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Bohemian FC             v St. PAtrick’s Athletic

Saturday 3 April 2021
  Dalymount Park
    Kick off 18:00
 Official Programme
  Vol. 73 No. 2 / €4

                           Andy Lyo n s
                          Irish Underage International
Bohemian FC v St. PAtrick's Athletic - Defender Irish Underage International
Club Directory
                                   Bohemian Football Club, Dalymount Park, Phibsborough,
                                   Dublin 7, D07 YXWO
                                   Tel: 868 0923 / Email:
                                 Head of Fitness & Conditioning         Head Academy Athletic
                                 Remy Tang                              Development Coach
                                 First Team Sports Scientist            Paul McGrath
                                 Aidan Conroy                           Event Controller
   6 September 1890              Medical Team -                         Phil Dwyer- Pulse
                                 Club Medical Doctor                    Safety Officer
       Club President            Dr. Fiona Dennehy                      Paddy Byas - Pulse
        Chris Brien
                                 Club Physiotherapist                   Bohemian Foundation
     Honorary Secretary          Dr. Paul Kirwan                        Thomas Hynes, Chris Brien,
      Stephen Lambert                                                   Jeff Conway, Barbara Conway, John
                                 Club Sports Masseur
    Membership Director          Rob Murray                             Colleary, Stephen Burke
      Cormac O’Reilly            Club Kit Manager                       Supporter Liaison Officer
    Community Director           Colin O’Connor                         Gerry Sexton
      Thomas Hynes               Assistant Kit Manager                  Disability Access Officer &
    PR & Media Relations         Aaron Fitzsimons                       Sight Loss Commentator
      Luke O’Riordan             Video Analysis John Bohan              James Flanagan
       Youth Director            GPS Manager                            Stadium Announcers
       Conor Emerson             Cathal Muircheartaigh                  Larry Rogan, Stephen Dornan
    Commercial Director          Under 19 Team Manager                  Pitchside MC Paul Duffy
       Matt Devaney              Gavin Teehan                           Webmaster Luke O’Riordan
        Bar Director             Under 19 Coaches                       Programme Editor & Production
       Fintan Kennedy            Mark Anderson, Paul O’Reilly, Willie   Alan Bird
   Chief Operating Officer                                              Photographers
       Daniel Lambert            Under 17 Team Manager                  Stephen Burke, Eddie Lennon,
                                 Carl Grehan                            Martin Doherty, Conor Ryan
    Lead Administrator &
                                 Under 17 Coach                         Souvenir Shop
   Club Licensing Manager
                                 Rory Kirk                              Deirdre Clifford, Laura Clifford,
       Amanda Craig
                                 Under 15 Manager/Coaches               Paddy Murray
     Admin. & Licensing          Stephen Costello
       Lynn O’Neill                                                     Snack Shop
                                 Under 13 Manager/Coaches               Denise Brady, Valerie Fitzsimons
  Honorary Life Presidents       Karl Lambe, Paul Bassett
Tony O’Connell, Felim O’Reilly                                          Ball boy/girl & mascots
                                 WNL Senior Manager & Coach             Audrey Fitzpatrick, Susan Lambert,
Honorary Life Vice-Presidents    Sean Byrne                             Beth Sexton
  Noel Farrell, Gerry Cuffe,     WNL Senior Assistant Manager &         Artist Co-ordinator Mark O’Meara
Brendan Duffy, Paddy Hayes,      Goalkeeping Coach Pat Trehy
 Paddy Murray, Oliver Ward,                                             Climate Justice Officer
                                 Coach Derek O’Neill                    Sean McCabe
       Stephen Burke
                                 WNL Strength & Conditioning            Bar Committee
                                 Coach Dave O’Brien                     Derek Monaghan, Hugh Dempsey
     First Team Manager          WNL Doctor Dr James Diedrich           Chaplain Fr Seán Farrell
          Keith Long             WNL Physio Vincent Fitzpatrick
                                                                        More Than A Club Paul Gannon
First Team Assistant Manager     WNL Secretary Rose Darby
         Trevor Croly                                                   Football Forecasts & Lotto
                                 Amputee Team Manager                   Jimmy O’Connor, Anto Farrell,
     Goalkeeping Coach           Brián Doyle                            Stephen Burke, Eddie Smith snr,
       Chris Bennion             Youth Protection Officer (YPO)         Stephen Dornan, Tommy Dornan,
      First team Player          Fiona Delaney                          Anne Delaney
     Development Coach           Head of Youth Football                 Half-Time Raffle Jimmy O’Connor,
        Derek Pender             Pat Cleary                             Joe Carr, Anne Delaney
Bohemian FC v St. PAtrick's Athletic - Defender Irish Underage International
     ast Saturday was a strange one all round. With two big matches due
     to be played, we were confident sitting down to watch one, while the
     other later that evening always had an air of the unknown about it.
   Our match in Dalymount was the epitome of a match of two halves as
we could have been out of sight by half time but even with a 2-0 cushion
you could be confident enough of holding or indeed adding to that. So the
two Longford goals were a bit of a kick in the gut in a second half where
they seized on a bit of rustiness our end to pull the deficit back. I’m sure
I wasn’t the only one shouting ‘Oh shut the hell up!’ at Stephen Alkin when      Premier Division
he wondered aloud whether Longford would have time for a winner. Not              1923/24, 1927/28,
a chance of a winner, I hasten to add, but time for a winner, as if it were a     1929/30, 1933/34,
foregone conclusion. Thankfully they didn’t and we grumbled and whined            1935/36, 1974/75,
and sat down later for more what would turn out to be the imperfect day.          1977/78, 2000/01,
   Now while we could reason that Bohs relatively bad start to this
                                                                                 2002/03, 2008, 2009
season didn’t reflect on anything that had gone before nor in the long-
term impinge on our confident expectations of another good campaign                    FAI Cup
ahead, the same could not be said for Stephen Kenny’s Ireland. The arrival        1927/28, 1934/35,
of Luxembourg heralded his tenth match at the helm and offered ample
                                                                                  1969/70, 1975/76,
opportunity for his reign to continue on its miserable run. And so it
proved as an increasingly confident Luxembourg won the game to chalk up,
                                                                                 1991/1992, 2000/01,
probably, our worst result in competitive international football.                       2008
   But the bigger picture is interesting. Michael O’Neill’s tenure of               League Cup
Northern Ireland begun with an 18-game streak that included one win and
                                                                                1974/75, 1978/79, 2009
competitive defeats against Luxembourg, Azerbaijan and Portugal. However
he was afforded time and turned results around to record a remarkable               Setanta Cup
period for football in the North. Will Stephen Kenny be afforded such time?              2010
   Who knows. He at least deserves to see out the campaign, using the
remaining matches to build the base of a decent unit. But time will tell if        Leinster Cup
that happens or if we’ll yet again be starting afresh.                             1895/95 - 2016:
                                                                                   A record 32 titles

