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# gpa - Yesterday’s News

Dessie Farrell to step down as Gaelic Players Association chief GPA

Dessie Farrell to step down as Gaelic Players Association chief

He’ll leave at the end of the year.

# gpa - Friday 2 September, 2016

The 6 nominees named for the August GAA player of the month awards - but who gets your vote?

The 6 nominees named for the August GAA player of the month awards - but who gets your vote?

Dublin, Kerry, Mayo, Waterford, Kilkenny and Tipperary all represented.

# gpa - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

'A win-win for everybody', funding ex-GAA players surgeries and aiding nutrition costs

Dessie Farrell and Seamus Hickey reflect on the new GAA-GPA deal.

# gpa - Monday 25 July, 2016

Good news for players as GAA and GPA announce new agreement worth an annual €6.2 million

The announcement was made at a press conference today in Croke Park.

# gpa - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Galway and Waterford players claim GAA player of the month awards for June

Galway and Waterford players claim GAA player of the month awards for June

Paul Conroy and Austin Gleeson got the nod.

# gpa - Friday 8 April, 2016

GPA to seek increase in government grants and want football championship restructure

The players’ body have also announced their 20-man national executive committee.

# gpa - Thursday 25 February, 2016

The GPA has set out its stall ahead of this weekend’s big Congress votes

Players’ body calls for a no vote on ‘B’ Championship, and no on mandatory free-to-air championship games.

# gpa - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

‘The B championship would be an absolute disaster for whatever counties are involved’

One of Tipperary’s rising football talents isn’t happy with the new proposal.

# gpa - Friday 5 February, 2016

Counties will refuse to play in B championship if controversial new structure is introduced

Division 4 counties ‘have agreed unanimously’ that they won’t take part in new format if approved at Congress.

# gpa - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘Nobody wants demoralising B championship,’ Tipp star Quinlivan warns

Michael Quinlivan says lack of compromise regarding GPA proposals was disappointing.

# gpa - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The GAA explain why the GPA’s All-Ireland football championship proposal was shelved

The players’ body have not been happy at being ignored.

# gpa - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Canavan – ‘Fixtures schedule needs drastic changes because club football is in disarray’

The Tyrone legend also reveals that there is a buzz around the Red Hand County again after last year’s U21 success.

# gpa - Thursday 21 January, 2016

‘If they don’t stand up for players’ rights then why are the GPA in existence?’ – O’Rourke

The Sunday Game pundit has called on the players’ body to focus on a fixtures plan.

‘They’ve changed many players’ lives’ – Flynn defends GPA after O’Rourke criticism

The newly installed secretary insists the GPA ‘do great things’.

# gpa - Monday 30 November, 2015

Donal Óg Cusack: ‘There always needs to be friction between players and administrators’

The former Cork goalkeeper stepped away from the GPA recently.

# gpa - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Limerick hurler replaces Donal Óg as GPA chairman

Hickey takes over leading role in players’ body after Cusack’s 13-year tenure.

# gpa - Friday 27 November, 2015

‘We don’t operate on the basis of rabble rousing’ – GPA defends role in Galway and Mayo heaves

Dessie Farrell calls for charter to govern inter-county appointments.

# gpa - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

GPA don’t expect any disciplinary action against Dublin and Galway for Boston brawl

Sean Potts has played down the row which developed during the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic.

# gpa - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

‘Disrespectful’ not to inform players their on-field conversations would be recorded say GPA

Players featuring in Monday’s All-Ireland Day documentary were unaware their on-field conversations would be broadcast.

# gpa - Saturday 7 November, 2015

‘It got on top of me and I couldn’t take any more of it’ — Maurice Shanahan on depression battle

The Waterford forward says he’s travelled a hard road.

# gpa - Friday 2 October, 2015

‘The players clearly want a change’ – Explaining the GPA’s new football proposals

The new Champions League-style All-Ireland series was unveiled yesterday.

# gpa - Thursday 1 October, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: GPA changes, Dublin win ‘All-England’ and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, the 2015 Footballer of the Year shortlist has been confirmed and Ireland fall in the latest Fifa rankings.

# gpa - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Good news for Tipperary hurling and Westmeath football today

John O’Dwyer and Kieran Martin have been recognised for their recent exploits.

# gpa - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Here’s the GPA’s radical proposal to change the All-Ireland football championships

A first draft of their proposals was released this week.

# gpa - Friday 3 July, 2015

‘I have my own problems to worry about’: Armagh star draws the line at sledging

Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney “has a real focus on humility and respect,” says Jamie Clarke.

# gpa - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

GPA calls for privacy to be respected after Monaghan footballer handed drugs ban

Thomas Connolly was given a two-year suspension.

# gpa - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Limerick’s teenage star on that breastfeeding story, the Semple Coliseum and fame

Cian Lynch has been one of the breakout players of the championship to date.

# gpa - Thursday 4 June, 2015

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These 6 players will fight it out for the GAA player of the month awards for May

Donegal, Monaghan, Tipperary, Dublin, Galway and Limerick players are all in the running.

# gpa - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Dessie Farrell – ‘Hurling is in a really strong place at the minute, football is lagging way behind’

The GPA chief offers his views on where change is needed in Gaelic football.

‘He has been through a very difficult time but has showed great courage’

GPA CEO Dessie Farrell has praised Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath after his testicular cancer battle.

# gpa - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

‘There was a degree of inevitability’ that a GAA player would fail a drugs test

GPA Chief Executive Dessie Farrell speaks out after a week that cast the drugs issue into the spotlight

# gpa - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

GPA and WGPA officially come out in support of a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum

83% of GPA and 97% of the WGPA members are in favour of the move.

# gpa - Friday 1 May, 2015

The Gaelic Players Association set to call for Yes vote in the marriage referendum

A formal announcement is expected next week.

# gpa - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

# gpa - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

New report on ‘overwhelmed’ student GAA players makes for concerning reading

‘Problem period’ in GAA calendar leading to academic, financial and personal pressure.

# gpa - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy

The Banner have been rocked recently by the departure of Davy O’Halloran and Nicky O’Connell.

# gpa - Thursday 15 January, 2015

‘Funding will definitely be on the table’ – GPA set for talks with GAA on new agreement

The current GAA-GPA agreement expires at the end of December 2015.

Dessie Farrell thinks capping training could drive players away from the GAA

Farrell responded to the recent discussion about player welfare.

# gpa - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

GPA set to build ‘The Institute’ to help with personal development of players

The representative group today outlined plans to develop a a new facility for its members.

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