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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:52 am

Bohemians XI 4-3 PFAI XI
By Damien Byrne
Published: January 11, 2012
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Bohemians XI 4 - 3 PFAI XI



New Bohemians boss Aaron Callaghan admitted that he has been speaking to a couple of the PFAI players in recent weeks, but it was the Bohemians XI who trumped the out of contract XI 4-3 in Dalymount Park on Tuesday evening.



The PFAI XI featured names like Alan Kirby, Simon Madden and Ian Bermingham, but couldn’t beat the selection of players for Bohemians, who led two nil at half time. The first goal for Boh’s came on the 17th minute from trialist centre half Richardo’s header, after being set up by the impressive Danny Joyce, who crossed the ball in from a free kick on the right. Joyce had been probing the PFAI back-line before the goal, but the warning signs went unnoticed.



The game picked up pace after the goal, with full blooded challenges from opposing centre halves Stephen Last (Bohemians) and Victor Ekanem (PFAI) leaving strikers on both sides knowing they would be in for a tough evening.



The PFAI side, managed by Owen Heary, began to build momentum around the half hour mark, with veteran Alan Kirby’s shot flying wide past the post after good build up work down the right. Shortly after that Shane Dolan set up another seasoned League of Ireland winger Bobby Ryan, but the limerick man pulled his shot past the far post. Right Full back and former Dundalk Captain Simon Madden was also pushing hard down the right flank for the PFAI, but his work often came to nothing, with several good defensive clearances by goal-scorer Richardo.



With the PFAI growing into the game, they were dealt a blow when winger Dave Cawley picked the ball up 25 yards from goal, and his dipping shot caught Keeper Paul Murphy off his line before creeping in under the bar.



Despite the usual raft of changes to be expected at half time in any trial match, the game retained its bit of spark into the second half with players on both sides looking to impress.

It took the PFAI side only six minutes to level the game at 2-2, after goals from Paul Byrne and Substitute John Flood. Flood got the first of the two after Madden’s raiding run on the right saw him bundled over in the box. Flood cooly dispatched the penalty into the both right corner.



The second goal wasn’t long in coming after two former St Pat’s teammates linked up, with Ian Bermingham swinging in a lovely ball met by the head of Paul Byrne on the penalty spot, sending the ball into the roof of the net.



For the next ten minutes the PFAI side passed the ball around nicely, with some nice touches from former Bohs, Shelbourne and Cork City player Ollie Cahill, and another chance for Bobby Ryan, who fired over from a free kick.



The game swung back into Bohs favour on the hour when Eoin Murray slipped John O’Connor in, and he chipped the ball over the on rushing keeper to give Bohs back the lead.

The game remained fairly uneventful for the twenty minutes after the goal, with Karl Moore and Ian Bermingham making notably impressions. Onlookers such as Dundalk boss Sean McCaffrey, UCD chief Martin Russell and new Rovers boss Stephen Kenny were possibly looking towards players like this to bolster their squads.



Another penalty was awarded to the PFAI side after John Flood was adjudged to be fouled in the box, and he stepped up to convert another penalty, this time high to the keepers left.

With the game poised at 3-3, Shane Dolan had a fantastic swivel and shot in the Bohs box, but the ball narrowly flew over the bar. Powerful central midfielder Dan Mahon also shot wide for Bohemians, before O’Connor pounced again in the box, turning smartly onto his left foot and blasting the ball high into the net to give the Bohs selection the victory right on the final whistle.



Ahead of his unveiling on Thursday, Aaron Callaghan feels his return to management has come at the right time. “It’s been a while I have to say, I think I’ve spent enough time in the number two position and as head coach at clubs, I think the timing is right for me as well.”



Aaron Callaghan also confirmed the signing on Sean Stewart for the 2012 season, a player he worked with at St Pats last year. “pleasure working with Sean at St Pat’s last year, didn’t play as often as maybe he should have, but he is a fantastic young kid and will be a great addition to the squad here.”



Callaghan also mentioned the he had been speaking with players on both sides in tonight’s game. “There is a few that were speaking to, on the PFAI side and there is a couple of trialist we’ve invited in to see how they fare against that opposition. It’s a case of seeing who catches your eye and then we can invite them in for training when we start back next Monday”.





BOHEMIAN FC: Ciaran Bizzel, Ross Flood, Adam Crowther, Richardo, Stephen Last, Danny Joyce, Dave Cawley, Karl Young, Andy Mulligan, Dave Scully, Mark Logan.

