Ian Gately (born 21 March 1966) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for Manly-Warringah and Parramatta.
A Sydney-born forward, Gately played for Manly-Warringah in the late 1980s. He debuted in the 1987 NSWRL season and made seven first-grade appearance that year, which included Manly's semi-final win over Eastern Suburbs, but missed out on a place in the premiership winning team. At the end of the season he was one of the Manly players that travelled to Wigan to play the World Club Challenge, featuring as a prop in the six-point loss.
In 1988 he was a regular fixture for the Sea Eagles in first-grade, putting together 21 appearances as a prop and second rower. He occasionally filled in as goal-kicker when Michael O'Connor wasn't available. During the 1988 season he twice played against the touring Great Britain national team, scoring a try in Manly's 30-0 win at Brookvale Oval. He also represented the President's XIII, off the interchange bench, in a tour match against Great Britain in Queanbeyan.
After a third and final season with Manly, Gately joined the Mick Cronin coached Parramatta Eels in 1990. He was unable to make an impact in first-grade at Parramatta and spent most of his time in the reserves. In 1992 he spent a pre season with the Canberra Raiders, but failed to get signed and instead finished his career in England.
Gately played six seasons for English club Keighley and was a member of two championship winning teams.