In conjunction with Tony O’Connell (Honorary Life President of the Bohemian Football Club), we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bohemian Presidential Team Fund.

Bohemians’ approach under manager Aaron Callaghan and assistant manager Owen Heary sees the implementation of a fresh strategy to bring on the club’s current crop of youthful talent – and to attract more. With a select few experienced performers added to the mix, the young Gypsies will develop all the better as players and individuals.

The purpose of the Presidential Team Fund initiative is to raise and ring-fence monies to ensure prompt payment of the players staff each week of the season, and ease the club’s task of keeping well within its stringent budget.

A former Ireland international and one of the all-time League of Ireland stars, in 1969 Tony O’Connell became Bohemians’ first-ever professional player. Who better to spearhead a fund of this nature?

Cork Celtic keeper Ludzic dives at Tony O’Connell’s feet but the Bohemian striker already has the ball past him for the first goal in the Gypsies’ FAI Cup-winning run of 1970. Players in background are Fran Swan (left) and the late Mick Kelly.

Recognised for his career achievements in Irish football with the FAI Legend Award in May 2010, O’Connell is a successful businessman, one who also understands better than most the financial side of the game and the importance of balancing the books.

Tony has kicked-off the fund with a €1,000 contribution


A contribution to the Presidential Team Fund, either €1,000 or €500, gives you:

- Reserved seating for you and your guests in the directors’ area of the Jodi Stand
- Credit card style Presidential Team Fund membership card
- Refreshments in the Jackie Jameson Bar pre-match and also at half-time for all home games
- Guest passes
- Car park passes
- Invitation to end-of-season function

Your contribution to the Presidential Team Fund will be widely recognised in the club’s official matchday programme and on our website

Stephen Lambert, Hon. Secretary, on 087 2598170


Stephen Burke, Membership Secretary, on 087 9750322



N.B. Presidential Team Fund contribution does not cover your membership subscription to the Bohemian Football Club.

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