The GPA is the representative body for high performance inter-county players. Founded by players in 1999 and strengthened by a merger with the Women’s Gaelic Players Association in 2020, the GPA supports over 4,000 current male and female inter-county players and a growing number of former players across the four core pillars of Player Representation, Player Welfare, Player Development and Equality.
GPA Counselling Support
This service offers support to members either face-to-face or over the phone in the following areas:
Anxiety – Depression – Bereavement Counselling – Relationship issues – Family issues – Addiction treatment.
A benevolent fund is also in place to support current and past players who are experiencing extreme financial difficulties in their lives.
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We have educational partnerships with various institutes across the country. They offer enhanced scholarships to a limited number of GPA members each year. The scholarships are partially funded by both the GPA & the college.