                                                            Alan Bird, Editor
                                                                                     LoI Shield
                                                                                  1923/24, 1927/28,
                                                                                  1928/29, 1933/34,
Editor/Production: Alan Bird
                                                                                  1938/39, 1939/40
Contributors: Tony Magner, Stephen Burke, Robert McDonald,
Dan McSwiney, Ryan Clarke, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Paul Walsh, Declan Far-
rell, Gerard Farrell, Keith Long, Chris Brien
                                                                                    Irish FA Cup
Photos: Stephen Burke, Eddie Lennon, Martin Doherty, Conor Ryan,
Peter O’Doherty, Sportsfile                                                       Dublin City Cup
Sales: Gerry Juhel, Ray Larkin, Killian Molloy, Timothy Boland, Joe Collins,
Cormac Hurrell, Oran Tully RIP
Printed by: Just-Print. Tel: 01 494 0222. Email:
                                                                                 Dublin & Belfast
 Views expressed in this programme are solely those of the contributors           Inner City Cup
     and not of Bohemian FC or the committee unless indicated. All                     1944/45
     contributions are welcome and published at editor’s discretion.
                                                                                   Top Four Cup
                                                                                Acieries D’Angleur
                                                                                  President’s Cup
                                                                                       12 titles
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with Keith Long

from the dugout
                          onight we welcome Stephen O’Donnell,
                          his backroom team and players to
                              alymount Park for our first ublin
                  Derby of the campaign.
                      There is no doubt that we are all
                  disappointed with our results and
                  performances in the opening two games and
                  there would be not better way to get our
                  season fully up and running with a win against
                  The Saints tonight. That of course will be very
                  difficult against a St. Pat’s side who themselves
                  will be brimming with confidence with a last
                  minute winner against Drogheda last Saturday
                  and a draw away at Rovers on the opening
                      Last Saturday we squandered a two goal
                  lead at home to Longford. We had the better
                  of the play for most of the game and should
                  have been a goal or two more to the good
                  before conceding the first goal. We looked
                  nervous after that and Longford to their credit
                  took advantage. We will need to improve and
                  it is important that we do not come away from
                  the values that have served us well in recent
                      It will take time for new players coming to a
                  new club with different demands being placed
                  on them but the basics of the game remain the
                  same, and need to be respected.
                      There have been some positives in the form
                  of Ross Tierney over the opening two games           ‘We will need to improve
                  and it was great for Georgie Kelly to open his
                  account for the club against Longford and on         and it is important that
                  another day he could have had a hat-trick.           we do not come away
                      Tonight’s game gives us an opportunity to
                  show our mettle. We understand the task              from the values that
                  ahead and it will be difficult against a very good   have served us well
                  St. Patrick’s Athletic team. Our focus is on
                  trying to win the game we must do the basics         in recent seasons...
                  well, work hard, be aggressive and function as       tonight’s game gives us
                  a team. If we can do that we will give ourselves
                  a chance to win.                                     an opportunity to show
                                                                       our mettle’
                    Enjoy the game,

                                      Keith Long, Manager
                                The Bohemian Football Club
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from the president                                                                 with Chris Brien

                            warm welcome to all Bohemian
                            members, supporters and fans.
                              I hope you are all keeping safe and
                        The start of the season has not been kind
                     to us and last week’s draw to Longford felt
                     worse than our defeat to Finn Harps. Still, I
                     have total faith in Keith, Trevor and the lads
                     to turn it around, starting with today’s game
                     against St. Pat’s.
                        I know our expectations were high coming
                     into the season and that should still be the
                     case. We have only played two games and while
                     we would have hoped the results would have
                     been better we have another 34 fames to go.
                        We finished second last year and, I believe,
                     strengthened our squad during the close
                     season so I am confident we will improve and
                     be challenging for Europe once again. One
                     thing is certain, these players and staff have
                     always fought for the jersey and will continue
                     to do so this season.
                        Moving to the WNL, we had a fantastic start
                     to the season, winning our first game against
                     Trinity United 6-2. Well done to everyone
                     involved, especially our goalscorers, Bronagh
                     Kane and Aoife Robinson who got two each
                     with one each for Naima Chemaou and Sophie
                     Watters. It was a big change from the last time
                     we played Treaty United at home when they
                     won 5-4. Of course, huge congratulations also
                     to the management team of Sean Byrne, Pat
                     Trehy and Derek O’Neill.                           ‘I am confident we
                        One very interesting statistic from the
                     game was the fact that there were only 37
                                                                        will improve and be
                     seconds between Bronagh’s first and second         challenging for Europe
                     goals, surely that must be a record. An
                     amazing achievement considering they had to        once again. One thing
                     kick off after the first goal, so we had to get
                     possession, move up the pitch and score the
                                                                        is certain, these players
                     goal, well done everyone.                          and staff have always
                        To tonight’s game, let’s get behind the lads,
                     from a distance, and get this season moving. It    fought for the jersey and
                     won’t take much to move up the table, just a       will continue to do so this
                     couple of wins and we are more than capable
                     of doing that.                                     season...’
                        Enjoy the game and stay safe.

