Welcoming the move by Paddy Power and Boylesports to stop accepting bets on under-18s sporting fixtures, the GPA said it would continue to monitor the impact of gambling on its athletes.   File photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Paddy Power and Boylesports have said they will no longer accept bets on under-18s sporting fixtures. The move has been welcomed by the Gaelic Playe(...)

GPA CEO Dessie Farrell: “In this day and age it’s not acceptable that players go months and months without being reimbursed.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The Gaelic Players Association is concerned by a recent increase in difficulties for players in claiming expenses. According to CEO Dessie Farrell, (...)

The GPA believe that the financial benefits of the Sky Sports association with the GAA will benefit their members. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association has called for a ‘No’ vote on Sky Sports motion before this weekend’s GAA annual congress. The proposal, from Dublin, i(...)

Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dessie Farrell. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association has announced that players won’t take part in any All-Ireland B championship, as proposed to this month’s annual congre(...)

Tyrone’s Gemma Begley in action against Meath’s Tara Halligan. “We’ve made good progress so far but it’s just the beginning.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone Gaelic footballer Gemma Begley, a two-time All Star, is a member of the executive team of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association which was form(...)

Kerry’s David Moran and Dublin’s Paul Flynn at the launch of Setanta Sports’ coverage of the 2016 Allianz Leagues. “If those services save one life then they’re worthwhile, end of story,” said Flynn. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Newly installed Gaelic Players Association secretary Paul Flynn has offered a robust defence of the under fire players body, lining up pundit Colm O’(...)

All-Ireland champions Dublin have won 10 of the last 11 Leinster football championships. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

By rights this should be a week of intrigue and speculation. For its first business of 2016 the GAA’s Central Council is going to determine no less we(...)

Conor McManus and the Monaghan team celebrate with the Anglo Celt cup in the dressing room after they won the championship. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With the shape and format of the GAA’s senior intercounty football championship due to be discussed next weekend, association president Aogán Ó Feargh(...)

The GAA is to introduce blood testing in 2016. Photograph: Getty

Blood testing is to be introduced for GAA players from January 1st 2016. The move comes as part of the 2016 Anti-Doping programme which is being rol(...)

Cork captain Anna Geary lifts the cup after beating Kilkenny in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Final in Croke Park against Kilkenny. Photograph: Alan Betson

I was having a conversation last week with some friends and the topic of women’s sports came up, more specifically the challenges we sportswomen face.(...)

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