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# gpa - Friday 28 September, 2018

'We don't accept that changes can be made without the voice of the players' - GPA chief Flynn

Paul Flynn talks fixture changes, player expenses, rising demands and staying amateur as his reign as CEO of the GPA begins.

# gpa - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'That's a terrific idea' - support for GAA to appoint a Nucifora-type figure to tackle player burnout

GPA chairman Seamus Hickey has backed a suggestion from GAA President John Horan.

# gpa - Friday 15 June, 2018

Dublin star Paul Flynn appointed GPA's new chief executive

Flynn replaces Dermot Earley who stepped down from the role in January.

# gpa - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'This is a bully-boy tactic from Sport Ireland:' Kerry great Sheehan slams decision to withhold grants

Five-time All-Ireland winner Bryan Sheehan also believes that drug-testing inter-county players at home is ‘a step too far.’

# gpa - Friday 1 June, 2018

'Sport Ireland have no right to withhold these funds': GPA hit out as 'unfathomable' grant stand-off intensifies

‘It is unfathomable why Sport Ireland consider these new measures to be necessary,’ read a GPA statement.

# gpa - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Cork star calls for grants to be paid to GAA players after dispute over home doping tests

Diarmuid O’Sullivan has warned that a solution is needed before it escalates into something far more serious.

# gpa - Monday 16 April, 2018

GPA insist they're 'not in the GAA's pockets' but must improve relationship with the media

President David Collins was speaking on Sunday Sport yesterday.

# gpa - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

GPA say 'players are angry they were not consulted' in GAA's decision to cancel league games

GPA President David Collins says it was “unacceptable” to cancel Division 4 games without asking for input from the players.

# gpa - Monday 19 March, 2018

'A number of squads' threatened to pull out of today's rescheduled GAA matches

Gaelic Players Association backed players’ decision not to fulfill the fixtures.

# gpa - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'Is it going to a stage where it's going to hurt it? I think so, it's nearly getting too professional'

GPA President and former Galway hurling captain David Collins is worried about where the inter-county game is at.

# gpa - Friday 26 January, 2018

Dermot Earley steps down from the GPA after less than one year as Chief Executive

The former Kildare footballer plans to resume his career in the Defence Forces, with Seamus Hickey coming in to replace him on an interim basis.

# gpa - Thursday 2 November, 2017

7 from Galway and 5 from Waterford - the 2017 All-Star hurling team

Cork and Tipperary also have winners in the PWC All-Star awards.

# gpa - Friday 20 October, 2017

'We aim big' - The GPA, scepticism around Super 11s, and his International Rules job

GPA chief Dermot Earley says there’s a need to ‘promote the game to a wider audience’ and the Fenway Classic is the perfect way to do so.

# gpa - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Four hurling teams confirmed for Super 11s double-header in Boston this November

Dublin, Galway, Tipperary and Clare will be in action at the home of the Boston Red Sox.

# gpa - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Back to the future: Is this the most wide-open hurling championship since 2013?

“It’s going to be a serious championship,” says former Galway skipper David Collins.

# gpa - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

100 days since launch, CPA admits it 'underestimated the scale of the problem' in the GAA

CPA won’t be releasing a fixtures plan just yet as talks continue with key GAA officials.

# gpa - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Former Galway captain David Collins is the new president of the GPA

The 2012 All-Star and former GPA secretary has been appointed to replace Dermot Earley.

# gpa - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

GPA 'accepts decision of Congress' and defends its approach to 'Super 8' motion

The players’ organisation has been accused of being too slow to confirm its stance on the controversial move.

'The GPA have completely slept in on this' - Player body comes in for strong criticism

Oisin McConville and Jarlath Burns have hit out at the GPA.

# gpa - Thursday 23 February, 2017

# gpa - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

GPA reject the 'Super 8' football proposal but back calls for extra-time and August All-Ireland finals

The motions will be debated at Congress this weekend.

# gpa - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Dublin's Sinéad Goldrick calls for equal Government funding for men's and women's GAA players

Goldrick also gave her response to the introduction of gender quotas on sporting bodies.

# gpa - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'He's an exceptional leader, a leader of men': Hickey praises the appointment of Earley

Seamus Hickey confirmed that the GAA had no involvement in Dermot Earley’s hiring as the GPA’s new chief executive.

New GPA chief talks championship restructures, pay-for-play and Super 11s

Dermot Earley will succeed Dessie Farrell next month.

# gpa - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Gaelic Players Association appoints its new chief exec to take over from Dessie Farrell

GPA president Dermot Earley will take up his new role next month.

# gpa - Friday 23 December, 2016

Make the GAA Great Again: We can't ignore game's 'deplorables' in 2017

What will bubbling dissatisfaction among GAA community mean for the game, asks Tommy Martin in his final column of the year.

# gpa - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Here's how much the new €6.9m GPA government deal is worth for an inter-county GAA player

The three-year package was announced yesterday.

After 14 years with GPA, Farrell can't see himself as future Dublin senior boss

Tomorrow Farrell’s stint as GPA CEO draws to a close.

# gpa - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

€6.9m boost as government recruits top GAA stars to help health campaigns

New deal will see GPA and government tackle mental health problems, obesity, and drug and alcohol misuse.

# gpa - Friday 4 November, 2016

7 from Tipperary and 4 from Kilkenny - the 2016 All-Star hurling team Stars Of The Show This post contains images

7 from Tipperary and 4 from Kilkenny - the 2016 All-Star hurling team

Galway and Waterford also have winners in the GAA-GPA awards.

# gpa - Thursday 3 November, 2016

6 from Dublin and 4 from Mayo - here's the 2016 GAA-GPA All-Star football team Stars Of The Show This post contains images

6 from Dublin and 4 from Mayo - here's the 2016 GAA-GPA All-Star football team

Tyrone, Tipperary, Donegal and Kerry also have winners.

# gpa - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Player power: Club GAA players are trying to set up their own version of the GPA

Declan Brennan has already received over 10,000 messages from people interested in a Club Players Association.

# gpa - Friday 7 October, 2016

Here's the players who make the shortlist for the GAA-GPA Hurler of the Year awards

We’re set for Tipperary and Waterford battles.

# gpa - Thursday 29 September, 2016

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.

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