                                            Chris Brien, President
                                      The Bohemian Football Club
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with Jack Gleeson

                    A Boh in
a bohemian abroad

                             his season, like last, we’ll all be watching
                             Bohs online through WatchLOI, with
                             its dodgy commentary and dubious
                        However, unlike last year, the vaccine rollout
                    means we can possibly look forward to getting
                    in a few live games at Dalymount before the
                    season ends. But not me.
                        I’ve moved over to Bulgaria and while I’ve             There are no lights, so games are played
                    got my vaccine, I’ll be following our fortunes          in the afternoon, and they’re free to attend
                    on a laptop, hopefully outside a café in the            since the club scrapped the €1.50 entrance
                    sunshine with a few beers close to hand.                fee two years ago. The players are professional
                        Sounds nice, and I did it enough times last         and it’s probably best not to ask how the club
                    year to confirm that it is                                                   is funded. (Their ‘ultras’
                    indeed very pleasant, but                                                    nickname, The Gravediggers,
                    take it from me, football is                                                 raises some interesting
                    best watched from the Jodi                                                   theories having said that...)
                    on a wet Friday night.                                                           However, there’s no
                        Having the games                                                         culture of people meeting
                    available online has been a                                                  up before or after games for
                    Godsend, but there really is                                                 a few beers. Any drinking is
                    no substitute for watching                                                   done in the stadium from
                    live. I can see the football,                                                water bottles filled with
                    but I can’t experience the                                                   Rakia, the Bulgaria version
                    atmosphere. I miss the roar                                                  of Poitin.
                    of the crowd, the smell of                                                       Fans nibble on bags of
                    the flares and the ‘Gimmie a                                                 sunflower seeds instead of
                    B’ from Barry. Ok, so did most fans last season,        curry chips and the crowd are, well let’s just
                    but those of you in Ireland will get back to the        say often not family friendly.
                    Home of Irish Football long before me, and I               Hooliganism and racism are still significant
                    envy you.                                               problems in Bulgaria. A couple of years ago two
                        We probably all realise now how much                young black players were brought to Hebar,
                    match-day joy comes not just from the football,         but never got to play such was the uproar
                    but from the whole Dalymount experience.                from ‘fans’.
                    The meeting up with friends, the few pints                 Thankfully, as the club has progressed over
                    before or after - or both - the half-time curry         the past three years from being a regional third
                    chips.                                                  division side to second division promotion
                        I’m not starved of live football in Bulgaria.       contenders the racism has subsided.
                    Lockdown wasn’t as severe over here and it                 I’m enjoying life in Bulgaria and there’s not
                    was possible to get to some games. My local             much I miss about Ireland if I’m honest, but I
                    team here, FC Hebar Pazardzhik (crest above),           do miss Friday nights at Dalymount.
                    is in the Bulgarian second division and about              It’s not easy being the sole member of the
                    1,000 supporters watch the games in an open-            Bulgarian Bohs Supporters Club. Roaring ‘mon
                    air stadium built in the late ‘80s that holds just      Bohs, these are shite’ at a laptop in a cafe just
                    over 13,000.                                            isn’t the same.
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with Ned Simpson

                        t may sound like stating the bleedin’’
                        obvious, but for a game to take place at any
                        time, never mind during a pandemic, there
                     needs to be a coherent infrastructure in place.
                        At Dalymount, this is provided by a peaceful
                     army of volunteers, but given the current travel
                     restrictions, occasionally the odd body might
                     not be able to turn up for duty.
                        All of which is all a roundabout way of
                     explaining how I got a call asking that as I live
                     within the 5km limit, would I be willing to give
                     a dig-out for the Longford game and help with
                     ball retrieving duties?
                        Well are bears Catholic and do Popes shit
                     in the woods? In the horrible year we are
                     enduring, this was the footballing equivalent of
                     getting a Pfizer jab, and before you could say      Saturday was his birthday, so for a special treat
making memories...

                     ‘andale, andalé - arriba, arriba’, I signed up on   he got to organise the half time loo queue.
                     the spot.                                              Now I have been attending games in Dalyer’
                        Arriving up at the ground 45 minutes             for more than 50 years, but gosh - never
                     before kick-off, I identify myself as a ball        before had I breached this particular inner
                     retriever/programme columnist and have              sanctum and I suspect some sort of record
                     my temperature checked by a lady holding            was set for this latrine by a combination of
                     a plastic gun. Unfortunately the gadget is          me and my fellow males for the seat to have
                     acting the maggot and fails to register me as a     been continuously left in the upright position
                     sentient presence. It takes several clicks on the   after use!
                     trigger before it beeps and confirms that my           Half way through the second half, there
                     temperature is within acceptable limits. ‘Are you   was another little moment of history when
                     going to mention this in your column?’ she asks.    Baz H ry came off the bench to make his
                     ‘Absolutely not...’.                                competitive debut. Not only was it the first
                        I proceed to the Phil Lynott gate to collect     time a Malagasy international had taken the
                     the tools of my trade for the day, a can of Mr.     field for Bohs, but I believe it was also the first
                     Sheen and a J cloth - or more precisely their       time a top knot* was observed wearing the
                     Tesco Yellow Pack equivalent - only to be told      red and black shirt.
                     that my services are not required. So I skulk            inally, we had the pizza parade. All through
                     away to my regular pew to enjoy a matchday          the game, Mono’s name seemed to repeatedly
                     experience like no other.                           perforate the airwaves with requests for help,
                        I look at the faithful deckhands carrying out    ‘Mono, my temperature gun is banjaxed! Mono
                     the various humdrum tasks without which             can I get a team sheet! Mono, the ring’s come
                     the game couldn’t go ahead, I know several of       off my pudding can! Mono, there’s a delivery
                     them, but as they have all grown unruly mops        van outside claiming they have an order from
                     since we last met and are wearing facemasks,        Dalymount for a dozen pizzas!’
                     I can’t identify any of them. Elsewhere, instead       What Pizzas Sure enough, as the final
                     of the portacabin beside Jimmy O’Connor’s           whistle sounded, and the players fist bumped
                     office, Longford are using the Long bar as their    and touched elbows, I got the smell of fresh
                     dressing room. Then when the game kicks off.        dough and saw a small group of people passing
                     I spy Keith Long directing operations from          in front of me carrying pizzas and heading
                     the touchline as usual, but I also notice Trevor    towards the Long bar. They were for the
                     Croly a couple of rows away from me barking         Longford lads as a post-match meal before the
                     instructions from the Jodi.                         return trip to Strokestown.
                        At halftime, I amble down to use the jacks          Blessed are we who are living through such
                     but rather than the gents, I am directed to the     epoch shaping times!
                     ladies facilities by Martin Burke. Ordinarily,                 *Top knot. Asian hairstyle thought to have
                     Martin operates the members’ turnstile. Last         faded from popular culture but now back in favour
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with Tony Magner

