Gary Messett

Paralympic Footballer

  • About Gary
    Gary has represented Ireland since 2004, and is currently the captain of Ireland’s Cerebral Palsy Football team. After suffering a stroke at just 2 months old he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
  • Gary's motto
    "Just be positive in your ability, not your disability."
  • Gary's greatest high
    Apart from having his daughter, carrying the flag for Ireland at his first Paralympics in 2004 in Athens