Youngest/Oldest Players All Competitions


On this page, players are only listed once for their achievements re: appearances and goals, unless appearing first as a substitute before making a starting appearance.

In the case of hat-tricks, players may appear more than once where they are recorded as the youngest players to score three or more goals in a match.


Youngest Debuts and Oldest Serving


Youngest Player



1. Matthew Kerr (as sub)
15 years, 10 months, 14 days
on 6 Apr 1996

2. Thomas Huston
15 years, 11 months, 0 days
on 13 May 1980

3. Matthew Shevlin (as sub)
15 years, 11 months, 15 days
on 22 Nov 2014

4. Darren McNamee (as sub)
16 years, 15 days
on 22 Oct 2001

5. Darren McNamee
16 years, 30 days
on 6 Nov 2001

6. Richard Averell
16 years, 1 months, 12 days
on 13 Sep 1986

7. Conall Murtagh (as sub)
16 years, 2 months, 13 days
on 11 Sep 2001

8. Albert Watson
16 years, 2 months, 26 days
on 4 Dec 2001

9. Arthur Stewart
16 years, 3 months, 3 days
on 16 Apr 1958

10. Robert White
16 years, 3 months, 11 days
on 12 Jan 2002

Oldest Player



1. Billy McCandless
40 years, 4 months, 9 days
on 29 Apr 1933

2. Alex McCrae
40 years, 14 days
on 16 Jan 1960

3. Paul Byrne (as sub)
40 years, 11 days
on 13 Apr 2004

4. Paul Byrne
39 years, 11 months, 25 days
on 27 Mar 2004

5. Dermot O'Neill
39 years, 5 months, 2 days
on 29 Apr 2000

6. Vincent Matthews
39 years, 3 months, 12 days
on 27 Apr 1935

7. Alfie Stewart
38 years, 5 months, 19 days
on 4 Apr 2003

8. Alfie Stewart (as sub)
38 years, 5 months, 13 days
on 29 Mar 2003

9. Walter Rickett
38 years, 1 months, 17 days
on 7 May 1955

10. Tommy Wright
38 years, 17 days
on 15 Sep 2001

Youngest Starting Player



1. Thomas Huston
15 years, 11 months, 0 days
on 13 May 1980

2. Darren McNamee
16 years, 30 days
on 6 Nov 2001

3. Richard Averell
16 years, 1 months, 12 days
on 13 Sep 1986

4. Albert Watson
16 years, 2 months, 26 days
on 4 Dec 2001

5. Arthur Stewart
16 years, 3 months, 3 days
on 16 Apr 1958

6. Robert White
16 years, 3 months, 11 days
on 12 Jan 2002

7. Conall Murtagh
16 years, 4 months, 8 days
on 6 Nov 2001

8. Martin Robinson
16 years, 4 months, 17 days
on 26 Jan 2002

9. Norman Clarke
16 years, 4 months, 22 days
on 23 Aug 1958

10. Dylan Graham
16 years, 5 months, 6 days
on 6 Apr 2021

Oldest Starting Player



1. Billy McCandless
40 years, 4 months, 9 days
on 29 Apr 1933

2. Alex McCrae
40 years, 14 days
on 16 Jan 1960

3. Paul Byrne
39 years, 11 months, 25 days
on 27 Mar 2004

4. Dermot O'Neill
39 years, 5 months, 2 days
on 29 Apr 2000

5. Vincent Matthews
39 years, 3 months, 12 days
on 27 Apr 1935

6. Alfie Stewart
38 years, 5 months, 19 days
on 4 Apr 2003

7. Walter Rickett
38 years, 1 months, 17 days
on 7 May 1955

8. Tommy Wright
38 years, 17 days
on 15 Sep 2001

9. David Hickson
38 years, 12 days
on 11 Nov 1967

10. Colin Coates
37 years, 11 months, 17 days
on 13 Oct 2023

Youngest Goalscorer



1. Matthew Shevlin
15 years, 11 months, 15 days
on 22 Nov 2014

2. Arthur Stewart
16 years, 3 months, 15 days
on 28 Apr 1958

3. Martin Robinson
16 years, 3 months, 27 days
on 5 Jan 2002

4. Norman Clarke
16 years, 5 months, 12 days
on 13 Sep 1958

5. Tony McCall
16 years, 6 months, 12 days
on 10 Mar 1979

6. Kofi Balmer
16 years, 7 months, 10 days
on 29 Apr 2017

7. William McCready
16 years, 10 months, 6 days
on 4 Apr 1931

8. Albert Barr
17 years, 1 months, 22 days
on 24 Aug 1935

9. Kevin Duff
17 years, 2 months, 16 days
on 6 Nov 2001

10. Stephen Penney
17 years, 2 months, 29 days
on 14 Apr 1981

Oldest Goalscorer



1. Alex McCrae
40 years, 7 days
on 9 Jan 1960

2. Paul Byrne
38 years, 11 months, 13 days
on 15 Mar 2003

3. Billy McCandless
38 years, 8 months, 27 days
on 16 Sep 1931

4. David Hickson
38 years, 12 days
on 11 Nov 1967

5. Alfie Stewart
37 years, 11 months, 26 days
on 12 Oct 2002

6. Colin Coates
37 years, 10 months, 21 days
on 16 Sep 2023

7. Walter Rickett
37 years, 10 months, 9 days
on 29 Jan 1955

8. Trevor McMullan
37 years, 4 days
on 26 Nov 2002

9. Steve Mitchell
36 years, 7 months, 10 days
on 19 Nov 1938

10. Alfred Basnett
36 years, 5 months, 11 days
on 21 Sep 1929

Youngest Hat-Trick Scorer



1. Jamie Shiels
19 years, 8 months, 1 days on 6 Oct 1928

2. Jamie Shiels
19 years, 9 months, 5 days on 10 Nov 1928

3. Jamie Shiels
19 years, 11 months, 28 days on 2 Feb 1929

4. Jamie Shiels
20 years, 1 months, 11 days on 16 Mar 1929

5. Jamie Shiels
20 years, 1 months, 27 days on 1 Apr 1929

6. Jonathan Speak
20 years, 4 months, 9 days on 21 Dec 1985

7. Paul Kirk
20 years, 5 months, 7 days on 20 Oct 1973

8. Paul Kirk
20 years, 7 months, 2 days on 15 Dec 1973

9. Shane McQuillan
20 years, 7 months, 22 days on 2 Jan 1993

10. Paul Kirk
20 years, 10 months, 27 days on 9 Apr 1974

Oldest Hat-Trick Scorer



1. Matthew Tipton
35 years, 2 months, 14 days on 12 Sep 2015

2. Peter Withnell
34 years, 10 months, 18 days on 23 Nov 2002

3. David Hickson
34 years, 10 months, 6 days on 5 Sep 1964

4. Matthew Tipton
34 years, 3 months, 8 days on 7 Oct 2014

5. Allan Jenkins
34 years, 2 months, 5 days on 12 Dec 2015

6. Peter Murray
34 years, 4 days on 15 Nov 1997

7. John Murphy
33 years, 2 months, 24 days on 2 May 1931

8. Joseph Cassidy
33 years, 2 months, 16 days on 26 Dec 1929

9. Gary McCutcheon
33 years, 1 months, 8 days on 16 Nov 2011

10. Gary McCutcheon
32 years, 11 months, 16 days on 24 Sep 2011