Greg Bolger


Player Profile

Age: 32 years, 9 months

Place of Birth: Wexford

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 5' 11"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Dec 2020 Present Sligo Rovers
Nov 2017 Dec 2020 Shamrock Rovers
Nov 2015 Nov 2017 Cork City
Jan 2012 Nov 2015 St. Patrick's Athletic
Feb 2011 Dec 2011 Dundalk
Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Sporting Fingal
Feb 2006 Dec 2010 UCD


Start DateEnd DateTeam

(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.

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Greg Bolger 2020 Record - League of Ireland Premier Division

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
June 21, 2021 Derry City 1 - 1 Sligo Rovers The Brandywell
June 18, 2021 St. Patrick's Athletic 2 - 0 Sligo Rovers Richmond Park
June 12, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 2 Drogheda United The Showgrounds
May 28, 2021 Finn Harps 1 - 2 Sligo Rovers Finn Park
May 24, 2021 Shamrock Rovers 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers Tallaght Stadium
Yellow: 47'
May 7, 2021 Dundalk 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers Oriel Park
May 3, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 St. Patrick's Athletic The Showgrounds
Yellow: 56'
April 30, 2021 Drogheda United 1 - 1 Sligo Rovers United Park
April 24, 2021 Sligo Rovers 0 - 1 Derry City The Showgrounds
April 20, 2021 Bohemians 1 - 3 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park
Yellow: 65'
April 17, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 0 Finn Harps The Showgrounds
April 10, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Shamrock Rovers The Showgrounds
Yellow: 84'
April 2, 2021 Longford Town 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers Strokestown Road
Yellow: 44'
March 26, 2021 Waterford 1 - 2 Sligo Rovers Regional Sports Centre
March 20, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Dundalk The Showgrounds

Greg Bolger 2020 Record - Friendly

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
March 8, 2021 Sligo Rovers 3 - 2 Athlone Town The Showgrounds
85Subbed Off: 85'
March 3, 2021 Galway United 1 - 1 Sligo Rovers Eamonn Deacy Park
Feb. 23, 2021 Athlone Town 0 - 3 Sligo Rovers Athlone Town Stadium
46Subbed Off: 46'