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Former Players Event

For the past 6 years, the GPA have hosted the Annual GPA Former Players Lunch on the eve of the All Ireland Football Final. The aim of this lunch is to honour legends of the game for their contribution to Gaelic Football and Hurling. As well as honouring some of the greats of our games on their past achievements our ambition is to grow this event, expand our ‘Alumni’ of former players and enhance the level of support we can provide to former players if & when needed.

Due to the huge demand for this event each year, the GPA have now decided to run two events for former players in 2019.

The GPA Hurling Legends Lunch will take place on Saturday the 17th of August on the eve of the All Ireland Hurling Final.

At the 2019 Hurling Legends Lunch we will recognise the achievements of 5 hurling All Ireland winners through the decades from 1969-2009 including the 2009 Kilkenny hurling team, the 1999 Cork hurling team, , the 1989 Tipperary hurling team, the 1979 Kilkenny hurling team and the 1969 Kilkenny hurling team. While we are honouring those 5 teams, we also invite all former inter county hurlers to be present and enjoy the event.

The GPA Football Legends Lunch will take place on Saturday the 31st of August on the eve of the All Ireland Football Final.

At the 2019 Football Legends Lunch we will recognise the achievements of 5 Football All Ireland winners through the decades from 1969-2009 including the 2009 Kerry football team, the 1999 Meath football team, , the 1989 Cork football team, the 1979 Kerry football team and the 1969 Kerry football team. While we are honouring those 5 teams, we also invite all former inter county footballers to be present and enjoy the event. While we are honouring those 5 teams, we also invite all former inter county footballers to be present and enjoy the event.

You can register for either event here.

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Reps Day

Reps Day has become an immensely important date in the GPA’s calendar, bringing representatives from all counties in both codes together to build unity among all members and actively promote the supports available in player development and welfare.

Rookie Camp

The GPA Rookie Camp is a one-day programme for new inter-county players to provide greater awareness to the comprehensive support, education programs and resources available to them throughout their inter county careers. It also provides valuable learning in how best to manage the transition to senior inter county gaelic games and the rigours of managing a dual career.

Programme Outcome Goals:

  • Provide players with a greater awareness of the support that the GPA can provide them throughout, and beyond their intercounty careers
  • Help players better to manage the transition onto the Senior panel and rigours of managing a dual career
  • Greater awareness of what’s expected of them as people, and players
  • Provide players with coping strategies to deal with the many challenges associated with being an inter county player
  • Further develop and support your next generation of leaders and role models

Our next GPA Rookie Camp will be running later this year with further details to be circulated to players and managers shortly. The inaugural camp 2018 attended by over 80 players across the country with interactive workshops on;

  • Building resilience
  • Social media & brand management
  • Player Development & Welfare
  • Nutrition
  • Anti-doping education
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