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Gary Malarkey

Defender
Number: 5

Height: 185cm.
Weight: 89kg.
Born: May 23, 1953

Came to Geelong from East Perth where he was West Australian champion in 1977.

He consistently beat bigger and faster players with his strong close-checking game and great anticipation.

Regularly controlled the great full-forwards including Michael Roach and Peter Hudson to small goal tallies.

Used his solid frame to great effect in punching and marking schools.

Long torpedoes were a highlight of Gary's play.

A teacher at St Mary's, Malarkey was a very popular local identity.

Represented both Victoria and W.A.

All-Australian 1979.

Played state football - 1979 - 80 - 81.

Considered the best full-back in the VFL in the early 1980's.

Third in Best and Fairest in 1981 despite knee troubles.