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“Our fans’ vocal support, passion and patience will be vital for us”

SSE Airtricity League
Friday March 6, Dalymount Park, 8pm

Keith Long says Bohemians need to show courage and determination in tonight’s Dublin derby against Shelbourne.

Tonight’s opposition have started well following their promotion from the First Division under the guidance of Ian Morris, once a protege of Long.

In their three games thus far, they have won two and lost one ahead of tonight’s first league meeting between Bohs and Shels in seven years, claiming all three points away to Cork City and most recently at home to St Pat’s.

Shels came close to pulling off a shock result against Long’s men in the FAI Cup last season, leading 2-0 with nine minutes remaining before a Danny Mandroiu masterclass inspired Bohs to a memorable 3-2 victory.

Revenge will be on their mind when the sides kick off at 8pm this evening.


Long said: “Our opposition will not make it easy for us. We should embrace this because it makes us better. We need to fight every day and in every game and for every second.

“If we have the right mindset of courage and a willingness to learn, we can achieve great things.

“Our fans’ vocal support, passion and patience will be vital for us and I look forward to them helping us on this journey as they have done.”

Bohs come into the game with two wins and two defeats from their opening four games.

Last time out at Dalymount 10 days ago, they ran out 2-0 winners against Sligo Rovers.

Long said: “We came out of the traps and scored an early goal. This came about as a result of our willingness to run forward and force errors from our opponents.

“We played with good tempo in the opening period but we could not get a second goal.

“In the second half, again we had chances primarily through Glen McCauley and on another day he could have had a couple of goals.

“Instead, we had to wait until the final minute of the 90 to secure the points through Kris Twardek’s first goal for the club.”

But the positivity from that result came unstuck with a disappointing result and performance at the Brandywell four days later where Derry City claimed a 2-0 victory.

Long added: “Our last game was a disappointing one. We did not play to our potential and while there was very little between the teams, we didn’t do enough to stress the opposition as much as we would have liked and didn’t work their goalkeeper enough throughout the game.

“We lacked the understanding and quality needed to break a team like Derry down.

“We did have some chances, JJ Lunney had an effort narrowly wide in the first half and we felt Keith Ward’s effort – at a time in the game when we were starting to exert pressure on the opposition – was over the line.

“The referee, Derek Tomney, who was in a great position thought otherwise and we have to respect his decision.

“Our vantage point at the side wasn’t ideal but a large portion of the defender’s leg was over the line when he cleared the ball, suggesting that the ball did in fact cross the line.

“If we had got ahead, it’s a different game for us but we lacked cohesion and the understanding to break our opponents down afterwards.

“We are developing a way to play but along the way, there will be setbacks like that.

“You will see misplaced passes, you will see mistakes but these are all part of the process and are essential in getting us to where we want to be, which takes courage and it takes hard work.”


Dinny Corcoran (groin) and James Talbot (ankle) are out, while James Finnerty (calf) remains doubtful.

Cristian Magerusan (cruciate) is out for the season.

Derry City v Bohemians - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

“The lads walk out and see what it means to the people who travel around the country behind us”

SSE Airtricity League
Friday February 28 2020, Ryan McBride Stadium, 7.45pm

Bohemians are looking to build on a positive week when they travel to face Derry City at the Brandywell tonight.

The Gypsies’ season opener defeat in injury-time against Shamrock Rovers has been put behind them with successive 2-0 victories against Waterford and Sligo Rovers respectively.

Manager Keith Long said: “We were very good down in the RSC against Waterford in horrendous conditions.

“Against Sligo on Monday, we started very well and got ahead early on through Danny Mandroiu. We could have made life a bit easier for ourselves when we were converted chances we had when we were on top.

“Sligo made us sweat as a result then in the last 15 minutes or so and had their own opportunities before we got the second through Kris Twardek late on.


“But we’ve two 2-0 wins and two clean sheets for Stephen McGuinness in his first two games for the club so I’m pleased.”

