Bohemians v Dundalk preview

Bohemians and Dundalk meet for the third time in eight days and the sixth time this season when they go head to head in Tuesday’s FAI Cup quarter-final replay at Dalymount Park.

Bohemians followed their 3-1 league success with a hard fought draw at Oriel Park on Friday night.

Two years ago the sides drew 0-0 in Oriel Park and after a red card for both teams, a half-hour of extra time and still no goals in Dalymount it went to penalties, which Bohemians won 4-2.

With a busy schedule ahead, both sides will be keen to avoid a repeat of their 2009 quarter final clash which also finished goal less at Oriel before 130 minutes of football failed to separate the sides, Bohemians eventually winning on penalties.

Bohemian’s manager Pat Fenlon, he has a nearly complete squad to choose from and he may start with Christy Fagan, who started Friday’s game on the bench.

While Stephen Traynor could start as he continues his comeback following injury however Ollie Cahill looks set to miss out.

Meanwhile for Dundalk 27 year old Peter Cherrie will make his 100th appearance however manager Ian Foster will again be without long-term injury victims Eoghan Osborne (fractured tibia), Stephen Maher (fractured metatarsal) and now Colin Hawkins (knee), the latter ruled out for at least another month.

Added to that, Ross Gaynor (ankle) remains doubtful and if he plays it will be with an injection, while Stephen McDonnell (knee) will be involved in the match day squad but is again unlikely to feature.


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