. I want to build upon the work we’ve started.


“The club are doing a lot of things right off the field and on the field, we can see some progression and lots of potential.

“I’m excited about the young players we have at the club that we’ve built up and brought through.

“Our culture is rich and our identity is clear. We’re not just a first team. There’s a lot going on in at the club with the community between the Foundation and the More Than A Club Project.

“With the players we’re brought through ourselves and now with our link-up with St Kevin’s, there is an awful lot to be positive about.

“We’re a big club and I want to bring success back to Dalymount.

“We want more nights like the semi-final of the cup here in Dalymount. We want big games, big occasions and big crowds.

As well as signing his own contract, Long confirmed re-signings ahead of next season.

Shane Supple, Dinny Corcoran and Danny Grant were already under contract for 2019 and added to Darragh Leahy whose new contract was announced last week, Andy Lyons, Rob Cornwall, Derek Pender, Keith Ward, Ryan Graydon and Promise Omochere have all penned new deals.

Long added: “We still have a little bit of work to do with a couple of lads we want but negotiations are well down the road and we’ve decisions to make on others.

“In an ideal world we’d like to keep as many as we can from this season to bring the club forward next year and we have our eye on one or two to come in too, obviously.”

Keith Long 25/10/2018


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Voting takes place on Mr Green’s twitter account to be in with a chance of winning a trip to Glasgow and VIP tickets to a Celtic game.

Mr Green has drawn up a four-man shortlist of Darragh Leahy, Derek Pender, Shane Supple and Keith Ward.

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U15s and U19s advance to league finals

Both our U15s and U19s face a Dublin derby in their respective SSE Airtricity League finals.

At St Kevin’s pitch at Shanowen Road yesterday, Ger Browne’s Bohs-SKB U15s battled from 2-0 down to win 4-3 after extra-time.

Gavin O’Brien helped himself to a perfect hat-trick in normal time – left foot, header and right foot… and he’s a right-back!

O’Brien’s heroics came at a price – he was forced off with cramp. But it was his replacement at right-back Jason Moloney who sealed the win in the last minute of extra-time.

Bohs-SKB will play St Pat’s in the league final. No date has been set for the decider.

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View Stephen Burke’s photos from the game here and St Kevin’s highlights from the game here.

On Saturday, the Bohemians U19s reached their second SSE Airtricity League final in two years.

Craig Sexton’s side built up a 2-0 lead with goals from Steven Nolan and Ali Reghba.

But the Students fought back to make it 2-2 in injury-time. Extra-time could not separate the sides so the game went to a penalty shootout where Bohs won 5-3, with Cristian Magerusan netting the decisive score.

Champions last year and Enda McGuill Cup winners this term, the U19s will now face Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium in the final. That game will take place on either October 30 or October 31.

View Stephen Burke’s photos from the game here and Johnny Bohan’s video of the shootout here.

Before that, Sexton’s side face FC Midtjylland in the return leg of the Uefa Youth League tie at 7pm this Wednesday.

They were two goals down in the first leg in Herning, Denmark, on October 3 but rallied to claim an important away goal through Steven Nolan to give them everything to play for in the return leg at Dalymount Park.

We ask all members and supporters to make an effort to attend this game – representing our league in Uefa competition is a huge reward for a group of players who have represented our club with distinction in recent seasons. They deserve your support.

U12s go free, general admission is just €5. Membership cards and season tickets are valid but we ask supporters to consider making a voluntary donation towards the matchday expenses.

Bohs and St Kevin's backroom teams salute U15s

“We always bring a big crowd out to Bray and we want to get a result”

Preview: Bray Wanderers v Bohemians
SSE Airtricity League,
Friday October 19 2018, Carlisle Grounds, 7.45pm

Keith Long says Bohemians are refreshed and determined to finish the season as strongly as possible.

The Gypsies travel to face relegated Bray Wanderers tomorrow with just three games to remaining after that against Sligo Rovers on Monday, champions Dundalk and an IRN-BRU Cup quarter-final.

They put the gut-wrenching FAI Cup semi-final replay defeat against Cork City 10 days ago to one side when Sutton United were the visitors to Dalymount in the IRB-BRU Cup last 16 on Saturday.

Bohs will feel they should have settled the tie in normal time but in the end needed a remarkable penalty shootout turnaround to seal their passage through to the last eight where they will host East Fife.

No date has yet been 100% confirmed for that tie, but Bohs are hopeful that the tie will be brought forward from the original scheduled date of Saturday November 17 to be closer to the end of their SSE Airtricity League season, which finishes next Friday.


Long said: “We looked on Saturday’s game as an opportunity to shake the disappointment of going out of the FAI Cup. We wanted a win to put that out of our minds as best we could.

“It was good to have a game against different opposition, against a team with a different style of play.

“We played very well in patches but we looked tired towards the end so we’re glad it went straight to penalties and there was no extra-time.

“We’re delighted to progress in the tournament, it’s something very different for the club but the players and supporters have bought into it.

“We’re hoping we can bring forward the quarter-final as the players don’t want to extend our season too much.

“But they were determined to get through. That was the same for both rounds, no matter what team we put out, they wanted to progress.”

Bohs found themselves 3-1 down in the shootout after Oscar Brennan and Eoghan Stokes saw their efforts saved.

But up stepped goalkeeper Shane Supple to save one, score one and save another to turn the shootout on its head.

