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MANAGERIAL APPOINTMENTS AT U19, U17 and U15 LEVELS

We are delighted to announce Gavin Teehan has been appointed manager of the Bohemians U19s, recently-retired club skipper Derek Pender will take the reins of the Bohs-SKB U17s, while Keith Roche will take charge of the Bohs-SKB U15s.

Teehan arrives from Bray Wanderers-St Joseph’s U17s and welcoming him to the club, first-team manager Keith Long said: “Gavin is a great developmental coach and has good experience of schoolboy football at St Joseph’s and Cabinteely.

“It’s a change coming from U17s to U19s football but Gavin has a track record of bringing players through.”

The Bohs U19s have enjoyed success in recent years, winning the league in 2018, retaining it 2019 as well as winning the Enda McGuill Cup, while they have ably represented Ireland in the Uefa Youth League the past two seasons under the guidance Craig Sexton, who stepped down at the end of the season.

In doing so and with the club working closely with our partners at St Kevin’s Boys, a successful player pathway programme has seen players promoted from the youth ranks to Long’s first team.

Former Bohs U19s/Bohs-SKB underage players Andy Lyons, Danny Grant, Paddy Kirk, Ross Tierney, Ryan Graydon and Dawson Devoy have all made the step-up to first-team football at Bohemians over the past three seasons.

Other notable graduates from our U19s include Warren O’Hora, now with Brighton, and Ali Reghba, who joined Leicester City last summer.

Long said: “Success at U19s level comes in tandem with developing players ready for the first team and we want that to continue.

“But it might be a season of transition as there has been a big turnover of players and it will take time for him to implement ideas. We’re looking forward to a new voice and new ideas to help develop young talent and Gavin has that.”

Derek Pender celebrates Bohs qualifying for Europe at Richmond Park in October - Stephen Burke

Meanwhile, Pender, who hung up his boots at the end of the season after eight seasons with the Bohs first team, will take charge of the Bohs-SKB U17s in his first step in his coaching career.

He succeeds Jimmy Mowlds, who has opted to leave, and Bohemians wish to express our gratitude for his service to the club and to the Bohs-SKB partnership.

Pender will be assisted by Rory Kirk, older brother of Bohs first-teamer Paddy, who has developed a reputation as a respected young coach at St Kevin’s Boys.

Most recently he has worked with St Kevin’s U14s, many of whom will form part of the Bohs-SKB U15s team this year.

Long said: “It’s a great opportunity for Derek to cut his teeth in coaching. But it’s a huge opportunity for young players to learn from one of the most experienced and professional players in the league too.

“Again, he will also need time to implement his ideas and he will be ably assisted by Rory, who is a very respected with St Kevin’s.”

Roche succeeds Ger Browne as manager of the Bohs-SKB U15s having coached with St Kevin’s for four years.

Bohs-SKB Technical director Alan Caffrey said: “We welcome them in. We’re looking forward to working with them and getting started.”

Karl Lambe remains in charge of the Bohs-SKB U13s.

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MICHAEL BARKER RE-SIGNS FOR 2020

Bohemians are delighted to confirm Michael Barker has re-signed for 2020.

Barker, who can play at full-back or centre-back, rejoined the Gypsies this time last year after five years away with UCD, Bray Wanderers and St Patrick’s Athletic.

The 26-year-old came through the Bohs U20 team and previously played for the first team in 2013 and 2014 under.

But he had to wait until May of this year for his first taste of action during his second spell at the club after agonisingly suffering a hamstring tear in the final week of pre-season.

He went on to play an important role in the club’s drive to qualify for Europe, however, his 93rd-minute winner away to Waterford a particular highlight.

It brings to 24 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, 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.

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PADDY KIRK RE-SIGNS FOR 2020

Bohemians are delighted to confirm that Paddy Kirk has re-signed for 2020.

The left-back, 21, is one of the successes of club’s determination to bring players from the youth system through to the first team having captained both Bohs’ U17s and U19s, winning a league title with the latter.

The Raheny man made his first-team debut in the EA Sports Cup against Cabinteely in April 2017 and his league debut against Dundalk in May 2018. He went on to make nine further league appearances that season.

Last season saw him benefit from injuries to Darragh Leahy to enjoy his best run in the first team to date, making 15 league appearances.

He is expected to vie with new signing Anthony Breslin for the left-back berth this term.

It brings to 23 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, 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, Paddy Kirk, Promise Omochere, Rob Cornwall, Ross Tierney, Stephen McGuinness.

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CASEY RETURNS TO DALYMOUNT PARK

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the return of Dan Casey to the club.

