• The GAA and GPA have met to discuss the incoming rule changes to football.

    The GPA are unhappy that five different alterations will be trialled in next year's Allianz Leagues.

    96 per cent of their membership are said to be against the new limit of three consecutive hand passes.

    The GAA now say that following their use in the pre-season provincial competitions, the changes will be further discussed with Ard Chomhairle on January 19th.



  • GAA President John Horan has agreed to meet with representatives of the GPA.

    The Players Association is unhappy that new rule changes in football are to be trialed in next year's Allianz Leagues.

    The limiting of three consecutive hand-passes is the rule with which the GPA have the biggest problem, with 96 per cent of their membership believed to be against it.

    Horan is to meet with GPA President Paul Flynn, but says the GAA is not a "kneejerk organisation", and the decisions of Central Council are unlikely to be reversed so quickly.

  • The Gaelic Players Association and the Women's Gaelic Players Association have announced a number of new scholarships.

    Open to members of both organisations, they are in partnership with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

    The funding covers four scholarships, which will research areas such as nutrition, recovery and sleep quality.

    The sporting organisations say this research will be hugely beneficial to both the GPA and WGOA to advance the welfare needs of male and female inter-county players going forward.

  • The majority of inter-county Footballers are now in favour of a tiered All Ireland Championship.

    That is the finding of the latest survey by the Gaelic Players Association.

    Division four teams unanimously voted to boycott a proposed 'B' championship in 2016.

    The G-P-A say almost 60 per cent of the members now support splitting the tournament.

    They also found that there is a growing prevalence of hip and groin injuries, and that three quarters of inter county players feel the off season is too short.