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AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS CHANGE OF VENUE

Due to circumstances out of the club’s control, tonight’s event can no longer be hosted by the club and no longer take place in Dalymount Park.

The organisers will instead hold an alternative event in Jigsaw, Belvedere Court (off Mountjoy Square).

It’s BYOB and we hope as many supporters as possible can still support their event.

CLUB STATEMENT

Bohemian FC acknowledges the statement released by the Football Association of Ireland today confirming that the club unintentionally fielded a suspended player, Danny Mandroiu, in Monday’s game against UCD.

The sanction imposed is a 3-0 walkover for UCD and a fine for Bohemians, which the club accepts.

While Bohs losing the game 1-0 on the night reduces the impact of the walkover somewhat, it does not in any way whatsoever reduce the seriousness of the initial error and also means Mandroiu must now serve his one-match ban against St Patrick’s Athletic on Sunday.

The FAI sent the club notification of the suspension as normal but internal IT issues led to restricted access to emails and the notification being missed.

It is clear that better procedures and support for our staff should have been in place and the board of management wish to unreservedly apologise to the first-team backroom team, players and supporters for this failing.

We will endeavour to ensure our procedures are improved and that such a costly oversight is never made again.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS FINAL CELEBRATION

Due to circumstances out of the club’s control, tonight’s Africa Cup of Nations final event will no longer take place in Dalymount Park.

The organisers will instead hold the event in Jigsaw, Belvedere Court (off Mountjoy Square).

It’s BYOB and we hope as many as possible can still support this event.

Bohemian FC once again invites football fans from all communities for a celebration of the Africa Cup of Nations final this Friday.

For the sixth Africa Cup of Nations final in a row, we will be hosting a night solidarity, friendship, football and music.

This time around we also welcome residents from the Finglas and Clondalkin Direct Provision centres.

Working with MASI (Movement of Asylum Seeker in Ireland) this season, Bohemians have got behind a supporter-led initiative to assist residents from these two centres to attend every home league game this season.

The initiative was piloted by supporters last season and proved so popular that it was decided to extend it to all league games this year.

To that end, ten per cent of Bohs’ profits from the 2019 away jersey has funded match-night buses from the Finglas and Clondalkin centres as our supporters strive to make Dalymount Park an inclusive and welcoming place for all and to highlight the challenges faced by those living in Direct Provision.

But with no Bohs game this Friday, Dalymount’s newest regulars will instead join us for the ACN final.

The first of the six Bohemians Africa Cup of Nations final celebrations was held nine years ago in 2010.

Each of these occasions, also organised by Kevin Brannigan and friends, has been one to remember and we hope our own supporters and wider community will get behind this one again.

Our club’s interest in this year’s tournament piqued with the involvement of former Bohs man Ayman Ben Mohamed.

We remember with pride his first call-up for Tunisia in 2016 for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier during which time he was quickly establishing himself as a fans’ favourite at Dalymount Park in his brief spell with the club.

A 2018 Africa Champions League winner with his present club Espérance Tunis, Ben Mohamed’s endeavours for his country helped them all the way to the semi-finals of this year’s ACN tournament.

Alas, his involvement in it will come to an end later today when Tunisia face Nigeria in the third/fourth place play-off.

Attention then turns to Friday’s finale where Senegal face Algeria. Jigsaw open at 7.30pm ahead of the game, which kicks off at 8pm.

Afterwards, top DDR (Dublin Digital Radio) DJs, Heat Werk and Killian Red Monk will be playing tunes late into the night.

We hope you can join us.

African Cup of Nations final

BOHS U17s RUNNERS-UP IN SAN MARINO CUP

After six matches in 96 hours, the Bohs U17s reached the final of the San Marino Cup where they faced Belgica Boys on Saturday.

Six injuries and 32° heat saw Bohs tire in the second half and eventually succumb to a 2-0 defeat.

All the lads can look back and be extremely proud of how they represented the club and country over the five days of competition. Well done all.

San Marino Cup

BOHS IN GREEN

Best of luck to Andy Lyons who is flying the tricolour for Bohemains in Armenia and is set to start for Ireland against Norway later this afternoon as they get their European U19 Championships campaign under way.

In total there are three players in Tom Mohan’s squad who have passed through our youth structures including Ali Reghba, who recently transferred to Leicester City, and Brandon Kavanagh, who joined Shamrock Rovers at the start of last season having been released.

Kick-off against Norway today is 3.45pm. They then face France on Thursday and Czech Republic on Sunday. All three games are being broadcast on RTÉ 2.

Andy Lyons in Armenia - Stephen McCarthy of Sportsfile

LEAGUE OF IRELAND UNDERAGE ROUND-UP

Our U19s are nine points clear at the top of the Northern Elite Division after a 3-0 win away to Sligo Rovers yesterday.

Craig Sexton’s side were bolstered by the debut of South Africa-born midfielder Katlego Mashigo, a product of St Kevin’s who joins after a spell with Fleetwood Town.

The U19s get the rare opportunity to play at Dalymount Park next Monday (July 22) when they host Shelbourne at 7.30pm.

We hope members and fans can get down to Dalymount to get behind our stars of the future.

The Bohs-SKB U17s are four points clear at the top of the Northern Elite Division after an entertaining 3-3 draw against Sligo Rovers at St Aidan’s.

They also face a derby against Shels next weekend, while the Bohs-SKB U15s and U13s face derbies against Shamrock Rovers.

There is no fixture for the Bohs U17W team next week. They went down 2-0 away to Wexford on Saturday.

