No Rovers fans at Dalymount ne...


No Rovers fans at Dalymount next month with Bohs 'disappointed' over ticket allocation


06:55 19 Oct 2021

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There will be no Shamrock Rovers fans at next month's Dublin derby with Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

The rivals are set to meet in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division on 12 November and Stephen Bradley's side could have the title wrapped up by then.

They need just six points from their remaining five games to secure back-to-back titles.

The pair drew on Monday night with the 50% capacity crowd at Tallaght Stadium fully comprised of Rovers fans as they did not give Bohs a ticket allocation.

Bohs responded to this on Tuesday evening via a statement saying they intend to do the same thing next month.

"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 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."

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