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Preview: Bohemians v Dundalk

BOHEMIANS v DUNDALK
SSE Airtricity League
Monday May 24 2021
Dalymount Park, 5.45pm
Live on WatchLOI.ie

Bohemians manager Keith Long has said his side are on the right path but need to start showing a ruthless streak when opportunities arise to turn good performances into points on the board on a consistent basis.

Bohs showed such a streak in the 4-0 win over Finn Harps and 2-0 victory against Longford Town.

But against St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday, that ruthlessness eluded them as they hit the woodwork twice – from a penalty and free-kick – and passed up other goal-scoring opportunities despite some excellent play in the middle of the park.

Having fallen behind with 15 minutes remaining, Bohs felt they had earned a share of the spoils their performance deserved when Dawson Devoy equalised from the spot in the 90th minute.

With five minutes on, Bohs went in search of a winner but instead shot themselves in the foot with the concession of a late penalty that handed victory to the hosts.

This evening they will have to dust themselves down from that disappointment against a Dundalk side buoyed by victory against league leaders Shamrock Rovers on Friday in which they showed some of the swagger that has eluded them for much of this season.

Long said: “Football can be unforgiving at times. We are a good team with good players who care for this club more than people will ever know.

“Our performance against St Pat’s certainly warranted more and if we continue to perform to the levels we have shown in recent weeks, we will win more games.

“There is no doubt we need to manage games better and be ruthless when opportunities arise, but we are on the right path.”

TEAM NEWS

Stephen Mallon (metatarsal) is out while James Finnerty (wrist) is a doubt.

Dawson Devoy - Stephen Burke

ABSENT FRIEND: PADDY HAYES

Paddy Hayes became a member of Bohs on 31 January 1967. He served as Vice-President from 1993/94 up to 2003, mostly working on the club’s Bar sub-committee.

When he stepped down from the management committee he was made an Hon. Life Vice-President.

A most faithful supporter, even in the darkest days his refrain was always that “something will turn up!”.

When we celebrated the League and Cup double in May 2001 there was Paddy almost casually walking to the podium with the FAI Cup.

Typical Bohs, forgetting to display one half of our double; typical Paddy, calmly smoothing over the gaffe.

I called and he turned, his ready smile outshining even the revered trophy itself.

The gentlest of men, a lovely friend to so many of us. We will never forget him.

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ONLINE BOOK OF CONDOLENCES

We encourage members and supporters to show their solidarity with the Hayes family by signing Paddy’s online book of condolences.

DEATH NOTICE

HAYES Patrick (Navan Road, Dublin 7 and Honorary Lifetime Vice President of Bohemian Football Club) May 22nd. 2021 peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Sadly missed by and beloved husband to Ann. Dear father to Pat, Alan, Celene and the late Barbara. Special father-in-law to Rosaleen, Deirdre and Lisa. Dear Brother to Eileen, Michael, Bridgie and the late Patricia, Christy and Sheamus. Devoted grandfather to Deniece, Alan, Karen, Aaron, Matthew, Cian the late Naomi. Proud Great grandfather to Anthony, Sophie, Cuinn, Saoirse, Luke and Finn.

Rest In Peace

Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and our friends, a private family funeral will take place.

Patrick’s Funeral Mass may be viewed online here on Tuesday (25th. May 2021) morning at 11 am.

Patrick’s Funeral cortège will pass his home on Tuesday morning (25th. May 2021) at 10:30 am (approx.) for friends and family to pay their respects.

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PREVIEW: ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC v BOHEMIANS

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC v BOHEMIANS
SSE Airtricity League
Friday May 21 2021
Richmond Park, 5.45pm

Bohemians make the short trip to Inchicore with renewed confidence after two wins from two from the second series of games.

There was little between the sides when they met in Dalymount in April, with a Ronan Coughlan header sealing all three points for St Patrick’s Athletic.

The Saints are a much-improved outfit compared to last year and currently sit in second place. Bohs had a stuttering first series of games but now appear to have found their groove in the second series, with a 4-0 win against Finn Harps and a 2-0 win against Longford Town.

James Finnerty has been a standout performer at the back and said: “The game against St Pat’s in Dalymount, there wasn’t much in it.

“We are high in confidence now after our last two games but know it will be a very tough place to go.

“We played well in both our past two games games, keeping a clean sheet in both. The boys have been very clinical in the last few games which takes a bit of pressure off us at the back. Long may it continue!”

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Winger Liam Burt, a closed season arrival from Celtic, has also been a key man in Bohs’ upturn in form with a keen eye for goal.

