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.


You see players.
We see people.

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.

(For all other queries contact


The GPA Counselling Support Service is available 24/7/365


ROI: 1800 98 92 85

NI: 0800 0445 059

Or text “GPA” to 50808 (ROI) or 85258 (NI)

Latest News & Events

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The GAA and the GPA share the deep concerns expressed by many of our members about the ongoing humanitarian crisis and escalating violence in Gaza.  We support the Irish Government […]

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Academic Partners

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.

Commercial Partners

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