Warren O’Hora – The future of Bohemians

Bohemian FC finished their season on a high with an impressive 3-1 win over Finn Harps at “the home of Irish football”, Dalymount Park.

It has been a hugely impressive season for Keith Long’s troops snatching 5th place in the SSE Airtricity League on the final day from Bray Wanderers, who went down 1-0 away at the champions, Cork City.

A big part of the Gypsies success was the influx of youth in the side and none stood out more than the towering presence of Warren O’Hora.

O’Hora, who took the step up from Captaining the clubs under 19’s to the first team in his stride, spoke of the last game of the season, saying: “Tonight’s game was always going to be tough as we’ve had really good games with Finn Harps over the season, very physical encounters.

“But it was great and also important to get the win tonight for the fans, they deserve it because their support over the season has been fantastic.”

The Ireland under 19 international came off at half time in the game, as many fans feared a reoccurrence of the minor hamstring injury that kept the talented 19 year old out of the previous couple of games, but Warren cleared up any fears going onto say; “My hamstring problem is nothing serious thankfully. I was a doubt to play at all just a few days before the game, but I progressed quick and happy to get some more game time under my belt. Going off at half time was part of the plan as I didn’t want to over do it by playing the full game.”

On the night local lad O’Hora was presented with the clubs young player of the year, and understandably, couldn’t hide his delight, adding; “It was great getting it and I’m a bit shocked. Can’t thank the players and the club enough. But it’s only the start and plan to kick on again next season.

“It was my first season at senior level and I can gladly say I enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone was amazing to me especially as I’m still young but right from the start they made me feel I was part of the team.”

Already attracting interest from abroad, the level headed defender is not letting the attention get in the way of his desire to improve and perform at the highest level and if his performances this season are anything to go by there’s no doubt the queue will only get bigger.

Darryl Geraghty

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