Even as they prepare together for the new league season, Bohemian midfielders Stephen Traynor and Andy Mulligan are also preparing to oppose each other.

Their college teams compete in a CUFL (Colleges and Universities Football League) semi-final next Wednesday.

Traynor plays with DCU, who have reached the semi-finals for the first time. They meet title holders IT Carlow, for whom Mulligan scored twice in their 5-1 quarter-final demolition of University of Limerick.

The semi-final takes place at Home Farm FC, Whitehall, on Wednesday 20 February (2pm). The following week, DCU compete again for college football honours in the Collingwood Cup being staged at University of Ulster Jordanstown.

Former Bohemians David Lodola, Dan Mahon and Robbie Gaul are also members of the DCU squad.

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