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AVIVA STADIUM CODE OF CONDUCT

It is imperative that all fans attending tonight’s game read the below Code of Conduct.

Club staff and volunteers have devoted a serious amount of time to overcoming serious obstacles to secure the Aviva Stadium for tonight’s game.

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

That will be imperative to our chances in the event of us looking to secure the Aviva Stadium again for future use.

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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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STJARNAN PREVIEW: JAMES TALBOT

STJARNAN PREVIEW: ANDY LYONS

FLAGS AT AVIVA STADIUM

Due to Aviva Stadium Covid-19 public health restrictions, any supporter who wishes to have your flag displayed at Thursday’s game needs to drop your flag(s) off at Dalymount Park tomorrow or Wednesday.

With 6000 fans spaced out in a stadium of 52,000 seats, we want as many red and black flags around as possible.

Thank you to the Notorious Boo-Boys who have volunteered to put flags up on Thursday afternoon and to take them down again post-match.

Anyone wishing for your flag to be hung at the game needs to bring your flag to Dalymount at one of the following times:

  • Tuesday 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Wednesday 5pm-8pm

Contact details of all flag-owners will be taken and arrangements to return flags will be made at a later date.

Thank you for your support.

Ciaran Murray hangs up flags before the game 20/4/2021

Interview: Lisa Murphy and Pat Trehy

Preview: Stjarnan v Bohemians

EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE
First Qualifying Round First Leg
Stjarnan v Bohemians
Thursday July 8th 2021
Stjörnuvöllur, 8.45pm (Irish time)
Live stream on Spiideo.com for €10

Georgie Kelly fired his way to the top of the goalscoring charts to earn himself the SSE Airtricity Soccer Writers Ireland Player of the Month for June.

Now he wants to carry that momentum through to score his first European goal.

Keith Long’s side jetted off to Iceland this morning ahead of tomorrow’s first leg of their Europa Conference League qualifier against Stjarnan.

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And the beaming Kelly, who now has 12 goals to his name this season, could not hide his delight after those efforts were recognised.

The 24-year-old, who joined at the start of the season from Dundalk having spent 2020 on loan at St Patrick’s Athletic, said: “It means a lot. A little personal accolade to collect.

“But it’s correlated with how the team has been performing and the chances we are creating.

“As we improve throughout the season, we are creating more chances, scoring more goals and getting more results.

“It would be nice to get a European goal, I haven’t got one yet. So it would be a nice little bonus.

“We are all itching to go. We have been playing well recently so we are going over with a bit of confidence and really looking forward to the two legs.”

Kelly’s overall performances in the opening stages of the season were good – his link-up play and overall contribution did not get the credit he deserved – yet it took him a little longer than he had hoped to find his scoring boots.

He has really found his groove over the past two months though – netting a hat-trick against his former club Dundalk, four against Drogheda United, a winner in the Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers and, most recently, the opener in the 3-2 win over St Patrick’s Athletic.

Kelly, from Tooban in Donegal, said: “It’s just about getting used to getting used to playing with new players. After a while, things begin to tick and the team kind of picks itself.

“It’s great playing with those five behind me. Ross Tierney in particular plays close to me. Having his legs behind me helps me a lot.

“Dawson Devoy is brilliant too for such a young player too. Who knows how far he can go or what heights he can reach?

“His performance against St Pat’s on Friday was probably one of his best of the season. He is a joy to play with and he is a Rolls Royce of a midfielder.”

Kelly played a bit-part role off the bench in Dundalk’s European qualifiers in 2018 and 2019 but this will be the first time he will be leading the line.

He said: “It is hard to compare. When you play in Europe the standards are all lifted and normally the games are more physical. Fitness and athleticism is all a step up but we will be well prepped.

“We are trying to work off momentum and I think we are still getting better. Because the team is so youthful, it is hard to know where we are at.

“Things can dip as we saw against Sligo. We are still learning and the season is only halfway gone. You can only judge us at the end of the season.”

Long, who had to contend with losing his three most attacking players last season – Andre Wright, Danny Grant and Kris Twardek – is equally delighted that Kelly’s efforts have been recognised.

Long said: “Georgie has got a lot of goals for us and was the natural choice across the league to be Player of the Month.

“I am delighted for him. He’s had highs and lows this year but we are delighted he has found his feet with us.

“He is playing with confidence, the team is playing with confidence. They’re creating lots of opportunities and Georgie’s been getting on the end of them.

“There have been some great team moves and team goals. Even at the start of the year, at the risk of repeating myself, Georgie was playing well. The goals validate some of those performances now.

“It took time for the team to gel. Our wide players are contributing now with assists to goals as are the boys in the middle of the park.”

And Long will be hoping that continues when his side take to the field at Stjörnuvöllur.

Bohs matched Hungarian side Fehérvár all the way in the Europa League last year before cruelly losing out on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time.

But the club’s previous excursion to Iceland nine years ago saw Bohs humbled by a second tier side Thor Akureyri. Despite taking the lead through Dave Scully, Aaron Callaghan’s side succumbed to a 5-1 defeat.

Captain Keith Buckley and Keith Ward are veterans of that trip, but Bohs on and off the pitch are in a much better place now.

Long and his backroom team have been busy since the draw was made doing as much homework on Stjarnan as possible.

Long said: “In the absence of being able to get to games, we have had to rely on video and one or two people on the ground who have been able to give us some information.

“The level of opposition is always going to be good in European competition. They are a big physical side, they are experienced.

“They have good technical players throughout and are a threat from set-pieces.

“We will have to perform to our very best, there’s no doubt about that to try to bring the tie alive back to the Aviva Stadium next week.

“It is something we have prepared for. We have had an eye on the opposition since the draw was made.

“Aaron Fitzsimons, our analyst, has done an unbelievable job pulling together all the clips and presentations for us. We have done as much due diligence on the opposition as we can but ultimately we have to go and perform.

“Stjarnan, albeit they have had an indifferent start to their season, we will have to put in a strong performance.

“Last year, against Fehervar, we played top quality opposition. Four of those players were in the Hungary squad for the Euros. One of them, Attila Fiola, scored against France.

“We are a different group this year though so we will have to adapt. We have some very young players in our squad but these are players that have played in the Uefa Youth League with the club, the likes of Ross Tierney and Dawson Devoy.

“We hope that those experiences and the experience of last year with the players who are still with us will stand to us. But we are in no doubt that the opposition are a good side.

“We have to make sure that our preparation has been as good as it can be. We want to give a good account of ourselves.

“It is a big challenge for us. On paper, we have a good chance of progression but Stjarnan will be feeling the very same way.

“We gave as good as we got. We scored some good goals and we deserved to win the game.

“That brings us into this week in a little bit of form and gives us that bit of confidence after we let ourselves down a little bit in Sligo last week.”

TEAM NEWS

Stephen Mallon (hip) a doubt and Promise Omochere (quad) misses out.

SSE Airtricity / SWI Player of the Month Award for June 2021

STJARNAN PREVIEW: KEITH LONG

SSE AIRTRICITY/SWI PLAYER OF THE MONTH: GEORGIE KELLY

Stjarnan v Bohemians stream available for €10

The official stream for this Thursday’s Europa Conference League qualifier away to Stjarnan of Iceland is now available to purchase, via Spiideo.com, for €10 here.

The return leg at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday July 15, with commentary from Stephen Doyle and Shane Supple, will be available through the LOITV platform, also at a cost of €10.

Please note that this is not included in the LOITV season pass.

Europa-Stream

REACTION: KEITH LONG

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