1 - 0

Dawson Devoy 12' -
Scored: 12'

Ciaran Kelly 53' -
Red: 53'

League Preview: Bohemians -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Jun 17 2022

Bohs' Dawson Devoy beats Shels' goalkeeper Brendan Clarke from the penalty spot last April Credit: Paul Dolan


The mid-term report card for Bohemians after the conclusion of the first half of the season is certainly in the ‘must do better’ category.

They occupy seventh place in the table but have only recorded one win in their last five matches and have conceded 24 goals in 18 matches. Their points total of 23 however still allows them to still be very much in contention for a top four place, as the current fourth place team St. Patrick’s Athletic are only five points better off on 28 points.

Their results leading to the mid-season break will be of concern to manager Keith Long with the solidity of their defence being the area that most requires attention.

The departure of record goal scorer Georgie Kelly at the end of last season was anticipated to be Long’s biggest headache for the 2022 but having still managed 24 goals at the half way stage this season, it is the departure of key defenders which has turned out to be their biggest issue this season.

Rob Cornwall, Andy Lyons and Anto Breslin all departed Dalymount Park during the close season and they have never looked fully secure at the back with the various combinations that Long has tried this season.

Bohs have been busy during the mid-season break, with Sam Packham and Ryan Cassidy leaving the club at the end of their loan periods and three new signings arriving in Dublin 7.

Midfielder John O’Sullivan has come in from Accrington Stanley, left back Ryan Burke joins from Mansfield Town while Scottish centre back Josh Kerr has left Airdrie to become a Gypsy.

Promise Omochere was on media duty for Bohemians this week and he said the he and his team mates are ready for the second half of the season. 

“It was good to get a break and good to regroup now,” said Omochere who has five goals to his name in the league this year. 

“All of us have trained well since we came back and are looking forward to the rest of the season. The aim for the second half of the season is to pick up more points, get a consistent level of performance and I think the results will follow after that.”

Specifically in relation to the Shelbourne game, he said: “Shels are a good team, they are flying at the moment but we just have to concentrate on our own performance. 

“The fixture speaks for itself, it’s sold out, it should be a good game and a good atmosphere’’


After a very rocky start to the season when they only accumulated six points out of a possible 18, Shelbourne have really steadied the ship in the lead up to the mid-season break.

They are now well positioned in sixth place on 24 points at the half way stage of the season.

Although they lost 2-0 to league leaders Shamrock Rovers in their last game before the break, they had been on an excellent four game winning streak prior to that and pulled well away from the relegation zone to a comfortable mid table position.

The Reds have been very quiet during the transfer window with the only movement so far being the ending of the loan spells for Lewis Webb and Jordan McEneff.

Shelbourne boss Damien Duff spoke to shelbournefc.ie. in advance of Friday’s game and said there’s “no better game” to come back to tomorrow evening than a North Dublin Derby. 

“We’ve had a mini-preseason if you will so the lads are ready to go and get right back into it,” he said.

“The lads know it’s a derby so there’s always those things to tap into but we’ll be ready to go.”

Shelbourne will be without Sean Boyd through suspension after he accumulated a number of yellow cards in the first half of the season. 

The Reds, however, welcome back Brian McManus and Adam Thomas into the frame for squad selection after their recent injuries while Sean McSweeney nears full fitness having missed the first half of the season. 

“We’re halfway through the season now and I’d like to think the fans can identify with the team now. They’ve been amazing for us and the lads get that with some amazing nights so far,” Duff said. 

“Everything we do is to be inclusive for the fans, the Club, the staff and players and we have built that togetherness. So we’re ready to go,” he added. 

Referee: Sean Grant


The two sides did not meet in 2021 as they operated in different leagues so the only two matches of relevance are those played earlier in the 2022 season.

Bohemians have fared well in both of these matches, drawing the home leg 1-1, and winning the away match on a 4-1 score line. Liam Burt, Dawson Devoy, Kris Twardek and Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe were their goal scorers while Sean Boyd netted for Shels.


Bohemians 17/20; Draw 11/5; Shelbourne 3/1


Bohemians 1 - 1 Shelbourne


Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended:  Tyreke Wilson


Injured: Sean McSweeney

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Sean Boyd

WMay 20, 2022
Bohs 2 - 1 Sligo
LMay 23, 2022
St. Pats 3 - 0 Bohs
DMay 27, 2022
Bohs 1 - 1 Drogheda
WJune 17, 2022
Bohs 1 - 0 Shels
LJune 24, 2022
Shamrock R 1 - 0 Bohs
Tadhg Ryan 25
Max Murphy 12
Booked: 71'
Conor Levingston 14
Ciaran Kelly 5
Sent Off: 53'
Jordan Doherty 6
Jordan Flores 21
Dawson Devoy 10
Scored: 12'
Booked: 79'
Ali Coote 8
Booked: 11'
Liam Burt 11
54Subbed Off: James Finnerty 54'
Promise Omochere 20
95Subbed Off: Stephen Mallon 95'
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 9
87Subbed Off: Rory Feely 87'

Nickson Okosun
Jamie Mullins 22
James McManus
Stephen Mallon 7
95Subbed On: Promise Omochere 95'
James Finnerty 18
54Subbed On: Liam Burt 54'
Rory Feely 4
87Subbed On: Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 87'
Cian Byrne 27
WMay 20, 2022
St. Pats 1 - 2 Shels
WMay 23, 2022
Shels 2 - 0 UCD
LMay 27, 2022
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Shels
LJune 17, 2022
Bohs 1 - 0 Shels
DJune 24, 2022
Shels 0 - 0 Dundalk
1 Brendan Clarke
4 Aaron O'Driscoll
3 Conor Kane
Booked: 42'
5 Shane Griffin
Defender 85'
85Subbed Off: Gavin Hodgins 85'
23 Luke Byrne
2 John Ross Wilson
Defender 73'
73Subbed Off: Kameron Ledwidge 73'
10 Jack Moylan
6 JJ Lunney
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: Brian McManus 85'
12 Jad Hakiki
17 Shane Farrell
16 Aodh Dervin
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Daniel Carr 73'

28 Stephen Negru
Gavin Molloy
14 Brian McManus
Midfield 85'
85Subbed On: JJ Lunney 85'
Jack McCarthy
32 Kameron Ledwidge
Defender 73'
73Subbed On: John Ross Wilson 73'
Gavin Hodgins
Forward 85'
85Subbed On: Shane Griffin 85'
Colm Cox
14 Daniel Carr
Forward 73'
73Subbed On: Aodh Dervin 73'
Lewis Temple


Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. June 17, 2022

Venue: Dalymount Park

Referee: Sean Grant

Attendance: Unknown