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Kildare “get back to basics” on the way to Christy Ring Glory

Captain Brian Byrne speaks to us about the game and the influence of James Burke to his side.

Kildare bounced back from a disappointing league campaign, to claim Christy Ring glory in Croke Park on Saturday last. Their poor league form in 2018 ultimately cost them their 2A status in the National Hurling League, which came to a head when their defeat to London in the final group game left them destined for 2B. Saturday gave Kildare a chance to reprieve some revenge on the result of that dark day. And they gladly did so, two goals from Jack Sheridan and another from Shane Ryan paved the way for team captain Brian Byrne to raise the Christy Ring trophy. 
27 June 2018/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (269)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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It's third time lucky for Sligo's Keith Raymond

Keith Raymond has dedicated 15 years to the Sligo Hurlers and last weekend his dream came true. He marched up the steps of the Hogan Stand on Jones Road to collect The Lory Meagher Cup for the first time in the county's history. 
26 June 2018/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (453)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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Paul Flynn appointed new Chief Executive of the GPA

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) today announced the appointment of Paul Flynn as the new Chief Executive of the Association. Paul will take up his new role in September 2018.

Speaking on the announcement of his appointment today Paul Flynn said; “I am very proud and honoured to be taking up the position of CEO of the GPA at this time of enormous change and development for the game.  The GPA has a fantastic member base who are passionate about the game and I will work hard to represent them and the Association.  From personal experience I know the great work that the GPA does. It has played an important role in my development on and off the field and I know the valuable work the Association does day in day out to help players all over the country. My vision is to build on the great work of our previous leaders and to engage the next generation of players. Players will be at the heart of all GPA decision making and the Association will remain unrelenting in its pursuit of members’ interests. I am really looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting started on the work ahead. I look forward to working alongside players to ensure that their unique contribution to the games and society as whole is fully recognised. “

15 June 2018/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (2059)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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AIT Extend applications for GPA Scholarships

Athlone Institute of Technology has extended the application deadline for their Executive MBA programme scholarships for Members of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA). The new deadline for scholarship applications is now Friday the 8th of June. This will give GPA members more time to submit their applications while also recognising that this is a very busy time of the year for players.

01 June 2018/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (679)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sport Ireland must not withhold grants to GPA players

 Sport Ireland must not withhold grants to GPA players 

GPA members are still waiting on their 2017 State grants to be paid and they’re getting fed up. The reason they aren’t yet paid? Sport Ireland won’t pay out unless GPA players agree to new conditions including at home drug testing. It is the view of the GPA that Sport Ireland have no right to withhold these funds under existing rules as our members have always been in full compliance with the rules in this area.  

01 June 2018/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (441)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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