Long said: “Supps was actually a bit disappointed he wasn’t further up the list to take penalties!

“That’s the kind of character he is. Supps has been outstanding since day one he came to the club.

“But to win a shootout like that was unique – it might be a quiz question in years to come!”

Tomorrow the Gypsies face a relegated Bray side with little more than pride to play for.

But Long, who has fond memories of his own time with the Seagulls as a player and coach, is never one to take any team for granted.

He added: “We don’t take any opposition lightly. Bray may be down but they are doing a lot of good work behind the scenes now and are in a better place as a club now.

“We have to focus on ourselves. We always bring a big crowd out to Bray and we want to get a result.

“We want to finish the season strongly and as high up the table as possible.

“We have to make sure we deliver a good performance and impose ourselves on the game.

“When we do that, we’re capable of beating any team in the league but the performance has to be right.”


Darragh Leahy is out with a recurrence of a thigh injury. Ryan Swan (cruciate) and Ryan Masterson (quad) remain on the sidelines.

Shane Supple mobbed by fans after shootout heroics - Stephen Burke

Bohs youths, St Kevin’s and all LOI underage teams invited to Uefa Youth League game

Bohemian FC has invited all Bohemians youth team coaches and players, those of our partners at St Kevin’s, as well as all SSE Airtricity League underage teams (U19, U17 and U15) to attend our Uefa Youth League second leg tie against FC Midtjylland next Wednesday (kick-off 7pm) as guests.

The Bohemians U19s were two goals down in the first leg in Herning, Denmark, a fortnight ago but Craig Sexton’s side rallied to claim an important away goal through Steven Nolan to give them everything to play for in next week’s return leg.

Following Cork City in 2016 and UCD last season, this is the third successive year that our country has had a representative in this competition.

That is something our league as a whole can be proud of and is the pinnacle of any player’s club career at underage level.

It is a credit to the competitive environment of our U19 League and to the hard work being done at youth level at our own club and alongside our partners at St Kevin’s but also at all League of Ireland clubs to develop players and set new standards.

We hope the Bohemians underage players and those of our partners at St Kevin’s will come to the game and see it as something to aspire to.

But Wednesday night is also an occasion we wish to share with those working and playing at elite underage level at all clubs in the League of Ireland.

To that end, we hope league clubs will be in a position to accept our invitation to attend the game. We have written to all clubs how to avail of free tickets for their teams, if you have not received this, please contact

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    Congratulations to Bohemians U19 duo Andy Lyons and Ali Reghba for the part they played in the Ireland U19s’ European qualifying campaign this week.

    Tom Mohan’s side made it three wins from three, which should mean a favourable draw in December for the elite qualifying phase.

    Bohs U19 captain Lyons started two and came on as a substitute in another, while Reghba started one and came off the bench in another as Ireland beat Bosnia-Herzegovina, Faroe Islands and Holland 3-1, 3-0 and 2-1 respectively.

    The duo’s attention quickly reverts back to club action now.

    You can see them both take to the field in Dalymount Park this Saturday as Craig Sexton’s Bohs U19s host UCD at 12pm in their SSE Airtricity League U19 League semi-final. Admission is free.

    Then next Wednesday, the Bohs U19s, trailing 2-1 from the first leg but with an away goal and everything to play for, host FC Midtjylland in the second leg of their Uefa Youth League tie.

    Admission to the Uefa Youth League game is €5 (, U12s go free.

    Members/season ticket holders are asked for a voluntary contribution at members stile towards match expenses.

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    Bohemians have been drawn at home to East Fife in the quarter-finals of the IRN BRU Cup.

    Time and date TBC.

    The club will be requesting to bring the tie forward from the scheduled quarter-final weekend of November 17/18 to be closer to the end of our league season which finishes at home to Dundalk on Friday October 26.

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    Bohemians will find out who they will face in the IRN-BRU Cup quarter-finals when the draw is made today at 1pm.

    The draw will be screened live on the SPFL’s Facebook page. Facebook users can set a reminder to watch the draw here.

    Bohs knocked English Conference side Sutton United out on penalties on Saturday after a 0-0 draw, with Shane Supple proving the hero.

    With Bohs losing 3-1 in the shootout, Supple saved one, stepped up and scored, then saved another to turn the shootout on its head.

    Keith Long’s side are one of only two non-Scottish clubs remaining in the competition alongside Welsh club Connah’s Quay.

    The quarter-finals are due to be played Saturday November 17.

    However we advise supporters make any travel arrangements until the fixture details have been confirmed by the club.

    As our final league game of the 2018 season is on Friday October 26, we will be requesting to have our last-eight IRN-Bru Cup tie brought forward.

    Potential opponents: Alloa, Connah’s Quay, East Fife, Edinburgh City, Motherwell Colts, Queen of the South, Ross County



    Earlier today, we indicated on social media that we intend holding an open information meeting next week on the proposed Dublin City Council redevelopment of Dalymount Park.

    Due to the high level of interest expressed in attending this, we have decided to instead hold two separate open meetings to make the most of time and to also make sure we have enough capacity.

    • Wednesday, Jameson Bar, Dalymount Park, 7pm: Information meeting for Bohemians members and all supporters focused on the football side of the redevelopment. 
    • Thursday, Jameson Bar, Dalymount Park, 7pm: Information meeting for Phibsborough residents and community groups focused on the community use and social benefits of the redevelopment. 
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