However, Bohemians were able to inject some last-minute drama into proceedings when they scored an equaliser in the dying minutes through trialist Eric Molloy.
Lampard received a warm reception from Chelsea fans in Ireland and he was keen to offer thanks to the Blues Irish fans after a warm reception in Ireland over the last few days.
Lampard, who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League as a Chelsea player, said he was happy with the team's performance despite failing to get the victory.More news: Trump defends cabinet member embroiled in Jeffrey Epstein sex-abuse case
While it was only a pre-season friendly, Blues fans saw the opportunity to make light of the result and joked that Super Frank should leave the club by getting '#LampardOut' trending on Twitter. "We need intensity in our game, and I am pleased with the way they have worked and their attitude". But I refuse to get caught up in, 'Because a famous footballer is loved by a club, it's going to work'.
Pre-season preparations will continue in Ireland on Saturday when they take on St Patrick's Athletic.More news: Prime to show World Cup final
"This game was very early but the other players are back other than the injured boys and Pulisic is not with us yet but you will see some of them at the weekend", Lampard added.
"Fitness was always going to be an issue against a team that's halfway through their season".
You would think a game of this little significance, right at the start of the season, would be the ideal time to put a game on Chelsea TV for free, to show off what the platform can do for Blues fans all year. It's about individuals getting fit. Some of the young lads were really good.More news: NSW 26 - 20 Queensland | 10 Jul 2019