Raising the welfare standards to deliver a vibrant playing and training environment for all players

Welfare Supports


Empowering inter-county players to realise the bigger picture beyond their sport


The GPA’s counselling service offers support to members face-to-face or over the phone


SilverCloud provides a digital platform with a variety of wellness programmes that all GPA members can access

Welfare News & Events

Nutriquick and the GAA|GPA join forces to launch an exclusive range of healthy ready meals

GAA and GPA collaborate for a campaign to tackle online abuse of players, referees, managers and officials

Launch of The Dillon Quirke Foundation fundraising drive


The GPA is fully supportive of the Sport Ireland anti-doping programme to promote clean sport and protect the integrity of our games. The GPA work collaboratively to ensure the GAA deliver robust education to all inter-county players and to support the Sport Ireland National Testing Programme.

Dental Protection

With mouthguards compulsory in the GAA, the GPA, in partnership with opro, have implemented a dental protection scheme to ensure players are provided with custom-fit mouthguards.

Screening and Testing

The GPA aims to provide high quality screening and testing services that will support the protection and enhancement of your welfare.

Player Injury Support

As the demands of the game continue to grow, the reported number of injuries are increasing, some more detrimental than others.

From the recent GPA data, 65% of GPA members reported to suffer injury in 2021. Of that, 38% were out of action for 5+ weeks.

Commercial Partners

PwC Avonmore UPMC Optimum Nutrition Sure
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