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# gpa - Friday 23 October, 2020

GAA and GPA agree screening protocols for inter-county squads

Rapid testing to take place for all inter-county squads.

# gpa - Friday 16 October, 2020

GPA call for stricter Covid protocols to allow inter-county season to go ahead

Almost a quarter of surveyed players, meanwhile, said they didn’t want the season to proceed.

# gpa - Friday 7 August, 2020

GPA will reportedly propose shortened inter-county season with July climax

The GAA’s Fixture Calendar Review Task Force is due to meet this month and RTÉ report that the GPA will submit plans for a 23-week inter-county season.

# gpa - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'It is just disappointing that a third bullet point of a statement caught the headlines'

The GPA have defended their call for the GAA to apply insurance for teams that breach the training ban.

# gpa - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'Utterly wrong’ - call for player insurance if GAA county training takes place before September start date

The Gaelic Players Association have again called for players knocked out early from club championships to be allowed return to county training.

# gpa - Monday 29 June, 2020

Why players and children at Cúl Camps should feel safe as full-contact GAA returns

‘There is no such thing as zero risk in anything, but we do but we know there is lower risk by age and people who are otherwise healthy.’

# gpa - Monday 22 June, 2020

GPA call for open draw if 2020 football championship becomes straight knockout

The majority of inter-county feel it’s safe to return to play, though 17% of GPA members indicated they may not resume.

# gpa - Thursday 30 April, 2020

GPA insist they will not allow health and safety of players to be put 'at undue risk'

GPA chief Paul Flynn admits there may not be any championship action in 2020.

# gpa - Monday 24 February, 2020

GPA call on GAA to ban gambling ads during live broadcasts of games and hurlers against black card

The matter will be discussed at a meeting of the GAA Central Council.

# gpa - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

GPA not happy after GAA annual reports and hit out at 'problem child' tag

The players’ group are disappointed that the ‘so-called unsustainable costs’ of the inter-county games have been highlighted.

# gpa - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'There's one big misconception out there that the GPA is out of control'

GPA CEO insists they are not trying to implement professionalism in the GAA.

# gpa - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Limerick forward Casey reached out to GPA after social media controversy

‘It translates how hurt Peter was,’ says his former team-mate and GPA chairman Seamus Hickey.

# gpa - Monday 23 September, 2019

Clare and Donegal All-Ireland winners elected to GPA's executive committee

Longford star Mickey Quinn was also elected to the the group at the AGM over the weekend.

# gpa - Friday 20 September, 2019

Here are the 4 motions that will be voted on at the GPA's AGM tomorrow

Expenses, concussion, the competitive balance within the GAA and formalising a partnership with the WGPA will be discussed.

# gpa - Friday 13 September, 2019

GPA call for Saturday's vote on Two-Tier Championship proposals to be delayed

The players’ body say they want to ‘to allow the Fixtures Task Force the time it needs to develop recommendations.’

# gpa - Saturday 30 March, 2019

GPA call controversial Cork club championship proposal 'not fair or sensible'

The proposal suggests Cork sides play a number of championship games without their county players.

# gpa - Monday 25 February, 2019

'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress

A proposal to seek representation on the CCCC received just 15% support from delegates.

# gpa - Thursday 14 February, 2019

GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players

Negotiations between the GAA and the GPA on a new deal will take place later this year.

Cusack and Parsons set for key new roles with Gaelic Players Association

The Cork hurling great is the new president with Mayo’s Parsons taking over as secretary.

# gpa - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'Do they really know the insight of what happens with players that go and get help?'

Ex-Waterford player Wayne Hutchinson has defended the GPA and praised the work of the players’ body.

# gpa - Friday 30 November, 2018

‘If they review it and some of them don't go well, then they'll be pulled out or they'll be tweaked’

The GAA’s new proposed playing rules have drawn concerns amongst players.

# gpa - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

New football rule changes to be reviewed before 2019 leagues following GAA-GPA talks

The five new rule changes will still be implemented during the pre-season competitions next year.

# gpa - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's not surprising. People generally are sceptical of change. That's true in any walk of life.'

The new rules for Gaelic football have sparked plenty reaction.

'We're not a kneejerk organisation' - GAA to meet GPA but no U-turn expected over new rules

John Horan and Paul Flynn are set to meet over the matter.

# gpa - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Inter-county players now in favour of two-tier All-Ireland football championship

A GPA survey has revealed that the majority that of inter-county footballers now support a move to a tiered structure.

# 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.

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