Patrick McEleney


Player Profile

Age: 28 years, 7 months

Place of Birth: Derry

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 182 cm

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jul 2018 Present Dundalk
Jan 2018 Jul 2018 Oldham Athletic
Dec 2015 Jan 2018 Dundalk
Dec 2009 Dec 2015 Derry City
Aug 2009 Nov 2009 Sunderland AFC


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Patrick is a Northern Ireland U21 international who played underage football with Foyle Harps before joining the Academy at Sunderland in August 2009. His stay in the north east was brief and he returned to Northern Ireland to sign for Stephen Kenny at Derry City on a two year deal in December 2009. He made his debut for the Candystripes away to Waterford United on 19 March 2010 and quickly became a key member of the side that won the 2010 First Division title, scoring 12 league goals in 31 appearances.

In 2011 Patrick made a further 34 league appearances as the Candystripes made their return to the Premier Division and in 2012 he made 26 league appearances as well as picking up an FAI Cup winner's medal when Derry beat St Patrick's Athletic 3-2 in the final. Derry finished fourth in the Premier Division in 2013 with Pat again making a significant contribution, scoring three times in 27 league appearances. He remained a key member of of the team in 2014, scoring five times in 27 appearances as Derry finished eighth. He also played in another FAI Cup Final, in which Derry lost 2-0 to St Pats.

In 2015 Patrick made another 28 league appearances, scoring once in a 3-1 win over Bray Wanderers, as Derry finished seventh in the Premier Division but after six years at Brandywell he left at the end of that season to rejoin his former manager Stephen Kenny at the league Champions Dundalk on a two-year deal. The move brought Patrick his first league title and he made 24 league appearances along the way, scoring three times. He also played in all 12 of Dundalk's European games as they reached the group stage of the Europa League.

In January 2018, Patrick signed with League One club Oldham Athletic.

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Patrick McEleney 2020 Record - League of Ireland Premier Division

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
May 7, 2021 Dundalk 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers Oriel Park
66Subbed On: 66'
May 3, 2021 Longford Town 2 - 2 Dundalk Strokestown Road
April 30, 2021 Waterford 0 - 3 Dundalk Regional Sports Centre
April 24, 2021 Dundalk 2 - 1 Drogheda United Oriel Park
59Subbed Off: 59'
April 20, 2021 Derry City 1 - 1 Dundalk The Brandywell
71Subbed Off: 71'
April 17, 2021 Dundalk 1 - 1 St. Patrick's Athletic Oriel Park
46Subbed On: 46'
April 9, 2021 Dundalk 0 - 1 Bohemians Oriel Park
46Subbed On: 46'
March 20, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Dundalk The Showgrounds
Scored: 16'
70Subbed Off: 70'

Patrick McEleney 2020 Record - Presidents Cup

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
March 12, 2021 Shamrock Rovers 1 - 1 Dundalk Tallaght Stadium
65Subbed Off: 65'

Patrick McEleney 2020 Record - Friendly

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
March 6, 2021 Drogheda United 2 - 3 Dundalk United Park
46Subbed On: 46'
Feb. 26, 2021 Dundalk 2 - 1 Bohemians Oriel Park
46Subbed On: 46'