Welcome to the Players section of the MyGAA.ie.
You will find best practice advice in relation to Player Welfare for players, coaches, medical personnel and administrators at the following link http://learning.gaa.ie/player.
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 2015-2017 a key objective was to raise awareness of Association policy concerning all our players within the Association.
At this time of year, all clubs have an opportunity to reflect on the past season’s activities and also plan for 2017. To assist with this process, the GAA Club Player Welfare Checklist is a useful tool for incumbent club officials to assess the provisions in place for players on topics such as Injury Prevention, Defibrillators, Concussion Education and Nutrition / Anti-Doping.
The club can compare it’s current procedures against the best practice advice approved by the Association’s GAA Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee and see what areas may require attention ahead of the new season.
Resources, including guidelines, posters and information sheets for the relevant topics are also available below.by selecting the relevant topic.
For queries in relation to any of the topics on the Club Player Checklist do not hesitate to contact the GAA Player Welfare Administrator at the following contact details:
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.