SUBS: Eoin Murray, Anto Hewitt, John O’Connor, Dan Mahon, Richard Hanicak, Phil Nolan, Philly McCabe, Luke Byrne.



PFAI: Paul Murphy, Simon Madden, Gareth Whelan, Victor Ekanem, Conor Powell, Keith Ward, Alan Kirby, Bobby Ryan, Derek Doyle, Shane Dolan, Paul Byrne.

SUBS: Shaun O’Donnell, Karl Moore, Ian Bermingham, John Flood, Ollie Cahill, Philly Byrne. no sign of harney in that squad.....
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:57 am

BIG MAC IS BACK cheers ... brian maccarthy has signed, along with tommy barret, roy king, brian gill, stephen relihan, rushie, mark sherlock, mark walshe, joe woods.
jamie carr, brian colopy, paul danaher, deckie fallon, noelly, jason hughes,eoin monaghon, ian sweeney and kevin williamson are EXPECTED to sign in the coming days!
garvan broughal has been offered a contract as is set to give his awnser next week
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:42 am

Athlone Town sign nine
By Extratime Team
Published: January 16, 2012


Athlone Town have confirmed nine signings for 2012 as Mike Kerley’s squad begins to take shape.

Central defender Brian McCarthy left Athlone at the end of 2010 to spend last season with Pat Scully’s Limerick FC, where he made 22 league appearances during Limerick’s unsuccessful push for promotion.

McCarthy has also played for Bohemians and Longford Town, and manager Mike Kerley sees his return as key to the club’s ambition to play a more ambitious brand of football.

“Brian is a very good defender and has plenty of experience for someone his age. He's also good in possession. We'll try to play from the back a bit more this season, to start attacks from defence, and Brian can be very useful in that sense.”

Athlone have also secured the signatures of Tommy Barrett, Brian Gill, Roy King, Stephen Relihan, Damien Rushe, Mark Sherlock, Mark Walshe and Joe Woods, while Kerley is in negotiations with nine more of his 2011 squad.

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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:52 am

looks like williamson is gone, bohs and mons after him!!! still no keeper signed, 17yr old sean guerins has signed, a midfielder and apparently joe woods hasnt signed yet but is expected too as is noelly magee
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:57 am

we are after liam lynch again too, but he lives in galway so might be tough to get him with 3 clubs over there, well 2 at least Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:45 am

Williamson will be no loss. He always took too much out of the ball and when he lost it was quick to blame one of the younger lads! He's not the type of experienced player we need at the club and as captain he wasnt a great role model for the young lads..Glad to see the back of him to be honest
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:09 pm

100% agreed about kev. he was half decent at times but was always liable to mess up. very greedy player
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:02 am

it hasnt been confirmed yet, so he may stay, Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:22 pm

broughal has signed along with darren coleman,possibly a williamson u-turn Very Happy ...still after liam lynch, robbie kelleher played in last friendly and could also sign
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:39 pm

Great to hear Kelleher contacted the club about signing as his commitment has been questioned in the past. any news on other trialists???
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:05 am

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Great to hear Kelleher contacted the club about signing as his commitment has been questioned in the past. any news on other trialists???
supposed to be a friendly tonight at the woolen so prob be a few trialists on view
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:12 am

What time is it on??
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:07 am

7 30 according to the indo
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:55 am

good stuff might be worth a look.....anyone know anything about the wonderkid from Birr??
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:55 am

any idea of his name?
seen a lad playin for birr town. small lad on the wing. was absolute class. dunno if its him or not but he stood out from the rest by a mile
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:44 am

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any idea of his name?
seen a lad playin for birr town. small lad on the wing. was absolute class. dunno if its him or not but he stood out from the rest by a mile

Val Feeney signs for “The Town”

By Chris on January 26, 2012

Athlone Town FC are delighted to announce that we have secured the signing of teenage wonder kid Val Feeney. Val has come to prominence over that last number of years whilst playing with his schoolboy club Birr Town and has indeed been capped and scored for the Republic of Ireland at underage age. Despite just turning 16 a couple of weeks ago Val has already had a number of trials with UK based teams, the most high profile being Manchester City.

