Date Time League Season
25 July 2021 3:00 pm FAI Cup 2021

Match Report

Bohs fire to Cup win in Cork

A routine win for Bohs against Munster League outfit College Corinthians saw them through to the next round of the FAI Cup at Turners Cross this afternoon.

An early goal from Keith Buckley, a tap in from youngster Aaron Doran on his senior debut, a second half brace from Keith Ward.

The icing on the cake on the brink of full time from Dawson Devoy was more than enough for Dublin’s red and black.

Bohs wasted no time getting to work in this one. Three minutes in, poor play at the back from Corinthians caused the ball to find its way to captain Keith Buckley, who dispatched the ball exceptionally well. A fine way to mark his 300th appearance for the club. It would be the first in an array of fine finishes for Bohs today.

Bohs were playing with ease for the opening minutes. Buckley pulled the strings well and the young supporting cast didn’t look one bit out of place. One of those cast members, Aaron Doran, was rewarded for his efforts in the 26th minute.

Buckley found himself with only Shane Sherlock in goals to beat and his shot was saved well by Sherlock. Unfortunately for Corinthians, it fell straight to Doran, who let fly into an empty net. A great way to get his Bohs career underway with a goal on his senior debut.

Chances were a rarity for the hosts but in the 41st minute they managed one. Daragh O’Sullivan Connell played a nice ball over the top, but the resulting effort was tame and straight at Stephen McGuiness. It would remain 2-0 into half time.

Bohs were once again playing with ease and got another right before the hour mark. A ball in from the left was aimed for Jamie Mullins, who was taken down by Eoghan Murphy and a spot kick was rewarded. Keith Ward slammed the resulting penalty into the top left to make it 3-0 Bohs.

Substitute Evan Galvin for Corinthians tried his luck about five minutes later. He picked up the ball on the left and cut onto his right, letting fly an effort that just went wide. Few positives for Corinthians today, but his bright play was one.

Ward got his brace just over ten minutes from time. Corinthians wanted a penalty for a foul that looked similar to Murphy’s on Mullins. While still appealing, it was Mullins who with a long ball found Ward behind the hosts defence. Ward put the ball into the top corner to cap off a nice evening for him.

The cake got its icing in injury time. Sherlock played it straight to substitute Dawson Devoy, who with a first time finish punished the opposing keeper. A mistake that was likely fatigue more than anything from Sherlock.

Not much Corinthians could do here. Bohs are streets ahead of them and even their backups were simply too much. Manager Joe Gamble will be looking ahead to their upcoming league season now.

For Keith Long it’s an ideal evening. His youngsters looked great and the good mood around Bohs is well intact. They look ahead to Europe in the Aviva Thursday, but may also feel a run in the cup is likely.

  • 92'

    Full time and it's a route in the cup for Bohs. Were simply far too much for the Douglas outfit.

  • 91'

    Devoy gets one. Ball was played straight to him by Sherlock and he punished him.

  • 90'

    Doran nearly gets a brace and Bohs fifth after his shot hit the underside of the bar and bounced out. Brutally unlucky, would've been another great goal.

  • 79'

    Ward has a brace. Corinthians were still appealing a no call for a penalty, and Mullens caught them napping with a long ball to Ward, who put it away nicely.

  • 73'

    To be replaced by Devoy.

  • 73'

    Meanwhile, Levingston is off for Bohs.

  • 73'

    They're replaced by Deasy and Aidan O'Mahony.

  • 73'

    Double sub for the hosts again. O'Sullivan Connell and Evan Galvin are off.

  • 63'

    They are replaced by Colin O'Mahony and Killian O'Brien.

  • 63'

    Double sub for the host. Murphy and Neville make way.

  • 62'

    Galvin picked up the ball on the left, cut inside and attempted one, not missing by far. Been a breath of fresh air for the home side this half.

  • 57'

    3-0. Ward dispatches a penalty that was given after Eoghan Murphy pushed Jamie Mullens in the box. Only finishing one way now.

  • 46'

    To be replaced by Ali Coote.

  • 46'

    Meanwhile, Buckley is off for Bohs.

  • 46'

    Replaced by Cory Galvin.

  • 46'

    Brosnan off for Corinthians.

  • 46'

    Bohs get us underway for the second half.

  • 45'

    Half time and Bohs have their arrows pointed firmly toward the second round. Corinthians actually improved late in the half, but Bohs have dealt with any pressure coming their way well.

  • 41'

    Corinthians manage their first chance of the game. A good ball over the top of the Bohs defence from O'Sullivan Connell saw them through on goal, but the effort was tame and straight at McGuiness.

  • 35'

    Ten minutes from half time and it's been all Bohs. Keith Buckley pulling the strings and the young supporting cast looking good. Keith Long will be very pleased with what he's seen.

  • 26'

    2-0 Bohs. A Keith Buckley shot is very well saved by Sherlock, but the youngster Aaron Doran latches onto the rebound and puts it into an empty net.

  • 18'

    Feely pushed up with the attack and drove an effort at goal from just outside the area, but it just goes wide. Second for Bohs feels inevitable.

  • 10'

    Bohs looking quality here, even though it's a rested team. Lot of potential in some of the youngsters. Have been relentless since kick off.

  • 3'

    Bohs take the lead. Capitalise on an error at the back and Keith Buckley hits it home.

  • Corinthians get us underway.

  • Still awaiting the Corinthians lineup.

  • Bohs lineup now in. It is indeed a shuffled team, with recent Bohs-SKB academy graduates Sean Grehan, Aaron Doran, Jamie Mullins and Robbie Mahon all starting.

  • Corinthians manager Joe Gamble may be a familiar face for anyone tuning in. Gamble played for Cork City and Limerick, had spells in England and was even capped for Ireland by Steve Staunton, before knee injuries ultimately cut his career short. He finds himself manning the ship at Corinthians after assistant spells with Limerick, Waterford and Cork.

  • According to Bohs' website, we're likely to see a 'shuffle' of the lineup today, to balance this game with their European clash. 16 year old Jamie Mullens could feature, who last week against Longford became the youngest ever Bohs player to score in the League of Ireland.

  • It's a big day for the hosts as they welcome one of Ireland's most historic clubs. The game will be in Turners Cross for numerous reasons, so it's a pitch the Bohs players will be familiar with.

  • Hello and welcome to for today's FAI Cup encounter between College Corinthians and Bohemians, I'm Sean Comber and I'll be updating you throughout the game.

College Corinthians

1Shane Sherlock Goalkeeper
2David O Connor Defender
3Eoghan Murphy 15 Defender
4Andrew Neville 12 Defender
5Conor Walsh Defender
6Craig Donnellan Midfielder
7Evan Galvin 17 Forward
8Daragh O’Sullivan Connell 18 Midfielder
9Evan Browne Forward
10Shane Daly-Butz Midfielder
11Sean Brosnan 13 Forward
12Killian O Brien 4 Defender
13Cory Galvin 11 Forward
14Ross Welch Midfielder
15Colin O’Mahony 3 Defender
16Destiny Okonkwo Forward
17Aidan O’Mahony 7 Midfielder
18Paul Deasy 8 Midfielder
19Brian Simpson Defender
20Ben O’Leary Goalkeeper


25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
10Keith Ward Midfielder 57', 79'
14Conor Levingston 28 Midfielder
16Keith Buckley 8 Midfielder 3'
18James Finnerty Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
24Aaron Doran Midfielder 26'
27Sean Grehan Defender
30Robert Mahon Midfielder
1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender
8Ali Coote 16 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly Forward
28Dawson Devoy 14 Midfielder 91'


Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

Athlone native currently studying journalism in Dublin City University.