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. “

Speaking today on the announcement of Paul’s appointment Seamus Hickey Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the GPA said; “The Board and National Executive Committee of the GPA are very pleased that someone of Paul’s experience and proven leadership ability is taking on the role of CEO at this important time.  Paul’s business and outstanding sporting achievements are the exact blend of qualities that we were keen to have embodied in the leader of this proud Association.  The GPA will have a very busy few months ahead and we are looking forward to Paul leading the team to continued future success.”

Paul has been an active member of the Board and of the National Executive Committee of the GPA since 2012.  He will leave a senior executive role with Lincoln recruitment where he has played a key part in the growth and expansion of that company in recent years.

Paul will spend the rest of the Summer serving out his notice period at Lincoln recruitment and concentrating on his player commitments to the senior Dublin football team.



Paul Flynn Biography

Born in Swords in Co. Dublin where Paul is a proud and very active member of Fingallians GAA club.

Current Employment: Commercial Director with Lincoln Recruitment

Sporting achievements:

Current member of the Dublin senior football team

5 All Ireland Football Championships

10 Leinster Football Championships

5 National Football League

4 All Stars

2 Sigerson Cup wins with DCU

2 Sigerson cup All Stars


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