                    Log 2021
                                  ith a first season under his belt as
                                  captain Keith Buckley’s appearance
                                  against Longford Town was his
                      8 th in all competitions since his debut in
the big interview

                        11, and he has been busy bringing all that
                    experience to bear in his relatively new role.
                        He played 1 of our 18 league games last
                    term as skipper in what turned out to be a
                    stellar season for the club. ver popular with
                    the fans due to his ebullient personality and
                    the sense that of all the payers we have had
                    in recent years, he best epitomises the spirit,
                    togetherness and high level of buy-in to the
                    club ethos. Though he admits he is still growing
                    into his new role, something that makes him                 I went out to           straight after work that
                    very proud and privileged.                             day, he says with a grin, but I had no idea it
                         It has been an honour of course but I’d           was for a photoshoot. Sure, my hands were
                    like to think it hasn’t changed me, he explains.       covered in paint he laughs. If you look at all
                      I’ve always been someone who has prided              the pictures from that day, you’ll see me hiding
                    himself in giving his all, captain or not, but over    my hands.
                    the years as I have gained more and more                    I think it says a lot about the club how
                    experience, I’d like to think I have been as           we’ve gone about spending the money
                    good to other players, particularly younger            received from the Matt oherty transfer, he
                    ones starting out, as the senior pros were to          adds. It is not about us, it’s about those that
                    me when I was coming through. I                        are yet to come, it’s about the future. We are
                         I am so proud to represent his club on            all just passing through so what has been done
                    the field and off. I have never been overly            with          is a fantastic thing. It is all about
                    comfortable with the limelight though, so doing        sustainability and it can’t help but attract the
                    all the press work has been a challenge Like           best young players going forward.
                    most players I am more at home expressing                  With the es Kelly roof to disappear and
                    myself on the pitch but being captain of this          the terracing on the onnaught Street side to
                    club, especially the very first time against       ,   follow, Keith knows there are more exciting
                    has been one of the highlights of my career.           times of progress ahead with the new stadium,
                        There has been so much to be positive              whenever that will be built, but at the same
                    about the club in recent years and Keith               time there is a wistful note too as he looks
                    is buzzing when uizzed on the recent                   around the Old Lady of Phibsborough as she
                    announcements regarding the new training               stands today.
                    base in          and the release of funding                 It is sad to see alymount slowly
                    towards the alymount redevelopment                     disappearing before our eyes but it is good in
                    project. He oozes enthusiasm about the new             the long run so long as we redevelop it in such
                    facilities, how professional it looks and how          a way that it still retains some of its magic and
                    well it’s turned out, and only then drops into         its history. alymount is part of our identity
                    the conversation that fact that he painted             as a club.
                    it himself along with erry Sexton and the                  As he looks back on a decade at Bohemians
                       ypsy Supporters Trust                               he can scarcely believe the changes in the club
and the progress that’s been made since the dark            ‘The lockdown has been so
times where we didn’t even know if we’d have a club
to support. Bucko has seen it all, relegation battles,      hard on so many, some have
cup heartache, uropean ualification and now the             no job, some are finding the
transformation of the club into the vibrant growing
entity that it is today.                                    restrictions very hard to bear
    It’s been amazing, he says. I don’t think many          for a variety of reasons and
clubs in the world would have the backing we have
had here. In a time where people can’t even go to
                                                            some have had the illness or
games, membership has grown to its strongest ever           suffered bereavements.
number and merchandising has gone through the roof.           Yet we as players get to train
    Talk about giving us the motivation to go out and
perform, as if any more was needed. I’d love to know        and play and get paid to do
how the older Bohs fans feel when they look back to         something we love, so how
when we were winning leagues and cups but with a
huge wage bill and such financial uncertainty.              could we give anything less
       o they prefer the club as it is now with such a      than our best to represent this
togetherness and community feel but without having
won anything of late I’m not saying anything about
                                                            great club?’
past teams or players, I can only talk about the way
things are here now, but every player here buys into
the ethos we have as a working-class club in a down-
to-earth, working-class area. We have fans all over
the place but we are very much a local club in touch
with our community. That’s why we’d so love to give
people a bit of silverware to celebrate.
                Bucking The Trend…
    A loss in Ballybofey a fortnight ago and the loss of
a two goal lead last weekend was not the start that
the lads would have wanted and things don’t get any
easier with the visit of a new-look St. Pat’s side this
evening. Bucko feels it is going to be as competitive a
league as ever this year and is anxious to continue to
put that first defeat behind us and set about erasing
the memory of last Saturday’s second half.
     It was very disappointing to lose our first game,
that’s why winning last Saturday in alymount would
have been so important. Last year we lost two of our
first four and went on to do really well, so there is
no sense of panic, just a desire to get back out on the
pitch and set things right.
     Tonight is a massive game for us, the first ublin
   erby of the season. It may be the first of many, but
that doesn’t make them any less special. or some of
our new players like Bastien H ry, Ali oote, Liam
Burt and a few others, this could be their first taste of
a ublin derby and I’m sure they’ll relish it as much as
I will if selected. St. Pat’s have strengthened well and
will be a tough opponent for us as they always are.
    Splitting undalk and Shamrock overs last season
and finishing in second place may have surprised many
outside the club and Keith acknowledges that it will
bring pressure and expectation this term. He stresses
that in an 18 game season a small s uad can cope            • Photo by Stephen Burke
with the rigours of topflight football and weather
injuries somewhat more comfortably, but with a full                 Please od the fans will get to go with us this
    game season ahead, Bucko is under no illusions as           season wherever we get drawn. I loved the eh rv r
to the size of the task ahead to match or improve on            experience, the result excepted, as you really get to
our last campaign. But as always, he takes the positives        feel what it is like to be an elite team, being away
and sees it as a challenge to be relished.                      together in a bubble enjoying the fantastic facilities
     Of course it will bring                                                               they had in Budapest.
expectations, understandably                                                                    or three days we were
so. The games are going to                                                                 away from the day-to-day
come thick and fast but I’d                                                                responsibilities of work and
like to think the experience                                                               got to be like professional
of last season will really have                                                            athletes doing what we love
brought on some of the                                                                     best. There are players over
young players even more                                                                    in the Premier League in
like awson, Promise, Andy                                                                    ngland, millionaires, who
Lyons and oss Tierney, and                                                                 will never get the chance to
lads like Anto Breslin have a                                                              play in urope. We were so
full year at the club behind                                                               conscious of the privileged
them now too. Add the fact                                                                 position we were in, that we
that Keith has brought in a                                                                continue to be in. So many
host of talented youngsters                                                                fans would have gone on that
from our own youth ranks                                                                   trip, had been looking forward
and signed some really                                                                     to it, saved for it, celebrated
talented players over the                                                                  on the pitch out in ichmond
winter from outside the club,                                                              when we ualified. It was sad
from outside the league in                                                                 that as a club we couldn’t
many cases. We have set high                                                               have had the support there
standards and outside noise                                                                in person but to be honest it
will be expecting us to win                                                                galvanised us even more to
games now where in the past                                                                go out and give our all for the
                                   • ‘One day, I’m not only gonna captain this             supporters.
we’ve always been underdogs.          club, but I’m gonna paint the training
But outside noise doesn’t affect facilities as well...’                                     It is the same every time we
us. We will have to manage our                                                          take to the field domestically
                                      A fresh-faced Bucko back in 2011 ponders
own expectations and rise to          whether he’ll use brilliant white or a            too. The lockdown has been
the challenge that brings, that’s     satin sheen to paint Bohs future training         so hard on so many, some
what being a Bohemian player is headquarters.                                           have no job, some are finding
all about.                            Photo by a younger Stephen Burke                  the restrictions very hard to
    He adds, One thing we all                                                           bear for a variety of reasons
do, not just me as captain, is                                                          and some have had the illness
try to get it across to young lads and new arrivals to          or suffered bereavements. et we as players get to
the club, what it means to be a Bohemian player and             train and play and get paid to do something we love,
instill the core values we hold dear. In that respect,          so how could we give anything less than our best
pre-season has gone really well and I’ve seen a lot to          to represent this great club So hopefully there are
be positive about when I look at the players Keith has          better times ahead for us all.
brought in. Again, we have a good mix of youth and                  The fans are everything to this club, he continues.
experience and players that are hungry to achieve.               I cannot even imagine what the scramble for tickets
There were four new players in the team at inn                  will be like when we finally do get back We really
Harps, one more who came off the bench and it will              missed them last year as they would have given us
take time for us to gel.                                        the lift we needed at times like when we lost to
                                                                Waterford and inn Harps in the run-in. We can’t wait
                 Hungary For More…                              for the full houses to return.
    The prospect of uropean football this summer is a               We know we are a part of something really
hugely exciting one for Keith and the lads, mainly due          special here and hopefully the new players get to
to the fact that he is as anxious as the fans are that          experience the thrill of playing in front of a packed
the whole Bohemian community will get the chance                  alymount soon and the Bohemian supporters and
to enjoy it. He readily admits that the uropean trip            families can be back doing what they do best, roaring
was the pinnacle of the season for players last year.           us on.
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                    Finn Harps
                    Longford Town
                                                        Talbot   C. Kelly2 Finnerty Cornwall
                                                        Talbot Feely Cornwall Finnerty Breslin
                                                                                                 Feely3 Breslin Coote1 Buckley Tierney G. Kelly Burt
                                                                                                 Coote1 TierneyG Buckley Ward2 Burt3 G. KellyG
                                                                                                                                                       Oluwa1 Ward2 Lyons3
                                                                                                                                                       Héry1 Oluwa2 Devoy3
 03.04.21     L     St. Pat’s Athletic        H
 09.04.21     L     Dundalk                   A
 16.04.21     L     Waterford                 A
 20.04.21     L     Sligo                     H
 23.04.21     L     Shamrock Rovers           A