The 22-year-old rejoins after a year with Cork City having originally joined Bohs in July 2017 after four years with Sunderland.

He established himself as a key man at the heart of the Bohs defence in 2018, his personal highlight seeing him score twice in the 3-1 win over Shamrock Rovers on the opening day of the season.

Manager Keith Long said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Dan back to Dalymount Park after a season with Cork.

“At 22, he is still very young but has gained good experience over the last 2½ years.

“I believe the best is yet to come from Dan and I hope he can continue to improve at our club.”

It brings to 22 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, 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, Promise Omochere, Rob Cornwall, Ross Tierney, Stephen McGuinness.

Dan Casey

BOHS TICKET WINS NEW CAR IN FAI NATIONAL DRAW

An early Christmas present for Margaret McEvoy, who won one of the top prizes in the FAI National Draw.

Margaret will drive away with a brand new Ford Fiesta in the regional draw section. Congratulations Margaret!

Other Bohs winners include Cairbre O’Fearghail, Fran Brophy and Brendan Dcruz, who all won signed Ireland jerseys.

We thank all members and supporters for selling and buying tickets to the FAI National Draw. Those efforts raised €15,000 for the club this year.

With no private investor and up against clubs who we believe trade unsustainably, fundraising remains crucial to our efforts as a club to compete on and off the field.

With that in mind, we take this opportunity to remind members that tickets remain on sale for the annual Christmas Draw, which takes place this Saturday.

There is over €8000 in cash prizes still up for grabs and tickets can be purchased online.

Prize winners will be contacted in due course.

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FOOTBALL MEMORIES

 FOOTBALL MEMORIES
Tomorrow, Friday December 6 2019, Jackie Jameson Bar, 11am

The Bohemian Foundation is holding a Football Memories session in the Jackie Jameson Bar tomorrow morning from 11am with former Ireland and Bohemians players in attendance.

The programme is designed for older people in the community to engage in conversation through the medium of their memories of football in years gone by.

The first instalment last year saw Johnny Giles welcomed as our special guest.

A lot of older people in our community are quite isolated. Let your parents, grandparents and neighbours know about this event.

This programme is a way of engaging people. It’s reminiscing, a trip down memory lane.

Going forward, we call on Bohs fans and fans further afield to loan of any football memorabilia that we could use during the programme.

If you look at what you have in your house, you’ll be surprised to see what you might have that can start a conversation or trigger a memory for someone.

John Giles

4 NEW SIGNINGS, 7 RE-SIGNINGS

As well as our new partnership with Des Kelly Interiors and our new 2020 O’Neills jersey, we have four new signings and seven re-signings to announce.

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New signings: Anthony Breslin, JJ Lunney, JJ Lunney, Kris Twardek

New re-signings for 2020 are: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons,  Cristian Magerusan, Dawson Devoy, Keith Ward, Luke Wade-Slater and Promise Omochere.

 

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DES KELLY INTERIORS RETURN AS MAIN SPONSORS OF BOHEMIAN FC

It is with great delight that the Bohemian Football Club and Des Kelly Interiors today announce a new four-year partnership and unveil our 2020 O’Neills home jersey. The agreement sees Des Kelly Interiors returning as main sponsors of Bohemian FC and will see their logo once again appear on the front of our jerseys where they previously appeared for a decade from 2002 to 2011.

Des Kelly is a name synonymous with Bohemians. His first involvement with the club started 23 years ago. That support has continued ever since and has been maintained since Des’ sad passing three years ago.

His children, Greg, Youlanda and Gerardo, who now run the family business, are delighted to renew that legacy and tradition.

As well as adorning the kit of our SSE Airtrcitiy League senior team, the Des Kelly Interiors logo will appear on the kits of all of our community and grassroots teams from U8s to U18s, as well as our SSE Airtricity League U19s and amputee team.

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Bohemian FC Commercial and Marketing Director Daniel Lambert said: “We are truly delighted to announce this new agreement.

“The Kelly family have been colossal supporters of the club.

“It is nearly 20 years since Des Kelly part-funded our project to see the old Shed End move from terracing to become the Des Kelly Carpets Stand. Des Kelly were also our main shirt sponsor for ten seasons from 2002 until 2011.

“Crucially, this new partnership is one that covers our club as opposed to just our senior team as Des Kelly Interiors will appear on the kits of all of our grassroots teams.

“We have seen significant growth in recent years; from our charitable and community programmes, attendances at Dalymount Park, huge expansion of our youth teams – both girls and boys – and the return of European Football in 2020.

