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Bohemians Fire Back At Shamrock Rovers After Away Fan Issue In Dublin Derby

Bohemians Fire Back At Shamrock Rovers After Away Fan Issue In Dublin Derby
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Bohemians have fired back at Shamrock Rovers after the League of Ireland champions refused to allocate tickets for away for last night's Dublin derby at Tallaght Stadium.

The home side only allowed home supporters to attend the 1-1 draw, with the stadium's capacity reduced to 50 per cent due to covid restrictions.

This meant that there were no Bohs fans on site to watch the game in which Richie Towell's second half strike cancelled out Liam Burt's strike just before the interval.


However, Bohemians have now responded to Rovers' ticketing policy.


In a statement released this evening, they confirmed that they would not be allocating any tickets to Shamrock Rovers when they visit Dalymount next month, despite the ground being permitted to use its full capacity.

Bohemian FC was disappointed not to receive any ticket allocation from Shamrock Rovers for last night's Dublin Derby at Tallaght Stadium.

Since restrictions eased to permit 50% capacity at outdoor sporting events, Bohemians have given every club we have hosted - Maynooth University Town, Finn Harps, Derry City and Dundalk - the allocation they have requested up to and including 50% of the Des Kelly Stand.

Similarly, now that 100% capacity returns this week, Waterford, Friday’s opposition in the Extra.ie FAI Cup semi-final, have been allocated the Des Kelly Stand in its entirety.

Before permitted capacity went up to 50%, all clubs’ priorities were, of course, their own fans, in particular members and season ticket holders who remained loyal despite not knowing whether they would be able to attend a game this season.

But Monday was the first Bohemians game - either home or away - that there were no away fans in attendance since the 50% permitted capacity was introduced, despite the Tallaght Stadium being able to hold more spectators than any of the other ground in the league.

As a result of this decision, Bohemian FC can confirm that we do not intend to give Shamrock Rovers a ticket allocation when the sides meet at Dalymount Park in November.

Shamrock Rovers could well have the league title wrapped up by the time this fixture comes around on November 12th, requiring six points from their next three games to ensure they retain the trophy before visiting Dalymount.

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