 30.04.21     L     Derry City                H

 03.05.21     L     Drogheda United           A
 07.05.21     L     Finn Harps                H
 15.05.21     L     Longford Town             A
                    St.. Pat’s Athletic
                                                        miss the
 11.06.21     L     Derry City                A
 18.06.21     L     Drogheda United           H
                    Shamrock Rovers
                    Sligo Rovers
 02.07.21     L     St.. Pat’s Athletic       H
                                                                                                                                                  FC home
                                                                                                                                                  and away
06/08.7.21    E     1st QR 1st leg
 09.07.21     L     Dundalk                   A

13/15.07.21   E     1st QR 2nd leg
 16.07.21     L     Longford Town             H
                    1st round
                    Finn Harps                A
                    Sligo Rovers
                                                                                                                                                  to stream
 20.08.21     L     Shamrock Rovers           A
 29.08.21     FAI   2nd round
 03.09.21     L     Derry City                H
 10.09.21     L     Drogheda United           A
 19.09.21     FAI   Quarter Finals
 24.09.21     L     Finn Harps                H
 02.10.21     L     Longford Town             A
 08.10.21     L     St.. Patrick’s Athletic   A
 15.10.21     L     Dundalk                   H
// Appearances 2021                                                                        // Goals 2021
Goalkeepers                     Lge.       FAI      Eur.   On          Off        Ttl.
                                                                                           Georgie Kelly            1
James Talbot                     2          -        -         -        -          2
                                                                                           Ross Tierney             1
Stephen McGuinness               -          -        -         -        -          -
                                                                                           FAI Cup
Defenders                       Lge.       FAI      Eur.   On          Off        Ttl.      --------------------    -
Andy Lyons                       1          -        -         1        -          1       Europa League
Anto Breslin                     2          -        -         -        -          2        --------------------    -
Ciaran Kelly                     1          -        -         -        1          1       Friendlies
James Finnerty                   2          -        -         -        -          2       Liam Burt                3
Rob Cornwall                     2          -        -         -        -          2       Thomas Oluwa             3
Rory Feely                       2          -        -         -        1          2       Jack Moylan              3
Tyreke Wilson                    -          -        -         -        -          -       Keith Ward               2
Midfielders                     Lge.       FAI      Eur.   On          Off        Ttl.     Georgie Kelly            1
                                                                                           Ross Tierney             1
Ali Coote                        2          -        -         -       2           2
                                                                                           Brad Rolt                1
Bastien Héry                     1          -        -         1        -          1
                                                                                           Jamie Mullins            1
Conor Levingston                 -          -        -         -        -          -
                                                                                           League Penalties
Dawson Devoy                     1          -        -         1        -          1
                                                                                            --------------------    -
Jack Moylan                      -          -        -         -        -          -       Cup Penalties
Keith Buckley (c)                2          -        -         -        -          2        --------------------    -
Keith Ward                       2          -        -         1        -          2       // Fixtures
Liam Burt                        2          -        -         -        -          2
                                                                                           Series Three
Promise Omochere                 -          -        -         -        -          -       Bohemian FC
Ross Tierney                     2          -        -         -        -          2           v St. Patrick’s Athletic
Stephen Mallon                   -          -        -         -        -          -       Longford Town
Forwards                        Lge.       FAI      Eur.   On          Off        Ttl.            v Sligo Rovers
Bradley Rolt                     -          -        -         -        -          -       Drogheda United
                                                                                                v Finn Harps
Georgie Kelly                    2          -        -         -        -          2
                                                                                           Derry City
Thomas Oluwa                     2          -        -         2        -          2
                                                                                                 v Waterford FC
                                                                                           Shamrock Rovers
// League Table                                                                                 v Dundalk
                           P           W        D    L     F       A         GD     Pts
                                                                                           Series Four
Finn Harps                 2           2        0    0     3       1         +2        6
Longford Town              2           1        1    0     4       2         +2        4       v Bohemian FC
Sligo Rovers               2           1        1    0     3       2         +1        4   Finn Harps
                                                                                                 v Waterford FC
St. Patrick’s Athletic     2           1        1    0     3       2         +1        4
                                                                                           St. Patrick’s Athletic
Drogheda United            2           1        0    1     2       2         0         3           v Derry City
Shamrock Rovers             1          0        1    0     1       1         0         1   Longford Town
                                                                                                v Drogheda United
Bohemian FC                2           0        1    1     2       3         -1        1
                                                                                           Sligo Rovers
Dundalk FC                 2           0        1    1     2       3         -1        1         v Shamrock Rovers
Derry City                  1          0        0    1     0       2         −2        0   * Please note all fixtures
Waterford FC               2           0        0    2     1       3         -2        0   are subject to change

