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Job title: Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”)

Overview of the Gaelic Players Association (“GPA”) 

The GPA is the representative body for inter-county hurlers, footballers and camogie players. Following the recent merger with the WGPA, the organisation represents over 4,000 current inter-county players and an increasing number of past players. The GPA is dedicated to investing in a better and more sustainable future for inter-county players and providing services and support in Career Development, Education, Life Focus and Health and Wellbeing.

Our Purpose:

We support our members throughout their playing careers and post-careers under three key pillars:

  1. Player Representation – Represent the interests of all our members
  2. Player Welfare – Protect our members’ welfare on and off the pitch
  3. Player Development – Support our members’ development as people

Overview of the role:

The GPA now seeks to appoint a CEO with the drive and vision to lead the organisation through an exciting next phase of development. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with an innovative, open and growth mindset.

Along with excellent people skills, this person must have an ability to establish and develop positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including our players, the GAA/LGFA/Camogie Association, Government Bodies, commercial partners and individual supporters/donors.

Tasked with overseeing the organisation’s day-to-day management and leading a high performing team, the CEO has a core responsibility to develop and implement operational policies aligned to the vision of the GPA and to deliver the organisational strategic plan.

The successful candidate will inspire confidence, while always representing the members’ best interests. In addition, the CEO should have a deep understanding of and empathy for the experience of inter-county players in relation to their on-field activities and their lives off the field.

This is a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual with strong leadership and managerial qualities combined with a passion and deep understanding of our games.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae in confidence to:   

Shay Dalton or Concepta Cadogan

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists  


The Closing date for applications is Monday 8th March at 5 PM


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