Bohemians F.C. Club Notes February 19th.


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General Information.

A) Function room & Astroturf Centre – Both are available for hire at reasonable rates – contact any member of the committee or

B) Warming up – adequate warm up areas are available for both home and away teams. Please respect the club & the playing surface and DO NOT warm up on the playing surface.

C) The committee are looking at additional improvements in & around Ben Wadding Park to ensure the ongoing upkeep & development of the area. Any bright ideas bring forward to the committee for due consideration.

Bohemians F.C. Football Academy.

Our Academy is well up & running with very good & increasing numbers attending every Saturday morning. We run blocks of 10 weeks coaching for boys and girls from age 5 to 10 in the Waterpark Rugby Club Astro Centre from 9.15 to 10.30 every Saturday. The sessions are structured and overseen by UEFA qualified coaches and staffed by FAI and Garda vetted coaches. The cost for 10 weeks is €50.00. All kids are welcome so if not already enrolled bring your kid along & get enrolled into this very good academy.

Under 11A

We continue to impress with skill level and commitment. It’s great to see our young players enjoying playing soccer for Bohs and support from the player’s parents is crucial for their development. We would like to thank Villa Fc for a very sporting game. Team: O. Bolger, D. Walsh, S. Harte, R. Walsh, L. Power, A. Breen, H. Dunne, H. Mulligan, E Tyann, W. Fitzgerald, L. Blake, C. Hoctor, H Deverex, B Hennessy.D Huish, B, Kelly, R Jephson, P Kopec, D Ryan, A Regan C. Tobin, A Grant and David K

Under 11B Team,

This Saturday saw the biggest geographical spread of our 3 sides this season. Sean travelled with our white squad to Abbeyside and normally a trip to the seaside would see better weather but the boys adapted to the near freezing conditions and a lot more besides in a very close, high scoring match. Our other two sides played Ballyduff in the Williamstown Complex, all four sides here in the two games produced some fabulous passages of play and some wonderful goals that wouldn’t have been out of place on SKY Sports. Great to see both Bohemians sides try to maintain their shape, in and out, of possession. Loads more work to be done but a great learning experience for us again today. Many thanks to Abbeyside for the hospitality and thanks also to Ballyduff for two very sporting games.

U12C Bohs v St Paul’s We played away to second place St Paul’s last Sat morning. Our young Bohs team were slow to start, but gradually got into the game. Both teams played some excellent football in the first half, but the home team finished their chances. Our guys needed to step it up in the second half, too try and get something out of this game. Our defender ‘s improve their passing going forward and we created more width and improved our crossing into the box hitting the post twice and finally getting the breakthrough with Ruan getting his third of the season. Best for Bohs: Conor, Hugh, Harry, Adam, Dylan and Libby Team: Harry, Jacob, George, libby, Adam, Dylan H, Dylan R, Hugh, Danny, Jack, Leo, Fionn, Conor and Ruan,

U13B Bohs B v Piltown A.

We welcomed the league leaders and this young team put in another brave performance against strong opposition. Piltown opened strongly and our defense and keeper were quickly into action. Piltown took the lead and it took some great saves from Zac McGrath and great defending to keep the score the same until the break. We gained more confidence as the game progressed and created some chances. Towards the end as we tired Piltown added to their lead. Excellent performances all round with particular mention to Dara Kavanagh, Calum Sloane & Zac McGrath.

Squad Z McGrath, T Johnson, C Sloan, S Glynn, D Kavanagh, C Goff, K Fanning, S Fleming, J Fanning, D Leavey, D Cooney, B O Regan, T McNamara, S Cheevers, C Barron.

Waterford U12 Development Team.

Well done to our five players Dara Kavanagh, Tadgh Johnson, James Rafter, Davy Leavey and Conor Keane who were all involved in the recent matches v Kilkenny & Cork City. Conor scored twice in the 4-0 win v Kilkenny. Well done boys.

FAI Emerging Talents

Congrats to Conor Keane and Dara Kavanagh who have both been selected for the FAI Emerging Talents at the WIT Arena this month. Well done boys.

Garda Vetting.

As a club we continue to strive to ensure everyone, who is in anyway involved with the coaching or managing of our teams or academy, are already vetted or are in the process of being vetted by the appropriate authorities.

If you have not already provided your Vetting status to the club or have not yet submitted your application to the FAI, please do so immediately as it is critical that everyone has this requirement completed. Any questions in this matter contact any member of the committee.

Ryan Foley – Evolve Physiotherapy.

Great to see Ryan back on the local scene after many years of study in the U.S. Ryan has set up his own Physiotherapy & Wellness business in Waterford. As a club we will do what we can to support Ryan move forward with his business as strongly as possible. Should you need to contact Ryan for professional services his details are or Facebook evolvewaterford.

Junior Results.

17/2 Div 4 Tramore 3-1 Bohs.

18/2 Div 1 Bohs 1-4 Piltown.

19/2 Youth A De La Salle 3-0 Bohs

Junior Fixtures.

26/2 Youth A Dungarvan v Bohs

The Late Paddy Kiely.

Paddy Kiely could only be described as a very loyal, hardworking and a truly Bohs legend throughout his almost 60year association with the club.

Capped at Youth level for Ireland playing against England at Anfield, Paddy had a tremendous career with Bohs, playing as a center forward & won numerous leagues & cups earning the full respect of both team mates & opposition alike.

Off the field Paddy contributed tremendously to the advancement of what is now Ben Wadding Park and was instrumental in sinking the large timber poles and erecting the fencing when the club originally moved from Marian to Poleberry in 1970, a legacy that set the very high standards for what can be seen to day in Ben Wadding Park

In the recent past Paddy was instrumental in kicking off the Boys Old Bohs Club but sadly due to ill health was unable to attend the initial gatherings.

All associated with the club wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Paddy’s wife Mary, his son’s Billy & Andrew, his daughters Grace & Jude and all their extended family on his recent death.

May he rest in peace.

75th Anniversary Book – Availability.

Sales of our anniversary book are ongoing with many having been purchased for Christmas & birthday presents. They are available for purchase from The Book Centre, Qualitile Ballybricken, Pat Kiely’s Spar Shop Lismore, John Ryan Shop Patrick St, Ardkeen Stores and our Academy Waterpark Saturday morning, Ben Wadding Park or any member of the committee.

Bohs “Old” Boys Club Formation…

Newly formed, The Bohs “Old” Boys Club (BOBS), have held a couple of gatherings in our function room in Ben Wadding Park. An enjoyable couple of hours was spent discussing numerous topics with considerable interest being shown. More to follow.