Factfile: Pompey’s Ireland tour opponents

Former Pompey and Bohemians goalkeeper Brian Murphy    Picture: Joe Pepler
Former Pompey and Bohemians goalkeeper Brian Murphy Picture: Joe Pepler
Matty Kennedy impressed in Pompey's win against Southend. Picture: Joe Pepler

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With the dates of Pompey’s pre-season friendlies with Irish duo Sligo Rovers and Bohemians confirmed, we take a look at the two clubs.

Sligo Rovers

Manager Dave Robertson

Founded 1928

Stadium The Showgrounds

Current league position seventh

Form (last five games) three wins, two defeats

Last result Finn Harps 3-0 Sligo Rovers

Paul Cook: 2007-2012, 211 games managed, 46.8-per-cent win rate, two FAI cups (2010 and 2011), one League of Ireland cup (2010)

Nickname The Bit o’ Red

One to watch Raffaele Cretaro – All time top scorer for Sligo Rovers with 73 goals

Famous former players Seamus Coleman, Dixie Dean

Honours Five FAI cups, three League of Ireland titles, two League of Ireland cups

Bohemians F.C

Manager Keith Long

Founded 1890

Stadium Dalymount Park

Current league position eighth

Form (last five games) two wins, two defeats, one draw

Last Result Wexford Youths 0 – 1 Bohemians

Nickname Bohs

One to watch Keith Buckley – Promising young midfielder who gets goals

Familiar face Brian Murphy – Murphy played for the Bohs from 2007 to 2009

Honours 11 League of Ireland titles, seven FAI cups, three League of Ireland cups