Mason Melia

    Sponsored by: Sebastian Ryan

    • Position: Forward
    • Number: 9
    • Age: 16 (22nd September, 2007)

    Mason Melia is the youngest scorer in St Patrick's Athletic and League of Ireland history, and he broke his own record twice as a 15-year-old!

    He is also the youngest ever league starter for St Pat's and our youngest ever senior appearance maker.

    His goal against Wexford in the Leinster Senior Cup in February 2023 saw him replace Kian Corbally as the youngest senior scorer before he achieved the league record a few months later!

    Melia joined the St Pat's Academy in January 2022 from Bray Wanderers and quickly progressed, playing for the U15s, U17s and U19s in his first season in The Academy.

    Mason became our youngest ever League debutant, and the third youngest in LOI history, when he came off the bench in a 3-0 victory over Drogheda United at Richmond Park in May 2023, aged 15 years, 7 months and 20 days old, replacing Sam Curtis as our youngest ever senior player.

    He scored his first league goal in a 7-0 win against UCD on May 31st at Richmond Park, aged 15 years, 9 months and 8 days old. That goal made him the youngest ever scorer in League of Ireland history, and the youngest ever St Patrick's Athletic league scorer, just a few weeks before he sat his Junior Cert.

    Mason's best moment in a St Pat's shirt so far was scoring the winning penalty in the FAI Cup tie in Derry in the 2nd round August, still aged 15, he stepped up to score what turned out to be winner, giving Brian Maher no chance.

    The teenager was one of the stars for the Ireland U17s in their European Championship campaign this summer and was also nominated for U16 International Player of the Year.

    Mason celebrated his 16th Birthday on September 22nd 2023, the day of our game against Dundalk. He capped off a great birthday by scoring from the spot to get his second league goal and third for the club in the 3-1 victory at Richmond Park.

    His last record was to become the youngest ever league starter for St Patrick's Athletic (in the modern era at least), he was aged 16 years, 1 month & 5 days days old when he started the Dublin Derby against Shamrock Rovers last month in front of over 5,000 supporters at Richmond Park, live on TV.

    He came off the bench in our 2023 FAI Cup final win against Bohemians in front of over 41,000 fans at Aviva Stadium to become to youngest ever player to play in an FAI Cup final.

    Mason signed a 3 year professional contract with the club in November 2023, just a couple of months after his 16th birthday.


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    Statistics (2024)

    7

    Games

    228

    Minutes

    4

    Goals

    0

    Yellow

    0

    Red

    Statistics (All Time)

    20

    Games

    503

    Minutes

    6

    Goals

    1

    Yellow

    0

    Red

    Appearances (All Competitions)

    14

    League

    2

    FAI Cup

    0

    League Cup

    3

    Leinster Senior Cup

    1

    President's Cup

    0

    Europe

    Goals (All Competitions)

    5

    League

    0

    FAI Cup

    0

    League Cup

    1

    Leinster Senior Cup

    0

    President's Cup

    0

    Europe

    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    March, 4th 2024LeagueWaterford3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    March, 1st 2024LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    February, 23rd 2024LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Bohemians1REPORT
    February, 16th 2024LeagueGalway United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    February, 9th 2024President's CupShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    February, 3rd 2024Leinster Senior CupSt Mochtas2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    January, 22nd 2024Leinster Senior CupUsher Celtic3St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    November, 12th 2023FAI CupBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    November, 3rd 2023LeagueDerry City3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
    October, 27th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
    October, 20th 2023LeagueBohemians0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    September, 25th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Drogheda United2REPORT
    September, 22nd 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Dundalk1REPORT
    August, 20th 2023FAI CupDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
    August, 11th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Bohemians0REPORT
    June, 30th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic7UCD0REPORT
    June, 9th 2023LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    June, 2nd 2023LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    May, 12th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Drogheda United0REPORT
    January, 31st 2023Leinster Senior CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Wexford3REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    January, 22nd 2024Leinster Senior CupUsher Celtic3St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    September, 22nd 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Dundalk1REPORT
    June, 30th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic7UCD0REPORT
    April, 1st 2024LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Sligo Rovers0REPORT
    May, 10th 2024LeagueShamrock Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    May, 31st 2024LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Galway United1REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    August, 11th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Bohemians0REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team

    09/11/2023Melia Signs Three Year Professional Contract
    21/08/2023Jon Daly Hails 'character' Of 15-year-old St Pat's Star Mason Melia After FAI Cup Penalty Heroics In Derry

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