• with thanks to Craig McMahon & Ronny Else for stats - see
to... #2
St. Francis
      ook we know it’s hard summoning memories
      that many of us had banished to the Great Pit of
      Carkoon but the fact is St. Francis were a League
of Ireland club, linked with today’s opponents, so fall
into this column’s category. Just get it out of the way.
   A non-League side plying their trade initially in
the Athletic Union League before progressing to the
Leinster Senior League, the club was founded initially as
a schoolboy club in 1 8 before fielding a men’s senior
side ten years later. The Liberties club were one of the
top teams at that level and their progress as the first
non-League side to the FAI Cup Final 1990 in 50 years
was remarkable to say the least. The run saw them
dump Cobh Ramblers out of the competition, in Roy
Keane’s last game for the club funnily enough and of
course ourselves in the semi-final. ranted they rode
their luck but still... [Writer led away at this point crying
- Ed.]
   The final itself was remarkable in that it was
contested by a non-league and a First Division side.
Bray Wanderers ran out 3-0 winners courtesy of a John
Ryan hat-trick and that was the last we would see of St.
Francis at this level. Or so we thought...
   With St. James’s Gate withdrawing from the league
prior to the 1996/97 season, St. Francis was one of
three teams invited to apply for membership and duly
succeeded. However their tenure wasn’t anything to
write home about. Hammered 0-4 in their opening First
Division match against Waterford United, St. Francis
finished ninth, eighth and tenth in their opening three
seasons at that level.
   Struggling for support mainly due to St. Patrick’s             We frame everything
Athletic having a stronghold on support from the
Liberties and Clondalkin area, where they played their              from diplomas to
home matches, they opted to add Fingal to their name
in time for the 1999/00 season, in a vain effort to
                                                                      football jersies.
attract support from the general area. It looked as if            All work completed in
the club was coming to the end of it’s League days and
in one final attempt to keep the club involved in the           our modern and very well
League of Ireland, they approached St. Patrick’s Athletic
about a proposed merger. An enthusiastic Pat Dolan
                                                                   equipped workshop
was on board with the plan.
   With the moniker Dublin Saints reported in the
media, St. Francis resigned their league status as talks              177 Phibsboro Road
continued, much to the chagrin of St. Pat’s supporters                  Tel: 01 860 1414
who weren’t very receptive to the idea of St Patrick’s          Email:
Athletic including St Francis FC either. Continued talks
broke down and St. Francis withdrew to the Leinster
Senior League.
St. Patrick’s Athletic
                              Premier Division 1951/52, 1954/55, 1955/56,
                              1989/90, 1995/96, 1996/98, 1998/99, 2013
                                                                                        record victory
                                                                                      v Limerick, home,
                              FAI Cup 1958/59, 1960/61, 2014                              10/12/67

   club info                  League Cup 2000/01, 2003, 2015, 2016
                              FAI Supercup: 1999
                              FAI Shield: 1959/60
                              Leinster Senior Cup 1948, 1983, 1987, 1990, 1991,
     Home Ground              2000, 2011, 2014                                          record loss
    Richmond Road                                                                      v B0hemians,
                              Dublin City Cup 1953/54, 1955/56, 1975/76
      Manager                                                                         away, 04/04/74

                              Presidents Cup 2014
  Stephen O’Donnell
  Home Strip Colours
    Red and White              euro adventures...
 Away Strip Colours            In their most recent appearances, they club
 Black & grey stripes          have failed to progress beyond their opening           most league points
    Nugget of info...          round, exiting to IFK Norrköping of Sweden            in a season, 1998/99

St. Pat’s also played their    in the Europa League last summer. In 2015,
home games originally in       Skonto Riga of Latvia dispatched the Saints 4-1
     the Phoenix Park          over two legs in the Europa League while a year
                               previous, having secured a 1-1 away against
                               Legia Warsaw, St. Pat’s lost 5-0 at home.
                               Zalgiris of Lithuania were the opposition in
                               2013’s Europa League, a 2–2 away draw and 1–2
                               home defeat seeing the Saints eliminated. 2012
                               saw their adventure lasted a little longer; away
                               goals seeing them through against Icelandic
                               outfit Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja in the
                               first qualifying round and progressed on away
                               goals, a 1-0 home win and 1-2 away defeat             most appearances,
   Kevin Sheedy                seeing them through.                                   Ian Bermingham

