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. Tony McCall
14 years, 11 months, 25 days
on 20 Aug 1977

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

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

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

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

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

7. Richard Averill
16 years, 1 months, 12 days
on 13 Sep 1986

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

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

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

Oldest Player



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

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

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

4. William McCandless
39 years, 4 months, 9 days
on 29 Apr 1933

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

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

9. Trevor McMullan
37 years, 4 months, 21 days
on 12 Apr 2003

10. Jim Hagan
37 years, 1 months, 15 days
on 25 Sep 1993

Youngest Starting Player



1. Tony McCall
14 years, 11 months, 25 days
on 20 Aug 1977

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

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

4. Richard Averill
16 years, 1 months, 12 days
on 13 Sep 1986

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

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

10. Michael McAlinden
16 years, 5 months, 24 days
on 6 Nov 2001

Oldest Starting Player



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

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

3. William McCandless
39 years, 4 months, 9 days
on 29 Apr 1933

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

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

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

7. Trevor McMullan
37 years, 4 months, 21 days
on 12 Apr 2003

8. Jim Hagan
37 years, 1 months, 15 days
on 25 Sep 1993

9. Alfred Basnett
37 years, 1 months, 4 days
on 14 May 1930

10. Gary McCutcheon
36 years, 5 months, 13 days
on 21 Mar 2015

Youngest Goalscorer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Dominic Melly
17 years, 3 months, 4 days
on 23 Oct 2004

10. Colin Moore
17 years, 4 months, 15 days
on 25 Feb 1992

Oldest Goalscorer



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

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

3. William McCandless
37 years, 8 months, 27 days
on 16 Sep 1931

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

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

6. Darren Lockhart
36 years, 4 months, 25 days
on 6 Apr 2010

7. Gary McCutcheon
36 years, 4 months, 6 days
on 14 Feb 2015

8. Gary Smyth
36 years, 1 months, 29 days
on 18 Feb 2006

9. Paul Millar
36 years, 1 months, 29 days
on 14 Jan 2003

10. Thomas Kilpatrick
35 years, 10 months, 16 days
on 28 Feb 1931

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

8. Kevin Kelbie
20 years, 11 months, 1 days on 25 Jan 2006

9. Jamie Shiels
20 years, 11 months, 20 days on 25 Jan 1930

10. Davitt Walsh
21 years, 1 months, 3 days on 28 Aug 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. John Murphy
32 years, 9 months, 0 days on 8 Nov 1930