“This exciting new partnership will enable us to build on and strengthen our position as we continue to grow and expand the club at all levels.

“2020 will see us celebrate our 130th anniversary, mark our 100th season of League of Ireland Football and we will continue to progress Project Dalymount with Central Government.

“Who better to be on our shirt during these exciting times than Des Kelly Interiors? I would like to especially thank Greg, Yolanda and Gerardo Kelly for enabling this to happen.”

Des Kelly Interiors Managing Director Greg Kelly said: “I am delighted to announce this partnership today and build on something our late father Des started 23 years ago.

“It was very important to us that this was an agreement that covered the club as a whole and our sponsorship of all Bohemians youth teams – both boys and girls – the amputee team, who had lots of success in 2019, and of course Keith Long and his first team, who are heading for Europe in 2020.

“We believe this demonstrates the extent of our commitment to a club that represent much more than football. They are a force for good in the community and have progressed hugely over the past number of years.

“Des Kelly Interiors are a locally family-owned business with a rich history in this city, much the same as Bohs. The club are innovative, progressive and ambitious, values that we share together which makes this a perfect partnership.

“This is a proud day for our family and Des Kelly Interiors and we look forward to many more years of success with the club.”

New jersey now available to order: Alongside announcing the sponsorship deal, we have also unveiled our new home jersey, which is now available to pre-order from store.bohemians.ie. Stock is limited ahead of Christmas so we advise supporters to order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. It is priced at €35 for baby and infant sizes, €50 for kids sizes and €60 for adult sizes.

No repro fee promotional imagery by David Thomas Smith (david-thomas-smith.com):

Press and imagery enquiries: Luke O’Riordan (Bohemian FC Communications Director: luke@bohemians.ie)

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BOHS IN EUROPE – THE EARLY YEARS

Saturday December 7 2019
Jackie Jameson Bar, 12.30pm

Bohemian F.C. finished the season in an impressive third place, securing a return to European competition for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

As well as a return to continental football 2020 also sees four games of the European Championship being played in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

To mark this Dublin City Council libraries are hosting a series of talks on football in Dublin, so what better time to celebrate Bohemians’ European adventures.

Join us in the Jackie Jameson Bar, Dalymount Park on Saturday, December 7th at 12:30pm where Bohs member Gerard Farrell will make a presentation entitled “Bohs in Europe – the early years”.

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While many fans will remember games against Aberdeen, Rhyl, BATE and even Rangers this is a much longer history of Bohs taking on Europe (and the world’s) best and brightest.

This talk will focus on foreign tours as well as challenge matches in Dalymount that took place through the 1920s and 30s featuring teams from France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, South African and even Peru as Bohs represented the league and the fledgling state on football pitches both home and abroad.

The event is free but we hope those attending may make a small donation towards the good work of the Bohemian Foundation.

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EARLY BIRD RESULTS

Congratulations to all the winners in our Christmas Draw Early Bird Draw, which was held last night.

€2000 in cash prizes was handed out. A further €8000 will be handed out at the main event on Saturday December 14.

Tickets, which cost €20 each, can be purchased from Dalymount Park or from our online store.

  • €200 Harley Murray c/o Sean Maguire
  • €200 Pat & Ger c/o P. Flynn
  • €200 Colin Redmond c/o Online
  • €200 Annmarie O’Hare c/o Declan Coughlan
  • €200 David Maguire c/o Sean Maguire
  • €100 Karen Herdman c/o Aidan Herdman
  • €100 Andrew Murphy c/o Liam McDonagh
  • €100 John Mulcahy c/o Liam Howler
  • €100 Paddy McCarthy c/o Liam McDonagh
  • €100 Albert Cooke c/o self
  • €100 Tom Burke c/o self
  • €100 Tom Cassidy c/o self
  • €100 Bernard Kelly c/o J. Maguire
  • €100 Grainne O’Connor c/o Ruadhrí O’Connor
  • €100 Eddie Power c/o self

MAIN DRAW
Saturday December 14, Members’ Bar, 8pm
(Bar open from 7pm, live music and finger food)

  • 1st prize: €2019
  • 2nd prize: €1000
  • 3rd prize: €750
  • 4th prize: €500
  • 5th prize: €250

Plus:

  • 10 x €200 prizes
  • 10 x €100 prizes
  • 10 x €50 prizes

We once again ask members and supporters to support our continuing fundraising efforts as best they can by selling tickets to friends and families.

A big thank-you to Jimmy O’Connor and his fundraising team for their continued and dedicated efforts.

Thank you for your continued support.

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