Liam Burt: “I have three goals now but the main thing is trying to help the team win.

“We take huge confidence from the last two games. We had a rocky start to the season but we can take confidence from those two performances.

“Before the second run of games we had a group discussion and thought of it as a fresh start. We got the three points from the first game, which obviously boosted our confidence. But we are just taking it one game at a time.”

Manager Keith Long was also encouraged by the recent performances.

He told Ríomhaire Teilifís Bóihéamach: “We had a really good win against Longford last Saturday. Another clean sheet and another decent team performance.

“We had a particularly good first goal with quality build-up play from Dawson Devoy and Tyreke Wilson, and Liam finished it off with a wonderful strike.

“Liam has shown in previous games that he is capable of that and we are looking forward to working with Liam to continue to try and get the most from him along with others. Ali Coote got another goal too. That’s three in two games from him playing on the right-hand side.

“Two wins, two clean sheets. That brings us into the St Pat’s game. We are looking forward to the game now. We have a little bit of confidence.

“It’s a Dublin derby. Form and league positions go out of the window in a Dublin derby.

“Pat’s have had a great start to the season. They are up there near the top of the table. It is a tough place to go at the best of times but it is a good place to go and play football.

“The pitch is always good in Richmond. We are looking forward to it and hopefully we can give a good account of ourselves and get a win if we possibly can.

“It won’t be easy, it will be difficult. But we go there in a positive frame of mind and we are looking forward to the game.”

TEAM NEWS

Stephen Mallon (metatarsal) is Bohemians’ only absentee.

Bohemians Squad Portraits 2021

BOHEMIANS INVEST IN TOP-QUALITY STREAMING SERVICE FROM DALYMOUNT PARK POST MID-SEASON BREAK

Bohemian Football Club is pleased to announce that we have made a significant investment to provide a top-quality streaming service from games at Dalymount Park post the mid-season break at which point the League of Ireland’s existing WatchLOI service will cease.

In recognition of the tremendous loyalty shown to the club by our supporters in difficult times for all, Bohemians have partnered with NoName Media to provide comprehensive three-camera coverage for all home games this season after the mid-season break.

This service will include replays, analysis and in-depth punditry.

Commentary will be led by club member Stephen Doyle, who will be joined by various past players and club figures.

This service will be provided free of charge to our members and season ticket holders. Full details, including pricing structures for others, will be released in due course.

We would like to acknowledge and thank RTÉ Sport and GAAGo for their support and coverage through WatchLOI since the return of League of Ireland football last August.

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PREVIEW: LONGFORD TOWN v BOHEMIANS

LONGFORD TOWN v BOHEMIANS
SSE Airtricity League
Saturday May 15 2021
Bishopsgate, 6pm
Live on WatchLOI.ie

Bohemians travel to Longford Town this evening in confidence having finally turned a good performance into a comprehensive result.

Ali Coote, playing on the right wing for the first time in a Bohs shirt, was one of the main architects of a 4-0 defeat of Finn Harps last Saturday.

The Scotsman’s two excellent finishes in an all-round excellent attacking performance embodied the overall team display where everyone seemed to click.

There were signs a result like that was coming but there is no denying that the team breathed a huge sense of relief after their four-game winless run came to an end in style.

Coote, 22, said: “We needed that result last week, we were delighted with it and obviously I was delighted personally too to get on the scoresheet.

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“I am happy playing on the wing or in the middle, and I’m more of a goal threat the further up the pitch I am playing.

“We felt that the performances have been there in previous games but we just weren’t clinical enough to turn them into results, which has been very frustrating.”

With nine new signings, it has taken time for this team to gel, with Coote one of those to arrive over the closed season.

House-sharing with fellow new boys Georgie Kelly, Liam Burt and Stephen Mallon has assisted him in settling in at the club, although he bemoaned that he is left to ‘do all the cleaning’.

Some of those new boys have started to show what they are capable of, now the next test is to see if they can do it week in, week out.

And reminding themselves of the last time they faced tonight’s opposition should serve as a timely warning about how a failure to be clinical up front can see you punished.

When these sides met in Dalymount Park in March, Bohs were coasting at 2-0 at half-time and bossed the game for an hour. But given the chances they spurned, their lead could and should have been double that.

And they paid the price when Longford’s supersub Conor Davis capitalised on sloppy play to snatch a share of the spoils.

Last weekend’s composed and clinical performance against Harps is, hopefully, an encouraging sign that Bohs have found their groove both up front and at the back.

