Garry McIntosh (born 16 March 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Norwood in the South Australian Football League (SANFL) during the 1980s and 1990s. He won Magarey Medals in 1994 and 1995.
|Full name||Garry McIntosh|
|Date of birth||16 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Original team(s)||Hope Valley|
|Draft||No. 21, 1982 interstate draft|
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|Position(s)||Half-forward flank, rover|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
McIntosh primarily played as a centreman or rover and remained loyal to Norwood throughout his career, playing a record 336 games for the club before his retirement in 1998. He was a premiership player with them twice, the first came in his debut season in 1982 and the second in 1984. A third premiership was within his grasp in 1997, but McIntosh missed the grand final through suspension. From 1990 to 1998 he was club captain and in 2002 he returned to Norwood to serve as their senior coach for three seasons. He was drafted by North Melbourne in the 1982 VFL Draft, but chose to stay in South Australia. McIntosh was arguably the finest footballer outside the AFL throughout the 1990s.
A fine interstate player, he also represented South Australia 12 times during his career. He won three Fos Williams Medals: in 1984 for his performance against Western Australia, in 1992 against the WAFL, and in 1995 against Tasmania. In all, McIntosh played 388 matches in his overall career, including 35 night series matches. He also represented Australia in the International Rules Series in 1984 and 1986 playing five matches - once cleaning up Dermot McNicholl in the 1986 match in Perth resulting in missing the next test due to suspension.
Former North Adelaide and Norwood player Andrew Jarman cited McIntosh as his toughest SANFL opponent. Jarman won the 1987 Magarey Medal: that year, McIntosh polled the most votes, but was ineligible due to suspension.
McIntosh currently coaches Payneham Norwood Union in the SAAFL. He gained promotion to Division One after a winning the Division Two Grand Final in 2014. The club made the grand final in Division One in 2015, but was beaten to Goodwood Saints. He also coaches the under 15 'A' Team in for Payneham Norwood Union in the SANFL Juniors. He won the premiership with the under 15 'A' team in 2017, after Payneham Norwood Union beat Kenilworth at Therberton Oval on the 17th of September, but the senior PNU team lost their grand final against Rostrevor Old Collegians the following week.
- Garry McIntosh at AustralianFootball.com