Gary Messett


Event: Football 7-a-side


DOB: 01/09/1987
Hometown:  Bray, Wicklow
Disability Group: Cerebral Palsy

  • Rio 2016 will be Gary's second Paralympic Games.

Central midfielder Gary hails from Bray, Co. Wicklow and plays his club football with St Fergal's FC. He wears the number 7 jersey for the Irish team and has been capped almost 70 times for Ireland. He is the team's top goal-scorer, having hit the net an impressive 34 times to date.  Gary was one of the Ireland squad who preformed fantastically at the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) pre-Paralympic tournament in Salou, Spain.