But nobody will get carried away by one result. They know they have to be right at it from the off.

Coote added: “The challenge now is to keep that intensity up and to be consistent in every game.

“In previous games, we were giving away silly goals too so it was important for us to get a clean sheet too.

“We were conceding from set pieces so we have worked really hard in training to eradicate that.

“We want to build on that result and the clean sheet, and push on.”

TEAM NEWS

Stephen Mallon (metatarsal) remains out.

 

Bohemians v Finn Harps - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

PREVIEW: BOHEMIANS v FINN HARPS

SSE Airtricity League
Saturday May 8 2021
Dalymount Park, 6pm
Live on WatchLOI.ie

Keith Long believes Bohemians are better than the points they have accumulated to date suggest – and has challenged his side to use the pain of disappointing results to drive them forward and up the table once more.

Leading 1-0 in injury-time away to Drogheda on Bank Holiday Monday thanks to a wonderful team goal finished by Liam Burt, Bohs looked like they were about to get back to winning ways.

But they inexplicably handed a share of the spoils to the home side who punished bad defending with a suckerpunch from James Clarke following a corner right in the third minute of stoppage time.

Long said: “The first phase of games has seen a disappointing return for us. We would have hoped and expected more points on the board than we currently have at this juncture.

“I firmly believe we are better than the points accumulated but our league position does not lie and we will need significant improvement to move up the table.

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“Recent performances at home to Derry and away to Drogheda sum up our season to date. We have looked good in spells but a lack of incisiveness, and basic errors at critical times have cost us with the concession of late goals in both games.

“This has been a trend in many of the games over the first round and we need to improve our output in the last third of the pitch and eliminate the basic errors.

“I believe in our boys, I believe we are better than what we have shown so far this season. We are not making excuses and are not looking for excuses.

“We need to improve and only by remaining together we will do so. I understand supporters’ frustrations and trust me, we all very much share those. However we must stay together and only by doing so we can overcome this period.

“We have made great strides in recent years both on and off the pitch. Progress is never linear and sometimes you have to take a step back in order to move forwards. Now more than ever we need our supporters to get behind this team.

“I know they can’t be with us in Dalymount and we hate not having them in the Jodi. I know also that they would not accept some of our displays.

“But I can absolutely tell you we are doing everything we can to improve results, improve performances and we will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of becoming a better team. We feel pain but are not broken, and we need to use that pain to drive us forward.”

This evening Bohs welcome Finn Harps to Dalymount Park.

Ollie Horgan’s side have proved difficult opponents in recent seasons and have won the two most recent meetings between the sides.

Long said: “We start the second phase of games like we did the first against an extremely organised Finn Harps team that have many good players in their ranks with real threats around the pitch in every position.

“Games against Harps are always challenging and they will test you in every facet of the game. They work extremely hard, are well organised and play to a system that really suits the attributes of the team. They will come to Dalymount with confidence and we will need to be absolutely on our game to get a result.”

TEAM NEWS

Bastien Héry is available for selection once more. Stephen Mallon (metatarsal) is continuing with his recovery but is still a number of weeks off.

Bohemians v Longford Town - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

RTB: EPISODE 1

In our first episode of RTB hosted by Eric Lalor, we speak with former Bohs manager, Aaron Callaghan (2012/2013) who, despite financial constraints, led Bohs to a comfortable mid-table finish in one of the most difficult periods of the club’s history, and Gerry Farrell, a Bohemians historian and podcaster, talks about the history of the club.

For more of Gerry’s podcasts, visit abohemiansportinglife.wordpress.com

We also have highlights from the senior men’s team against Drogheda and updates from both the managers of the men’s and women’s senior squads.

Interview: Stephen Mallon

Winger Stephen Mallon has had a frustrating start to life at Bohemians after his season was cut short before it even started when he suffered an injury during pre-season. He is on the road to recovery now and caught up with Daniel Kiely and Cormac O’Gara at the DCU Sport Campus.

Interview: Anto Breslin

Anto Breslin caught up with Daniel Kiely and Cormac O’Gara at the DCU Sport Campus. He reflected on the draw against Drogheda United and looked ahead to the game against Finn Harps.

Interviews: Naima Chemaou, Cameron Molloy, David O’Brien and Yvonne Hedigan

After a break week, Bohs are back in action in the WNL away to UCD Waves tomorrow evening. Naima Chemaou, Cameron Molloy, David O’Brien and Yvonne Hedigan caught up with Emma Clinton and Emma Meyler.

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