Date Time League Season
22 July 2021 5:30 pm UEFA Europa Conference League 2021

Match Report

Bohs have Lux’ury of away Euro win

Bohemians will take a well deserved one goal advantage into the second leg of their Europa Conference League tie, as Ross Tierney's first half strike gave them a 1-0 win In Luxembourg tonight.

The Dublin outfit were made work for the result, their first major chance eventually fell to Tierney who converted home. The defence was a standout for the side, dealing with any threat the hosts could throw at them.

Keith Buckley’s men had to endure a nervous final quarter to the tie, as Dudelange pilled the pressure on, but failed to create any chances as the Bohs defence was water tight.

It was a tie they never deserved to lose, they created much the better chances throughout. Ali Coote caused plenty of danger in the opening minutes. Early pressure showed cracks in the home side's defence , Dawson Devoy played a stunning pass to Coote, who fumbled with the keeper, and the ball fell to Ross Tierney, who made no mistake in front of goal. 

After the visitors had taken the lead they never looked like conceding, the home side forced into shooting from long range, or aimlessly crossing balls into the box which Talbot could easily gather. 

When the half-time whistle sounded, it looked very much a one way tie for The Gypsies who were dangerous in front of goal.

The main talking point late in the half, was Ross Tierney going down in the area but the referee waved play on. 

Dudelange looked much the better team on the restart, they were now taking more chances in the Bohs area, but could still not find the back of the net. The defence putting in a massive shift to prevent any potential chances.

In the final minutes of the game, the home side failed to make any use of the possession to aim a shot at James Talbot, Bohemians players putting everything on the line to take the 1-0 advantage to Dalymount Park in the second leg. Worries for Keith Buckley however as defender Ciaran Kelly was forced off with an injury.

  • 90'

    6 additional minutes

  • 81'

    James Finnerty booked for coming on early during the substitution

  • 81'

    Liam Burt comes off for James Finnerty

  • 80'

    Final ten minutes as the home side are putting massive pressure on Bohs

  • 76'

    Rory Feely replaces an injured Ciarán Kelly

  • 72'

    Yellow for the Bohs man for dissent

  • 70'

    The home side have been on top the last few minutes but are yet to make life difficult for James Talbot

  • 69'

    Conor Levingston replaces goalscorer Ross Tierney.

  • 58'

    Another booking for Dudelange, the No 5 goes into the book for chopping down Ross Tierney in the centre circle.

  • 54'

    The Bohs defence has been excellent tonight, they deal with yet another chance, this time a scuffed shot but the ball is cleared

  • 46'

    Underway for the second half

  • 45'

    Half Time in Luxembourg and Bohs still look comfortable, they have had a few half chances since taking the lead, no main threat from the home side either, the biggest talking point late on has been Ross Tierney going down in the box, but the Referee waved away penalty shouts.

  • 36'

    Ali Coote is brought down on the right hand side, his resulting free kick is easily saved by the Dudelange keeper.

  • 24'

    Another dangerous ball into the Bohs box easily gathered by James Talbot. Rob Cornwall takes a knock in the process, and is off the pitch now receiving treatment

  • 22'

    Cynical foul sees the Dudelange No 15 booked

  • 20'

    Twenty minutes in and the game is paused for a water break. Since the goal Bohs have looked comfortable, Dudelange's only chance since the goal, has been a long range effort easily blocked by Ciarán Kelly.

  • 12'

    Fantastic goal by Bohs, Dawson Devoy picked up the ball just beyond the halfway line, dinked a stunning pass to Ali Coote, who fumbled with the keeper, and Ross Tierney makes no mistake.

  • 12'


  • 8'

    A chance for Dudelange, a cross into the area well gathered by James Talbot

  • 5'

    A Competitive and opening five minutes between the sides, Coote's free the only main chance in the opening few minutes

  • 1'

    Early chance as a free-kick from Ali Coote from a decent position is dealt with by the Dudelange defence.

  • 1'

    We are underway!!

  • We await kick off here, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will keep you updated on tonights tie


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender
6Ciaran Kelly 4 Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder
11Liam Burt 18 Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly Forward
16Keith Buckley Midfielder
26Ross Tierney 14 Midfielder 12'
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder 72'
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
50Enda Minogue Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely 6 Defender
7Stephen Mallon Midfielder
10Keith Ward Midfielder
14Conor Levingston 26 Midfielder
18James Finnerty 11 Defender 81'
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
21Bastien Hery Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
27Sean Grehan Defender
30Robert Mahon Midfielder


Stade Jos Nosbaum
Stade Jos Nosbaum, Rue Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Canton Esch-sur-Alzette, 3488, Luxembourg

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.