McGuinness is one of several new players tasting first-team football at Bohs for the first time.

His chance to impress came sooner than expected after being drafted into the team following a foot injury suffered by regular first-choice keeper James Talbot against Shamrock Rovers a fortnight ago.

Having a strong pool of players available and ready to slot in when required will be key for Bohs’ attempts to consolidate last year’s third-place finish. Various injury crises over the course of last season saw the Gypsies falter on occasion but there is a feeling that there is greater strength in depth this time around.

Long said: “It’s still very early in the season, we’re only three games in. But we’re going to again have a disproportionate amount of games in the first half of the season so we need to use our squad and be able to call on players who are capable of stepping in.

“We’ve seen Kris Twardek come in and do very well for us so far in the games he’s played and opened his account for us on Monday. Stephen McGuinness has come in and kept two clean sheets.

“Glen McAuley gives us different options up front too. He’s a different kind of player to Dinny Corcoran or Andre Wright. He’s worked very hard over the last two games and his efforts probably deserved a goal.

“We’ve got good competition for places in various positions. Anto Breslin played the first two games and did very well at left-back but Paddy Kirk came in on Monday night and was excellent, so you’ve two good players going head to head for the one position and pushing each other.”

The Gypsies were unbeaten in four league games against Declan Devine’s Candystripes last season, winning one and drawing three, but there wasn’t a whole lot between the teams and just three points separated Bohs in third and Derry in fourth in the final league standings.

Long is expecting another close encounter tonight against a side who lost their opening game of the season 1-0 to champions Dundalk before needing a late equaliser to secure a point against rivals Finn Harps last week.

Long said: “The Brandywell is a great stadium to play in so we are looking forward to it. There has been very little between the sides last year.

“They’ve lost some players but they’ve brought in new faces too, some we’re familiar with, some less so.

“They have the advantage going into this game of having not played on Monday, so they’ll have been able to prepare well and will be fresh whereas we still have people recovering.

“They acquitted themselves well against Dundalk, despite losing. We know it will always be difficult against them and they’ll be looking for three points.”

Long hopes Bohs’ bid to get a result at the Ryan McBride Stadium will once again be assisted by a vocal travelling support encouraging them from the off. An away support of 450 did just that last week against Waterford.

He added: “Every time we go to the Brandywell, we tend to bring a good crowd with us. It’s really important to have that backing behind us.

“It was huge for us last season and most memorably in the cup the season before.

“It might be a cliche but it’s true that a big travelling support after a long journey really gives the lads a big lift.

“They walk out on to the pitch and they get to see what it means to the people who travel around the country and get behind us.

“We brought a massive support down to Waterford last week in horrendous conditions and that was significant to our players.”


Dinny Corcoran (groin), James Finnerty (calf) and James Talbot (ankle) remain doubtful.

Cristian Magerusan (cruciate) is out for the season.

Kris Twardek opens his account for the Gypsies - Stephen Burke

Westbrook Motors And Bohemians FC Continue Driving Into 2020

Westbrook Motors Parkgate Street are delighted to continue as Bohemians’ car sponsor for the 3rd year running in conjunction with Mitsubishi Motors Ireland.

It’s a milestone year for both of us with Bohemians FC in their 130th year and Westbrook Motors in our 30th year as a Mitsubishi dealer.

We are proud to support our local team Bohemians FC and the fantastic work they do for the community, we realise the importance of this being a family owned and manged business since 1947.

Picture attached of Bohemians FC club captain Keith Buckley & Goalkeeper James Talbot with Mark Clarke of Westbrook Motors.

Exterior hunkers Bohs


Bohemian FC is delighted with today’s confirmation that our application to join the Women’s National League has been accepted.

It marks a huge step in our 130th year as a club and is the result of tireless work behind the scenes of dedicated volunteers and the coaching staff working within our women and girls sections.

The Bohs girls section started belatedly in 2017 with the introduction of the Girls Academy and the section played its first games in 2018.

