Bolger playing for Southend United in 2014
|Full name||Cian Thomas Bolger|
|Date of birth||12 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Celbridge, Ireland|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2011||→ Bristol Rovers (loan)||6||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Bristol Rovers (loan)||39||(2)|
|2012–2013||→ Bristol Rovers (loan)||4||(0)|
|2013||→ Colchester United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2014||→ Southend United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2016||→ Bury (loan)||9||(0)|
|2010||Republic of Ireland U19||2||(0)|
|2013||Republic of Ireland U21||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 3 June 2015 (UTC).
Loans to Bristol Rovers
He made his debut in the Football League, while on loan at Bristol Rovers, when he came on as a 78th-minute substitute for Carl Regan in a 6–1 defeat to Walsall on 29 January 2011. He scored an own goal against Brighton and Hove Albion on 5 February 2011 in a 2–4 defeat for Rovers, this defeat left Rovers 23rd in the league one point above Dagenham and Redbridge. In his 4th game for the club against Rochdale on 8 February 2011 he was sent off for the first time in his senior career after a second yellow card for a poor challenge on Chris O'Grady. Bolger's first win with the club came on his 6th appearance against Tranmere Rovers on 8 March 2011. Bolger played the full 90 minutes in the 1–0 victory.
On 11 July, Cian Bolger returned to Bristol Rovers on a 6-month loan deal. On 24 September 2011, Bolger scored the first professional goal of his career against Morecombe, and followed this up with the third Gas goal in a thrilling 5–2 victory at home to Rotherham United.
On 31 August, Cian Bolger returned to Bristol Rovers for a third time, until 1 January 2013. On 8 September 2012 he sustained cruciate ligament injury in Bristol Rovers 2–2 draw against Aldershot Town, which prevented him from playing for over 3 months. He made his comeback on Boxing Day, coincidentally in another 2–2 draw against Aldershot, playing the full 90 minutes.
On 31 January 2013, Bolger signed for Bolton Wanderers. On 28 March, he scored the winner for Bolton Wanderers Reserves in a 3–2 win over Stoke City Reserves. He is a former captain of the Bolton Development squad but didn't make any appearances for the first team squad during his time at Bolton.
Colchester United (loan)
On 5 August 2014 Bolger signed a two-year permanent deal with Southend United.
On 14 April 2015, Bolger scored his first goal for Southend United in the 45th minute against Newport County with a towering header. Bolger scored Southend's final penalty in the shootout in the Play Off Final on 23 May 2015, Southend were promoted winning 7-6.
- Southend United
- As of 14 August 2014.
|Club||Season||Division||League||FA Cup||League Cup||League Trophy||Total|
|Bristol Rovers (loan)||2010–11||League One||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Bristol Rovers (loan)||2011–12||League Two||38||2||2||0||1||0||0||0||41||2|
|Bristol Rovers (loan)||2012–13||League Two||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||4||0|
|Colchester United (loan)||
|Southend United (loan)||
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- "Walsall 6 – 1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
- Rochdale 3 – 1 Bristol Rovers Match Report bbc.co.uk, 8 February 2011
- Tranmere 0 – 1 Bristol Rovers Match Report bbc.co.uk, 8 March 2011
- "Leicester City's Cian Bolger returns to Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- "Bristol Rovers defender Cian Bolger ruled out for three months". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
- "Bolton: Medo Kamara, Cian Bolger & Steve De Ridder sign". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- "Bolger deal confirmed". Bolton Wanderers FC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "News: Cian Bolger joins Southend United". Southend United FC. 21 February 2014.
- "Bolton Wanderers: Cian Bolger's Southend United loan ends". BBC Sport. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
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