Greg Bolger



Greg Bolger

Midfield
  • Height 5' 11"
  • Age 34 years, 2 months
  • Place of Birth Wexford
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Stats based on games populated in our system. They can be viewed below

Greg’s Biography

(Photo by: Ed Scannell)

Wexford born Greg started his career playing with New Ross Celtic before going on to play with Wexford Youths in the days before they had acquired league status. He also spent a year at Cherry Orchard before joining UCD in 2006.

Greg made his league debut with UCD in March 2007 as a substitute against Cork City and scored his first goal in 2008 against Derry City. He was also part of the Students side that won the First Division title in 2009 but it was in 2010 that Greg really came to prominence when he filled the boots of the influential Ronan Finn who had moved on to Sporting Fingal.

During the 2010 season he made 29 league appearances for UCD and scored seven goals. He was also chosen by Paul Doolin to represent the Irish U23 side that played against England and Estonia during the summer.

In January of 2011 he followed Finn across the city to sign for Sporting Fingal. However, one month later Fingal folded and within 24 hours Bolger had been snapped up by Ian Foster at Dundalk. Greg's Dundalk debut came in a 5-3 Setanta Cup win over Linfield in February and he made 24 league appearances throughout the season.

In January 2012 Greg confirmed a move to St Patrick's Athletic, signing for new boss Liam Buckley. He made 26 league appearances as Pats' title challenge faltered but in 2013 Greg took over the anchor role in Pats' midfield from the departed James Chambers and his influence was key to Pats winning the 2013 League title.

Greg stayed with St Pats for the 2014 season and made 24 league appearances as the Saints finished third that season. He also picked up an FAI Cup Winners medal as he was a part of the team that beat Derry City 2-0 in the final. He added a further 23 league appearances in 2015, scoring twice in the process, as the Saints finished fourth in the table.

In November 2015, Greg moved south to join Cork City and made his league bow for the rebels against Bohemians at Turner's Cross on 4 March 2016. He made 27 league appearances and scored one league goal, in a 3-0 home win over Shamrock Rovers. Greg also picked up his second FAI Cup winners medal when City beat Dundalk 1-0 in the final.

Greg spent two seasons at Turner's Cross and left in November 2017 to sign for Shamrock. He was a late substitute in Rovers' 2019 FAI Cup final win over Dundalk and was also part of the club's FAI Cup and League double in 2020 despite it being a season troubled by injury.

In December 2020, Greg announced that Shamrock Rovers wouldn't be renewing his contract and he quickly signed for Liam Buckley at Sligo Rovers.

Career Facts

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 14 - - - - 5 3 2 6 - -
2021 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 26 - - - - - - 1 6 - -
2020 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 3 - - - - 2 - 1 - - -
2019 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 24 3 - - - 7 3 1 8 - -
2018 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 30 1 - - - 2 1 1 11 - -
2017 PremPremier Division Cork City Cork 14 - - - - 14 6 2 4 - -
2016 PremPremier Division Cork City Cork 27 - 1 - - 1 1 1 9 1 -
2015 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 21 2 - - - 3 1 1 11 - -
2014 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 19 - - - - 7 4 1 6 2 -
2013 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 26 1 - - - 3 3 1 11 - -
2012 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 24 3 - - - 4 - - 6 - -
2011 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 24 2 - - - - - - 7 1 -
2010 PremPremier Division UCD UCD 28 4 3 1 - 1 - - 6 3 -
2008 PremPremier Division UCD UCD 1 1 - - - 17 - - - - -
League of Ireland First Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2009 FirstFirst Division UCD UCD 13 2 - - - 6 - - 1 1 -
UEFA Champions League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014-2015 CL Q2Q2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Presidents Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2017 Pres CupFinal Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2016 Pres CupFinal Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2015 Pres CupFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2014 Pres CupFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo 3 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2020 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 4 - - - - - - 2 - - -
2019 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2018 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2017 FRDomestic Cork City Cork 1 - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2016 FRDomestic Cork City Cork 4 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2015 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2014 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2012 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - -
2011 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 FRDomestic Shelbourne Shels 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Setanta Sports Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014 SETA SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2014 SETA QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2013 SETA R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 SETA R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 SETA FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2011 SETA QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011 SETA R1R1 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
FAI Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FAI Cup R1R1 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2020 FAI Cup FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2020 FAI Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2019 FAI Cup FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2019 FAI Cup SFSemi Final Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2019 2019 FAI QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2019 FAI R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 FAI R1R1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup FinalFinal Cork City Cork - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2017 FAI Cup SFSF Cork City Cork - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup QFQF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup R1R1 Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2016 FAI Cup FinalFinal Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2016 FAI Cup SFSF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2016 FAI Cup QFQF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2016 FAI Cup R3R3 Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R2R2 Cork City Cork - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 FAI Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2014 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - 1 1 -
2014 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2013 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - 2 1 -
2013 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup SFSf St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - 1 - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - 2 - -
2012 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - 2 - -
2011 FAI Cup R4R4 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2011 FAI Cup R3R3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R4R4 UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R3R3 UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup R4R4 UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Europa League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019-2020 EL QR2QR2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2019-2020 EL QR1QR1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2018-2019 EL QR1QR1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 1 1 - - -
2017-2018 EL QR2QR2 Cork City Cork 2 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2017-2018 EL QR1QR1 Cork City Cork 2 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2016-2017 EL QR3QR3 Cork City Cork 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-2017 EL QR2QR2 Cork City Cork 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2016-2017 EL QR1QR1 Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2015-2016 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2013-2014 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-2013 EL QR3QR3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-2013 EL QR2QR2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-2013 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Leinster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2015 LS Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 LS Cup SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2014 LS Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
2014 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 LS Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2011 LS Cup R4R4 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 LS Cup SFSF UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 LS Cup R1R1 UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Munster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2017 MS Cup FinalFinal Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 MS Cup SFSF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 MS Cup QFQF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2016 MS Cup QFQF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
League Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019 Lg Cup 2nd RD2nd Round Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - 1 - -
2018 LG Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - - 1 - - - -
2017 EA Cup SFSF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 EA Cup QFQF Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 EA Cup R2R2 Cork City Cork 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 EA Cup QFQF Cork City Cork - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2016 EA Cup R2R2 Cork City Cork - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2015 EA Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2015 EA Cup SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2014 EA Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 EA Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 EA Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2009 EA Cup SFSF UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 EA Cup R1R1 UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup QFQF UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup R2R2 UCD UCD 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Atlantic Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2018 ACGrp Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Europa Conference League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022-2023 ECL QR3QR3 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2022-2023 ECL QR2QR2 Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2021-2022 ECL 1QR1QR Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - 2 1 -