                                  NK Široki of Bosnia and Herzegovina were
Familiar Face                  dismissed courtesy of a 3-2 aggregate win as
Defender Rory Feely is a       the Saints faced German giants Hanover 96 in
new face at Dalymount,         the third qualifying round, but succumbed to a
having spent two spells        0-5 aggregate loss. Perhaps their most famous
at St. Pat’s. Brother of       result came in 1998 when they drew 0-0 away             record league
Kevin, Rory also played        with Glasgow Celtic in the Champions League.           goalscorer, Shay
GAA for Kildare. He                                                                       Gibbons

holds Leinster Minor
Championship and              last 5 meetings...
Leinster Senior Cup           St. Patrick’s Ath. 1-2 Bohemians   League   30/10/20
medals, both won in
                              Bohemians 2-0 St. Patrick’s Ath.   League   22/08/20
2015. The latter was
won on his St. Pat’s          St. Patrick’s Ath. 0-0 Bohemians   League   18/10/19
debut, coming on five         Bohemians 3-0 St. Patrick’s Ath.   League   21/07/19   record league goals
minutes from time in                                                                   in a season, 2014
                              St. Patrick’s Ath. 1-1 Bohemians   League   17/05/19
the final!
with Dan McSwiney
back in time

               • Kevin Hunt scored Bohs third goal. Photo by Pat Murphy Sportsfile

                         Bohemians 3                               Crowe doubled the advantage in the 63rd
                                                                minute, profiting from a desperately poor
                    St. Patrick’s Athletic 1                    clearance from the visiting ‘keeper and the
                        Monday 31 May 2004                      twice-capped international hardly needed to
                                                                be told what to do next.

                     inally and at the seventh attempt             It took St Pat’s five minutes to halve the
                     Bohs recorded a win over St. Patrick’s     deficit. N’do released substitute immy Lee
                     Athletic and moved their title challenge   Jones whose shot was blocked by Thomas
               up a notch.                                      Heary’s fine tackle. However the ball
                  The visitors tackled vigorously in the        ballooned toward goal and Tony Bird out-
               centre of the park in an attempt to nullify      jumped Kelly to head into the unguarded
               the fluidity of our midfield unit and in         net. Unbowed, it took Bohs three minutes
               fact they created the best chance of the         to re- store their lead.
               opening ex- changes. Keith Fahey and the            Bobby Ryan, a constant threat, crossed
               sublimely talented Joseph N’do combined          and found Tony Grant who turned and was
               well in midfield before N’do delivered a         about to shoot be- fore Colm Foley hauled
               vicious cross which eluded the Bohs’ centre      him down. Captain Kevin Hunt expertly
               defenders. However, Aidan O’Keeffe flashed       slotted home the resultant penalty.
               his downward header wide of Shay Kelly’s
               post. In the 40th minute Bohemians took          Bohemians: Shay Kelly, Damien Lynch, Simon
               the lead, a goal initiated by Kevin Hunt’s       Webb, Colin Hawkins,Thomas Heary, Bobby
               lobbed through ball and Darragh Maguire’s        Ryan (James Keddy), Kevin Hunt, Stephen
               subsequent hesitancy in dealing with what        Caffrey (Fergal Harkin), Dave Morrisson, Glen
               should have been a routine clearance.            Crowe,Tony Grant
               Poacher supreme Glen Crowe shrugged              St. Patrick’s Athletic: Chris Adamson,Stephen
               off his marker and with one flick of his out-    Quigley, Colm Foley, Darragh Maguire, Karim El
               stretched left boot, lifted the ball over the    Khebir, Keith Dunne, Keith Fahey (Mark Casey),
               advancing hris Adamson to claim his fifth        Paul Osam (Dessie Byrne), Joseph N’do, Aidan
               league goal.                                     O’Keeffe (Jimmy Lee Jones),Tony Bird
with Ryan Clarke
the new abnormal...

                                                                                                           • An empty
                                                                                                             Dalymount on
                                                                                                             matchday is
                                                                                                             unnatural, but we
                                                                                                             will be back...
                                                                                                             Photo by
                                                                                                             Eddie Lennon

                      Dreaming of Dreams
                             andemic football is nothing new at this         months embracing and arguing with.
                             stage, but pandemic football at the start of       Now though, you rush into the sitting room
                             a new season has an additional feeling of       with a hastily made cup of tea and a half-eaten
                      unfairness.                                            packet of biscuits as the match kicks off. Instead
                         The bargain we all make before going into           of a cold pigeon poo encrusted plastic seat, you
                      a dark and cold Irish winter is that, once we          plop down into the same spot on the sofa that
                      emerge on the other side, we’ll have a new             you’ve been glued to for the last year.
                      season to dream, debate and rage with mates               A minute’s silence to remember all the
                      about. Admittedly, after the last two games            Bohemians lost in the last year isn’t met with the
                      against Finn Harps and Longford Town, most of          usual roar of ‘C’mon Bohs!’ but the dim clang of
                      us would have been doing the latter two instead        seats as people sit back down.
                      of dreaming about silverware this year.                   Without the usual soundtrack of Bohs fans in
                         This time 12 months ago, the pulse of               the Jodi stand, football doesn’t seem right. It’s an
                      Phibsborough was beginning to rise. New life           intangible asset in a time when football is striving
                      once again breathed into the heart of the              to make everything about the game uantifiable
                      community. The steady march of Bohemian fans           in a dataset.
                      towards Dalymount, their path guided by those             It’s an asset that may have provided a different
                      famous floodlights.                                    outcome to last week’s game. Who’s to say that
                         It’s an altogether different experience 12          when Bohs began to fade in the second half that
                      months later. It’s a dull, grey Saturday afternoon.    they wouldn’t have gotten a second wind with a
                      Streets that would be packed with parents and          round of ‘Keith Long’s Red n’Black Army!’
                      children adorned in red and black are instead             Who’s to say that after Longford got a goal
                      sparsely populated with people bringing their          back that the Jodi wouldn’t have picked the team
                      shopping back from Tesco or out for their daily        up and made them see the game out?
                      walk.                                                     Who’s to say that after the equaliser, block
                         Turning up Dalymount Lane you’re met with           F & G wouldn’t have sucked the ball into the
                      reminders of why we can’t be here; countless           net for a last minute winner and the crazed
                      blue surgical masks strewn amongst empty               celebrations that we all miss?
                      bottles of hand sanitiser. In days gone by, it would      One particular ‘volunteer’ questioned every
                      be impossible to push past eager fans queuing to       decision that went against Bohs. Pandemic or
                      get into the ground.                                   not, at least every referee and linesman in the
                         Back in the before times, once inside, and          country knows that they won’t get an easy day
                      with pint in hand, the next goal is to sneak it        in Dalymount - even if the Jodi is empty. Nature
                      up to your usual spot in the Jodi and greet the        is healing. It won’t be long before we’re all back
                      same old faces that you’ll spend the next seven        celebrating this great club together.
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WNL & Underage Teams                                                                              with Paul Walsh