WEEKEND RESULTS JULY 13/14

  • U19: Sligo Rovers 0 Bohemians 3 (J Moylan 2, D Devoy)
  • U17: Bohs-SKB 3 (A Doran, C Conway, P Omochere) Sligo Rovers 3
  • U17W: Bohemians 0 Wexford 2
  • U15: Bohs-SKB 2 (S Grehan, OG) Cork City 1
  • U13: Cork City 2 Bohs-SKB 4 (M Cherico 2, M Tarzan 2)

FIXTURES JULY 20/21/22

  • Bohemians U19: Shelbourne (Monday, Dalymount Park, 7.30pm)
  • Bohs-SKB U17: Shelbourne (Saturday, AUL, 2pm)
  • Bohemians U17W: No fixture
  • Bohs-SKB U15s: Shamrock Rovers (Saturday, Roadstone, 3pm)
  • Bohs-SKB U13s: Shamrock Rovers (Sunday, St Aidan’s, 12pm)
Bohs-SKB U17s in acion against Sligo at St Aidan's - Stephen Burke

“We showed people there is quality in our league”

UCD v BOHEMIANS
SSE Airtricity League
Monday July 15 2019, UCD Bowl, 7.45pm

Keith Ward hopes newcomers to League of Ireland grounds in recent days will have been suitably impressed to make a return trip.

Bohemians and St Patrick’s both entertained Europa League winners Chelsea this week.

First they came to Dalymount Park on Wednesday in Frank Lampard’s first game in the charge of the visitors.

Keith Long’s side found themselves a goal down inside ten minutes.

But the assured response perhaps caught the Londoners somewhat off-guard and Bohs’ endeavours eventually paid off with an equalising goal a minute from time, scored by trialist Eric Molloy, which 14-year-old debutant Evan Ferguson helped to set up.

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Wardy, 28, said: “It was a great night on Wednesday for the club. As a team I think we gave a very good account of ourselves.

“The way we played, I think outsiders to the league at the game will have been impressed.

“We kept the ball and we went at them when we could. We know it was only a friendly but hopefully we showed people there is quality in our league and that we can play.”

Eric Molloy celebrates equaliser v Chelsea – Thomas McCormack

Bohs emptied their bench on Wednesday – it was very much an exhibition game. But it is back to real business tomorrow when they face a resurgent UCD in Belfield.

Collie O’Neill has seen key men Conor Davis, Neil Farrugia and Gary O’Neill leave the club in recent weeks but has also seen his team move off the foot of the table in the same period.

First they beat Finn Harps in a relegation six-pointer. And on Friday they both helped Bohs’ bid to stay in third but also provided Long’s men a reminder – if one was needed – that they are capable of getting results as they drew 0-0 away to fourth-placed Derry City.

Ward said: “You can’t underestimate UCD, they’ve got good young players. We know they’ve lost some players but they still have quality and they’ve brought in Jack Keaney from Sligo too.

“They’ve got a win and a draw in their last two games and we are in for a tricky game. We’ve done our homework and we know it will be difficult.”

To get a result, Bohs will need to be more potent in front of goal than they have in recent weeks. James Talbot has claimed three clean sheets from four but up front, Bohs have fired blanks in recent 0-0 draws against Derry City and Cork City.

Ward concedes they are missing key man Dinny Corcoran, out with an ankle injury. But he has backed Bohs’ attacking players, himself included, to come up with the goods.

He said: “When any team loses their main striker it can be difficult. It’s up to us as attacking players to step up.

“When we don’t keep clean sheets, we’re at our defenders so as attacking players we know we need to chip in at the other end too.

“We’re working hard in training to do that and I know we can improve.”

One man in midfield who has chipped in at various stages this season is Danny Mandroiu.

Up until this season, Ward tended to occupy the role of attacking midfielder sitting in behind the lone striker.

But Mandroiu’s form in that position has seen Ward moved out to the left wing, while they both also vie for set-piece duties.

Ward laughs: “I nearly scored a free-kick against Derry! Our rivalry is a healthy one, but I’m older and better looking.

“The fans have taken to him, he’s been great for us. Obviously, everyone was talking about the goal against Rovers and he deserved to win Player of the Month.

“But he’s been one of the standout players in the league and they’re the kind of players you want to play with. I don’t mind playing on the wing, the main thing is I’m playing and contributing to the team.”

TEAM NEWS

Aaron Barry (hamstring), Rob Cornwall (Achilles), Danny Grant (hamstring), Dinny Corcoran (ankle) and Cristian Magerusan (cruciate) remain out. Andy Lyons is away with the Ireland U19s.

Michael Barker and Kevin Devaney (both concussion) returned to the fray against Chelsea.

Keith Ward and Danny Mandroiu - Stephen Burke

Bohs U17 runners-up in San Marino Cup

After six matches in 96 hours, the Bohs U17s reached the final of the San Marino Cup where they faced Belgica Boys yesterday.

A string of six injuries and 32° heat saw Bohs tire in the second half and eventually succumb to a 2-0 defeat.

All the lads can look back and be extremely proud of how they represented the club and country over the five days of competition.

Well done all. Everyone at the club is very proud of you.

San Marino Cup

VIDEO: EVAN FERGUSON DEBUT

What a memorable first-team debut for 14-year-old Evan Ferguson against Chelsea on Wednesday.

The Bohs-SKB U15 star didn’t look out of place – nearly scoring himself before setting up the equaliser. One for the future.

HIGHLIGHTS: BOHEMIANS 1 CHELSEA 1


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