Date Time League Season
22 October 2021 7:45 pm FAI Cup 2021

Match Report

Kelly bags Final berth for Bohs

Bohemians booked their place in the FAI Cup Final, after a dramatic late Georgie Kelly goal minutes from the end, they overcame Waterford 1-0, in tonight’s last-four encounter at Dalymount Park.

Kelly was the hero for 'The Gypsies' as he showed his striker's instinct, to be in the right place for his side, Brian Murphy looked to be the hero for Waterford, and send the game to a replay as he saved a Kelly penalty in the first period, but it was Bohs night on home turf.

It took until two minutes from time, for the Dubliners to seal the win on a frantic, cagey and ill-disciplined night, as Waterford finished with nine men at the end.

Anthony Wordsworth had a half chance early, his volley failing to hit the target. Kelly had the opening chance for Bohs in the 20th minute, but his touch let him down, and he failed to control the ball.

The Phibsborough outfit looked to the referee for two penalty claims, within the first half hour but both were waved away. The Blues were capable of creating chances, but lacked the final finish as they failed to get beyond the home defence.

It was a case of third time lucky for the Gypsies, as Murphy collided with Kelly in the area, the referee made no delay in pointing to the spot. Kelly stepped up to take but Murphy guessed correctly, diving to his right hand side to save well.

A scoreless first half summed up the tie, both sides could create chances in midfield, getting down well on the channels, but the final third lacked creativity and a killer touch to find the net.

Less than ten minutes into the second half, Kyle Ferguson picked up a second yellow card, the defender hacking down a player on the edge of the box, and given his marching orders as a result. 

Both teams created half chances throughout the half, but it was Kelly who made the most of his, a cross from Promise Omochere found Kelly, who finished from close range. 

Niall O’Keeffe was also shown a second yellow card minutes later, into added time as Bohs now await St Pats in the FAI Cup Final. 

  • 95'

    All over at Dalymount, a frantic final few minutes as Georgie Kelly wins it for Bohs in the 88th minute they meet St Pats in the final

  • 94'

    Waterford down to 9 men as Niall O'Keefe is shown a second yellow

  • 89'

    Kelly picks up a yellow after the goal, while Keith Ward and Rory Feely come in for Ali Coote and Rob Cornwall

  • 88'


  • 81'

    Second change of the night for Bohs, Conor Levingston repalces Keith Buckley while Prince Mustwunguma goes off injured to be replaced by Cameron Evans

  • 77'

    Yellow for Prince for a high tackle in midfield

  • 70'

    Another change for Waterford as Prince Mustwunguma comes on to replace Junior

  • 70'

    Change for Bohs as Promise Omochere comes in for Ross Tierney

  • 67'

    More chances for Bohs, they are making use of the extra man, but they fail to test Brian Murphy

  • 56'

    Waterford forced into a change, Shane Griffin is sacrificed for Greg Halford to come on

  • 53'

    Kyle Ferguson picks up a second yellow card for a challenge on the edge of the area, Waterford are down to 10 men with the remainder to play

  • 45'

    Half Time in Dalymount, remains scoreless so far, Brian Murphy the hero as he saves a Georgie Kelly penalty

  • 42'

    A third yellow for the Blues, Kyle Ferguson fouls on the edge of the box

  • 36'

    The first card of the night for Bohs, Devoy in the book for some afters with a Waterford player

  • 34'


  • 33'

    Brian Murphy collides with Georgie Kelly in the box, the referee points to the spot and awards a penalty

  • 31'

    First card of the night goes to Niall O’Keeffe, as he gets booked for a high leg

  • 20'

    Flowing football here in Dublin, both Bohs and Waterford are laying a marker, both look close to finding the net, but neither can find the final spark

  • 8'

    A frantic opening 8 minutes in Dublin, both teams looking to get the early advantage

  • As the sides are both named, Georgie Kelly will be the danger man for Bohs, while Phoenix Patterson has been an outstanding addition for Waterford, both sides have strong players and a bench that can spring a change to this clash, it will be interesting to see how this plays out

  • The blues come into this tie in good form, they have been tested in the league, going to a shootout with Athlone, while an injury toime winner saw them reach the last four against UCD, while they aim to avoid the drop this year, silverware will be on their minds tonight

  • The home side are looking to book their spot at the Aviva, for the first time since 2008, if they can overcome Waterford tonight, the side have struggled recently but have excelled in the domestic cup stage

  • You are very welcome to tonights action from Dalymount Park, as Bohemians welcome Waterford FC to Dalymount Park, in tonights meeting in the FAI Cup Semi Final, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will bring you live updates of tonights action


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall 4 Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote 10 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly Forward 88'
16Keith Buckley 14 Midfielder
26Ross Tierney 20 Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder 36'
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely 5 Defender
10Keith Ward 8 Midfielder
14Conor Levingston 16 Midfielder
15Roland Idowu Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
20Promise Omochere 26 Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper 33'
2Darragh Power Defender
6Kyle Ferguson Defender 42'
7Shane Griffin 20 Midfielder
8Anthony Wordsworth Midfielder
11Armando Junior Quitirna 23 Midfielder
12John Martin Forward
14Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder 31'
19Jack Stafford Midfielder
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
46Eddie Nolan Defender
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
Jamal Dupree Midfielder
3Cameron Evans 23 Defender
5George Forrest Defender
16Jeremie Milambo Defender
20Greg Halford 7 Defender
23Prince Mustwunguma 3 Forward 77'
16Ronaldo Romario Green Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 23)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Bohemian FC

(Series 14)
3 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Waterford

(Series 5)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Bohemian FC

(Series 11)
0 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Waterford

(Series 2)
0 - 2
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Bohemian FC


Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, 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.