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# gpa - Friday 26 February, 2021

'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress
# Education
# Education

'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress

Feb 26th 2021, 4:06 PM 2,676 Views 1 Comment

The GPA is proposing that players must complete online education about anti-doping or face a one-match ban.

# gpa - Friday 29 January, 2021

Dublin's Paul Flynn to step down as GPA Chief Executive later this year
# On The Move
# On The Move

Dublin's Paul Flynn to step down as GPA Chief Executive later this year

Jan 29th 2021, 4:09 PM 18,253 Views 9 Comments

Flynn has been in the position since September 2018.

# gpa - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

All-Ireland winners Hegarty and O'Callaghan named GAA players of the month
# GAA
# GAA

All-Ireland winners Hegarty and O'Callaghan named GAA players of the month

Jan 13th 2021, 1:38 PM 3,411 Views 5 Comments

The pair played pivotal roles in their respective county’s December triumphs.

# gpa - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager
# Journey
# Journey

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager

Dec 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,043 Views 6 Comments

From teenage star, to union leader, to coach, Farrell has taken a circuitous route to today’s All-Ireland final.

# gpa - Monday 14 December, 2020

Overwhelming majority vote to merge GPA and women's association
# Gaelic Games
# Gaelic Games

Overwhelming majority vote to merge GPA and women's association

Dec 14th 2020, 9:38 PM 20,712 Views 14 Comments

The bodies representing GAA players had been separate entities.

# gpa - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Gaelic games players' bodies could come together with vote to follow on possible merger
# Joint Statement
# Joint Statement

Gaelic games players' bodies could come together with vote to follow on possible merger

Dec 3rd 2020, 10:51 AM 4,889 Views 4 Comments

The GPA and WGPA have released a statement, with members to ‘make the final decision on whether or not they want to become part of one new players’ association’.

# gpa - Friday 23 October, 2020

GAA and GPA agree screening protocols for inter-county squads
# GPA
# GPA

GAA and GPA agree screening protocols for inter-county squads

Oct 23rd 2020, 5:01 PM 6,361 Views 3 Comments

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
# Let Them Play
# Let Them Play

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

Oct 16th 2020, 7:57 PM 26,229 Views 56 Comments

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
# Fixture Decongestion
# Fixture Decongestion

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

Aug 7th 2020, 4:02 PM 5,799 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Players Body
# Players Body

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

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 8:32 AM 54,844 Views 3 Comments

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
# Statement
# Statement

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

Jul 1st 2020, 5:04 PM 13,032 Views 10 Comments

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
# Expert View
# Expert View

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

Jun 29th 2020, 8:25 PM 4,712 Views 1 Comment

‘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
# View Of The Players
# View Of The Players

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 2:38 PM 5,336 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Return To Play
# Return To Play

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

Apr 30th 2020, 8:39 AM 6,002 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2020, 7:26 PM 5,956 Views 3 Comments

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
# Right Of Response
# Right Of Response

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

Feb 12th 2020, 8:41 PM 31,615 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Response
# Response

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

Nov 26th 2019, 10:15 AM 4,807 Views 8 Comments

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
# Trial By Social Media
# Trial By Social Media

Limerick forward Casey reached out to GPA after social media controversy

Sep 25th 2019, 7:05 AM 17,731 Views 0 Comments

‘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
# On The Job
# On The Job

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:21 PM 8,731 Views 2 Comments

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
# Player Body
# Player Body

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

Sep 20th 2019, 2:28 PM 7,237 Views 1 Comment

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
# Fix The Fixtures
# Fix The Fixtures

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

Sep 13th 2019, 5:16 PM 5,237 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Statement
# Statement

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

Mar 30th 2019, 3:53 PM 5,796 Views 8 Comments

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
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

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

Feb 25th 2019, 6:09 PM 16,462 Views 5 Comments

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
# Paul Flynn
# Paul Flynn

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

Feb 14th 2019, 10:25 AM 5,808 Views 2 Comments

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
# GPA
# GPA

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

Feb 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 7,840 Views 2 Comments

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?'
# A Helping Hand
# A Helping Hand

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

Feb 7th 2019, 5:34 PM 8,302 Views 5 Comments

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’
# Changing It Up
# Changing It Up

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

Nov 30th 2018, 6:00 AM 3,125 Views 4 Comments

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
# Further Discussions
# Further Discussions

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

Nov 28th 2018, 5:06 PM 10,842 Views 15 Comments

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.'
# Heated Debate
# Heated Debate

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

Nov 27th 2018, 6:01 PM 3,770 Views 4 Comments

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
# Times They Are A-changing
# Times They Are A-changing

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

Nov 27th 2018, 1:49 PM 2,546 Views 4 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

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

Oct 25th 2018, 9:50 PM 9,643 Views 9 Comments

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
# New Era
# New Era

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

Sep 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 18,589 Views 10 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
# Player Welfare

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

Sep 19th 2018, 4:42 PM 4,741 Views 8 Comments

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
# Top Job
# Top Job

Dublin star Paul Flynn appointed GPA's new chief executive

Jun 15th 2018, 4:17 PM 19,438 Views 39 Comments

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
# Response
# Response

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

Jun 6th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,309 Views 33 Comments

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
# Impasse
# Impasse

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

Jun 1st 2018, 2:12 PM 6,424 Views 8 Comments

‘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
# Doping Measures
# Doping Measures

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

May 31st 2018, 5:52 PM 10,662 Views 7 Comments

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
# Player Body
# Player Body

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

Apr 16th 2018, 2:30 PM 4,344 Views 5 Comments

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
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

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

Mar 28th 2018, 12:19 PM 5,361 Views 5 Comments

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
# Statement
# Statement

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

Mar 19th 2018, 11:04 AM 21,441 Views 20 Comments

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

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