Joe Markey


Sport: Football 7-a-side

Disability: Cerebral Palsy

DOB: 27/05/1987

Hometown: Clontibret, Co. Monaghan

  • Rio 2016 will be Joe's second Paralympic Games. 
  • He is Ireland's most-capped player.

A stalwart of the Irish CP Football squad, Joe is Ireland's most-capped player, having represented his country on the international stage over 70 times to date. Joe - who trains with T.E.K. Utd. - wears the number two jersey and from his position at left back, has scored an impressive 17 goals for Ireland. He also performed impressively when representing Ireland at the recent International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) pre-Paralympic tournament in Salou, Spain.