Bohemian’s Supporters Club FC have this week made a move they feel is essential ‘to protect and safeguard’ the future of the club.
The Bohs committee decided to enter both teams senior teams in the LSL next season. The move has saddened those in charge but point out the move is must in terms of the clubs future.
The Bohs Supporter Club on field side have had teams in both the LSL and the LFL in recent years-indeed they have a 30 year Leinster Football League Association- but claim the league is falling behind the likes of the AUL and the LSL and as a result they had no option but to place a second side into the LSL.
Bohs will now play LSL Division 3A Saturday and LSL Sunday Division 3 next season.
A Club statement reads as follows:
“In 2017/18 the committee of Bohemian SC FC made a brave decision to protect the future of the club by placing a team in the Leinster Senior League. This was voted on at committee level and received a majority vote seeing the club place a Sunday side in Division three Sunday.
The club also committed to maintain their relationship with the Leinster football league which had been in place for almost three decades. Upon review of the 2017/18 season the committee of Bohemian SC FC have made the very tough decision to no longer place a side in the LFL competition for the 2018/19 season.
All at the club are extremely personally sad by the decision. However in order to protect and safeguard the future of the club which is paramount the club will now have two senior mens sides in the Leinster Senior League as follows;
1. Saturday Division 3A 14:00 kick off managed by Kevin Prendergast
2. Sunday Division 3 11:00 Kick off managed by Seamus Carrick
We would like to place on record that we wish all the committee members, management and players at the clubs in the Leinster football League all the best in the future we have a fond place in our heart for the league and we will miss all the clubs who have maintained the league down the years and we wish them every success.
The LFL has a historical tradition and sadly just could not compete with competition from the AUL and the LSL in recent years, we wish Tony,Pat, David, Charlie, Patsy and Paul all the best for the future of the LFL and we hope the league returns to its former glory days.
The club have been working dilligently in the last few months and in recent days have confirmed with Dublin City Council that both our sides will now play all home fixtures in John Paul Park Cabra “The Boggies” for the 2018/19 season and we look forward to a long relationship with the DCC and thank them for their support.
We will return to pre season the week commencing the 9th of July 2018;
To allow players to stay in touch with the world cup semi finals the following arrangements have been put in place.
⦁ As our Saturday side is a new venture they will begin pre -season in John Paul Park on Monday 9th of July at 19:00
⦁ Both sides will then join up for further pre season training on Thursday July 12th at 19:00 also in JP Park
**Runners and boots required**
We are welcoming new faces who believe they can help bring the club forward contact us on Facebook or Twitter or instagram, we love hearing from Bohemian Fc supporters and also welcome players of all backgrounds to add to our already talented pool of players.
We Are Bohs”