WGPA

  • 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 Women's Gaelic Players Association has released a statement regarding the controversy involving several members of the 2018 senior football panel and some of the management team. The statement can be read in full below.
     

     

    The WGPA wishes to acknowledge the situation in Mayo Ladies Football at present. We are aware of the issues at hand and are supporting all of the players. We recognise the physical and emotional commitment required to operate at the top level of our games and respect the decision of all individual players regarding their own personal playing experience.

    The players who have stepped away from the panel at this time have issued the following short statement.

    “We have stepped away from the Mayo panel for player welfare issues that are personal and sensitive to the players involved. Out of respect to the girls playing at the weekend and ourselves, we will not be commenting further. We wish the Mayo team well with their game on Saturday.”

    We would now appeal that speculation on the matter comes to an end and that all players are supported on and off the field. The WGPA will continue to work with everyone individually and collectively in the best interests of Mayo Ladies Football.

     

    You can listen back to Ed McGreal of the Mayo News who talked to Midwest Radio Sport this morning about the situation here.