Thurs Oct 6, 1977 – Bohs 2 Athlone Town 1

October 6, 2007 at 9:13 pm 1 comment

Thirty years ago today, Bohemians played host to Athlone Town in the Leinster Cup quarter-finals. We were two goals up at half-time, thanks to a header by Eddie Byrne and a shot by John McCormack, before Athlone’s Brian Dawson got a last-minute consolation goal. But the main talking point of the tie was the return of Fran O’Brien at left-back for Bohs, after his aborted transfer to Derby County. The upside was we were in the semi-finals of a pretty minor competition, along with Dundalk, Shelbourne and Home Farm. The downside was that we had now played two games every week for a month, and the players must be feeling the strain. I could only hope that Leeds would win on Saturday, which would ensure that we beat Finn Harps on Sunday.


Entry filed under: Bohemians, Match Reports.

Sun Oct 2, 1977 – Bohs 4 Home Farm 0 Sun Oct 9, 1977 – Finn Harps 3 Bohs 0

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Stephen Byrne  |  August 6, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I remember those good old days..!


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