Date Time League Season
29 July 2021 7:45 pm UEFA Europa Conference League 2021

Match Report

Bohs brilliant in Aviva Euro tie

Bohemians are through to the third round of qualifiers for the Europa Conference League, after a 3-0 win over Dudelange at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

A first half header by Rob Cornwall, and a second half brace by Georgie Kelly, did enough to see the Dubliners qualify, winning 4-0 on aggregate.

Bohs threatened early, despite leading the tie 1-0, they did not seem to sit back from the off. Ali Coote had two early chances at goal, sending a free kick over the bar, before having a shot saved by the Dudelange goalkeeper. Ross Tierney also had a chance, his header however going wide of the target.

It was all the home side, playing across the city from their traditional home at Dalymount Park, who dominated the opening exchanges. Kelly having a half chance in the 10th minute, his glancing header flying just wide. 

The breakthrough came in the 34th minute from an unlikely source, a fantastic free kick by Anto Breslin on the far side, found Cornwall in space and the centre back nodded home to give his side the lead.

After Bohemians forged ahead, they never looked like giving up their advantage. The visitors had a handful of chances in the opening half, but nothing that brought a sweat from James Talbot.

After the restart it was all Bohs again. After a couple of half chances, Georgie Kelly managed to double his side's advantage in the 69th minute. Another free kick this time taken by Coote, he found another centre back this time it was Ciaran Kelly free at the back post, he sent a header across goal, and the big forward managed to power home a header from close range.

The home supporters were in dreamland, and just four minutes after making it 2-0, Georgie Kelly found the back of the net for a second time. It came following fantastic work by Liam Burt, who won back possession, and broke at the Dudelange defence. He played a fantastic through ball to Kelly, who finished to the near post.

Bohemians now meet Greek side PAOK in the next round. The first leg of which will take place in the Aviva Stadium next Tuesday,

  • 88'

    James Finnerty replaces Georgie Kelly

  • 84'

    Keith Ward comes in for Liam Burt

  • 80'

    Another change for the visitors as Ninte Junior and Kabore come in

  • 74'

    Sub for Bohs, Conor Levingston replaces Keith Buckley

  • 73'

    The goal comes from a fantastic run by Liam Burt who wins back possession and then plays in Kelly to score

  • 73'


  • 69'

    Brilliant free kick by Coote, finds Ciaran Kelly at the back post, his header across goal is nodded home by Georgie Kelly to make it 2-0

  • 69'


  • 65'

    Double Sub by the visitors, Nadar and Muratovic replace Hadji and Sinani

  • 51'

    Another booking for the visitors, the number 6 goes into the book

  • 48'

    The Bohs man goes into the referees book

  • 37'

    Change for the visitors, Filip Bojic replaces Delgado

  • 45'

    Half Time at the Aviva Stadium, Bohs lead 1-0 thanks to Rob Cornwall, making it 2-0 on the night on aggregate

  • 34'

    Fantastic cross by Anto Breslin, the ball met perfectly by Cornwall who heads Bohs 1-0 ahead on the night

  • 34'


  • 26'

    First yellow card goes to the Dudelange number 16 for a horrible foul

  • 20'

    All the home side so far, no major chance at goal by the visitors

  • 10'

    Another half chance for Bohs, Georgie Kelly has a glancing header fly just wide of Dudelange goal

  • 5'

    Another couple of chances for Bohs, Ali Coote has a great effort saved by the visiting goalkeeper, while Ross Tierney has a header go just wide minutes later

  • 3'

    Free Kick outside the Dudelange box, Ali Coote takes and just rises it over the bar

  • 1'

    We are underway at the Aviva Stadium

  • The strong defensive shift by the whole Bohs side last week helped see out the game 1-0 in their favour, a phenomenal performance by the backline helped keep late pressure by Dudelange at bay. Ross Tierney finding the net in the 12th minute, helped get the valuable goal that separates the sides tonight. Bohemians only needing a 0-0 draw to advance

  • A win tonight for the home side would see them advance to the third round of qualification for the first time in their history, the winners of tonights tie advancing to meet greek side PAOK, a side who regularly play in Europe.

  • No changes for the Dubliners since last weeks tie in Luxembourg, despite having to come off last week, Ciaran Kelly looks fit enough to partner Rob Cornwall at the heart of the Bohs defence.

  • You are very welcome to tonights Second Leg tie in the 2nd Round of qualification in the Europa Conference League, between Bohemians and F91 Dudelange, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will keep you updated of tonights events at the Aviva Stadium


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender 34'
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder
11Liam Burt 10 Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly 18 Forward 69', 73'
16Keith Buckley 14 Midfielder 48'
26Ross Tierney Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
50Enda Minogue Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
7Stephen Mallon Midfielder
10Keith Ward 11 Midfielder
14Conor Levingston 16 Midfielder
18James Finnerty 12 Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
24Aaron Doran Midfielder
27Sean Grehan Defender
30Robert Mahon Midfielder

Past Meetings

(2nd Qualifying Round)
0 - 1
UEFA Europa Conference League
Stade Jos Nosbaum

F91 Dudelange v Bohemians


Aviva Stadium
Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Pembroke West A ED, Dublin, Dublin 4, Leinster, D04 FP65, Ireland

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.