It has gone from strength to strength since. It now has nine teams competing in various age groups, while the Saturday morning academy prepares young players for those teams.


The club entered the U17s WNL last season, an important step towards joining the senior league.

Bohemian FC President Chris Brien said: “Women’s football is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and it will be no different in Ireland.

“We aspire to having thriving WNL with big crowds attending games in the not-too-distant future and Bohemians want to play our part in that.

“We wish to thank the FAI and the Women’s National League Committee in particular for accepting our application to join the WNL.

“We are all looking forward to the historic day when we play our first senior WNL game.

“I must commend the girls/women section of the club, who have put in place a wonderful set-up for girls to become involved in football.

“As a result of those efforts, girls coming through at our club now have a clear pathway to national league football.

“A huge thanks is also due to members of the board who worked tirelessly and overcame obstacles to convince the FAI that we would be a great addition to the league.”

Bohemian FC Youth Director Conor Emerson said: “After starting our first girls teams two years back, we are delighted to complete the pathway to women’s senior football.

“The voluntary work done throughout our youth girls section is huge.

“We have an amazing group of volunteers, in particular our Girls Coordinator Frank Darby, who has done brilliant work building up the section from scratch.”

Our WNL games will be played in the Oscar Traynor Centre. The fixture list for the 2020 season will be released this Thursday, February 20th.

2020 WNL: Athlone Town, Bohemian FC, Cork City, DLR Waves, Galway WFC, Peamount United, Shelbourne, Treaty United, Wexford Youths

Bohs U17s - Stephen Burke

Supporters’ bus to Waterford

  • The supporters’ bus is back on the road to Waterford this Friday.
  • Departs: 3.30pm sharp (meet at 3pm at Dalymount/St Peter’s Rd Car Park).
  • Fare: €20.
  • Email to reserve your place.
Memorable scenes in the RSC last season

Access and supporter information

Dear supporter,

A couple of important notes ahead of today’s game:

  • For this game, the membership style is being suspended.
  • Those seated in blocks A,B & C should enter from NCR into Dalymount Lane
  • Those seated in blocks D,E,F & G should enter from St Peter’s Road into Dalymount Lane.
  • Arrive early. No entry to Dalymount Lane after 1.45pm. Our bars open 11.30am.
  • You must produce a membership card, a season ticket or match ticket.
  • All of the above will be scanned.
  • Barcodes are unique and can only scanned once. Any duplicates will be denied entry. No exceptions.
  • Allow time for bag searches.
  • Bags larger than a normal size backpack will not be allowed in.

We remain under scrutiny with regard to health and safety concerns.

We are a members-owned club. We have made a concerted effort to ensure that tickets to this game made their way into the hands of our regulars.

With that in mind, there is a collective responsibility on us all to ensure the safety of one another and that our actions do not invite further scrutiny or sanctions.


The area surrounding the away dressing room at the Block A/Jodi Stand Car Park end of the stand has been declared a sterile area until after the game and until all opposition players and officials have left the stadium.

This includes access to the Tramway End to hang flags. Supporters who wish their flags to be displayed at the Tramway End must bring them down to stewards at Block A no later than 12pm.

They will be hung up by two designated club volunteers and returned to you after the game by these same volunteers. There is otherwise no access to the terrace or to the car park area. This includes the Jameson Bar which is tonight closed to the public.


More often that not when it appears the stand is full, there are actually scores of individual unoccupied seats across the stand.

Move up! And when it’s close to kick-off and it looks like the place is filling up, help fellow supporters find a vacant seat.


All our tickets have a unique barcode that will only scan once. If your ticket barcode shows up on our scanners as having already been scanned, we cannot allow you into the game.

Anyone who has received an e-ticket in lieu of their membership card/season ticket not being received has received e-tickets in good faith.

If it later transpires that you did receive your membership card/season ticket, we can track what has been scanned and if your card has been scanned in addition to the e-ticket sent out in its place, we will revoke the card .


The biggest concern remains the overcrowding in sections F&G and in particular people standing in the aisles, which could lead to serious crowd surges, crushes and injuries.