Speaking about the signature Michael Collins, Youth Team Manager, said “We are delighted to welcome a player of the calibre of Val to the club and we look forward to assisting his improvement as a player. He will no doubt be a huge asset to our club and it is testimony to the work that is being carried out at the club that a player of Val’s stature has agreed to sign for us”

On behalf of Athlone Town FC we would like to welcome Val to the club and we wish him every success.
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:03 am

Robbie Kelleher has become Mike Kerleys latest signing joining the club from Ballynanty Rovers in Limerick.

Robbie who is 27 and is a recognised striker holds over 100 League of Ireland appearances has previously played for both Limerick and also a short spell with Shamrock Rovers in the Premier Division before he was released by mutual consent when the commute from Limerick to Dublin on an almost daily basis became too much. While there he netted two goals both of which came against Longford Town in March 2007.

He has also lined out for Fairview Rangers in the Limerick District League
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:05 am

Mike Kerley has added to his 2012 squad with the signings of Garvan Broughall, Ross Kenny, Darren Coleman, Sean Geurin while Joe Woods, Kevin Williamson and Mark Walsh all return for another season.

Darren Coleman signs from Killavilla United after impressing in a pre season training game. 23 yr old Darren is an energetic central midfielder who had a spell with Limerick last season and was part of the Waterford United underage set up when Mike Kerley was in charge.

Garvan Broughall who can play at right-back or in midfield returns to the club after spending the 2011 season with Limerick.

17 yr old Sean Guerins signs from Blackcastle in the Tipperary League where he is described as a very strong midfield player.

Mark Walsh, Kevin Williamson and Joe Woods all return for having been an important part of last seasons squad.

Ross Kenny a 20 yr old defender has also signed from Ballina Town in the Mayo League.

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..... good to see some new signings coming in, still no sign of a keeper though and with scott gaynor gone to junior football in dublin we have NO KEEPERS so far
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PostSubject: Keeper   Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:19 am

Herd goalkeeper Brian Collophy has signed with ye for 2012 season hes from limerick he was with ye last season
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:59 am

limsgoingup wrote:
Herd goalkeeper Brian Collophy has signed with ye for 2012 season hes from limerick he was with ye last season

hope he has improved !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:46 am

matt gregg is expected to sign Very Happy ... massive boost if happens, proper keeper with lots of experience
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:25 am

Don't put any money on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:24 am

Confirmed Athlone Town Squad as of 29/02/2012

By Chris on March 1, 2012

A number of players have been added to Mike Kerleys squad for 2012 ahead of this Fridays opener against SD Galway. Registered players as of the 29th February 2012

TOMMY BARRETT
GARVAN BROUGHALL
DARREN COLEMAN
BRIAN COLLOPY
PAUL DANAHER
AARON DULLY
DWAYNE FARRELL
SCOTT GAYNOR
BRIAN GILL
SEAN GUERINS
JASON HUGHES
ROBBIE KELLEHER
ROSS KENNY
JORDAN MARCHMENT
ROY KING
BRIAN MCCARTHY
NOEL MCGEE
SAM MORAN
STEPHEN RELIHAN
DAMIEN RUSHE
NIALL SCULLION
MARK SHERLOCK
JAVIER VERDU
MARK WALSH
KEVIN WILLIAMSON
JOE WOODS

just 2 keepers, hopefully will remain fit..
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:03 pm

Hi lads,

I'm attempting to bring the Athlone squad up to date on Soccerway.com. I'm a new member and am blocked from posting links, so if anyone wants to check the Athlone stuff out, just type Athlone into the searchbox on the Soccerway.com main page.


There's no problem with anyone who has played a league game this season already or has been on the bench. Outside of them there must be a reasonable number of lads who have definitely left. 5 or 6 lads there too that I couldn't find a position for either.

If you click around you'll see full stats for all the matches. Might be of interest to yee.


If anyone could help with any bit of the above I'd be very grateful. Thanks and best of luck for the rest of the season.

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Transfers In's and Out's   Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:33 pm

D. Moran
K. Moloney
D. Fallon
S. O'Connell
T. O'Halloran
D. Young
S. Caffrey
W. Colbert
B. Daly
J. Goggins
R. O'Hanlon
E. O'Shea
K. Quinn
D. Ryan
Bobby Tier
D. Bracken
I. Coffey
R. Farrell
G. Kenna
D. O'Riordan
S. Place
C. Smith
G. Watson

These are all gone as far as i know. Few more in the squad on the site who could be gone but i wasnt sure.
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