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Our Association

County hurlers and footballers are elite amateur athletes who play for the love of Gaelic games and the love of place. Following the increased commercialisation of Gaelic games in the 1990s and a growing commitment on the part of the player, the GPA was created by players to advance their welfare requirements and protect their interests.

Formally recognised as the official representative body for county players in 2010 the GPA, a not-for-profit organisation, now represents over 2,300 current players and an increasing number of past players.

The GPA operates a comprehensive Development Programme, funded by the GAA, supporting players with their education, careers, health, life skills and welfare.



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