Standing in the aisles needs to stop. It is a major health and safety concern that is potentially catastrophic.

The Gardaí have instructed stewards to allow no standing in the steps/aisles and if it is considered that these blocks are full, no further supporters will be allowed into these areas.

We ask that our members and supporters cooperate with stewards and adhere to their instructions.


Our bars cannot accommodate everyone. Overcrowding in our bars and in the access routes under the stand have been identified by DFB as areas of major concern.

If our staff/volunteers indicate that our bars are full, please accept this. Matchdays are stressful enough for our staff/volunteers without unnecessary confrontations.

If you are only accessing underneath the stand to use the toilet, please consider using toilet facilities at either Block A (portaloos), by the merchandise store (portaloos) or those under Block G instead. Doing so will help alleviate the numbers under the stand.


DFB fear so many people congested in the one place and the regularity with which flares and smoke bombs are ignited that these combined pose a fire hazard.

DFB and the Gardai have insisted that no flags and banners can be hung at the back of the Jodi Stand behind block F&G.

Similarly, fan displays at the start of the game/when the team comes out, such as those done by the Notorious Boo-Boys, will have to take place in front of the stand, by the side of the pitch, and not in the stand itself.

The authorities have also insisted on increased searches on Dalymount Lane.

Any supporter found in possession of a flare or similar pyrotechnics will be refused access/denied entry to the ground and faces being banned by the board of management.

Anyone who used pyrotechnics in the ground also faces a large fine and potential prosecution.


In the event of a fire or other incident in the Jodi Stand all supporters should please move down the aisles and on to the pitch and follow the instructions of stewards and Gardaí.

In the event of a fire or other incident in the Des Kelly Stand, away supporters should exit through the appropriate gate, either into the adjacent car park, or via the Jodi Stand, and follow the instructions of stewards and Gardaí.


Missile have been thrown on to the pitch at derbies in recent seasons. This cannot continue or the Gardai and FAI will impose further sanctions on the club.

ALL drinks served in the bars tonight will be served in plastic glasses until after the game. Anyone caught throwing missiles will be ejected from the stadium and faces being banned from all further Bohemians games.

Similarly, anyone who encroaches on to the pitch will be ejected and could face prosecution.


Access to Dalymount Lane is under strict control and supervision of the Gardai.

Do not arrive to Dalymount Lane after 1.45pm:

  • For this game, the membership style is being suspended.
  • Those seated in blocks A,B & C should enter from NCR into Dalymount Lane
  • Those seated in blocks D,E,F & G should enter from St Peter’s Road into Dalymount Lane.

We as a board are also supporters and are all volunteers and understand that some of the above may be unpalatable.

But collectively as a fan-owned club, a level of self-policing is required.

We have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all those who attend our games.

Please assist us by cooperating with our stewards with respect and by occupying areas of the Jodi Stand less crowded.

If we fail to meet the requirements laid down to us by the authorities and the FAI, we run the risk of further sanctions and costs we can ill-afford being imposed on us: increased number of stewards, reduced capacity, kick-off times being moved etc

Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy the game. Get behind Keith and the lads, and let’s all collectively contribute to getting the result we are all hoping for.

The Board of Management
Bohemian FC

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Bohs Light beer launches tonight at Keith Long Q&A

Bohemian FC partners the Porterhouse Brew Co are launching the new Bohs Light lager at tonight’s questions and answers session for supporters with manager Keith Long at Dalymount Park.

Bohs Light is a 4.2% easy-drinking crisp lager perfect for the pre-match nerves and the post-match celebrations.

And there is a free pint for the first 50 people in attendance tonight!

The Q&A will be held in the Jameson Bar. Doors open at 7.30pm with the Q&A due to kick off at 8pm.

In addition to the bars at Dalymount Park, so far eight local pubs have signed up to have Bohs Light on tap.

But that’s not all: 50 cent of all pints sold will go directly to Bohs!


