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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins hosted players and management of Bohemians Football Club and the Palestinian Women’s National Team at Áras an Uachtaráin today, Monday, May 13.

President Higgins welcomed the delegation on a courtesy call ahead of the historic international friendly due to take place this Wednesday at Dalymount Park in Dublin.

Also in attendance at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday were Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Association and Chair of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, and Dr. Jilan Abdalmajid, Ambassador-Head of Mission of the Palestinian Mission.

President Higgins this afternoon received the President of the Palestinian FA, Jibril Rajoub, Ambassador Dr Jilan Abdalmajid and players and managers of the Palestine and @bfcdublin women’s football teams at Áras an Uachtaráin ahead of Wednesday’s match at Dalymount Park pic.twitter.com/e00yH94j1C


— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) May 13, 2024

The Dublin-based Bohemians FC will host the Palestinian women’s team this Wednesday in a “historic international solidarity game” at Dalymount Park.

Bohemians FC says that tickets for Wednesday’s game “will cover the visit of the Palestinian team and delegation, with the remainder split between charity partners Palestine Sport for Life, Medical Aid for Palestinians, and Aclaí Palestine.”

🇮🇪 ❤️🇵🇸 President of Ireland Michael D Higgins hosted players and management of Bohemians and Palestine at Áras an Uachtaráin today ahead of Wednesday’s historic international solidarity game at Dalymount Park. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/NXEemScCrD


— Bohemian Football Club (@bfcdublin) May 13, 2024

The Palestinian Women’s National team and delegation were treated to a warm welcome upon their arrival at Dublin Airport on Sunday.

🇮🇪🇵🇸 Thank you to all who came to Dublin Airport today to give the Palestinian National Team such a warm welcome. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/neM3deADha


— Bohemian Football Club (@bfcdublin) May 12, 2024

Later on Sunday, Bohemians FC thanked Shaku Maku in Rathmines for hosting their Palestinian guests.

🙌 Huge thanks to the Shaku Maku restaurant in Rathmines for hosting our guests from the Palestine team and travelling delegation this evening. pic.twitter.com/gSCvGpzmgW


— Bohemian Football Club (@bfcdublin) May 12, 2024

The Bohemians FC – Palestinian friendly match, which was announced in early March, “will mark the 76th anniversary of Nakba, and highlight the human rights violations in occupied Palestine,” the Dublin football club said.

When tickets went on sale in April, Matt Devaney, President of Bohemian FC, commented: “We want this to be a very special few days for the Palestinian team and the delegation visiting Ireland.

“We look forward to welcoming the Palestinian team to Dalymount Park and hope the Irish public get behind this occasion and our efforts to raise a substantial sum to assist and highlight the plight of people in a truly dire situation.”

Bohemians Chief Operating Officer Daniel Lambert said: “While the game in Dalymount Park will be the highlight and send out a strong message of solidarity to the Palestinian people from Ireland, having received great support from Dublin businesses and service providers, we are also working on a schedule for the Palestinian team and visiting delegation that will include cultural visits.

“We look forward to welcoming them to Dublin and to Dalymount Park in what we hope will be an occasion to remember for all involved.”

Bohemians FC has announced a pre-game music event on Wednesday featuring “Irish artists who’ve supported and shown solidarity with Palestine,” including  The Mary Wallopers, Damien Dempsey, Kneecap, and Lankum.

Bohemian FC v Palestine.

Jodi Stand now SOLD OUT. Grab tickets fast for other stands.

🎶Our stadium music selection before the game will feature all Irish artists who’ve supported and shown solidarity with Palestine.

Join us for a very special game to show solidarity with… pic.twitter.com/ADLuuOSp1H


— Bohemian Football Club (@bfcdublin) May 2, 2024

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