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Medical & Player Welfare


Welcome to the Medical and Player Welfare section of the official GAA website. Here you will find best practice advice for players, coaches, medical personnel and administrators.

The player is central to the GAA and all its activities. The skill and dedication of our players at all levels have captured the imagination of the public since the founding of the GAA and have been fundamental to the on-going success of the Association. The welfare of players is therefore of paramount importance to the GAA and its future success. During the development of the GAA’s Strategic Plan and Vision 2009-15, a key objective was the enhancement of the experience of all our players within the Association.

The Association’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee is comprised of medical professionals, players and administrators, they work to ensure that player welfare matters are kept to the forefront of priorities within the GAA. The primary responsibility of the Medical, Scientific and Welfare committee is to advise the Association on medical and general welfare matters relevant to our games and to drive Association policy in these areas.

Click on the various topics for more information.

Download the GAA Player Welfare Booklet. This document has information on a wide range of topics including injury prevention, nutrition, hydration and more.

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  • Update on the use of mouth-guards

    Tuesday December 10, 2013

    OPRO, the official GAA/GPA mouth-guard supplier, along with Cian O’Sullivan and Valerie Mulcahy joined forces to ra...

    Medical and Player Welfare
    General
  • Interview with Ger Ryan and Dessie Farrell

    Wednesday November 20, 2013

    At Tuesday's briefing from the Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee, GAA.ie spoke with Committee chairman Ger Ry...

    Features
    Medical and Player Welfare
  • GAA Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee Updates

    Tuesday November 19, 2013

    At a press briefing in Croke Park on Tuesday, the GAA’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee released informat...

    Medical and Player Welfare
  • Defibrillator Guidelines for Clubs

    Monday November 4, 2013

    Medical and Player Welfare
  • Exploring injuries in the GAA

    Tuesday September 3, 2013

    Miriam Fitzsimons is the Gaelic Writers’ Association/GAA Young Reporter of the Year. This exploration of injuries...

    Medical and Player Welfare
  • GAA re-launches Defibrillator scheme

    Thursday August 22, 2013

    The GAA today re-launched its defibrillator scheme offering GAA clubs the opportunity to purchase Automatic External...

    General
    Medical and Player Welfare
  • Second Opinion: Dr. Rod McLoughlin

    Thursday August 15, 2013

    We speak to the Director of Medicine at the Irish Institute of Sport Dr. Rod McLoughlin about the issue of concussion...

    Features
    Medical and Player Welfare
  • Mental Mettle: An Interview with Enda McNulty

    Thursday August 8, 2013

    In the latest of our interview series on player welfare in the GAA, we speak to former Armagh footballer Enda McNulty...

    Features
    Medical and Player Welfare
  • Training Smart: An Interview with Cian O'Neill

    Monday June 24, 2013

    In the latest of GAA.ie’s series on player welfare we talk to Kerry football coach and Physical Education and Sport...

    Medical and Player Welfare
    Features
  • Bodies Never Lie: An Interview with Ronan Carolan

    Wednesday June 5, 2013

    In the latest of GAA.ie's series on player welfare, former Cavan footballer and physiotherapist Ronan Carolan dis...

    Medical and Player Welfare
    Football
    Features


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