  • Downeys (Cabra Road)
  • The Bohemian (Phibsborough Road)
  • The Back Page (Phibsborough Road)
  • The Phibsborough House (Phibsborough Road)
  • Bonobo (Church Streed)
  • McGowans (Phibsborough Road)
  • The Bernard Shaw (Cross Guns Bridge)
  • The Breffni Inn (Navan Road)


Founded in 1996 by Oliver Hughes and Liam Lahart, the Porterhouse Brew Co are renowned for being the pioneers of craft beer in Ireland and is still a fully family-run business 24 years later.

Now producing their award-winning beers from a state-of-the-art brewery located on the Northside of Dublin, a short trip from Dalymount Park – 3.3km to precise – the Porterhouse Brew Co takes pride in supporting local.

The Porterhouse is no stranger in supporting Bohs having employed players past and present as well as some of their loyal fans over the years,
Going into their third season sponsoring the Gypsies, they know the value of the Bohemian family.

Local Beer, Local Pub, Local Club

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Bohemian FC is delighted to confirm that Mitsubishi Motors Ireland are continuing their sponsorship of the club.

Mitsubishi Motors Ireland, along with Westbrook Motors, one of Mitsubishi’s Dublin dealers, are thrilled to continue as the official vehicle sponsor of Bohemian FC for 2020.

The shared values of both Mitsubishi Motors Ireland and Bohemian FC are rooted in the foundations of this partnership and contribute to its longevity and success.

Gerard Rice, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors Ireland, said: “Mitsubishi Motors Ireland and our local Dublin dealer Westbrook Motors are delighted to be the vehicle sponsor of Bohemians.


“With Bohemian FC in its 130th year and Mitsubishi Motors producing motor vehicles for over 100 years, both brands have evolved with successful and continual innovation in competitive industries.

“Bohemian FC is a club deeply intertwined within their local community.

“The club’s Corporate Social Responsibility is an attribute by which Mitsubishi Motors Ireland is passionate and value greatly as we strive towards working together for a cleaner and greener future, not only within the Motor industry but also in the wider community.”

Bohs manager Keith Long took delivery of their new 2.4L 4×4 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as Mitsubishi Motors Ireland were announced as the club’s official vehicle partner.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a model in which Mitsubishi Motors is extremely proud.

The Outlander PHEV offers consumers innovative and advanced hybrid technology, meeting current market demands and holds the title of not only the World’s Best Selling Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicle, but is also Ireland’s Most Popular Plug-in Hybrid EV, contributing to it being the perfect fit for a successful club such as Bohemians F.C.

About MITSUBISHI MOTORS: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors’ DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.[/dropcap]

Mitsubishi Motors Ireland Official Vehicle Partner of Bohemian FC – Contract Signing


Bohemians can confirm the signing of Callum Thompson on loan from Wolves until July.

The winger, 18, has been with Wolves since summer 2017 having come through at St Joseph’s Boys.

Welcoming the Ireland underage international to the club, manager Keith Long said: “He’s new to the league and to senior football but is a very talented young player and an exciting prospect.

“We once again will have a lot of fixtures in the first few months of the season, so it is important that we need a strong squad with strength in depth across all positions.

“It’s going to be a squad game and we’ll need players of quality ready to come in and play. We’re looking forward to working with Callum.”

It brings to 26 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, Callum Thompson, Ciarán Kelly, 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.

Callum Thompson


Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of Ciarán Kelly from St Patrick’s Athletic.

The centre-back, 21, originally joined the Richmond Park club when he was 17 and starred for the St Pat’s U17 and U19 teams.

The Lucan native made his first-team breakthrough during a season away in the First Division with Drogheda United in 2018 before rejoining the Saints ahead of the 2019 season, during which he made 25 league appearances.

Manager Keith Long said: “We welcome Ciarán to the club. I believe he’s going to be a great addition to our squad.

“He’s young, he’s hungry and we are looking forward to working with him.”

It brings to 25 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, 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.

Ciaran Kelly signs
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