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# 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

These 6 players will fight it out for the GAA player of the month awards for May The Nominees Are... This post contains images

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.

# gpa - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Joe Brolly thinks modern Gaelic Football is ‘depressing’

The controversial pundit compared players to “indentured slaves” and feels they are “wasting valuable years of their lives”.

# gpa - Friday 19 December, 2014

100 GAA players to benefit from major Irish-American business deal with GPA

Michael Madden is to help set up a leadership programme that will help players over the next three years.

# gpa - Thursday 6 November, 2014

What the GAA can learn from rugby players and their ‘dual careers’

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack says life off the field is as important as life on it.

# gpa - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Donal Óg disagrees that GAA is on the way to turning professional

Eugene McGee may have predicted that pay for play is on the cards but the GPA chairman takes another view.

# gpa - Monday 3 November, 2014

Pay for play on the way in GAA ‘in about 10-15 years’ says one All-Ireland winning boss

Eugene McGee also reckons the majority of inter-county managers are getting paid.

# gpa - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Dessie Farrell criticises Colm O’Rourke’s “ill informed” views on the GPA

Speaking last night, Farrell defended how the GPA have evolved since their inception.

# gpa - Monday 20 October, 2014

GPA hit back at Colm O’Rourke column – ‘There were a couple of cheap shots in there’

O’Rourke’s column has provoked a huge reaction after he expressed his views on the GPA’s current approach.

Players react angrily to Colm O’Rourke’s Gaelic Players Association criticism

The RTÉ pundit made his comments in the Sunday Independent.

# gpa - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

GPA release a classy video of players thanking fans for their support

The GPA and some of the biggest players in the game show their gratitude to supporters.

# gpa - Monday 29 September, 2014

And the nominees for the GAA football and hurling players of the month are…

The winners will be announced this Thursday in Croke Park.

# gpa - Friday 30 May, 2014

‘For him to suffer in silence with it for so long, it was a bit of a wake-up call’ Mental Health This post contains videos

‘For him to suffer in silence with it for so long, it was a bit of a wake-up call’

Dublin U21 manager Dessie Farrell on the issues experienced by one of his players Shane Carthy this year.

# gpa - Thursday 29 May, 2014

‘We Wear More’ – GPA aim to uncover the mental health issues beneath the county jersey

The GPA today launched their new mental health campaign with the help of a number of county players.

# gpa - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

The GAA and Glanbia are launching a new Protein Milk

Coming soon to a shop near you…

# gpa - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

GPA welcomes Sky Sports deal but cautions against exploitation of players’ images

Spokesperson Sean Potts is pleased that international coverage of GAA is set to increase but notes it is ‘regrettable’ that TV3 lost out on broadcasting rights.

# gpa - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

McConville reveals ‘lots of high profile players in bother’ with gambling

The former Armagh footballer believes the number of ‘problem gamblers’ will continue to grow.

# gpa - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Number of GAA players accessing GPA Mental Health Service trebles in 2013

The GPA has announced the latest figures, but says there is more work to be done in 2014.

# gpa - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st

The new rule is part of the GAA’s ongoing efforts to safeguard the welfare of players.

# gpa - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Snapshot – Hurling stars jet off on 5,804 mile trip to Shanghai

The 2012 and 2013 Opel Allstar teams headed off to China today.

# gpa - Friday 8 November, 2013

Dessie Farrell pays tribute to Niall Donoghue at GPA AGM RIP

Dessie Farrell pays tribute to Niall Donoghue at GPA AGM

Farrell was speaking at the AGM of the players’ body today in Croke Park.

Dermot Earley elected new GPA President with David Collins new secretary

The AGM of the player’s body was held today in Croke Park.

# gpa - Friday 18 October, 2013

Macauley eyes ‘Footballer of the Year’ award after rapid Dublin progress

The Ballyboden St Enda’s club man is nominated for the award that will be announced on November 8th.

# gpa - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Munster and Leinster name squads for ‘Super Hurling 11s’ in America GAA

Munster and Leinster name squads for ‘Super Hurling 11s’ in America

The Celtic Champions Classic takes place in Notre Dame on Saturday.

# gpa - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’

Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron has become the latest inter-county star to struggle with the problem.

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