Just two weeks after Luke Mulligan became the youngest player to wear a Dundalk shirt in a competitive fixture, 15-year-old Vincent Leonard broke the record with a commanding display in the Leinster Senior Cup tie with Bohemians at Oriel Park.

The Meath native, who played with Torro United before joining our academy at U14 level, produced a commanding display in the 0-0 draw with the young Gypsies team and, at the tender age of 15 years, 10 months and 28 days, overtook Mulligan who was 16 years, two months and eight days when he came off the bench against Malahide United in the previous Leinster Senior Cup fixture.

Dundalk FC – Youngest players in a competitive game

  • Vincent Leonard
    15 years, 10 months and 28 days
    Dundalk FC 0-0 Bohemians
    Leinster Senior Cup – February 5th, 2024
  • Luke Mulligan
    16 years, two months and eight days
    Malahide United 1-2 Dundalk FC
    Leinster Senior Cup – January 21st, 2024
  • Conor McDonald
    16 years, three months and nine days
    Dundalk 0-2 St Patrick’s Athletic
    League of Ireland – September 23rd, 2011
  • Peter McParland
    16 years, four months and 26 days
    Dundalk 5-2 Bohemians
    Leinster Senior Cup – September 20th, 1950
  • Colin Finan
    16 years, six months and nine days
    Monaghan United 1-7 Dundalk
    FAI Cup – June 12th, 2005
  • Nathan Murphy
    16 years, 10 months and three days
    Derry City 3-0 Dundalk FC
    League of Ireland – September 4th, 2009