                       Impressive Start
                                                                                                ohs got off to a flying start
                                                                                                in the Women’s National
                                                                                                League last Saturday as they
                                                                                         defeated Treaty nited - . oals
                                                                                         from Aoife obinson, Sophie
                                                                                         Watters, Naimu hemaou and
                                                                                         two from Bronagh Kane, both
                                                                                         scored within      seconds of each
                                                                                         other, sealed the remarkable win.
                                                                                            This fixture produced nine goals
                                                                                         in Bohemians’ last home game
                                                                                         of the        season, with Treaty
                                                                                         stealing the three points with a
                                                                                           - win.
                                                                                            This time around, it was Bohs
                                                                                         who took all three points as
                                                                                         Sean Byrne and his management
                                                                                         team masterminded a dominant
                                                                                         performance over the opposition.

                                                                                         Bohemians: Niamh Coombes, Paula
                                                                                         Doran, Jade Reddy, Isobel Finnegan,
                                                                                         Chloe Flynn, Ally Cahill, Sophie Watters
                                                                                         (C), Chloe Darby, Abbie Brophy,
                                                                                         Bronagh Kane, Naima Chemaou.
                                                                                         Substitutions: Erica Burke for
                                                                                         Chemaou (H/T), Annmarie Byrne and
                                                                                         Erica Byrne for Reddy and Cahill 52,
                       • Bronagh Kane, Sophie Watters and Chloe Darby celebrate          Aoife Robinson for Kane 59, Niamh
                         Bronagh’s opening goal of the season in the 6-2 victory over    Kenna for Finnegan 84. Unused
                         Treaty United last week at the Oscar Traynor Centre.            substitutes: Katie Lovely, Claire Conlon,
                         Photo by onor yan                                               Ciara Mulligan, Courtney Maguire

                       Underage round up...
                                he girls u1 team started their               campaigns last weekend as both sides won
                                National League campaign against               -1. The u1 side had a home win against
                                reigning champions, alway W                     rogheda nited with ames Ward and
                        in roup last Saturday. They put in an                 amie Murphy scoring two goals each and
                        excellent performance but conceded two               Brandon ossiter also getting his name of the
                        goals late on in the game which meant they           scoresheet. van erguson scored a hat-trick
                        left alway with no points on the board.              for the u1 s against abinteely with obbie
                           Next up, they welcome Limerick team               Mahon and arragh Murtagh also getting a
                        Treaty nited to the Oscar Traynor entre              goal each. The u1 side travel to rogheda
                        next Saturday.                                       today with the u1 s also facing rogheda
                           The Bohs-SKB u1 and u1 sides both had                nited but it is a home tie for them at St.
                        impressive starts to their National League           Aidan’s BS.
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To coincide with our 2021 matchday print series, we’ll be having a quick
chat with the artist. First up is Kate O’Loughlin (k8olo) ‘Illustrator finally
based in Dublin’. This is the third year Kate has contributed artwork.

Kate, whats your favourite memory from a football match?
My favourite memory would have to be from my first bohs match in 2017. It
started snowing heavy and no one was prepared but the lads in goggle jackets.

A lot of your work has football as its subject matter. How did this connection
come about for you?
The appearance of football in my work is a way of reclaiming the time’s that I
was told not to play or that I couldn’t play. I think a lot of people relate to
how intimidating football could/can be and the artwork is for them too. It’s
also inspired by the times I’ve played Sunday football with 1815fc, where I
felt what it’s like to be apart of a strong team and community.

What's been keeping you busy over lockdown?
Drawing & Eating, but mostly eating.

You can keep up with Kates work on her instagram: @k8olo


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                        1. James TALBOT // Gk         1.  Vitezslav JAROS // Gk
SSE Airtricity League   2. Andy LYONS // D            2.  John MOUNTNEY// D
Premier Division        3. Anthony BRESLIN // D       3.  Ian BERMINGHAM (c) // D
Dalymount Park          4. Rory FEELY // D            4.  Sam BONE // D
Sat. 03 April 2021
                        5. Rob CORNWALL // D          5.  Lee DESMOND // D
                        6. Ciaran KELLY // D          6.  Jamie LENNON // M
                        7. Stephen MALLON // M        7.  Robbie BENSON // M
                        8. Ali COOTE // M             8.  Chris FORRESTER // M
                        9. Bradley ROLT // F          9.  Nahum
                        10. Keith WARD // M               MELVIN-LAMBERT // F
                        11. Liam BURT // M            10. Ronan COUGHLAN // F
                        12. Georgie KELLY // F        11. Jason McCLELLAND // M
Asst. Referees:         14. Conor LEVINGSTON // M     12. Matty SMITH // F
TBA                     16. Keith BUCKLEY (c) // M    14. Aaron BOLGER // M
                        17. Thomas OLUWA // F         15. Billy KING // M
Fourth Official:        18. James FINNERTY // D       16. Alfie LEWIS// M
TBA                     19. Tyreke WILSON // D        17. Darragh BURNS // M
                        20. Promise OMOCHERE// M      18. Ben McCORMACK // M
TBA                     21. Bastien HÉRY // M         19. Karl CHAMBERS // D
                        22. Jamie MULLINS // M        20. Shane GRIFFIN // D
                        23. Jack MOYLAN // M          21. Barry MURPHY // Gk
                        24. Gavin O’BRIEN // M        25. Josh KEELY // Gk
                        25. Stephen                   28. Cian KELLY // D
                            McGUINNESS // Gk          29. Paddy BARRETT // D
                        26. Ross TIERNEY //M          31. Kian CORBALLY // D
                        27. Sean GREHAN //D           q ________________
                        28. Dawson DEVOY //M          q ________________
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