Dave Mulcahy

Bohemians are delighted to announce the re-signing of midfielder Dave Mulcahy for his fourth year at the club. The Kilkenny man, 37 last month, returns after a brief spell with Cork City over the closed season.

Manager Keith Long said: “It’s great to have him back, we didn’t want him to leave in the first place. It was one of our priorities to get him to stay but you had to respect his decision to sign for Cork. We’re delighted that he’s back with us now.

“Dave’s been around this league a number years. He’s a winner. That bit of experience and know-how will certainly help the younger players.”


Long also confirmed that Derek Pender will remain as captain despite the return of last year’s skipper.

He said: “Absolutely, Derek will captain the club. That won’t change. I don’t think titles like that will mean too much to someone like Dave Mulcahy. He’ll bring a positive influence, regardless of whether he’s wearing an armband or not.”

Work commitments – he runs his own company, Dave Mulcahy Electrical in Kilkenny – and personal circumstances forced the veteran to cut short his brief stay at Cork City.

Mulcahy said: “With my business, it just couldn’t happen with Cork. I’d great expectations for the season with Cork. I’m sure some Bohs fans won’t like to hear that but at my age, it’s difficult to turn down the chance of playing European football for the last time.

“But when it became clear that it wasn’t going to work out, there was only one club I wanted to sign for. I’m delighted to be back.”

Mulcahy has maintained contact with members of the squad since last season and likes what he’s heard.

“I’ve heard what training is like and how Keith likes his teams to play,” he said. “‘I’m confident that we can push on from last season and aim to get higher up the table.

“We’d good young players at the club already and Keith has strengthened that again. We’ll see a bit more passing football this season and as the oldest lad on the team, hopefully I can make an impact on the younger lads.”

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