Cornwall forward Paul Bolger on Ireland dream

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Cornwall forward Paul Bolger has said it would be his dream to represent Ireland at a senior level in his career.

Bolger was born in Ireland, and played rugby league for Dublin City Exiles and Longhorns, before making the move over to the UK to study at the University of Gloucestershire.

Before making the move, he did play for his country at under-19s and students level, but has yet to make a senior cap.

He will now have a chance to impress Ireland Head Coach Stuart Littler, who is also in charge of Oldham. Cornwall travel to Oldham in round five at the end of the month. Littler’s side then make the trip down to Penryn in the penultimate round of the regular season.

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Bolger says he will stop at nothing to get a senior appearance for his country.

He told Love Rugby League: “For me, it’s all about playing the best footy I can. And then hopefully turning the heads of the Ireland coaches and working my way into that Ireland senior setup.

“I have students, under-19s appearances and Ireland clubs. But that elusive green senior jersey, the senior cap, that’s what I want. So I’ll stop at nothing to get there.”

Bolger dreams of playing for Ireland at a World Cup

When asked if he hoped to get into the World Cup squad ahead of the latest competition, he added: “Who knows?

“Like I said, I need to focus on myself and not really think about that. If I focus on doing my job for the team and only playing the best footy I can I’m sure that will eventually come.

So whether it’s this World Cup, or the next World Cup? I don’t care. I’m just gonna play the best ball I can and get there eventually.”

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